The Ridge Golf & Gardens

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3.1
155
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
68.8%
Recommend this course
118 out of 155 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
3
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
19
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
73.7%
Recommend this course
14 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6725 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.1
The rolling countryside occupied by The Ridge Golf & Gardens (formerly known as Buck Ridge Golf Course) provides an ideal landscape for a round of golf. The nearby farmhouses add to the course's rustic appeal. The layout closely follows the natural contours of the land and trees, ponds, and landscaping were tactfully added to blend seamlessly with the natural terrain. There are a total of five ponds, which come into play on eight holes. A number of bunkers are strategically placed around the large greens and there are also rough areas to watch out for. Although the golf course is relatively young, the skillful use of the mature trees makes it seem as though it has been around much longer. The eighth hole, the layout's longest par 3, is one of the toughest. It plays directly over water to the right side of the green. Before playing The Ridge Golf & Gardens, golfers can warm up on the large practice green.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6725 yards 71.1 124
White 72 6231 yards 68.7 119
Gold 72 5690 yards 65.7 111
Red (W) 72 5139 yards 68.2 115
Scorecard for The Ridge Golf & Gardens
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.1/124 185 365 533 352 335 390 192 515 395 3262 375 395 527 380 160 407 421 210 588 3463 6725
White M: 68.7/119 159 335 496 327 311 359 172 479 367 3005 346 365 496 352 151 385 398 180 553 3226 6231
Gold M: 65.9/111 139 300 472 287 267 321 141 454 332 2713 335 326 460 325 139 350 369 152 521 2977 5690
Red W: 68.2/115 125 281 446 257 248 290 89 422 288 2446 300 292 426 296 122 323 333 120 481 2693 5139
Handicap 10 4 12 16 14 2 8 18 6 15 7 11 17 9 1 5 3 13
Par 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 10 12 4 18 16 2 14 6 8 17 13 5 15 11 3 9 7 1

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jodie Kinney (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.1
155

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 18
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Beginners 16
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Very fun course

Loved this course it was in great shape and great priced.the layout was very fun and challenging I will Definitely be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Barbara & Bruce Maryville

My wife and I travel in our motorhome and play golf as much as we can in different states and cities. We were camping in Delaware Ohio and the weather was perfect the day we played golf at The Ridge Golf and Gardens, Maryville Ohio. The course was under new ownership (reason for the condition) and for an Ohio course it was in average condition. The green were very slow and needed some time to come back due to lack of watering. What few sand traps there were they were in average shape? Many of the sand traps were full of grass and weeds, no sand. The staff was helpful and the club house and restaurant were newly remodeled. The course is mostly flat with a couple holes with both left and right dog legs. I would recommend playing this course for the value if you are in the Maryville Ohio area, easy course and a great Hot Deal value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Ridge Golf & Gardens on 09/06/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Ridge Golf & Gardens, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the Marysville area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Steadily Improving

I am so glad the new owners have started taking care of this course. I have been playing here for a few years but stopped early last season when the conditions went downhill. Greens are definitely improving. Fairways are very reasonable. It looks like they are starting to work on the sand traps too! I just hope this course continues to get the traffic it needs to stay open. Fun/challenging layout.

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

Friendliest staff

Fun course, amazing staff. Greens still need some work but improving. I would like to have some real sand in the traps. Accuracy over distance is the key for a low score here. New carts and a freshly landscaped parking lot are a nice touch!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No drinking water on course

Some of the greens were in need of repair no sand in bunkers fairways were a bit thin but overall course was decent worth the twenty bucks

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from The Ridge Golf & Gardens on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for coming out to The Ridge and for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the course conditions, but we are happy to hear that you recommend the course. Our staff will keep working to keep the course in shape for the summer months, and we hope to see you back here again sometime soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The sand traps all had grass in them and the heather had all been mowed down. It felt like I was playing in a farmers field except for the water challenges.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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theridgegolf
Commented On 2018-07-10T21:48:56.000+00:00

Thank you for your review and your visit to The Ridge. We ask you to keep in mind, the course was in receivership for the last 3 years. That led to multiple years of very minimal water, fertilizer and upkeep on the entire course. Under the new ownership, we are making strides daily to improve the overall play of the course.

This is a major undertaking of fixing irrigation, equipment updates, reseeding, transplanting, and most importantly green repair.

We invite you to return, but request you allow some time for the planned updates to occur. We promise you will see constant improvements month by month.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Still a work in progress

To be fair, one can tell effort is being put into the course but it is going to take more time. New Yamaha carts and remodelled club house are a step in the right direction but most of the greens are in pretty bad shape with bare soil exposed making a putt roll like it's on the surface of the moon. If the new owner can sustain maintenance, it will be a gem. Maybe take out some fairway bunkers to focus on some greenside bunkers. Do what you can to revive the course because it's a beautiful track.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from The Ridge Golf & Gardens on 06/28/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, The Ridge Golf & Gardens, in the Marysville, OH area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the bunkers so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Much Improved

Played this morning and the course is in good shape and getting better every time we play. The fairways are in great shape and the greens are in the best shape they have been in for years. Well worth the cost and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We will be back.

