Hunters Ridge Golf Course

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4.4
60
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
99.5%
Recommend this course
59 out of 60 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
13
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
13 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
22
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7007
Slope 132
Rating 74.5
Type Public
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Hunters Ridge Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 7007 yards 74.5 132
Blue 72 6527 yards 72.4 126
White 72 6008 yards 70.2 116
Silver 72 5505 yards 67.5 119
Silver (W) 72 5505 yards 72.0 119
Gold (W) 72 5090 yards 69.3 115
Scorecard for Hunters Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 6 10 14 8 16 2 12 18 4 13 9 5 1 11 15 17 7 3
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 12 4 8 16 14 2 10 18 6 7 9 1 11 13 17 15 5 3

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season High Season: May 1st – August 31st
Architect Bob Lohmann (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.4
60

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Water Hazards 8
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 8
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

hunters ridge

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

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

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

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Hunters Ridge Golf Course on 05/09/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Hunters Ridge Golf Course in the Marion, Iowa area, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so may work on any necessary improvements. However, we're glad you received a good value for your round and had a fun time on the course. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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