Fun, on a truly massive scale
Before becoming his producer, Jon Landau wrote “I saw rock and roll’s future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” A similar revelation could be after playing Mammoth Dunes the first time. Its scale is just massive, likely far beyond anything you’ve played before. That scale makes the course eminently playable for all – the name of the game is not about hitting the fairway, or the highly receptive greens. It’s about being in the right place in the fairway and on the greens. Instead of penally doling out punishment to mishits, Mammoth Dunes merely gives you a lower odds next shot. In many ways, this harkens back to links like St. Andrews. But for a game that’s been obsessed with “protecting par”, the style being developed at Mammoth Dunes, and a few other places, is a welcome development that will make the game far more enjoyable for all, low and high handicaps alike. And that it’s being pioneered by such a massively enjoyable course just means it’ll soon have more acolytes. Which is a good thing for all, I say.
Mammoth Dunes is huge. It occupies 500 acres of land, and has 107 acres of maintained grass. The dune ridge which forms the dominant feature of the property is close on 100 feet high (this explains why the course’s footprint is so large). And, visually, it is simply off the charts.Golf Course Architecture
The routing is fantastic going over hill and dale while offering a few straight ahead holes as well. The fairways are wide which allow you to try a variety of routings to the hole all while keeping golf balls in your bag. The bunkering is intoxicatingly beautiful and has a great mix of naturally occurring sand blowouts along with more traditional bunkers.ReGripped
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Mammoth Dunes is open from mid-April through mid-October.
Temperatures should be pleasant – consistently above 50 degrees – any time the course is open. July is the hottest month, with average highs topping 80 degrees. Rainfall is pretty consistent May through September, with April and October being a tad drier.
Any time Mammoth Dunes is open should be a good time to play.
Replay rates are 50% off, and this includes other courses on the property (aka Sand Valley)
Greens fees last verified November 2019. View them on sandvalley.com.
Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Mammoth Dunes seven days a week.
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are $100 plus gratuity and junior caddies – who are ages 12-17 – are $60 plus gratuity.
Golf carts are only available to those with a permanent disability that prevents them from walking the course. A doctor’s note is required and you should call ahead – 888.651.5539 – to book.
Pull carts are available for $10 a day.
Clubs are available to rent for $60 a day and include two sleeves of golf balls. Mammoth Dunes recommends you reserve clubs in advance.
Nearest Major Airport:
Mammoth Dunes’ practice area is a short shuttle bus away from the course. There is a driving range, short game area, two practice greens and green-side bunkers.