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4.2
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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5
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.5
89.1%
Recommend this course
69 out of 79 reviews
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4.2
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
6
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.9
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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4.2
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6968 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.1
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Cinder Ridge Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6968 yards 73.1 139
Blue 72 6643 yards 71.8 136
White 72 6236 yards 70.1 132
Gold 72 5780 yards 67.7 126
Red 72 4840 yards 68.0 119
Scorecard for Cinder Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.8/136 412 569 420 201 373 182 429 628 385 3599 427 570 408 165 392 325 165 413 504 3369 6968
Blue M: 71.4/133 396 554 410 189 361 175 398 598 363 3444 385 560 390 151 368 325 133 398 489 3199 6643
White M: 69.7/129 368 527 350 169 343 158 381 576 357 3229 363 530 334 142 347 325 132 372 462 3007 6236
Gold M: 67.3/123 W: 72.6/127 340 500 320 155 328 140 363 505 326 2977 335 470 318 123 325 325 125 346 436 2803 5780
Red W: 67.6/117 250 420 265 145 225 135 285 492 306 2523 245 410 230 123 245 280 112 266 406 2317 4840
Handicap 9 3 5 11 13 17 7 1 15 12 2 4 18 8 16 14 10 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Kappos (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.2
79 Reviews (79)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 11
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 10
Locals 8
Seniors 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13

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4.0
First Time Playing

Some Quirky Holes, but Solid Overall

Went to Cinder Ridge and teed off at 5:45 AM on a Saturday morning. I brought my push cart & walked 18. Cinder Ridge is not the easiest course to walk, but as a 23 year old former collegiate athlete, I was fine. The front 9 features some really quirky holes that have blind tee shots. However, the back 9 was absolutely fantastic. I appreciate the uniqueness of the course design, even though there are a few holes that are bizarre. The course was in fantastic shape (other than the 18th fairway on other side of water.... Think sprinklers were left on way too long). The bunkers are in impeccable shape, which you don’t see at my public courses in the area. I’d definitely recommend playing at least once. Not everyone’s cup of tee, but it’s good to get out of your comfort zone every now and then.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Issuing our cart..

Enjoyed the course.. but I just bought new irons and wanted to spend some time on the practice range hitting my new clubs.. got there an hour early before our tee time and they would not give us a cart until 20 minutes before our tee time. I play a lot of golf and never had that happen to me.. Plus the driving range was not very close to the club house.. Ridiculous!!! That is the kind of stuff that would keep me from playing there again..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cinder Ridge - Always a great course to play

Despite all of the wet weather this course has been in the best overall condition of all the courses I played in during April, May and June. It is always well manicured and with sand in the traps. There are challenges in playing here with blind shots off s few tees and precision required. I just love this course even though I usually only score in the 90's. I score in the 80's at times on easy courses at times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great shape and layout

COURSE IS in great shape especially with all the rain we’ve had. The layout is fair and challenging. It’s a golf shot making course, not a bomb and wedge to the green. Love that about Cinder.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cinder Ridge - Very well maintained course

We have had almost daily rain it seems in May. Of all the courses I have played Cinder Ridge had maintained the course to the highest standards! Fairways are very nicely manicured (you can always find your ball). Off the fairway is also cut and easily playable. The greens are also in wonderful condition. Congrats to the head groundskeeper and crew! The staff is always very pleasant. This is a top course and has many challenges due to its layout. You will enjoy this course immensely.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Coarse...Terrible staff.

Owners and staff are openly hostile to Golfnow people! Will never play there again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Long course, great conditions, cool 16th

Great course conditions, well maintained course, lots of cool strategic par 4 holes, good hole by hole recommendations on rocks at tee boxes. 16th hole is short fun mini-island par 3. Good sand wedge or pitching wedge and you are dancing. Two of par 5’s reached almost 600 yds! Wide open fairways made for fun driving off those par 5’s. Clubhouse gentleman very nice and easy going - he had the fun golf spirit and wished all of us a great round of golf! We will be back for sure! 3 hour round on a Friday afternoon! Cannot beat that!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Country course fun to play but they made us wait to give our carts til 10min before tee time bc we booked with golfnow. Had to wait around to get cart and get ready after that it was fine, need to drop that cart rule for golfnow to get ready.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Very nice course

Very nice course with a lot of fun holes, my wife and daughter played and this course is very friendly for the ladies.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Got out at 615

Early round. Staff had dew sweepers ready to go.
Threesome in front of us were slow. Turns out they were waiting on a 4th. Got slower with him. No ranger to get them moving. Passed them at 10, hour 20 min back nine, 2+ hour front. Course was in good condition despite 4 days of mist and drizzle. Greens were fast and true. Will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always fun

Always fun to play here. Whatever green aeration had been reported previously has completely healed. Course in great shape. Note that many of the greens are crowned, and a few putts in 2-3 foot range had enough break to play outside the hole.

We went off early as a 3-some and didn't see another golfer until the turn. Front desk let us go off a few minutes early. 3:35 pace and early bird rate.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Some greens are aerated

We we're not expecting aerated greens. It wasn't every hole and only seemed to affect a couple putts in the foursome. One putt did hit a hole and jump sideways from two feet out from the hole. Otherwise course is in excellent condition. The layout is very challenging since there isn't much room for error if you miss fairways or fly the greens. Lost a lot of balls. Drinks and food are a great deal. Staff is always super nice. Highly recommend playing this course. My group likes to play it regularly.

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

Marty

Great course. Love the layout. Challenging but fair Fairways in good shape. Rough is short, thick but very hittable. Greens recently air rated so a little bumpy on some holes but not bad overall. Would definitely play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

how pleasantly surprised I was

Great course in great shape even after all the rain greens were nice maybe a little soft but that's just the way it was going to be... can't wait to play it when things are a little dryer

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great golf course

Very tough course, great condition. Rough is thick with quick greens. Highly recommend!

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