Cinder Ridge Golf Course

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4.1
66
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
81.0%
Recommend this course
57 out of 66 reviews
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3.9
11
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
14
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6968
Slope 139
Rating 73.1
Type Public
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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

4.1
66

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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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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout Challenging. Well worth playing.

I've been wanting to play Cinder Ridge for years and I was not disappointed when I finally booked a round and made the Friday Afternoon drive. Took about an hour with fast moving traffic but it was worth the drive.

I was concerned before due to the reviews that I now find completely out of line and unlike my experience. While Cinder Ridge does not deliver a glamorous experience, it absolutely delivers a great and unique golf experience for anyone that appreciates the game for what it is.

Fairways, fringes, greens, bunkers, and rough were all in excellent condition. Many fun and interesting elevation changes. The rough on this day was thick enough to cause difficulty but not so thick that you can't find your ball. That's a plus for speeding up play. Our threesome played behind an incredibly slow senior pair and we still finished 18 in 3hours 48minutes. The only discomfort I found: a number of annoying bugs on the front nine that just wouldn't quit until I reached for the spray.

The par 5s are very long, bending, and contrast with the the par 3s which are dead straight and on the shorter side but with small greens which demand precision. Loved how the edges fall off on some parts of some of these greens. Greens were tight and fast on this day. Some players ahead were careless in fixing their ball marks but I covered for them as I always will.

The bunkers are plentiful, large, and well placed and well cared for. Mostly they are a flat, shallow, pan-style that provides a flat lie with clean, smooth, and consistent sand. Perfectly playable.

Pleasantly surprised to find so many doglegs here. By my count 10 of the holes had bends ranging from gentle to extreme. The course begins with three doglegs that are significant enough that you cannot see the green from the tee. Of the many memorable holes, I found a 577 yard dog left # 8 that is a monster which should be a Par 6. #9 is a short hole that takes a hard 90 degree left turn. #12 requires a laser straight drive through a narrow chute that I haven't seen outside of PGA events. #16 Par3 over water provides an interesting look and you really don't want to miss this green like I did.

I took a big number here on this first round playing here. I had a ridiculous number of penalty strokes which were all entirely my fault. I'll be happily returning for another try!

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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Booked on the internet. Course requires that internet bookers tee off at the exact booking time. We played the course twice in the same week and with no starter the staff sent other golfers off at our tee time both times. There is no discipline. Play was slow.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not Worth the Money

Played here after a 15 year hiatus. I didn't think much of the course back then having played it a handful of times and nothing has really changed over that time period; with the exception of a lot of trees lost during the tornado back in 2015 it is a little more open than what I remember

Course feels similar to many you see in central IL, where they are simply cut out of the woods. There's not many memorable holes here and the greens were poor with many patches of semi-dead spots where your ball would jump and bounce while putting. Rough was long, but likely that way due to recent rain. Serviceable clubhouse with pro-shop & restaurant with typical food at the turn.

Pace of play was slow as well. In my opinion, overall there are many better choices in this area: Heritage Bluffs & Kankakee Elks being two that come to mind.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor service

I felt people's who worked there that day wasn't friendly to Asian golfers!!! They didn't go e me the cart key till 5 minutes before my tee time. All the other hot deal buyers all gone let me alone to play and no rangers around course so slow pace!!! They told I can't get the cart because I have hot deal from golfnow!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not Fun

Course Rough and Fairways on he front 9 were not cut recently, back 9 was much better

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Hidden Gem

Course in great shape . Course has a great layout.

Finished 18 holes in 3 1/2 hours. This is the must play course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great pace and conditions

Played my second round here this year. The course is in great shape , greens fast and true, traps were good.

Fairways were also in great shape. If you have not yet played here, I suggest you do. Played Sunday and were finished under four hours. Staff is very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course is always well kept and challenging. The staff are very friendly. The distance the flags on the driving range are always marked. I play here as often as time allows. However if you don't stay on the fairway bring a lot of balls.

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

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