Now, almost one hundred years since the opening of the original nine-holes, Bonneville continues to be renowned for its superb conditions and classic layout. Situated on the East Bench of Salt Lake City, just 5 minutes away from the heart of downtown, this gem offers awe-inspiring sunsets and views of both the surrounding mountains and the entire Salt Lake valley.
|Weekdays||9 Holes||18 Holes|
|Junior (Under 17)||$11||$22|
|Young Adult (18 to 25)||$16||$32|
|Senior Public (Over 60)||$18||$36|
|Cart Rental (Per Rider)||$10||$20|
|Weekends and Holidays Until 2||18 Holes|
|Cart Rental (Per Rider)||$20|
|Range Pass (10 Large)||$70|
- Memorial Day, Independence Day, Pioneer Day, and Labor Day are recognized holidays
- 18-hole reservations only off the 1st tee on weekends until 2:00 p.m.
- Regular-priced 9-hole tee times are available off the 10th tee the first hour and a half each day
- LoyalTee memberships and Birdie passes are not valid until 2:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays
- Driving Range – Irons only, limited flight balls
- 2 practice greens and chipping area
- Merchandise and equipment
- Motorized rental carts
- Rental push carts
- Cafe and on-course snack shack
- PGA Professional instruction
The 2023 Bonneville Men’s League is full. Please check back next year!
18-HOLE WOMEN’S LEAGUE
The 18-hole ladies league plays Tuesday mornings starting at 8:00 a.m. To sign up contact Alexis Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-599-1622
9-HOLE WOMEN’S LEAGUE
The nine-hole ladies league plays Tuesday mornings starting at 7:00 a.m. To sign up contact Julie Balk at email@example.com or 801-913-7882
The history of Bonneville Golf Course dates back to the early 1920s. At the time, golf was becoming an increasingly popular pastime in the United States, and Salt Lake City was no exception. The City’s Parks Department recognized the demand for a public golf course and began searching for a suitable location.
After the City Commission approved the idea of a golf course, and before it was Bonneville, the property was referred to as Sunnyside Golf Links due to its proximity to the Sunnyside reservoir. Harry Finch, the City Parks Commissioner, proposed a contest for citizens to submit names for the course before construction was completed. Bonneville was a popular option and a city-appointed committee approved the name ahead of the opening day on May 24, 1929.
Though the course only opened with 9 holes, 18 holes were designed by William Henry Tucker, an Englishman who migrated to the United States and began laying out courses beginning in the 1920s. Tucker was renowned as a turf-grass expert, eventually moving west before settling in New Mexico where he lived until his death in 1954.
The original nine-hole circuit routed through holes 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 18 as we know them today. The second nine was originally slated to be developed a year or two after the first nine opened, but due to budgetary issues construction didn’t begin until 1955.
The “new” Bonneville was re-designed from the old Tucker layout by the renowned William Park “Billy” Bell and his son, William Francis Bell. The father and son team only co-designed a handful of courses. These dual projects followed WWII as the younger Bell began assuming responsibilities for the firm’s work while the elder Bell began taking it easier. William P. Bell is best known for his celebrated work at Bel-Air and Riviera (Los Angeles) with George C. Thomas, Jr., and later as the co-designer of Torrey Pines (San Diego) along with his son.
The final nine holes were completed in September 1956, finishing the vision for the course.
Throughout the years, Bonneville Golf Course has played host to numerous tournaments, including the Utah State Amateur Championship. The course has also been a popular destination for recreational golfers, with its picturesque views and challenging holes.
Today, Bonneville Golf Course continues to be one of the most beloved golf courses in Utah. Its rich history and beautiful setting make it a must-visit destination for any golfer visiting the area. The course’s legacy continues to live on, as it remains a vital part of the community and a source of pride for the city of Salt Lake.
954 Connor Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Course Opened: 1929 | Course Designers: First 9: William H. Tucker | Second 9: William P. Bell and William F. Bell
Course Records: Competitive, 61 – Mitchell Schow | Regular, 60 – Mack Christensen