Salt Lake Magazinehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/feeds/rss/enA&EADVERTISEMENTAt HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsPC LifeShop TalkUncategorizedThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:23:00 +0000Five for the Roadhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/five-for-the-road-71/<p class="p1">As you prep for the weekend, here are <a href="/blog/tag/five-for-the-road/" target="_blank">five things</a> to eat, see and do.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>A&amp;E:</strong> <a href="/blog/2015/07/30/preview-robert-earl-keen-1/" target="_blank">Robert Earl Keen</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/keen1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p3">One of the best living American songwriters makes his way to the State Room.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>PCLife: </strong><a href="/blog/2015/07/27/kimball-arts-festival-takes-over-main-street-park-city/" target="_blank">Kimball Arts Festival takes over Main Street, Park City</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="768" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/kimballarts.jpg" width="510"></p> <p class="p1">Park City’s historic Main Street transforms into an art exhibition, outdoor concert and street bazaar.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>A&amp;E</strong>: <a href="/blog/2015/07/27/egyptian-theatre-announces-stand-up-series/" target="_blank">Egyptian Theatre announces stand-up series</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/nick-cobb.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Two nights of stand-up to follow this year’s Kimball Arts Festival.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Shop Talk:</strong> <a href="/blog/2015/07/30/apt-202-boutiques-summer-blowout/" target="_blank">Apt. 202 Boutique’s summer blowout</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="247" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/apt2021.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Apt. 202’s big sale this weekend</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Recipe: </strong><a href="/blog/2015/07/29/marys-recipe-spirited-floats/" target="_blank">Spirited Floats</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/spiritedfloats2.jpg" width="327"></p> <p class="p1">Rich, refreshing and a classic summertime favorite, the ice cream float loses its innocence. </p>Jaime WinstonThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:23:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/five-for-the-road-71/A&EIn The HivePreview: Robert Earl Keenhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/preview-robert-earl-keen-1/<p><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/keen1.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen was in Salt Lake just a month and half ago, when he provided the opening act for <a href="/blog/2015/06/17/review-ricky-skaggs-ry-cooder-sharon-white/" target="_blank">Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs</a> at Red Butte. It was a perfect pairing because Keen had just released his bluegrass album <em>The Happy Prisoner, </em>but when he announced that he’d be coming through Zion again later this summer, the audience rejoiced.</p> <p>Now it’s later this summer and Keen and his band are playing a sold out State Room show Thursday night.  </p> <p>Keen was college roommates with Lyle Lovett, he’s good pals with Steve Earle, he toured with Texas legends Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and everyone from The Highwaymen to the Dixie Chicks have covered his songs. Yet, for some reason, though he’s got a cult following, he's not a household name.</p> <p>Keen was a recent guest on the NPR <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/story/death-sex-money-robert-earl-keen/" target="_blank">podcast</a> <em>Death, Sex, and Money</em>, and he spoke about how fame has always been elusive for him, telling an anecdote about being in a broken down tour bus on the side of the highway and having no money, when, to add insult to injury, his buddy Steve Earle’s tour bus drove past him and his bandmates.  </p> <p>The important thing, though, is that Robert Earle Keen is one of the best living American songwriters. That’s not hyperbole, just truth. He has a pure voice for story-telling through music. Most of his songs  are about the working class (See: “Merry Christmas From The Family,” or “Feeling Good Again"), the criminal class (See: “The Road Goes on Forever”), or love, among the classes (See: “Coming Home To You,” or “Gringo Honeymoon").