Coloradans certainly know their way around their home tracks. The Centennial State is known for many scenic, beautiful, and challenging golf courses surrounded by the majestic mountains, rolling rivers, and expansive plains.
One state to the west in Hurricane, Utah, Copper Rock Golf Course is helping to redefine what it means to play golf in the beautiful American West.
Nestled within the native fauna and flora at the foothills of Zion National Park, Copper Rock’s 6,901 yard, Par 72 championship course is surrounded by the familiar landmarks of the Pine Valley Mountains and Hurricane Cliffs that have long stood as testaments to the grandeur of Southern Utah and have inspired millions of people to call this region home, or come for a life changing visit.
Copper Rock Golf Course will play host to the 2022 Copper Rock Championship, one of the premier events on the golf calendar for the LPGA Epson Tour. The Epson Tour is the breeding ground for the LPGA’s next superstars, a place where up-and-coming women golfers showcase their skills to try to earn the most coveted accessory in pro golf: An LPGA Tour Card.
For the second straight year, from April 21-23rd, the three-day Copper Rock Championship event will welcome 120 of the world’s best women golfers from 30 different countries, as they vie for the $30,000 top prize of the $200,000 purse. Last year’s champion, Bailey Tardy, scorched the Copper Rock fairways with a 10-under-par, three day combined score of 206.
The LPGA Epson Tour has graduated 11 Major tournament winners in the past nine years, including Nelly Korda, who won the PGA Championship in 2021 plus a gold medal in the individual golf event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Others who have made the successful leap from the Epson to the Tour include World Golf Hall of Fame members Lorena Ochoa and Karrie Webb.
Copper Rock is more than just a vehicle for world-class golf. It’s also Southern Utah’s ultimate destination for luxury living and refined vacation rentals. Luxury housing with sweeping views of the course and spectacular sunsets, and vacation rentals with every possible amenity resting just feet from the 18th green epitomize what Copper Rock offers golfers, golf fans, and those just looking to set their cares aside for a temporary stay.
Our homes have been showcased in the St. George Parade of Homes and rest in that comfortable middle ground between being conveniently close to the shops, restaurants, and modernity of nearby St. George and the charm of being isolated in the wilderness and on the back of an ATV. At Copper Rock, you can do it all: A relaxing round in the morning, an adventurous boating trip in the afternoon, a five-star dish in the evening, and a retreat to watch the stars cascade over the mountains by the fire.
Copper Rock Golf Course
1567 W Copper Rock Parkway
Hurricane, UT 84373
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