Its spectacular red rock setting and playability have made Dixie Red Hills Golf Course a favorite of recreational and serious golfers. Yet the City of St. George’s first golf course had one drawback — an antiquated clubhouse in need of serious overhaul.

That has changed in a big way. On Sept. 27, a ribbon cutting ceremony involving city officials and those with close attachments to Dixie Red Hills helped inaugurate a brand new clubhouse chock full of modern amenities.

“For years, Red Hills has been regarded as one of the most scenic courses in the area. Now, the clubhouse adds to that,” said Colby Cowan, Director of Golf Operations for the City. “The deck area provides golfers and non-golfers a great location to enjoy the view of the course.”

The new amenities include more efficient LED lighting; improved concessions, a large deck area overlooking the course, larger restrooms, better handicap accessibility, two large television monitors and a new cart barn.

“We are really proud of this,” said City Manager Adam Lenhard. “This is a special place — one of our hidden gems.”

During peak times, the 9-hole course will see about 175 to 200 players per day. The cost of building the new clubhouse was approximately $895,000. The old clubhouse was demolished and additional parking spots were added.

Red Hills is St. George’s first golf course, established in 1965. The City’s other courses are: Sunbrook Golf Club, St. George Golf Club and Southgate Golf Club.

“Golf is what put us on the map,” added City Councilman Jimmie Hughes.

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