Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club

3.1053000000 3.1 stars from 5 (19)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6712 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 34450 Whispering Oaks Blvd, Ridge Manor, Florida 33523, Hernando County
  • (352) 608-4800
  • (352) 608-4801
  • www.ridgemanoroaksgolf.com

Year built: 1954
Architect(s): Hans Schmeisser
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6712 yards 71.9 128
Blue 72 6313 yards 70.0 120
White 72 6055 yards 68.7 116
Red 72 5162 yards 69.8 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 19 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

12 out of 18 reviews


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Reviews


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"Horrible shape and unfriendly staff."


Tailyn7506159's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

If you enjoy hitting into fairways that are mostly weeds; if you enjoy sand traps that are more like dried up lake basins with clumps of weeds growing here or there; if you enjoy putting on greens that are more brown and tan; or putting over dried tire tracks, then this might be the course for you. But you might have a problem with the staff who was not very friendly or helpful. We also had to play the back 9 twice because the front 9 had been closed for the past two weeks and the staff had no idea when it would be open again. We've played almost 50 different courses and have never had to play the same side twice. Hopefully this will save someone from the same disappointment that we experienced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Monday golf group"


WW's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

I read some of the reviews and back in 2013 the course apparently was in a lot better condition then we found it today. In all fairness, the front nine was closed, they were aerating the greens. We played the back nine twice. It was in terrible condition, the fairways had a limited amount of grass and some of that was weeds. The greens were completely shot, although I did putt well on them. Even at a reduced rate of $18, that was plenty. There were six of us and we all felt the same about the condition. I was told to scratch it of our list. It needs a lot of work, and I do not see the money there to accomplish that.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"This course needs work"


7866822's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was told that they no longer except Golf Now . I had to pay the daily rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Please Rain!!"


budman11's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/9/2013
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Reviewed on

The course seemed a bit rough when we played it but in fairness it has been a very dry spring and most of the winter grasses are dying off now in early April. Many large oak trees contributed to leaf strewn greens and debris laying on the surfaces. Fairways were pretty sparse for grass with too many bare lies. Ladies tee boxes were good for the shorter hitters and made the course quite playable. Plenty of sand but the traps were not in good shape. A thin layer of sand on top of a clay like base made sand shots very unpredictable. Tee boxes in generally poor condition, dry and hard. The couse winds through a subdivision and has several holes that are a little tight with trees or houses on one or both sides. Back 9 is more open then the front 9. Only bathroom facilities are the main clubhouse (older facility) but you do come back to it on the 4th and 9th holes. Gas golf carts are a plus. Priced OK when purchased on Golf Now. Course is fairly flat and a fair test but would benefit greatly from some rain and a little TLC. Staff is cordial and they seem like they are trying to improve the course but they have a ways to go yet. As a first time player better hole diagrams would be helpful, I really didnt pick the right line every time and without the aid of GPS I found myself in some lateral waste bunkers after I thought I had hit a pretty good tee shot.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"love those `dunes`"


tjgreene's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/7/2013
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Reviewed on

the setup is good,the greens are nice.I especially love thedunes side..very challenging.. I Will Be Back to this One..kudos to the course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"course is in good shape"


bigron2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/25/2013
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Reviewed on

the price is right it is in good shape is like playing two different courses


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


"Nice challenging course for the money!"


shermcriss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/11/2013
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Reviewed on

I enjoyed the layout - very challenging! Course in fair condition!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/29/2013
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Reviewed on

The course has a nice layout although some fairways are a little tight with houses lining the way. The greens are ok, fairly fast and relatively smooth. The sand traps are good but a lot of the waste traps need to be dressed better. Overall, the course seems to get a little better each year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in good shape, although a couple of greens had a few thin spots. Course not busy."


davidr946's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/18/2013
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Reviewed on

New ownership four years ago has put lot of effort into restoring course. A couple of greens had a few thin spots, but otherwise they were in good shape for mid-January, and putted true. Fairways in good shape. Not a lot of places to get into trouble unless you are spraying shots. I liked the idea of waste areas on the back nine. Lady in clubhouse was proshop attendant and waitress, but quite chatty and friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"good layout, fair to women and 3 tees for the men to choose from."


tcnes17's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/08/2013

Reviewed on

It's a good course in excellent condition and you will use every club in your bag, great staff and very fairly priced. If you haven't played this course since 12/01/2012 you haven't played it, it's in perfect condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great time. Great course flow. Good condition. Enjoyed playing."


cnes9461's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2012
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Reviewed on

You will enjoy this course. Challenging and in good condition.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"real value for money"


Fred6082807's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2012
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Reviewed on

very interesting course<br/> not extremely difficult, but not too easy either<br/> makes you think about which club to use<br/> excellent value for money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoy the two different layouts (front from back)."


MrBassomatic's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2012
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Reviewed on

The course tries to maintain and improve it's condition.<br/> Certainly under played. Had the course all to ourselves when we played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Low quality"


catturner's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/7/2012
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Reviewed on

Although the course was green due to winter rye, it is in need of attention. Erratic layout makes the flow seem sporadic. Unless there is no other place to play, would not go back, even at Golf Now rates.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"course was closed for several years but is coming along"


Renehalligan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2012
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Reviewed on

Had the place pretty much to ourselves, the greens were fast and true but they were evened out with sand, this didn't look pretty but made an even putting surface that was better than holes and bumps. the front 9 and some tremendous old oak trees with draping moss. there were houses on the course but not too close. the back nine was the best, no houses, links style but no high grass, pretty waste bunkers. no lost balls during round, this course is coming along after being closed for several years, it is nice to have it back. pretty easy course, gives women a big break. great for couples


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"hard to do the above when you can not get the slide buttons to work"


apgarfarm's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2012
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Reviewed on

there were 3 of us, and we really had a great time.. The only problem, was when we went to the club house for a bathroom break, the clubhouse was closed and could not find any other facilities at all. The course seems to be in good shape, a little work needed in the fairways, but they had just seeded as well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don't waste your time or money.........BBBAAADDD"


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2012
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Reviewed on

Stay away from this one.This has to be one of the worst courses I have ever played and I only played nine holes and asked for my money back, which was a first for us.Course was in very poor shape-greens-tees-fairways-bunkers,we will NEVER go back to this one and I mean NEVER


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This course has a variaty of holes."


roger2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/4/2012
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Reviewed on

The holes are very different dog legs right, dog legs left, some have water others have trees and some very open.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Similar to Wedgefield GC, Indian Lake Estates G&CC, & Swiss Fairways GC"


extennisnowgolfer's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2011
First time playing

Reviewed on

Typical Florida course in subdivision. Tight & tough tree lined course. Very rough around edges. Not manicured at all. Fairways/tee boxes sparse. Roughs are rough. Greens decent speed though. Will not play again when in area. Great Hot Deal price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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