Southern Ridge Golf Club

3.1419411765 3.1 stars from 5 (527)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6817 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 70.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6817 yards 70.9 118
Copper 72 6406 yards 68.9 116
White 72 6182 yards 67.8 114
Silver (W) 72 5762 yards 71.9 114
Red (W) 72 5469 yards N/A N/A

Southern Ridge Golf Club, formerly known as Bougainvillea Golf Club, offers some of the most stunning views anywhere in the valley. The South and Estrella Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to the golf course. Southern Ridge is known for more than its views though, it has a unique layout that combines six par 3s, par 4s, and par 5s. The championship course plays to 6,751 yards. It offers a good amount of length for long hitters but it is still player-friendly enough for beginners thanks to generous fairways and large, undulating greens. Although the fairways are wide, don't be lulled into a sense of security. They are flanked with more than 50 strategically placed bunkers. There are enough challenges for an interesting round but it's not an overly difficult golf course.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 527 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
180
3 stars:
189
2 stars:
69
1 stars:
52

recommend this course

395 out of 520 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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"Better hit it straight."


JLander's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Reviewed on

The tees, fairways and greens were decent. But just off the fairway is an infestation of holes and uneven rough so the course is unplayable from off the fairway. I do not recommend. Unless you hit all the fairways.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/24/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three stars. We appreciate your feedback regarding the conditions of our course. Thanks for playing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Needs help"


azhenrib's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too many uneven areas where you tee off, muddy in many areas, could be better taken care of.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/24/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good time out there. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Getting better."


mrprice11's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Use to not like the course. To much dirt and mud. It has improved greatly the last 2 years and you can’t beat the price. Wish they did meal tie ins.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/19/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you have noticed the improvements and found it great value for your money. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.


u866428801's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to see that you had a wonderful time out there. We appreciate you stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

Commented on 04/17/2018

Greens were in great condition! That was where it ends. 18 holes of golf and all ball washers were empty except one! Midday tee time and there were only 5 cars in parking lot. Hope the management can get the course back on track.


"Nice greens"


u3475058's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
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Reviewed on

This was a awsome day for my bro and i thee greens were great and course was great i will let my mens club know of this and will play there more often thanks for the great day and great service !!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for the awesome five stars! We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable round of golf and that you will be back again soon.

"Course was wet from all the watering. Greens seemed good, but were bumpy. Biggest complaint was standing water and muddy areas."


blink619's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the money if you want a course to practice on, this is your course. Not long so as long as you can hit the ball fairly straight you should be able to score decent. Right now with slow greens you can go for the pins and stop the ball. You will not get much roll in the fairways, but since it's not long, that's not a big problem. This is your $10-$20 course, but in time will be that $30 course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you experienced substandard conditions out there. We hope that you were still able to enjoy your round, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Fair & Playable conditions. No marshal."


johnyonan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Play here everyweek. Good value. Fair condition. This time a fivesome (rare) of young men, two without shirts, one in a tank top & another two in T-shirts. Drinking and very loud. The starter should have known better. No Marshall on the course ever. Hopefully Southern Ridge does not turn into a Ghetto course. Management "BEWARE".


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/06/2018:

Hello John, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you encountered some golfers who were not adhering to proper golf etiquette. We are glad that you found our course good value for your money. Your feedback is important to us and we assure you that our course is in good hands.

"Improved conditions."


u7355717's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Hadn't played this course in about 18 months and was happy to see the conditions ad improved. It still needs some TLC, but it has much improved. Pace of play was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/05/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad to hear that you noticed our improvements to the course and that you experienced a satisfactory pace of play. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


Jparkinsonpar's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/04/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad to hear that you found our course good value for your money. Thanks for the feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.


HotPinkGolfBall's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 04/03/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you enjoyed our course layout and found it to be in overall good shape. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.


Jmhager's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/29/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating. We are sorry to see that you did not have a good experience with us. Come back again soon.


HotPinkGolfBall's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/29/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you had a good time out there. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Good value"


u000001399044's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in fairly good shape for the price. The layout has some challenging holes. Off the fairways is a little rough but I consider it a slight penalty for not hitting the ball straight - It is still playable and fair. Some greens have challenging terrain. No blind shots or real surprises: You see what you need to do. For the money, this is one of the best values/deals in the Greater Phoenix area during the costly winter months.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/28/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you found our course in fair shape and that it was good value for your money. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.


JackNSteill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/28/2018:

Hello Jack, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to hear that you found our fairways and greens in good shape. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Greens and Fairways in nice shape"


Hawgwild67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is really showing it's age and the need for a large infusion of maintenance money. However, in contrast to early winter conditions, the greens and fairways are in very nice condition. The employees are very pleasant. No complaints here when taking the fees into consideration. Good value for a practice round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/28/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are glad to hear that you found our course in good shape and that you found it good value for your money. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Good Course Great Value"


Jeff3773609's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
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Reviewed on

The course is a hidden gem and a great value. The pace was very good. We finished in under 4 hours. Friendly staff. Some long par 5s and challenging par 3s. The bunkers are tough. It was a really fun round and I’ll play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/28/2018:

Hello Jeff, thank you for the four stars! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time out there and that you found our course good value for your money. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Course has great greens"


sophiedog5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
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Reviewed on

The greens Good, not every hole had a ball washer if so no water or suds. Cart path poor with bumpy in and out. Water paddle in cart path. Real golfer don't play music on the Course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/21/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our greens and had an overall good experience. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Good value"


Ron6448189's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is flat and wet most of the time. No starter so golfers work it out themselves.

The staff is great but, over worked.

Food is very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/19/2018:

Hello Ron, thank you for the three-star review! We are glad to hear that you found our course good value for your money, despite a few issues with the course conditions. Thanks for providing your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Good Value."


johnyonan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Sometimes over watered. Otherwise fairways and greens in good shape. Played a round in 3-1/2 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/19/2018:

Hello John, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad to hear that you had a great golfing experience with us and that you found our course in overall good shape. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Could be a lot nicer"


KeepIt4Real's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
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Reviewed on

I really like courses that offer an equal number of par 3 par 5 and par four holes. This course fits that bill and as long as you are in the Fairway and on the greens you are good. Where there course falls short is outside of those areas is very rough, often unkept and not golfing conditions. This course has changed hands many times and currently it feels like all of the maintenance is being done around the clubhouse. Also note that the driving range is virtually non-existent as the course does not own the land. There is a beat up patch to play off of but the landing area is not developed. Staff is friendly...no ranger


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Southern Ridge Golf Club on 03/16/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not find our course in great shape, but we are glad that you enjoyed our course layout. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


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