</p> <p>Or better yet, try to get your hands on some tickets through any means necessary (some may become <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0CB4QFjAAahUKEwiRn-Lt7f7GAhWJlogKHVSgCOQ&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thestateroom.com%2Fvenue%2Fticket-and-venue-info&amp;ei=-_-3VdG1E4mtogTUwKKgDg&amp;usg=AFQjCNEK1w55YYoRLTaVstPCQ30x8lJhkA&amp;sig2=Of_eCgysK2yz3RSzsN6omA&amp;bvm=bv.98717601,bs.1,d.aWw" target="_blank">available</a> the day of) and convert to the Cult of Keen. We’ve been waiting for you. </p> <p>Doors open at 7, the show starts at 8. Bring your dancing shoes.</p>Christie GehrkeThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:02:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/preview-robert-earl-keen-1/A&EIn The HiveApt. 202 Boutique&#39;s Summer Blowout http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/apt-202-boutiques-summer-blowout/<p>On Saturday, Aug. 1, <a href="http://www.apt202boutique.com/" target="_blank">Apt. 202</a> is offering 30–75 percent off summer clothing to help ladies maintain their cool and summer flair throughout August.</p> <p>Join the party, which will include light snacks and beverages, and check out the newest fall fashions.</p> <p>Apt. 202 is located at 955 E. 900 South, SLC.</p> <p><img alt="" height="247" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/apt2021.jpg" width="490"></p>Salt Lake magazineThu, 30 Jul 2015 09:50:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/apt-202-boutiques-summer-blowout/DealsShop TalkAn easier way to do DIY home maintenancehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/homeshape-helping-make-upkeep-easy/<p class="p1">Can you hear it? It's that dreadful sound of something in your home whining, ticking or breaking?</p> <p class="p1">I bet you also see your relaxing Saturday waving goodbye, only to be replaced by a thrilling day at the hardware store.</p> <p class="p1">Cort Keller felt the same way, one too many times, before starting his Draper-based site <a href="https://homeshape.com/" target="_blank">HomeShape.com</a>. </p> <p class="p1">Keller's website helps homeowners save time and prevents the frustration that often accompanies DIY-maintenance.</p> <p class="p1">“I spent nearly a whole day running around town looking for a furnace filter,” Keller says. “Half of that time was me being naive on how to measure for filters, and the other half was because it took several store visits to find the filter I needed.”</p> <p class="p1">And in that day, of what should’ve been an easy fix, the idea of HomeShape was cultivated.</p> <p class="p1">The website assists users by allowing them to replicate their homes online. “We have HomeShape advisors that review member homes and, using a proprietary analytical research process, make recommendations to homeowners about the maintenance their particular home needs.”</p> <p class="p1">It provides users with detailed information on specific parts and sends local service suggestions as an alternative to DIY.</p> <p class="p1">“We have a defined research process for essentially any product related to home maintenance that is unique in the industry and provides our members an assurance that our recommended maintenance plans are the most cost effective,” Keller says. </p> <p class="p1">While the start-up launched in SLC, HomeShape does have plans to go nationwide.</p> <p class="p1">“We are currently working with a number of home builders, nationally and locally, to make HomeShape a part of buying a new home,” Keller says. “When you take the keys to your new home, we envision you also getting a HomeShape membership with your home maintenance needs already preloaded and programmed.” And, hopefully, many relaxing Saturdays of worry-free repairs.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/hs_house_cutaway.png" width="290"> <img alt="" height="282" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/asset_diagram.jpeg" width="290"></p>Salt Lake magazineThu, 30 Jul 2015 09:45:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/homeshape-helping-make-upkeep-easy/At HomeIn The HiveMen&#39;s Fashion of the Month: Hybridhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/hybrid/<p>Driving a hybrid is a way to save Mother Earth, wearing a hybrid is a way to attract the future mother of your children.</p> <p>Let me explain. If you have not seen a hybrid sport coat, you are missing out on man’s greatest tool to attract members of the opposite sex.</p> <p>It is quite simple really, you put it on, zip it up, and well, the women come to you. Men who have absolutely no game, instantly become a “playa” in the best possible meaning of the term. </p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/kenny.face.brick.