Red Ledges News

January 12, 2010

Red Ledges named No. 1 Best New Private Golf Course in 2009 by Golf Magazine

Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Red Ledges opened in July 2009

HEBER CITY, Utah- Red Ledges, a premier golf and four-season recreational community located near Park City, was recently named the No. 1 Best New Private Golf Course in 2009 by Golf Magazine.

Golf Magazine recognized seven new private golf courses across the U.S., with Red Ledges ranking at the top of the list. Red Ledges opened its 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course on July 4, 2009, as it became the 200th U.S. course by Nicklaus Design.

“I am very proud and pleased that Red Ledges has received this honor,” said Jack Nicklaus. “Red Ledges is a terrific golf course in a spectacular mountain setting, with dramatic sandstone ledges, beautiful trees, and some great vistas. The golf experience at Red Ledges is challenging, but is one that is very playable and a lot of fun. All mountain golf courses present a challenge to the design process, but I think with Red Ledges, we embraced that and the end result was something very nice and a golf course I hope members are as proud of as we are.”

“We are honored to receive this recognition by one of the world’s leading golf publications,” said Todd Cates, Red Ledges vice president and project manager. “This has been an exciting year for Red Ledges, as we opened the only alpine course to blend a rocky mountain landscape with our famous sandstone ledges. It is truly one of the most special and diverse courses in the country.”

The article describes Red Ledges with the following: “The 200th U.S. course from Jack Nicklaus (sic) is another winner. Meandering through Utah’s signature red rock landforms 45 minutes southeast of Salt Lake City, Red Ledges combines typical Nicklaus hallmarks (visual intimidation, supreme challenge) with atypical touches (jagged-edge bunkers, a blind shot here and there, carom-inducing contours and greens laced with false fronts). Toss in stunning views of Mt. Timpanogas and the Heber Valley – most memorably from the 203-yard par-3 9th – and you’ve got a ledge that’s worth the climb.”

Red Ledges will introduce other golf amenities down the road, including a nine-hole Nicklaus Design short course, a Jim McLean Golf School, and a premier golf clubhouse. Red Ledges also offers home sites, ranging from $250,000 to $850,000, and Cottage homes, which start in the low $900s. The Cottages at Red Ledges provide buyers with the luxury of owning their own home along with the convenience of low-maintenance living.

About Red Ledges

Red Ledges is a premier private recreational mountain community in Heber Valley, Utah, which recently opened its 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Red Ledges will encompass approximately 1,200 homes across nearly 2,000 acres, and host such amenities as a Nicklaus Design nine-hole short course; a Jim McLean Golf School; a Cliff Drysdale Tennis Academy; a premier spa and fitness facility; an equestrian center with indoor and outdoor facilities; and more. For more information, visit


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