Course Overview

Constructed on the venue used for the cross country and biathlon competitions for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway, Utah is a 36-hole facility featuring the Gold and Silver courses designed by Gene Bates. The course is located approximately 50 miles from downtown Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Mountain State Park. The course also offers breathtaking views of the Heber Valley and majestic Mount Timpanogos.

The 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links will be the first-ever USGA championship contested in Utah. Seventeen holes from the Gold Course (all but hole No. 2) and one from the Silver Course (No. 11) will be utilized for the competition. Bates incorporated 150 bunkers into his design, with white silica sand brought in from nearby Idaho.

The Gold Course is a typical mountain or foothills course with significant elevation change throughout the layout and dramatic elevation changes within each hole. The vegetation on the course mirrors the surrounding native area vegetation, scrub oaks and native mountain valley grasses

While it hasn’t hosted a national competition, Soldier Hollow has been the host site for the 2006, 2008 and 2010 Utah State Amateur, the longest continuously held golf competition in the world. The event dates back to 1899 and was never postponed for World War I or World War II.

Remnants of the Olympic biathlon competition also remain today and the public can test its shooting skill on the course year-round.  The facility is still utilized for cross country skiing during the winter months.

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit

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