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

Great Course for the money

Great staff looks like they are doing a lot of work right now but can tell it will be a great course by the end of this season.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible Course Conditions

Greens were awful. Dead areas and very bumpy. Rough was long and over grown with clover. Made finding your golf ball very difficult. None of the traps had any sand.

Not worth the money at all.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from The Ridge Golf & Gardens on 05/30/2018:
On behalf of The Ridge Golf & Gardens staff, we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
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theridgegolf
Commented On 2018-07-10T21:48:24.000+00:00

Thank you for your review and your visit to The Ridge. We ask you to keep in mind, the course was in receivership for the last 3 years. That led to multiple years of very minimal water, fertilizer and upkeep on the entire course. Under the new ownership, we are making strides daily to improve the overall play of the course.

This is a major undertaking of fixing irrigation, equipment updates, reseeding, transplanting, and most importantly green repair.

We invite you to return, but request you allow some time for the planned updates to occur. We promise you will see constant improvements month by month.

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theridgegolf
Commented On 2018-06-04T13:56:05.000+00:00

Thank you for your review and your visit to The Ridge. We ask you to keep in mind, the course was in receivership for the last 3 years. That led to multiple years of very minimal water, fertilizer and upkeep on the entire course. Under the new ownership, we are making strides daily to improve the overall play of the course.

This is a major undertaking of fixing irrigation, equipment updates, reseeding, transplanting, and most importantly green repair.

We invite you to return, but request you allow some time for the planned updates to occur. We promise you will see constant improvements month by month.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Getting there

I had played this course in the past when conditions were pretty poor. New owners are obviously putting some effort in improving conditions; the change is noticeable. Not quite completely there yet but, if they can sustain the effort, they will have a nice golf course. I will definitively play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Work in Progress

I liked this course. It has a couple of rough greens, but the staff is trying to fix them and deal with the weather. The layout of the course is pretty straight forward with a couple of dog legs that are sharp.

New club house and new golf carts. Cart path is still pretty rough, but again a work in progress.

For the money I will definitely be back again.

Keep up the good work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track after a rough winter

Greens are in recovery mode and assume the sand traps are part of the current refresh maintenance efforts as appears to be under new ownership. Lots of work ahead but could become a phenomenal track if returned to original conditions. Good luck to the new owners!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst I’ve played!

This was absolutely the worst course ive played. They should have warned us of the condition of the course. Fairways and rough weren’t cut. Greens were patchy and a disaster. The staff was friendly. The clubhouse was updated. It’s obvious it has new owners but I feel like I was robbed for money playing with those conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from The Ridge Golf & Gardens on 05/14/2018:
Hello, on behalf of The Ridge Golf & Gardens b staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
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JimmyMarysville
Commented On 2018-05-27T23:21:24.000+00:00

Brock, we apologize for your experience. The course was going through bankruptcy for 3 years. We took control of it at the end of last year and the endless winter didnt help us get the course back in shape as fast as we would have liked. We are all hoping you will come back as we have made significant improvements in just the last few weeks. In another few months with some help from mother nature we expect you will have a dramatically different golf experience!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Needs work

Have played this course in the past and it needs a lot of work to get back to where it was before. Greens are bumpy, spots and need grass. Fairways need grass and are hard. Nice layout just needs a lot of work. Might be good for beginners.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from The Ridge Golf & Gardens on 06/05/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
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theridgegolf
Commented On 2018-07-10T21:50:09.000+00:00

Thank you for your review and your visit to The Ridge. We ask you to keep in mind, the course was in receivership for the last 3 years. That led to multiple years of very minimal water, fertilizer and upkeep on the entire course. Under the new ownership, we are making strides daily to improve the overall play of the course.

This is a major undertaking of fixing irrigation, equipment updates, reseeding, transplanting, and most importantly green repair.

We invite you to return, but request you allow some time for the planned updates to occur. We promise you will see constant improvements month by month.

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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

New management

The course is under new management and they are making an overhaul on the course. New sod on the greens, etc. Its a work in progress but still a great value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shocking how bad

Such a shame. Not one good thing to say. It’s unplayable. We should have walked off.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Response from The Ridge Golf & Gardens on 05/09/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Ridge Golf & Gardens, in the Marysville, OH area. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.
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theridgegolf
Commented On 2018-06-04T14:01:51.000+00:00

Thank you for your review and your visit to The Ridge. We ask you to keep in mind, the course was in receivership for the last 3 years. That led to multiple years of very minimal water, fertilizer and upkeep on the entire course. Under the new ownership, we are making strides daily to improve the overall play of the course.

This is a major undertaking of fixing irrigation, equipment updates, reseeding, transplanting, and most importantly green repair.

We invite you to return, but request you allow some time for the planned updates to occur. We promise you will see constant improvements month by month.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Played late in the season so didn't expect great conditions but... Several holes were virtually unplayable because they were completely covered in leaves (couldn't find a ball in the fairway or on the green). Most greens were damaged (fungus?) to the point of having to move your ball to be able to attempt a put.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from The Ridge on 12/01/2017:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, The Ridge in the Columbus area. We're very sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best conditions on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback so we may work towards any necessary improvements. It looks like you did enjoy our staff so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.
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