CEDAR HILLS, Utah (Oct. 26, 2021) — John Fought, who starred as a collegiate golfer for Brigham Young University and is the architect of Utah’s top-ranked golf course, Sand Hollow, will be returning to the state to design a new six-hole short course in Cedar Hills.
Located 16 miles from Provo and 33 miles from Salt Lake City, the city is home to the Cedar Hills Golf Club, an 18-hole layout nestled at the mouth of the picturesque American Fork Canyon. The new par-three walking loop—with holes ranging in length from 60 to 115 yards—will be built adjacent to the 18th hole of the existing city-owned course and replace the driving range, which had become a safety hazard due to limited space.
Fought also will renovate the club’s putting and warm-up areas. The project is tentatively scheduled for completion by May 31, 2022, and ready for play next summer.
“We are excited for the development of the short course at Cedar Hills Golf Club and the opportunities it will provide to those who wish to learn the game of golf, as well as to those who are looking to improve their short game,” said Chandler Goodwin, City Manager for Cedar Hills. “The improvements to the putting and warm-up areas will add much-needed features to the course and will help with our goal of making Cedar Hills Golf Club one of the finest course experiences in our area.”
Duininck Golf, which has worked with Fought on a series of award-winning courses across the country, was recently selected by the city as project contractor.
“I’m thrilled to return to Utah and look forward to working with Chandler, the City of Cedar Hills, and Duininck Golf as this will be a very fun project,” Fought said. “Short courses have many advantages and they are especially ideal for those with a shorter time window—a round can be completed in about 45 minutes.”
Fought designed Sand Hollow Resort’s Championship Course, located in Hurricane in southwestern Utah. Sand Hollow opened in 2008 and has been recognized as the state’s No. 1-ranked course by numerous golf publications. As an architect for more than 30 years, Fought has designed many other award-winning layouts throughout the United States, and is currently the club architect for Alpine Country Club, which sits in close proximity to Cedar Hills GC.
Fought enjoyed a celebrated four-year collegiate golf career at BYU. Following his graduation in 1976, he went on to capture the U.S. Amateur Championship the following year. He was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1995.
For more information on John Fought Design, visit his website.