About Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course
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Return to the roots of golf at Shepherd’s Crook — the Zion Park District owned and operated layout that offers a passage back to golf’s heritage.

Opened in August 1999, Shepherd’s Crook has earned rave reviews as a course that is both challenging and exciting to play. Designed by Keith Foster, who has designed some of the most interesting courses built in the last 10 years, it is a links-style course that creates a feeling of playing Ireland’s Ballybunion or Waterville courses. Shepherd’s Crook’s design reflects the golden era of golf course architecture of the 1920s and 30s with bentgrass fairways, tees and greens.

“Shepherd’s Crook is routed with classic and strategic design principles that cut features naturally to the terrain. The vision of Shepherd’s Crook returns golfers to the game’s past” (Keith Foster, Architect for Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course).

Course Rating:
Men: 72.1, 69.7, 68.1
Women: 73.1, 67.4

Men: 130, 124, 120
Women: 130, 118

Yards: Men: 6,771; 6,218; 5,865 Women: 5,865; 4,832

Par: 71
Schedule Comment: Public links-style course (opened August, 1999)

Walking is not only permitted, but encouraged at Shepherd’s Crook.

Shepherd’s Crook is a non-metal spike facility. Its pace of play allows you to enjoy your round in 4 hours or less! After your round, enjoy a sandwich and beverage in our full-service clubhouse grill. Enjoy your refreshment on the veranda, overlooking the 9th and 18th holes. Also, the Eden Room is available for your outings or other functions.