Yukus Inouye, after selling his farm, purchased land near the mouth of the American Fork Canyon with the plans for creating a horse training/riding facility.
He was approached by a group of business men with the vision of an affordable Golf/Social Club where the focus was less on the prestige of being a member and more on golf and family. Mr. Inouye invited William Neff, a golf course architect from Holliday, to look at his land and location. Mr. Neff created a vision of a superb golf course surrounded by “Club Estate Homes” utilizing the scenic location and unique layout of this fertile stretch of farmland and the Alpine Country Club Concept was born.
The club was founded and organized and chartered as a non-profit Utah corporation. Alpine Country Club was built by renowned local course designer William Neff Sr.
The golf course opened. The spring of 1959 saw the opening of the front nine and the back nine a month later. Alpine Country Club lies comfortably at the base of American Fork Canyon, stunning views of the majestic Wasatch Mountains can be viewed from anywhere on the course.
The original leased clubhouse was replaced with a "Swiss" style ranch rambler building. It housed the social side of the Club for many years undergoing many remodels and upgrades.
Alpine hosted their first Utah Open in 1970. It has played host to many prestigious UGA, PGA and charitable events over the years. Alpine has played host to Eight Utah Men’s State Amateur golf tournaments since its inception.
1997 to 1998
Major renovations were made to the front nine. The addition of a large lake on the 9th hole, additions of numerous sand traps, and a lengthening of the par five second hole improved the front nine. In 1998 a beautiful new Clubhouse was completed.
2008 to 2009
One of the major changes to the course happened when the road on the east side of the course was widened. Well known course architect John Fought was brought in to redesign holes 11, 12 and 13. These holes reflect the changes in general golf course design with undulating fairways and challenging greens. They give a glimpse into the master plan for Alpine’s future course improvements.
Alpine hosted the Utah State Amateur for the seventh time. The tournament was won by ACC Junior Joe Parkinson who made the field as the last alternate.
A resort style pool complex was opened to the members with snack bar, outdoor bar facilities and expanded golfer snack shop. This new facility features lap swimming, slide and zero entry splash pad.
Alpine welcomed PGA Tour Member Tony Finau and Champions Tour Members Bruce Summerhays, Mike Reid and Keith Clearwater. We feel fortunate to have these high caliber golfers amongst our membership. Most of them cite course conditioning, smooth fast greens and a congenial membership as their reason for choosing Alpine Country Club.
Course and clubhouse improvements have been completed to modernize and enhance the club experience. Among the projects completed are: new cart paths, pond renovation projects on holes #4 and #9, clubhouse exterior restoration, clubhouse artwork and decor updates and some "retrofit" projects within the clubhouse to improve the overall experience. Alpine Country Club continues to build relevance and an unparalleled family experience.
Alpine hosted the Utah State Amateur for the eighth time. The tournament was won by BYU Golf Team member Patrick Fishburn. Also, it has been announced that the Tony Finau Foundation Golf Tournament will be hosted at Alpine Country Club for the foreseeable future.
Alpine Country Club has come a long way from a golf course surrounded by farmer's fields. It has weathered the recessions and changes in membership that have plagued many Private Clubs. It is a vibrant active and forward looking organization that still features one of the best golf courses in the state.
Nestled below American Fork Canyon, Alpine Country Club offers a unique private club membership opportunity. The spectacular Wasatch Mountains provide the backdrop for the challenging golf course which has been host to many prestigious Utah golf events. Alpine boasts a clubhouse that has a comfortable atmosphere for fine or informal dining with family, friends or business associates. The beautiful new swimming complex caters to the whole family. You will find that Alpine lives up to its reputation as an excellent golf and family experience.
We believe that Alpine Country Club is one of the premier private clubs in the Mountain West and the 2018 Golf Course Improvement Project will enhance our golf facilities, grow our reputation and ultimately increase the value to our membership. Project items include
- Completing the improved concrete cart paths throughout the facility
- Renovation and modernization of the bunkers on the course using the "Billy Bunker“ style bunker system which is used by the top golf courses around the nation.
- Enlarging and improving the driving range tee and putting green to accommodate our growing membership, while allowing for the use of drivers/woods from a new matted hitting area
Superintendent, Jake Ebner, is selected as Utah's Superintendent of the year for private golf courses.