Hunters Ridge Golf Course
|Silver (W)||72||5505 yards||72.0||119|
|Gold (W)||72||5090 yards||69.3||115|
|Green M: 74.5/132||388||520||422||166||392||590||423||170||431||3502||420||435||523||361||189||335||201||613||428||3505||7007|
|Blue M: 72.4/126||365||508||387||142||361||558||389||153||409||3272||385||398||504||346||178||302||189||544||409||3255||6527|
|White M: 70.2/116||348||480||372||109||338||530||361||119||382||3039||378||386||481||323||134||253||134||500||380||2969||6008|
|Silver M: 67.5/119 W: 72.0/119||331||478||334||105||335||482||356||115||325||2861||361||330||416||275||132||250||130||410||340||2644||5505|
|Gold W: 69.3/115||292||426||319||89||276||447||306||102||317||2574||318||321||410||263||123||225||125||401||330||2516||5090|
An Above Average Public Facility
I've played Hunter's Ridge proably 20-25 times in my life. Today was my first round of 2018. Overall, it was an enjoyable time and the course played fairly.
The Good: The staff at Hunter's is always really friendly, starting with the head pro on down. Despite the difficult weather we've had this year in Iowa, The Tees, fairways and greens are all in good condition. The course plays fairly fast and firm, and is a little brown around the edges, which I like.
The Average: Hunter's is just an average layout. I really like the first 12 holes. They are more open and linksy. Then it turns into target golf from 13-17. The 13th hole is really narrow with hazards on both sides. 14-16 includes 2 long par 3s and a short risk/reward par 4 that is all risk with minimal reward. The 17th hole is a really difficult par 5 with a semi-blind tee shot that has always seemed out of place to me. Then 18 gets back to a more open/linksy feel.
The Not So Good: The condition of the bunkers at Hunter's Ridge has been a mess for a long time. Sadly they haven't really gotten better. There are a few pot bunkers that should probably just be filled in. Additionally it always seems like they have 1 or 2 pin placements that are borderline silly.
I went back and forth on 3 or 4 stars for this course. I settled on 4 stars because it does have more positives than negatives, and I would recommend playing it.
Four of us drove about an hour to play this excellent course. Using GolfNow we played for an excellent price. If you are going to score on here you better get it done in the first 12 holes because the last 6 are tough, including a couple of very challenging par 3's (even tougher in the wind today). The greens were fantastic; very fast but fantastic. I shot 79 but four of those were penalty strokes that I absolutely deserved. We will be back to play again this summer!
beautiful course, good people, good time. one thing, course does not drain well, went after it rained at night, alot of standing water, sand traps full of water
Very nice place to play. Bunkers we the only suspect part. They need to clean them up a around the edges. But overall very nice course. Greens rolled great for the time of year I played. Will certainly go back. Staff was great also!
Great day, perfect 80° afternoon
What a great day! Perfect weather ,excellent from tee to green! Course was well maintained, greens rolled true. The staff is very friendly and fun to chat with. This course will challenge any game!
Beautiful layout, course needs help!
I played this course years ago shortly after it first opened. It was one of the area's premier tracks. Times have changed! Traps need sand, tee boxes were ragged with little grass on many and greens were bumpy. Our late winter mY have contributed, but I would wait a while to return. Other courses we ha e played in the areaover the past couple of weeks were in much better condition.