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>It is called a hybrid because it is a combination of two ideas. It is a sport coat with a built in “bib” that looks gives the appearance that you have an added layer or a vest underneath the sport coat. It can be worn as an outerwear coat with the bib zipped in, or the bib can be zipped out and a tie worn in its place to make it a sport coat. For Mother Earth, and especially for the mother of your children, buy a Hybrid and you can change the world one sport coat at a time.</p> <p><em>What began as a woolen mill that produced knitted sweaters and woolen blankets, has now become one of the top clothing stores in the country. Utah Woolen Mills is nationally recognized for carrying the top men’s and women’s clothing brands in the world. Proud to be owned and operated by the same family now in its 5th generation.</em></p>Salt Lake magazineThu, 30 Jul 2015 09:33:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/30/hybrid/Shop TalkRecipe: Spirited Floatshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/29/marys-recipe-spirited-floats/<p>Rich, refreshing and a classic summertime favorite, the ice cream float loses its innocence. No one's knocking root beet floats, but you've probably been away from summer camp long enough to crave a more grown-up take on the classic concoction. This season let the kids chase the ice cream truck while you serve easy-to-make spiked floats as the perfect ending to your summertime get-togethers.</p> <p><strong>Limoncello Dream<br><img alt="" height="491" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/spiritedfloats1.jpg" width="328"><br></strong></p> <p>Pour one ounce of limoncello and 1/2 ounce of Grand Marnier into a tall glass. Fill the glass with champagne or soda and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with a lemon slice.</p> <p><strong>Melba Float<br><img alt="" height="491" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/spiritedfloats2.jpg" width="328"><br></strong></p> <p>Fill a glass with cold semi-sweet Riesling and add a scoop of raspberry sorbet. Garnish with a sprig of mint.</p> <p><strong>Caramel Stout<br><img alt="" height="491" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/spiritedfloats3.jpg" width="328"><br></strong></p> <p>Fill a mug 3/4 full with stout and plop in a scoop of Ben &amp; Jerry's Triple Carmel Chunk ice cream.</p> <p><strong>Frozen Pink Mimosa<br><img alt="" height="491" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/spiritedfloats4.jpg" width="328"><br></strong></p> <p>Use a melon scooper to make tiny balls of blood orange sorbet to float in pink champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange peel fan.</p> <p><em>All photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><em>This post was originally published on <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/07/23/spirited-floats-recipes/" target="_blank">utahstyleanddesign.com.</a></em></p>Mary Brown MaloufWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:41:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/29/marys-recipe-spirited-floats/Mary's RecipeOn the TableSurprise! No Gluten!http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/29/surprise-no-gluten/<p><img alt="" height="381" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/surprise-nogluten.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Taqueria 27's T27 Donuts, photo by Adam Finkle<br> </em></p> <p class="p1">Utah restaurants are regularly rolling out new gluten-free dishes, saving diners from the infamous substance found in wheat, spelt, rye and barley, the foundation of a raging dietary debate.</p> <p class="p2">On one side, you have the skeptics who say the “War on Gluten” is just a fad diet. On the other side, gluten haters tout the benefits of giving up the protein, such as losing weight and avoiding overly processed foods (and, obviously, a limited access to sugar cookies). </p> <p class="p2">And then there are those whose lives (or at least small intestines) depend on gluten-free foods.</p> <p class="p2">Last year, my wife, Elise, was diagnosed with celiac disease and said goodbye to her beloved fried foods and every office birthday cake for the rest of her career. While seeking out Utah’s best gluten-free spots, here are three of the most unexpected plates we’ve come across.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="http://www.betterburgertruck.com/" target="_blank">Better Burger’s</a> burger</p> <p class="p1">Food trucks are known for convenience, not options. So, we were thrilled to discover any Better Burger burger can be served with a gluten-free bun. Our favorite is the Garlic Burger. $7.50 <br><em><br>Find the truck’s schedule at <a href="http://www.betterburgertruck.com/weekly-schedule/" target="_blank">betterburgertruck.com.