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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6051 yards
Slope 121
Rating 68.6

Kestrel Ridge Golf Club in Columbus offers a fun getaway that is a just a quick drive from both Madison and Milwaukee. At just over 6,000 yards, it is a manageable length that beginners can approach with confidence. The terrain is mostly flat but there are some subtle undulations that can cause some tricky lies. The golf course, for the most part, is wide-open, though, a few mature trees border some of the fairways. A number of sparkling ponds dot the course, coming into play on a few holes. Kestrel Ridge Golf Club finishes with its signature hole, which claims to be the hardest two-shot par 4 to be found anywhere. This hole demands accuracy with a two-tiered fairway, sloped from left to right, that leads to a small landing area but after that you are then faced with a treacherous carry over a large rock ravine.

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.6
54 Reviews (54)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Water Hazards 11
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Seniors 8
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice place

Great time and always on pace ! Course is in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow

The course was horrific. Course should have been closed . Mud an water over the entire course.... fairways ,rough and even the lakes they called sand traps. Shot worst game in over 25 years, by 30 stroke. 9 other people quit even after 9 holes. Dont know how it is in summer but wouldnt recommended this course to my worsrt enemy. Course poorly taken care of is an understatement. Golf on people

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are in terrific shape. Overall this course was definitely worth playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course

This is a fun course to play. In great shape. Another enjoyable round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course

Kestrel Ridge is in great shape, greens ars perfect and fairways the same. Wide open fairways. Great value for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cheap Golf

Decent place to work on your game. Incredibly cheap course is mediocre

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice Challenge. Friendly staff

Course is a fun challenge. Pace of play is usually really good.

Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow

Group of 6 were allowed on course which made for extremely slow play. Tee boxes pretty beat up and hard. Overall just average at best.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A hidden gem

Very nice course...tees, fairways and greens in excellent shape. Water comes into play on many holes, as does the traps. If there was one negative, it has to be the golf carts. I've played this course many times and it seems that there is always some sort of problem with the cart I'm using. Not a real big deal, though...never been stranded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

on the short side, forgiving fairways, greens in good shape, good course layout. Overall a fun course to play

Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A fun course

First time for my son and I to play Kestral. Only had time for the front 9 but would definitely come back for more. Have heard that the back 9 is fun. Water and bunkers come into play at a number of holes but not too extreme to scare off the average golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Extremely good value and a challenging course

We played at mid-day and there were several golfers on the course. The pace of play was very good and played 18 holes in 3 hours. Greens and fairways were in excellent condition in spite of recent heavy rains. It is an easy, but long course to walk.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

Not overly difficult but still fun to play. Good value for the money. Hot Deal

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

good local course

Greens and fairways groomed well. Greens very fast. Second cut very long, 3 to 4". Overall a good medium level player challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Avid golfer

Great condition. True Links course. Great value for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Nice course for average golfer

Course has some interesting holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Excellent value via Golfnow.com

It had rain a couple of inches the night before but there were no cart restrictions on the course. Just used a little common sense around casual water.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course has some interesting holes.

Fun to play and very friendly staff. Good food in clubhouse.

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