Ridges At Sand Creek

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3.7
Value
2.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
2.4
Pace
2.4
Amenities
3.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6961 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6961 yards 74.0 141
Blue 72 6547 yards 71.8 134
White 72 6116 yards 69.8 130
Gold 72 5739 yards 68.1 126
Red 72 5136 yards 70.2 135
Scorecard for Ridges
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: 74.0/141 550 415 180 447 202 425 518 430 452 3619 600 219 394 459 311 121 559 163 516 3342 6961
Blue M: 72.2/138 530 390 160 392 186 405 504 404 437 3408 573 182 364 444 285 110 537 154 496 3145 6553
White M: 70.2/133 505 360 135 382 170 380 481 372 402 3187 535 160 343 426 280 90 482 142 470 2928 6115
Gold M: 70.2/133 485 345 120 342 152 360 465 347 373 2989 521 140 301 411 271 87 471 132 453 2787 5776
Red W: 70.2/126 430 308 101 302 122 323 420 294 335 2635 461 125 285 339 260 75 424 116 416 2501 5136
Handicap 5 13 17 7 11 3 15 9 1 8 14 4 2 10 18 6 16 12
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 13 17 7 15 3 11 9 1 4 12 8 2 14 18 6 16 10

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Golf Season April - November
Architect Joel Goldstrand (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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2.5
8
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1.0
Previously Played

Horrible Staff

I have played this course multiple times and have had such a good time playing it. However, today one could say my group was harassed by the ranger. He followed us everywhere and would yell at us over a single mistake. He would say things like, “i’ll follow you the rest of the round if i have to” or “GET OFF THE FAIRWAY” in a very rude tone and sense of manner. This ruined my golf round and quite honestly makes me never want to play the course again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Nice course; nice clubhouse; waitstaff need training

Played Ridges at Sand Creek for the first time on 8.20.2017. This is an enjoyable course.

The holes near the clubhouse are open, giving the feel of a links style course. However, the holes across the road have more of a northern Minnesota feel. The course if very much a Joel Goldstrand design, and was in good condition. The holes that cross the creek are designed to make you think about the proper club to lay up, or the club necessary for a forced carry.

The golf staff was wonderful. The only complaint was the waitstaff at the clubhouse after the round. It took an unreasonably long time to get service. Improving clubhouse service would improve the experience to 5 stars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Under-Appreciated Hidden Gem

laying Ridges at Sand Creek golf course is almost like playing two completely different courses at the same time. Seven of the holes, the beginning and end of each nine, are wide open and quasi-links style. The rest of the course winds along the valley of Sand Creek, featuring fairways lined with mature trees, elevation changes, and forced carries over the creek. After playing the second hole, you'll cross the street of a housing development and enter the Sand Creek part of the course, and feel like you've been transported to a Northern Minnesota course. This was definitely my favorite part of the course. You'll use most of the clubs in your bag playing the course, and you won't need your driver on every hole. The par 4 14th, for example, plays 280 yards from the middle (White) tees, but Sand Creek crosses the fairway about 200 yards away. Best to lay up to a comfortable wedge distance. Favor the right side of the fairway, because a tree will block your approach from the left. The par 4 6th hole is a left dogleg requiring an approach shot over the creek. Trying to cut the corner is risky, because the woods on the left are not marked as hazard, so losing a ball is a possibility, as one of our foursome demonstrated. The par 4 8th on the more wide open part of the course is interesting. A split fairway is divided by a large bunker right in the middle. Left of the bunker is the shorter approach, but the right side probably has a better view of the green. The greens were a pleasure to putt on, moderately fast, smooth and rolling true. The fairways were well conditioned, but starting to show the effects of several days without any significant rain. Ridges at Sand Creek has five sets of tees, ranging from 6,961 yards to 5,136 yards, so players of varying skill levels will feel comfortable playing the course. For those living in the southern or western part of the Twin Cities metro area, Ridges at Sand Creek may be an under-appreciated hidden gem. Try it, and you'll almost certainly like it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Solid MSP option

Above average layout with an interesting mix of links-like holes and tree-lined holes. Last 5 holes set up well to stage a great finish (5 pars probably helped my opinion on that) with a short par 4, then a 3-5-3-5 finish. Only hole I didn't care for was 13.

For the course conditions - Greens were good and interesting if a bit slow. Fairways could have used a trimming. Bunkers need some work.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautifully designed course

This course has 5 par 5s and 3s so it has its share of risk/reward holes which are fun. It also has 7 holes that are quite open with few trees and 10 holes that are down in a valley full of trees. It's a beautiful course with friendly employees and is not too pricey for how nice the course is. I have played here probably 20 times and it never gets old.

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

Best Course in the South Metro

I have played at this course probably 20 times this season alone. Course is always in great condition, and is challenging yet playable. Great design, love the back 9 set up of 3 par 4's, 3 par 3's, and 3 par 5's.... They also have great discounts for college students as well as seniors, do yourself a favor and get a turkey sandwich in the clubhouse!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

New Favorite

I was very pleasantly surprised about this course. Great layout with some very scenic views of the creek meandering through the course. Conditions were very good, (and they were top dressing the tees while I was there, which wasn't an issue). Great diversity in design with some very interesting holes. The greens were ok, not very quick, but our playing partner said they are typically quick. Only real complaint was pace of play. Took 4 hours 40 minutes, the course needs to make sure they keep pace of play in the 4 hour range.

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

Hidden Gem

This is such a great course, the front 9 holes are more open close to a links style, while the back 9 is heavily wooded. You will lose a few golf balls on the course so make sure to purchase some in the golf shop before you tee off. This is one of my favorite courses to play in the south metro. Sand creek flows through the course and compliments the design of the course, very fun course. The food in the restaurant is by far the best food I have had at a golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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