The Ridge At Back Brook

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3.7
6
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
3.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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5.0
1
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1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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5.0
2
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7215
Slope 142
Rating 75.4
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7215 yards 75.4 142
Blue 72 6604 yards 72.3 138
Red 72 6279 yards 70.5 134
Silver 72 6022 yards 69.4 129
Silver (W) 72 6022 yards 76.2 148
Green (W) 72 5120 yards 70.8 134
Scorecard for 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: 75.2/141 397 201 438 431 592 409 595 196 409 3668 414 532 201 374 600 220 465 204 537 3547 7215
Black/Blue M: 73.5/139 397 160 389 410 521 394 595 196 409 3471 384 532 201 374 544 201 419 204 537 3396 6867
Blue M: 72.4/138 381 160 389 410 521 394 568 169 371 3363 384 516 175 347 544 201 419 179 526 3291 6654
Gold M: 70.6/137 354 160 358 382 521 368 550 169 351 3213 363 463 175 331 544 201 369 157 503 3106 6319
Silver M: 69.3/133 W: 76.2/148 336 120 350 382 496 348 533 169 330 3064 337 463 147 285 517 183 369 135 503 2939 6003
Silver/Green W: 72.7/140 336 120 292 268 496 264 533 119 301 2729 262 463 147 272 451 153 369 135 503 2755 5484
Green W: 70.8/134 277 102 292 268 449 264 440 119 301 2512 262 408 118 272 451 153 339 129 474 2606 5118
Handicap 13 17 1 7 3 5 9 15 11 4 14 12 8 16 10 2 18 6
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 17 3 11 1 9 5 15 7 14 10 16 6 12 8 4 18 2

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Architect Tom Fazio (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

3.7
6
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Absolutely Stunning

Incredible architecture throughout on this rolling terrain. The clubhouse is spectacular too. And very, very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
First Time Playing

A treat, and I wish I’d win the Lottery

I was invited to play this course as a guest of a company that received some tee times from the club. I’ve played Myrtle Beach and a few other notable locations but holy cow! What a sweet club house! I guess being wealthy has some sweet benefits, like joining a club that caters to golfers. Come on Powerball ticket. But onto golf....

The course was immaculate. As you’d expect, so why spend any more time on that. You pick the topic and it was maintained wonderfully.

There wasn’t a lot of staff around. I’m guessing from the season, being November. That surprised me a little. So I can’t comment much about their friendliness. The two or three I spoke to were ok. The fore caddy we had, everyone must have one, was friendly and knew the course, but he didn’t provide as much assistance to three of us that had never been here. He gave most his time to the scratch golfer that hosted us. I get it, he’s the “real” golfer, but hey, we’ve never been here. Tell us where to aim?

Practice areas were really good. Lots of areas to perfect your game that were in great shape. I only had twenty minutes to warm up so I didn’t experience all the options but it impressed me.

The course was a challenge. It’s not for beginners and you shouldn’t expect it to be. The course was full of variety, and like their video says, uses the existing terrain well. It never felt like they bulldozed the land to put a hole in. At no time did I get that ho hum, same hole with a different number feeling.

If you get the chance, PLAY this course. I still ponder replaying it in my head of often.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Golf course yes amenities no

The course itself is wonderful well kept the problem lies in its management with seemingly no concern for any golfers experience except for the golf course itself, the employees themselves are very nice but seeim handcuffed by what they are allowed to provide for anyone's experience amenities wise

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A wonderful experience!

I have had the opportunity to play the Ridge a number of times since it's opening in 2002. It is definitely one of the nicest courses I have had the opportunity to play. This is not a track for the high handicap player. It is Tom Fazio at his finest. It sets up incredibly well off the tee to swing away with the driver as there are generous landing areas. And then, the challenges begin. Well bunkered greens with spectacular backdrops will test your skills on your approach shots. And the greens are some of the best I have ever played. Whenever I have played they have been immaculately groomed and very tricky to read. And lightening fast.. If you have the chance to play this fantastic golf course, take it. Or dig deep, and pony up the membership fee. It can't possibly get much better than this.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

2nd only to Pine Valley.......I think not!

First I will share the positives. The clubhouse and locker room are world class. The design and attention to detail are incredible. Lunch was tasty, I had the meatball sandwich.

Now the negatives. As soon as you walk in the clubhouse to can not miss the "shrine" to Golf World Magazine that rated this course 2nd to only Pine Valley in NJ. The staff, especially in the pro shop, had the same kind of arrogance, not very friendly at all. The practice facilities look amazing, but they made us use the mats at the practice range and only one green was open for putting, bunker and chipping practice with over 100 golfers. Now the conditions. The recently aerated the tees, greens and fairways and top coated them with sand, lots of sand. It was like playing in a fairway bunker all day and the greens were terrible, slow and not rolling true.

But the real problem I had is with the Fazio Design. I have played a few Fazio designed courses, TPC Myrtle Beach and Shadow Creek, and this one does not rate against these. Time after time good shots are not rewarded. The severe contours on his fairways cause shots that hit the center of the fair way to end up in the rough. There are also trees that block access to parts of the green from the fairway. Case in point the Par 5 5th hole. If you choose to lay up your ball will come to rest on the left side of the fairway and you will not have access to shoot for a pin on the left side of the green from 80 yards away. Another issue I have was Fazio's bunker placement in the middle of the fairway on several holes especially on two of his par 5s. The final comment I will make is that missing a green should not end up in a two shot penalty. On several holes due to the pitch and the slope of his greens, you will not be able to hold a chip shot or a putt from the fringe on the green.

I have no problem with difficult golf courses, I enjoy them, but the course should not take away from the experience. For as much as I love Shadow Creek, which is a very special place, The Ridge can's live up to the billing of second only to Pine Valley.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

amazing

By far,the best course I have ever had the pleasure to play on. Everything about this club was of the highest order. The practice area was nicer than most courses I've played on. If you ever get the chance, take it at least once. The clubhouse and locker room are top notch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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