Ridgemark Golf & Country Club

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3.3
223
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
110
3 Stars
61
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
79.5%
Recommend this course
185 out of 223 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
11
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
4.2
Layout
3.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
31
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6926
Slope 131
Rating 73.5
Tucked away between the mountains and foothills of the Gabilan and Diablo Ranges, Ridgemark Golf & Country Club enjoys a peaceful, secluded setting. San Benito County has been especially hard hit by drought and as a way to make the best of a tough situation, the decision was made to combine the club's two championship courses into one, more challenging layout. Golfers who loved the former courses need not worry. The best holes have been incorporated in the new layout along with the addition of some new and interesting holes, like the tough risk-reward seventh hole. The golf course has plenty of challenges in store including doglegs, strategically placed bunkers, tree-lined fairways, and water hazards. At just shy of 7,000 yards from the back tees, there are some long holes that are especially tough but you'll get some great mountain views from the elevated tees.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6926 yards 73.5 131
White 72 6420 yards 71.3 127
White (W) 72 6420 yards 76.2 133
Gold 72 6118 yards 70.1 124
Gold (W) 72 6118 yards 74.1 126
Red (W) 72 5739 yards 72.1 120
Red 72 5739 yards 68.5 121

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Blue grass
Greens Blue grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.3
223

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Brunch 10
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 17
Elevation Changes 12
Undulating Greens 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Advanced Golfers 12
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
In the 'Burbs 9

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great price and good course

I haven’t played here in a while and I heard they renovated and I must say was for the better the course is in great condition. We had to wait a bit for frost delay but we didn’t mind let us warm up since it was colder than usual. You must watch for signs to let you know where next tee box is that can get a little tricky but it’s manageable. Must say great value for course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fast and true greens

The greens played fast and true despite having the spongy type grass.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Ridgemark in Hollister

Scenic, with several ponds filled with geese. Nice picturesque homes, view of mountain range. My only gripe was all the $2 charges from Golfnow, that I cannot figure out.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average course, no food or drink on course so bring your own

Going downhill regarding basic food service on the course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

For intermediate to enjoy.

Have been coming here many times. Great staffs. Friendly service. Reasonable price. Golf cart with soft cushions is awesome. I haven’t seen it anywhere else. Recommend to play there.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too Wet

The course is over watered. The fairways and greens were holding water. I created rooster tails on my putts. The course played as if it has been raining for a week. No roll on drive ball plugged when it hit the fairway and totally stopped in the rough.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ridgemark

Decent course, used to be a thriving place but has gone downhill with no drink or food cart service!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Course is bumpy and dry. Had a lot of fun. Definitely helped to have a local in our foursome otherwise we would have gotten lost out there!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good greens but major gopher infestation

Gopher mounds everywhere. The course is laid out ok. The greens and low cost of a round make it worthwhile

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

You need GPS to navigate the course

The course is in good shape except for the bunkers. Hole layout is funky with a mix of holes from the previous 36 hole design.

Pros: fun course, good condition

Cons: No Marshall’s, no oversight of less than courtious golfers, watch out for the dreaded groups of 6 or more players.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gone down hill

Used to be 2 decent 18-hole courses. But has been changed to one course with a mix of calls from each course. Conditions were not good and very difficult to follow course in general. Shame it’s gone downhill so much

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is fun to play.

The course is in pretty good shape. It appears that they are working on the bunkers. They really need it.

The sand is real hard.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

I Remember

Having lived here for years and playing this course just a much, I am frustrated at the deterioration of this once great track(s).

Used to be two courses but due to greed and politics, it now has become one course of different holes from both courses with the sum being a not so good at all.

Greens are inconsistent from hole to hole which is very frustrating. Some fairways are so thin that your hitting off of dirt on a lot of approach shots.

Maybe things will get better in the future as I can remember when this place was a great place to play golf.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great coarse, staff unfriendly

I’ve played here before and enjoy the coarse, the chance to hit houses and birds in the same day is always fun, but the old man checking everyone in said our crew was running late when we were there early rushes us to the tee box again early only to be followed by a five some that all had their own carts? Aside from that guy being rude it was a good day. Hole placements were tough and it was all in pretty good shape, the layout is weird since they consolidated the courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A Pleasant Surprise

First time playing Ridgemark. From the reviews I expected a somewhat dilapidated track with dry mangy greens. Instead, I enjoyed a well-kept and challenging course with nice greens. Not great or lush by any means, but quite nice. Our 3-some finished 18 holes in 4:15 with very little waiting.

You can tell that the design calls for much more water in play than is present. There are a handful of dry ponds and creeks. But that's just the nature of this area in California with the recent water restrictions. The distances between some greens and the next tees are longer than normal, but the strolls are generally flat and through a nice neighborhood. It's not a factor.

I thought the length and some of the elevation gains were challenging and the wind became a factor after noon. Again, that's just what you have to expect with the temperature differences between this valley and the nearby coast.

Overall, I had a good time and I will add Ridgemark to my rotation.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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