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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 7209 yards
Slope 132
Rating 75.1

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Architect Jerry Slack (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Iowa (2019 #8)

Reviews

4.4
4 Reviews (4)
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Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Iowa Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Northwest Iowa Gem

I've been interested in playing The Ridge for a few years and finally got my chance today. What a hidden gem in Northwest Iowa! I had an absolute blast on this fun and challenging layout.

The front 9 and the back 9 are separated by a street, and are fairly isolated from each other. The front 9 is flatter, and seemed a bit easier for me. The back 9 has a little bit of elevation change, leading to a few blind shots and a little more interesting set of holes.

The layout has great variety. I used a different club for each par 3, which is very rare. Two of the par 5s are reachable in two, while the other two par 5s are real 3 shotters. The par 4s range from medium to long. My only real complaint about the layout is there aren't any drivable par 4s.

The condition of The Ridge is immaculate! The greens are firm and roll fast and true. The fairways are good and the rough is thick but playable. My only nit on condition is, at least when I played, the green surrounds were a bit sticky, so even on holes where it looked like you could bounce it on, the ball didn't want to bounce on.

My favorite hole is the par 5, 15th hole. You tee off to an elevated fairway, before plunging downhill to a green 250 yards away. The green is guarded by a bunker in front and water left. A great risk/reward par 5!

Overall, I'd play The Ridge every day if I could. It is a really fun golf course, that gives you a chance to score, but still presents enough challenge that it's not boring! I can't recommend it highly enough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course, but watch for slow play.

Course played well. But avoid league nights/days, as they let groups of 6-8 play together, and nobody lets you play through, so you’ll be there a while.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

April Golf

Played course many times and was a member. Don't get out much anymore but took the opportunity recently on a warm April day. Course coming through winter ok and in good shape considering time of year. Will always come home and play this course as its best around for 25 miles in my opinion.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent course...

Hidden gem. Fast well kept greens. Good clubhouse. Played from the blues and was challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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