par 3 is $7 and the regular 9 is $14. So its not very expensive and you get what you pay for. Don't expect to be golfing with ceo's of corporations or anything. Its basically for kids to learn to play, and adults looking to get a quick game in. Saying that, i always enjoy this course. I have never really had any wait time to get on the course. The par 3 is great to work on your short game. Fairways could use a lot of improvement. Greens are in pretty good shape.
Hmmm... nice course, an enjoyable time, but kinda mixed emotions (as in 'go, but beware', not 'don't go at all') (This is re the Par 3). The good : course is nice - a relatively nice muni - $7 for 9 holes - quiet (3.30pm on a Tuesday - I'm the only one on the course) - noone worrying whether you play two or even three balls - a couple of long holes mean it's a good test. The not so good : Duck poo - I mean, tons of it, especially over the teeing areas and the fringe of the greens. And it looks like some of it's been there awhile. Also, lots of thick white (dead) grass, some in the middle of the fairways (stringing it off and calling it 'out of bounds' doesn't really help - mowing would). Last, the biggest bugbear, several holes end at or run alongside back yards - there's a chain-link fence but no ball netting (so your ball goes straight through) !! Sigh... So don't overshoot 3, and definitely don't go left on 7. To sum up - very pretty, slightly shabby, cheap, quiet enjoyable Par 3 - great for players of all levels (hit from where you're comfortable). Good value - a nice walk in the park. And when next in town, I will be back. Yes, and that's duck poo 'n' all :)
Mick Riley is A-ok. They have two 9-hole courses (par 27 and par 36), so don't go there planning to play 18 holes of championship golf.
Also, don't go there to hurry, as it's usually chock-full-o geriatrics and pre-pubescents. The pace is usually fairly slow, but there are actually some really good golf holes at MR.
I don't mind cruising over there if I'm in the mood to play 9 and I happen to be in the neighborhood or if it's centrally located between me and my golf buddies on a particular day.
MR is located in the heart of Salt Lake Valley, which does provide some convenience.
They usually keep the greens and tee-boxes in decent condition too.
Oh Mick Riley.... I learned the frustrating game of golf on your pock marked, divot riddled fairways. I've killed a duck (my first animal kill golfing) in one of your ponds. I've urinated on many trees. I even had a friend break her finger on one of your aesthetically pleasing chain link fences. I'm pretty sure I ran over a kid too, not realizing he was getting his club while i was reversing out of a ditch.
Oh Mick Riley.....
Great course to teach the kids on (they have a Par 3 course) otherwise its pretty run down. Granted I haven't been there in 3 years but I can't say they would improve it that much. I still love that place though.