</a></em></p> <p class="p4"><a href="http://www.taqueria27.com/" target="_blank">Taqueria 27’s</a> donuts</p> <p class="p1">Gluten-free restaurant desserts are rare, but T27 Donuts, which look like churros, are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, served with whipped cream and chocolate and totally gluten-free. $4.99<br> <em><br>1615 S. Foothill Dr., SLC; 4670 Holladay Village Plaza, Holladay; 149 E. 200 South, SLC</em></p> <p class="p4"><a href="http://www.350main.com/#park-city-utah-restaurant" target="_blank">350 Main’s</a> fried chicken</p> <p class="p1">Elise shed a tear of joy as she bit into the Crispy Gluten-Free Fried Chicken at 350 Main. Sometimes, you can go home. It’s served with apple jam, mashed potatoes and bay kale. $29 <br><em><br>350 Main St., Park City</em></p> <p class="p1">Know a great gluten-free dish we missed? Tell us about it in the comments below.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/august-2015/" target="_blank">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for more stories from our July/August 2015 issue.</a></p>Jaime WinstonWed, 29 Jul 2015 12:04:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/29/surprise-no-gluten/In The MagazineOn the TableModern west fashion hits the runway at the Kimball Art Center&#39;s Galahttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/28/modern-west-fashion-hits-the-runway-at-the-kimball-art-centers-gala/<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/kac1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.kimballartcenter.org/" target="_blank">Kimball Art Center</a> has moved its annual gala to kick off the <a href="http://www.parkcitykimballartsfestival.org/" target="_blank">Park City Kimball Arts Festival</a> to the Montage Deer Valley.</p> <p>But just like last year's event, held at Stein Eriksen Lodge, this Thursday night's gala will feature silent and live auctions, a seated dinner and the most-exciting part of the night, a fashion show styled by Vanessa Di Palma Wright, founder of <a href="http://farashastyle.com/wp/" target="_blank">Farasha,</a> a local fashion consulting company.</p> <p>The 2015 gala marks Di Palma Wright's third year styling the fashion show.</p> <p>“This year's theme is modern west,” Di Palma Wright says. “It's infusing that cowboy bohemian look, but it has more of a cool girl, urban chic. It's not as cowboy as what we're used to here in Utah.” Lately, the trend has appeared on runways for Saint Laurent and Isabel Marant.</p> <p>And the dress code for the evening matches the fashion show's theme. “Even if you just wear a little black dress, incorporate a piece of turquoise or a hat or some boots," Di Palma Wright says. "It's a fresh take on the western vibe.”</p> <p>Farasha is partnering with sponsors Porsche Design and Roberto Coin for the show. “We're also working with The Montage's boutique, Pique, along with DiJore and Burns Cowboy Shop on Main Street,” Di Palma Wright says.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/kac4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You can also expect to see local designs from Zaiya Collection and Meilai Rags, a Utah company that repurposes vintage pieces.</p> <p>The show differs quite a bit from last year, which featured fashion that mixed with art. If you're inspired by what you see on the runway, you can hit a pop-up boutique at the gala following the fashion show. A percentage of all proceeds from the boutique will be donated to the Kimball Art Center.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/kac5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>If you can't make it at all, look for many of the designs at Farasha Boutique in Park City or at <a href="http://farashastyle.com/wp/" target="_blank">farashastyle.com.</a></p> <p>The gala's also your chance to see spectacular artwork, along with a Porsche display. Join the party on Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.kimballartcenter.org/2015-artsfest-gala/" target="_blank">here</a> for more info.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/kac6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Photos provided by Kimball Art Center</em></p>Jaime WinstonTue, 28 Jul 2015 17:20:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/28/modern-west-fashion-hits-the-runway-at-the-kimball-art-centers-gala/PC LifeShop TalkReview: Sugar Ray/Under the Sunhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/28/review-sugar-ray/<p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/sugarray2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>“What can I give you to make sure this is the best night of your life?” Sugar Ray front man Mark McGrath asked the crowd at Red Butte on Monday night.<br> <br>It would've been amazing if he'd then brought out the Rolling Stones, but no such luck.