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103 Reviews (103)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
93.0%
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98 out of 103 reviews
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4.4
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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4.3
28 Reviews (28)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
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4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 6574 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.1
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Cherokee Ridge Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6574 yards 70.1 128
White 72 6108 yards 68.0 124
Gold 72 5682 yards 66.1 120
Red (W) 72 5190 yards 67.6 115
Scorecard for Cherokee Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.4/133 341 427 532 342 175 545 382 185 421 3350 528 170 364 362 577 189 402 380 406 3378 6728
Blue M: 70.6/129 321 389 522 334 145 495 371 163 406 3146 521 149 356 358 550 162 381 373 389 3239 6385
White M: 68.4/118 306 362 477 285 123 471 345 149 381 2899 496 135 328 343 507 120 366 347 360 3002 5901
Gold M: 66.7/115 W: 67.1/113 285 335 465 271 101 447 322 127 327 2680 472 112 298 324 446 105 321 323 336 2737 5417
Red W: 66.5/112 258 318 465 271 70 421 322 115 327 2567 451 97 265 324 418 94 270 297 303 2519 5086
Handicap 17 11 7 3 13 9 1 15 5 6 12 4 10 2 18 14 16 8
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Sammy Dean

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.4
103 Reviews (103)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 6
Water Hazards 6

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful scenery and really nice layout

This course has some really great challenging holes. It seemed to have a lot of holes that you had to hit your drives with a hook or fade. It has a lot of water running beside the holes, but it didn’t seem to come in play too much. It has a lot of sand traps, but they were not well kept and we decided to just pull our balls out of them . Overall I would definitely go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another round, similar experience.

This course has a great layout, providing challenging golf to every level of player. The drawback is that it shows signs of distress: greens are spotty, cart paths are uneven and in need of repair, there is water seeping throughout many of the fairways, the ball washers were empty of water and so are the water cooler stations. If you want to work on your game, give it a try. If you want a great experience with friends, this may not be the best choice. But at the Hot Deal price, it's worth it!

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

Simply beautiful

This beautiful course was already mostly green and most of the greens have already healed from spring punching. With minor imperfections they rolled fast and true. As this is a true test of golf skill bring your best game or forget about your card and just enjoy the unique country setting. How many golf courses have a waterfall visible from three different holes. When anywhere near north alabama you must play this one.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Beautiful day for Golf

Course has improved since last Fall, but it has s long way to go, Greens are much better, but they are much too hard. Sand traps are unplayable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 04/17/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience markcpa. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would the opportunity to bump those 3 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit! Until then, take care!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day for a round of golf!

One of the courses I'm willing to make the drive for. Interesting layout, good condition, makes you think on every shot. I just wish it wasn't soggy everytime I play there! I look forward to playing it when it's dry. It'll be fun!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course with Challegens

Cherokee Ridge is one of my favorite courses; always in good shape, great layout, and friendly, helpful, and courteous staff. The greens had not fully recovered from the annual aeroation at the time we played the course, but were still playable. Cherokee Ridge is among the best golf courses in the area.

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

As always-a great golf outing !

Cherokee Ridge is one of my favorite tracks in North Alabama and I gladly drive an hour to play it.
The layout is challenging but fair and the course is a scenic delight. Take time to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

You can tell it was a tough, wet winter, and the greens had been aerated

North Alabama experienced one of the wettest winters that we've had for years. Subsequently, it appears that it harshly affected this course. All of the bunkers had been washed out, had puddles of water (It hadn't rained here for three days), and had either very little sand or was just exposed clay. One of the tee-boxes (we played from the whites) had runoff from the hill above and therefore had no grass. Neither the GolfNow app nor the person in the Proshop mentioned that the greens had recently been aerated. Thankfully the greens were heavily sanded and rolled, so the putts rolled fast and were fairly predictably. My adult sons and I chose this course because it was only about 25 mins away from one of the boy's house. One of them played it last year and at the time was one of the best courses he had ever played. He remarked more than once about the contrast between this experience and his last time. Also, this is only March so the Bermuda fairways are still dormant. As we were leaving, the son for whom it was his first time there said he "enjoyed the course and looked forward to coming back later in the year." That pretty sums up our experience.

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

Wet and Lonely

Course was very wet after a very long, wet winter.

The course was playable , cart path only. Tough even walking in some areas. Sand traps were not playable. Greens were in good condition. Really nice layout. Lots of elevation changes. Remote from Huntsville, but worth the drive.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 03/06/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review!
We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Course has improved since last Fall, but it needs to improve a lot more. Greens are better but not great. Sand traps are totally unplayable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 04/17/2019

Thank you for the great feedback markcpa! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. Our staff is happy to know we made a positive impact on your day! We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can really WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun day

First of all the staff was spectacular and treated us special. They went out of the way to make our round memorable. The course layout is challenging with a nice variety of difficulty. Our foursome had a beer at the turn at the clubhouse. When we finished they asked if we enjoyed the round, helped us unload the carts and asked us to come back anytime.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not in good shape

This is one of my favorite courses in the area, as you can see from my previous reviews. However, under the current conditions, the course is almost unplayable!
I “played” seven holes and walked off frustrated!

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

Not good condition

I generally play this course and always give it a great review. However, today was less than optimal. Wet, soggy and leaves were not blown away. Some greens were not well maintained. Overall poor condition!

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

Greens

I really liked the layout of this golf course. It has a world of potential. However, the greens were just not good at all. I know they are going to get some new greens soon, at least that is what they said, but once this course gets their green situation fixed, this course will be a great value for everyone

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Too hot for golf

Greens are in HORRIBLE shape. Course is going to redo the greens in the near future. Sand traps are in bad condition. Everything else was okay. I can NOT recommend this course until the greens are renovated. I was very disappointed. I believe that the course will have to be closed for awhile to fix the greens. I got a pretty good deal on Golfnow, but it was still not worth the drive.

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

Fun and challenging course.

Great round of golf for the money. Beautiful scenery and nice layout. Look forward to playing it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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