In 1847 when the first pioneers arrived, Utah was still Mexican territory. Early in the Mexican-American War in late 1846, the United States had captured New Mexico and California, and the whole Southwest became U.S. territory upon the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 2, 1848. The treaty was ratified by the United States Senate on March 11. In 1850, the Utah Territory was created with the Compromise of 1850, and Fillmore was designated the capital. It was given the name Utah after the Ute tribe of Native Americans. In 1856, Salt Lake City replaced Fillmore as the territorial capital.
Utah's Golf courses are famous for their scenery, conditions, and variety. In every corner of the state, golf retreats offer spectacular surroundings at affordable prices. And because of Utah's climatic mix, it's possible to find perfect golf weather somewhere in the state at almost every time of year.
Information provided by: State of Utah.