Championship at Ridgecrest Golf Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6918 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6918 yards 73.1 134
Black 72 6309 yards 70.4 124
Gold 72 5807 yards 67.7 118
Gold (W) 72 5807 yards 73.1 130
Blue (W) 72 5186 yards 69.4 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews


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"Decent challenge and variety, especially playing from the back"


sorenj's avatar
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Idaho Advisor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

While Boise has a host of nice course there are not a lot you can play with a rating of 73+ and slope of 135, even from the back. Ridgecrest give you just that.

At nearly 7000 yards, there is plenty of length on this course. Large waste areas throughout the course are a mixed hazard; you can get a lot of roll on them extending your drive, but you will be hitting off rocky sand on your second shot, so if you don't pick it clean you might be doing the whole thing over again on your third.

There is also a decent amount of water on the course, including in play ponds on three of the par 3's (one with water left, one right, and one you must carry). Even if you don't play the back tees, the (very) elevated first shot on the 236 yard par 3 12th hole is not to be missed. I placed a 6 iron pin high, just to the left of the green (the pond on the right hand side of the green might, or might not, have been on my mind as I hit).

The finishing hole is a run winding par 5 that might be reachable for a big hitter, it is well under than 500 yards if you *don't* cut a bit off the corner. Having said that, there is a nice bunker complex in front of the green. Laying up right in front of the bunkers leaves you only about 90 to the center of the green and a very good chance to finish your round with par or better.

Ridgecrest has always been in great shape every time I have played out there (it's a bit of a commute from my house, so I don't play it as often as I'd like).

Pace of play is seldom and issue either in my experience (although the group in front of me yesterday spent entirely too much time on the putting surface).

The service in the pro-shop and clubhouse in general is always good as well. Grounds crews and players assistants at this course are also uncommonly helpful (I was even offered a ride up the rather steep 17th fairway, which I passed on) and friendly.

The other sets of tees are easier and set at angles that make the holes more approachable, so the course can really be played by a golfer of any skill level (on the par 5 7th, for example, the back tees were about 70 yards back of the next set of tees yesterday). Ridgecrest is a bit of a gem that probably doesn't get the attention it deserves in the valley because of it's Nampa location. Try it out, I think you'll like it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Worth the time and money"


promarket's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Nice course for the average golfer (me). Course is in excellent condition. Greens are very well maintained. Not a lot of difficulty but don't get greedy, especially on the shorter holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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