Bristol Ridge Golf Course

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4.4
99
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
96.5%
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96 out of 99 reviews
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4.4
18
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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4.4
18
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6582
Slope 133
Rating 72.1
Type Public
Just a short drive from the Twin Cities, Bristol Ridge Golf Course is a championship course that is conveniently located for a getaway that doesn't involve too much of a time investment. The rolling terrain provides a good amount of challenge while also being player friendly enough for beginners. The tree-lined fairways tumble across the natural contours of the land, which also helped determine the strategic placement of the bunkers. Despite being quite hilly, the golf course is pleasantly walkable. There are also water hazards that come into play on a few holes. The well conditioned greens provide smooth, fast putting surfaces. Each hole has a different character and most are anything but straightforward. Bristol Ridge Golf Course's 11th hole is short but memorable with an almost-island green, surrounded by water on three sides.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6582 yards 72.1 133
White 72 6366 yards 71.2 130
Red 71 5132 yards 69.9 123
Scorecard for Bristol Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.1/131 494 366 383 178 537 440 389 177 466 3430 355 128 506 358 396 407 338 139 525 3152 6582
White M: 71.3/128 479 354 376 172 520 428 376 161 453 3319 341 124 490 346 383 399 327 130 507 3047 6366
Gold M: 69.0/124 W: 74.6/133 470 350 370 170 470 350 365 155 300 3000 335 120 480 335 360 330 320 122 500 2902 5902
Red W: 70.0/124 363 284 270 166 420 343 289 146 285 2566 305 119 421 294 255 323 288 120 439 2564 5130
Handicap 3 7 11 15 1 9 13 17 5 14 16 2 12 6 8 10 18 4
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 5 13 15 1 7 11 17 9 12 16 2 14 10 6 8 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Kevin Cloonis

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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Reviews

4.4
99

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 12
Narrow Fairways 11
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11
Convenient to the City 6
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Always a challenge

I have played this course a few times and can say that it is one of go to tracks. It is always in great shape the pace of play is not ever terrible and the challenge never lets me down. The club house is inviting and the staff always welcoming.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day!

Course conditions: great tee's fairways, and greens. Nice pace on the greens. Pace of play was awesome. 18 in 3.3 hours on a Wednesday. Great clubhouse and restaraunt/bar staff. Great value, we'll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Generous Fairways

Enjoyed our round, as it has been 15 years since my last visit to Bristol Ridge. Great staff and pace of play. Good mix of holes with some long par 4s and short par 5s. Fairways are for the most part wide and well maintained. Many difficult approach shots with little room for error. Look forward to going back to play it again soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track and friendly staff.

It's a grear challenging track. I like the layout with all the elevation changes and woods. The greens are quite challenging and were in beautiful shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 50 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Rural Course

Bristol Ridge Golf Course is a rural track located on a beautiful piece of rolling terrain with a few ponds and lots of trees. Most of the fairways are generously wide, although there are a few that are pretty tight and unforgiving. If you do stray from the short grass, the rough is not very high, so finding the ball and getting a club on it is generally not a problem. About half of the holes are pretty wide open, with scattered trees along the sides of the fairway. However, on a few holes, woody areas marked as lateral hazards run almost the entire length of the fairway. A few holes, beginning with the 3rd, feature a tee shot through a tree-lined chute. First-time players may not be aware that the hole opens up quite a bit in the landing area, so these holes aren’t as tight as they might appear from the tee. Greens are fairly large, smooth, and fast, not very undulating, but gently contoured. First-time players will be surprised at how much some putts break and how fast the downhill putts are. There are a number of memorable holes on the course, beginning with the picturesque par 3 fourth, 172 yards from the White (middle men’s) tees, an elevated tee box to a green with water short right and a bunker on the left. There was no wind when we played, but a regular that we were playing with noted that a windy day could really play havoc with a tee shot on this hole. The par 5 fifth hole features a tricky fairway that slopes severely in places from right to left, so that a ball hitting the middle of the fairway may end up in the rough or even in the woods past the rough. Best to aim for the extreme right side of the fairway on the tee shot and go from there. Another very pretty hole is the par 3 eleventh, short at 124 yards from the White tees. A water hazard almost surrounds the green, beginning short right and continuing around the back and long right. However, the green is quite large, so par here should not be too difficult. The 12th is a dogleg right par 5 that can present problems for longer hitters who can’t fade the ball to keep it in the fairway. One of our long hitters went through the dogleg and into the fairway of the adjacent 18th hole. However, the hole is only 480 yards from the White tees, so salvaging par should not be a problem. The dogleg left 16th hole is a long hitter’s delight, only 320 yards from an elevated tee box. The only problem is avoiding going through the fairway and into the woods that line the fairway on both sides. One of our foursome put his tee shot about 20 yards from the green, and a guy in the group behind us was about two yards short of driving the green- while we were still putting! Our round was very enjoyable and the only shortcoming I could find with the course was the condition of many of the tee areas. These were very scruffy and bare, and there were no sand fill bins to be found. Bristol Ridge is only a forty-five minute drive from the Twin Cities, and totally worth the drive. We will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a challenge

First time I golfed this one as a new golfer and I was able to enjoy it, it was challenging without being overwhelming. I would

definitely try it again. My husband has golfed before and the tightness of fairways is always a challenge for him stay in the middle and all is well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Trip To Wisconsin

Challenging greens in perfect conditions, great layout with some really tough holes; cool and calm - perfect day for golf. Had a great time. I'll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

A little out of the way but the course and the price make it well worth it. This is a great course, very well maintained and not a single house on it. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

If u r looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to enjoy golf this is it. Get a golf cart unless ur legs r as big as Arnold.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Not a bad course!

A couple of funky holes but overall, not a bad course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow

They let an 8some out in front of us. Over 5 hours to play the round and was brutal. Course was nice and enjoyed the golf but the pace was HORRIBLE. staff was also very crabby, i had paid online for the round through golf now and he argued that I didn’t pay and charged me $43 (when I had already paid for the round online for $33) what the heck. When I found my receipt on my phone I went back in to show and just pulled cash out and gave it to me with no question like he knew he messed up but wouldnt have unless I confronted.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course

Several wide fairways off the tee, and several narrow fairways off the tee. Not many forced carries. Greens very receptive to all irons. Greens were tough to read for speed and break, a good challenge for good putters. Plenty of visits from a very cute concession's girl, about every third hole. Overall, a very enjoyable and challenging day of golf. Will definitely come back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tougher course for a bogey plus golfer

Everything went well, except for our scores. Very impressed with pace of play. We walked it, but a cart should strongly be considered.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rain

We played for the first time after a weekend of rain, rain, rain. Had a great “HotDeal” but were disappointed that the course was No Carts Allowed that morning due to the rain. There was a tar cart path on the course that looked serviceable for carts, even with the rain, but we didn’t mind the walk. Pass on their old push-carts—old wheels make for more work than carrying your clubs.

Asked the bartender/cook what her favorite food at the clubhouse was and she replied “look at the menu”. Ended up with a burger which was actually pretty decent.

We will be returning on a brighter day. The course was in nice shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Outstanding course for value

Course in great shape and greens as good as most semi private courses in the area.

Totally recommend this course if skill level mid 80’s to mid 90’s

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course was a Saturday and the grass was quite long.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average

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