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Eco-Sanctioned World-Class Golf Course Meets All-Season Backcountry Bliss

European Alpine Living

by Jennifer Walton

Utah’s Wasatch Mountains are renowned for their stunning natural beauty, characterized by rugged terrain, deep canyons, pristine alpine lakes, and towering peaks. In the mid-1800s, they captivated settlers who discovered and followed the wildlife, praised the spectacular locations and their opportunities, and benefited from the diverse natural environment. Years later, the fifth-generation Boyden family was similarly captivated by 360-degree mountain views and access to four-season recreation while they lived in the southern canyon of a remarkable area now known as Wohali.

For David Boyden and his best friend, John Kaiser, it felt perfectly natural to share this incredible land and their dream of delivering what they knew others would value: a parcel of 3,365 acres of backcountry protected by an environmental easement, a five-acre solar farm combined with geothermal technology to power the entire Wohali community, a European-style village with a plethora of amenities thoughtfully designed with sustainability, family, and community as guiding principles, and a championship golf course, eco-sanctioned by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary that preserves golf’s traditions while protecting the environment.

Adding to that dream, they understood that with the 1,700-acre parcel (with a limit of 428 residences, of which 303 are semi-custom homes built in two European-inspired villages and architecture) centered around the town square, they would create and define that intangible sense of place, and the feeling of community and home, by including the Manor House (a 6,200-square-foot world-class golf education clubhouse and event space), the Lodge & Spa, the Adventure Center, the Lake House, the Racquet Club, four restaurants, and more than 30 miles of singletrack mountain biking and hiking trails with the luxury of views that defy description, just like the Eagle Championship Golf Course.

About the Eagle

With a foundation in landscape architecture and following his participation in the prestigious Golf Course Design Series at Harvard University, David spearheaded the design and facilitation of numerous upscale golf courses and resort ventures in the United States and Mexico. At Wohali, he brought his experience and combined it with his love for Wohali’s exquisite location and a significant amount of careful planning into the course design, ensuring that each hole presents multiple playing options while emphasizing the challenges for a low-handicap player as well as enticing novices. His joy for golf ends with a 19th hole. However, it’s the synthesis of the Eagle Championship Course, the Nest Short Course, and the Village Putting Course that make Wohali a dream location for multi-generations to have memorable and scenic golfing experiences. (The Eagle Course is fully sodded, seeded, and set to open in spring/summer 2024.)

“The fifth-generation Boyden family was captivated by 360-degree mountain views and access to four-season recreation while they lived in the southern canyon of a remarkable area now known as Wohali.”

Wohali Style

Wohali’s unique appeal is that its architecture was inspired by Scottish-Irish heritage with beautiful buttress walls, natural stone, slate roofs, rammed earth, and hardwood timbers harvested under exclusive 3D (Dying, Dead, and Down) guidelines. All the common amenity structures are sustainably crafted in Brazil, then deconstructed, and sent to Wohali, where they are constructed on-site with exacting requirements. What elevates Wohali’s aesthetic is its focus on these amenities to encourage exploration, education, and entertainment.


Wohali Estates is a distinct opportunity for residents to purchase an Estate Lot to build their custom home with expansive views of Lewis Peak, Echo Reservoir, and the bluff, or the Eagle’s Nest Championship Golf Course, while Wohali Village Residences await a choice of several floor plans with a bird’s eye view of the Eagle or Nest Short Course, putting course, ponds, and walking trails. Owning an Estate Lot allows independent architects and builders, and Village Residence owners, to collaborate with Wohali’s interior design team to customize your home. Every home and village residence will be different.

Each offering places residents in the heart of the community with world-class golf, wellness facilities, and the chance to have multi-sport days every day, including backcountry skiing, private cat skiing, snowmobile tours, four-wheeling adventures, trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, and hunting to name a few. And when world-class skiing at Deer Valley®, Park City Mountain, or Snowbasin beckons, Wohali owners will appreciate access to private on-mountain clubs enjoying complimentary benefits before the Wohali shuttle whisks you back home.

Wohali is a sanctuary where residents can immerse themselves in the timeless allure of golf, natural beauty, and wellness. It’s more than a place to live; it’s an experience that captures the essence of mountain living with its pledge of conservation for future generations.

The eagle has landed.