Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club was founded by visionaries Pravin Bakranian, Brent Beesley, Hank Isaksen, Brooks Pace, Rick & Sherri Prince and Robert Redford. Several of Redford’s famous movies were filmed within minutes of Entrada, like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Electric Horseman and Jeremiah Johnson.
Opened in 1996, this award-winning Johnny Miller Signature Design 18-hole golf course stretches across 710 acres of desert landscape against a backdrop of red sandstone cliffs, rolling dunes, black lava beds and rugged arroyos. Entrada is currently rated Utah’s top year-round private golf course, number 5 overall for Utah by Golf Digest.
Opened in December 2000, the Sports & Fitness Center is equally impressive with 13,000 square feet of the latest fitness equipment, aerobic classes (pilates, yoga, etc.) tennis and pickleball courts, sand volleyball, outdoor basketball, indoor and outdoor pool and hot tubs as well as spa services that include massage, body treatments, facials, and nail treatments.
In 2004, Troon Golf was selected as Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club's property management company. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 38 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications.
The dramatic 22,000 square foot main clubhouse, opened for member use in May 2005, is the focal point of all Club activities. The clubhouse is the masterpiece of award-winning architect William Zmistowski Design Group of Boulder, Colorado. Entrada was named Clubhouse of the year in 2007 by Golf Inc.
Ahead of schedule by four years, Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club became private in April, 2006.
Entrada, also fictitiously known as Lava Springs Country Club, was made famous when Disney chose Entrada to be the location for the filming of High School Musical 2, which took place in spring of 2007. The August 2007 premiere was seen by a total of over 18 million viewers in the United States which is almost 10 million more than its predecessor, making it the highest-rated Disney Channel movie of all time. The movie’s stars stayed at the Inn and many Entrada residents were extras in the movie.