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.
- 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
- Handicap cart – provide 24-hour notice.
The Bonneville Men’s League plays on Wednesdays from April through September. For more information, visit the Bonneville Men’s League homepage by clicking the link below. Registration for 2022 has closed, 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 Kay Leonard at Kay.email@example.com or 801-440-5468
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 supposed 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.
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, 62 – Kury Reynolds | Regular, 60 – Mack Christensen