Talons Cove borders the northwest corn of Utah Lake, and provides an interesting set of habitats for birding while golfing. You could technically bird the streets along the course here, but much like other courses in the area, this is more of a golfing destination than a birding destination, although for birding it is an excellent golf course! 18 holes of mostly open terrain, surrounded by minimal grasslands and shrubsteppe. Small trees can be found along the course in various locations, with a few areas of thick russian olive. 2 ponds i the northeast corner of the course provide wetland and marsh habitat, and the lake is visible form the course. Wetlands along the shore are close enough that with binoculars you could make out some species on the lake. The front 9 is much birdier than the back from my experience here.
Talons Cove really is a great course for birding. The mix of habitats provides great opportunities for various species. During the summer months is the best time to visit the course, and you'll likely encounter HORNED LARK, WESTERN KINGBIRD, and CLIFF & BARN SWALLOWS through out the course. At the marshy areas on the ponds, you can expect YELLOW-HEADED and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS. COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and MARSH WREN can usually be heard at these spots as well. Along the lake front areas scanning you will likely see and or hear CASPIAN TERN, WESTERN GREBE, NORTHERN HARRIER, and AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN. In the riparian areas, and the spots with dense russian olives songbirds are abound. YELLOW WARBLER, LAZULI BUNTING, and BULLOCK'S ORIOLE are common. BLUE GROSBEAK have been observed at the course, and prefer these area on the east edge. Like most golf courses the access is limited to the edges, unless you're golfing--luckily here there are a lot of edges that can be birded. If you are passing through during the summer, stop in for a few minutes and see what's singing!
From the intersection of Redwood Road and Pioneer Crossing in Saratoga Springs, head south on Redwood Road for 3.9 miles. Turn left onto Fairway Blvd and go 225'. Turn left and go .1 miles to the parking lot and club house.