<br> <br>Instead, it was McGrath playing master of ceremonies for the Under The Sun lineup, in a way that felt a little like game show host and a lot like a wedding DJ, guiding us along this trip down the less-traveled parts of Memory Lane. <br> <br>“Remember a thing called MTV and when they actually played music and videos?” McGrath asked the cheering crowd. Well, yes. I do. But that time was long gone by the time the bands on the stage Monday night ever had a hit. But, I suppose citing VH1, the channel that actually did play videos in the ‘90’s, might have damaged McGrath’s street cred.<br> <br>Eve 6, the least-known of the four bands on the lineup, played first, with singer and bassist Max Collins, decked out in what looked like black jeggings and a sleeveless t-shirt while he tried, in vain, to engage the crowd. They played a nine song set, or perhaps played the same song nine times. It was hard to tell, since all nine sounded basically the same. I’m told that “Here’s To the Night” and “Inside Out” were Eve 6’s big hits. They played both. <br> <br>Next up: Uncle Kracker. Wedding DJ McGrath introduced them by lying. “We have a lot of good music here tonight,” he said with a straight face. <br> <br>Kracker’s music has always been mediocre at best, and his voice matched it onstage — he sounded flat and uninteresting. He also failed to get the audience’s attention. At one point he tried to initiate a singalong that didn’t take. “Salt Lake City, did you fall asleep on me?” he asked, but got no response. He asked again. The crowd responded with a half-hearted holler. “Whatever,” the charming Kracker retorted. <br> <br>In another exchange with the crowd, after the bro-country meets Jimmy Buffet tune, “When the Sun Goes Down,” Kracker asked the crowd, “Does everything get hot in Salt Lake City when the sun goes down?” He got a mild response from the crowd. Kracker, unfazed, and apparently unfamiliar with how desert climates work, told the audience, “I know it does.”<br> <br>Kracker played the songs he’s best known for, “Follow Me," “Drift Away,” and “Smile,” sometimes inexplicably blending in other songs, in a weird sampling effort — Steve Miller's “The Joker,” and AC/DC's “You Shook Me All Night Long,” most notably. He also covered Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” saying it was “A song I wrote for my best friend a long time ago.” Kid Rock reference. Check. We’re rolling right along now, people!<br> <br>McGrath is back onstage to introduce Better Than Ezra. “Can you guys stand any more hits?” he asks. Actually, I wasn't sure I could. <br> <br>Thankfully, Better Than Ezra’s set was the highlight of the night. Lead singer Kevin Griffin charmed the audience, who finally seemed to focused on the stage. “We’ve been sitting in a yurt on the top of that butte all day long,” he said, pointing. “We’ve been sweating it out … to rock your fannies off!” <br> <br>Led by Griffin, Better than Ezra played a set of lesser known, but catchy songs and their two big radio hits “Good,” and “Extra Ordinary,” but the highlight of the set was when Griffin invited all the women on the stage to dance, and about 100 ladies of Red Butte, most still holding wine glasses, obliged. <br> <img alt="" height="245" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/crowd.jpg" width="460"><br>Griffin later pinch hit for McGrath to introduce Sugar Ray, saying with a straight face, that they “Owned the '90’s” — and calling them the “Don Kings of rock." <br> <br>Sure, this '90’s nostalgia fest is a Play The Hits tour, and everyone who was onstage seemed to understand that. McGrath took it next level, though, when he made it a point to remind everyone that their songs were hits, as if the audience didn’t know why they were there.<br> <br>“What’s that?” McGrath asked an imaginary audience member, cupping his ear. “Oh, you want a No. 1 song from 1999 right now?” And then they played, “Every Morning." He later said of “Someday," “It’s off the charts but in our hearts.” After “Falls Apart," a song he says he got a request for on Twitter—which didn't exist when Sugar Ray had their last hit—he apologized, “That only made it to No. 23 in 1999.” <br> <br>McGrath and crew also covered the EMF song “Unbelievable,” in what was the low point in the evening—a remarkable feat, considering Better than Ezra had done a cow bell solo—furnishing the crowd with beach balls while McGrath skipped around stage and sang with a fake accent of some sort.<br> <br>Sugar Ray closed out the night with “Fly," and then they were gone, thankfully without an encore.</p> <p>Definitely not the best night of my life.</p>Christie GehrkeTue, 28 Jul 2015 16:58:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/28/review-sugar-ray/A&EIn The HiveLocal Business Spotlight: Red Ledges&#39; Jack Nicklaus Signature 12-Hole Golf Parkhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/28/business-spotlight-red-ledges/<p><span><span><span><img alt="" height="221" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/about-us-summer-slide-01.