Getting To Know: Coral Canyon Golf Course
An Insightful Interview With Marco Leoni, 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 Marco Leoni 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
Welcome to Coral Canyon Golf Course, set amidst the beauty and splendor of southwestern Utah. Designed by golf course architect Keith Foster, Coral Canyon Golf Course provides a rare opportunity for you to enjoy luxurious golf at the doorway to some of the world's most famed natural wonders.
Located in what many call "Color Country" in St. George, Utah, Coral Canyon's 7,200-yard, par-72 layout provides breathtaking views of Bryce Canyon's snow-capped pink spires in the winter and Zion National Park's green springtime bloom.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Coral Canyon features 18 different cut and designed holes by Keith Foster. You will never get bored playing any of our holes with them all having beautiful views of Zions National Park or Pine Valley Mountain in the backdrop.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Best tip for our golf course or any for that fact is to play to your strong point. Coral Canyon Golf Course makes you think about what club selection will make for an easier approach to the green. From your initial tee shot till you reach the green its sometimes best to lay up to keep the ball in play and allow you to make more birdies than bogeys.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Our signature hole is #6, a par 3 with distances from 100 yards up to 180 yards depending on tee locations and if we have the pin in one of our tournament pin locations. It has large dessert rocks protecting the back side along with hitting over a canyon off the tee shot with no bail-out opportunity for a miss hit.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite holes is #16. During the winter months you get a beautiful view of Pine Valley Mountain covered with snow due to the elevation it sits at. Its a total Risk Reward hole for those that can reach this Par 5 in two with hazard on the left side and 3 large bunkers protecting the front of this elevated green.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Nothing beats our locally-famous Cheeseburger with beer battered thick french fries. And you must wash it down with one of six draft beers while discussing that one great shot you had that almost went in for a Hole - In One!
Back Tee Stats
Coral Canyon Golf Course
1925 N Canyon Greens Dr
Washington, UT, 84780
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About: 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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