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Getting To Know: Copper Rock Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With John Horton, Head Golf Professional

By Brian Weis


Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with John Horton who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.


Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Copper Rock is nestled 40 minutes from the mouth of Zion National Park in Southern Utah. With views of Zions national park, Copper Rock also sits just below the Cliffs of Hurricane and boasts incredible views around the whole golf course of the best that Southern Utah has to offer.

The 6823 yard 18 hole links-style championship golf course is one that will create great golfing memories, it is a A desert style links course with pine and palm trees. Also home of the LPGA Symetra tour Copper Rock Championship, this course will be sure to test your golf skill.

With a resort and community of 2,200 homes to be built in the coming years Copper Rock will surely have something for everyone! Come and visit us soon!

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
18 hole championship style golf course. Incredibly well maintained. More expensive than other courses around, but the course proves itself that it is very worth it!

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Only 2 blind tee shots on the course. As you play just be sure to aim for the focal point down the fairway that are usually solo trees. That will help, otherwise, just keep working on the short game!

Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
Full resort Hotel to be built. Golf course is Beautiful and fully developed.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Southern Utah's #1 golf course award. 2020.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole 17. Down hill par 3, with overviews of almost the entire course.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole #8, #14, #17. Beautifully shaped and designed holes. The pine trees make this desert style links course truly unique for St. George.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Copper Rock Burger. HUGE FILLING AND DELICIOUS.

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
Hotel lodging is not available yet however there are some on course Airbnb's available. Nightly rentals are available through our website at https://copperrock.com/vacation-rentals/.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Austin Quick. Score 63. BYU collegiate player.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6823
Slope: 134
Rating: 72.9

More Information
Copper Rock Golf Course
1567 W Copper Rock Parkway
Hurricane, Ut, 84737
435-215-4845



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Revised: 10/25/2021 - Article Viewed 532 Times - View Course Profile


About: Brian Weis


Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.



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