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Tucked in the hills above Heber is the <a href="http://www.redledges.com/" target="_blank">Red Ledges</a> community, home to a beautiful Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Despite that championship course's success (voted “Best Golf Course in Utah” in the Best of State Awards for six consecutive years), they've elected to put in another course, again with the help of Nicklaus. Only this time it's a short course. What began as an idea for a nine-hole course got quickly re-routed when Nicklaus surveyed the land and concluded that the available space made more sense as a configuration of 12 holes.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/unnamed_(1).jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Based on a theory that the interest in the sport of golf is waning, Nicklaus has been a vocal proponent of tweaking the game's current parameters to raise its appeal. His aim is to speed up the game, make it easier and more fun. And he believes that 12-hole courses are the way to achieve this. Not only do they shorten the somewhat daunting length of a full round of golf, short courses are a surprising return to the origins of the sport.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>John Johnson, Club GM at Red Ledges, wonders why golf ever became so rigidly locked into the concept of consisting of only nine or 18 holes. “The fact that people get wrapped up in the idea of nine or 18 is funny because what's regarded as the home of golf [St. Andrews] started as a 22-hole course," he says. What's more, the first 10 British Opens were held at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland, and at that time, Prestwick was a 12-hole course. Yet, somewhere over the course of the sport's progression, nine and 18 became the magic numbers.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Red Ledges hopes their new endeavor can help to break that longstanding paradigm. With specific intention they've titled the new installation a “Golf Park.” “'Park' sounds more friendly,” says Red Ledges COO, Mitchel Burns. “Don't alienate [the less skilled players, the younger players], don't turn them off to the game of golf right away. It needs to be easy and fun for those just learning to play. Take them to the ‘park.’”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="" height="376" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/01_jacknicklausegolf.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The new “Jack Nicklaus Signature 12-hole Golf Park” will be a series of par-three holes, with two different cup options on the green. For the more skilled player, there will be a standard 4-inch cup. But for those less gifted in the art of putting (like a certain </span></span></span><span><span><span><em>Salt Lake </em></span></span></span><span><span><span>magazine writer), Red Ledges also plans to install an 8-inch cup. But the park isn't just for the beginners and the less-than-skilled. A full 18 holes can take anywhere between three and five hours, so finding the time to play becomes a major obstacle for the seasoned golfer. The golf park aims to eliminate that obstacle entirely. The park holes can be played a la carte in sets of three, six, nine or 12, making the typical time constraints of the sport a little more malleable.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>They believe their golf park will be groundbreaking. “We don’t need to make golf more difficult,” Burns says, “we need to make it more fun.” Speaking for the less-skilled/short-on-time golfing population, I wholeheartedly agree.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In order to play the new park or the existing championship course, though, you're going to need substantial capital. In addition to the club membership fees, you must own property within Red Ledges. Current listings of available properties can be found </span></span></span><a href="http://www.redledges.com/available-properties/" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span>here</span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If you have the means, though, the championship course is as scenic and challenging a golf course as you'll find in the state, and the 12-hole park is an interesting development in the story arc of the game of golf. It's the first of its kind in Utah, and the first Nicklaus Signature short course anywhere. And according to GM John Johnson, “When you play a Jack Nicklaus ‘Signature’ course, you're getting Jack.” Tough to argue with anything that’s up to the Golden Bear’s standards.</span></span></span></p> <p><em>Photos courtesy of Red Ledges</em></p>Salt Lake magazineTue, 28 Jul 2015 13:29:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/28/business-spotlight-red-ledges/In The HiveOutdoorsPC Life