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Chris Richards

Assistant Golf Professional
PGA Crest

Salt Lake City, UT
Mountain Dell Golf Course, Salt Lake City, UT

About Christopher

Chris is currently an assistant golf professional at Mountain Dell Golf Course in SLC, UT. He started his work in the golf profession in 2006 while obtaining his bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah and became a Class A PGA member in 2019 while working as an assistant golf professional at Bonneville Golf Course in SLC, UT. Working at Bonneville (est. 1929), in the heart of Salt Lake City for over 13 years, gave Chris invaluable experience and knowledge. His work history in golf has included 2 years (2022-2023) at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway, UT, 2 years (2020-2021) at Homestead Golf Club & Resort in Midway, UT, interned with the Utah Section PGA in 2012, and served as a P.J. Boatwright intern for the Utah Golf Association in 2010-2011.

Inclusion and diversity in golf have always been an important motivation for his work in the golf industry. As a second-generation PGA member, golf has been an important figure throughout his life. Chris has provided golf instruction with USKids programs, The First Tee of Utah, Team Semper Fi Virtual Golf Lessons, as well as group adult clinics and private instruction. He is involved in PGA Reach and looks forward to continuing his work with the military, youth and underserved populations. Chris will be running the New York City marathon in November 2024. He ran and finished the 2023 New York City marathon participating on Team PGA Reach. To donate to Chris’ 2024 marathon charity through PGA Reach, please visit

Chris is a Salt Lake City native and currently resides in Sugarhouse. Outside of his golf work Chris cherishes every minute he has to be with his family which includes his daughter Birdie (7) and his son Teddy (4). Some of his hobbies include bowling leagues, volunteering for high school golf championships, fantasy sports, and traveling.

He looks forward to helping you with your golf game!


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Christopher's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar age

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Improve your Short Game

Add 10 yards

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Mountain Dell Golf Course

Salt Lake City UT

*Coaching available to public

2375 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106-2201

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