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The Ridge Golf Club
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The Ridge Golf Club

2595 Ridge Rd, Sioux Center,Iowa,51250
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

The Ridge Golf Club is a Public 18-hole golf course located in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The Ridge Golf Club opened for play in 2009. The course was designed by Jerry Slack. The Ridge Golf Club plays to 7,209 yards from the back tees and the par is 71.

The Ridge Golf Club was built on the site of the Vermeer Family Farm, in the family from 1882-2006. The course is designed and constructed in and around two large drainage basins that are divided by a prominent "ridge" upon which the clubhouse area is located. Each basin contains 9 holes laid out in a parkland-style arrangement. Views from both the residential and mixed-use commercial areas are generally downhill across a park-like setting and are frequently a mile across to the next residential area. This gives the course a very open and unrestricted feeling creating comfortable playing conditions and the ideal relationship to and for the homes and businesses that are adjacent.

The course has five sets of tees on each hole so golfers of all skill levels can enjoy a fair challenge but be able to play appropriate lengths of holes and distances commensurate with their abilities. A very large range is also provided with very realistic green and fairway targets arranged to facilitate varied shots of all distances and directions. The range is also oriented into the prevailing wind and slightly downhill so that carry and shot trajectory will provide the best possible feedback from a visual standpoint. In addition, a large short game area rounds out the practice facilities. This area features many variable chipping and pitching opportunities as well as multiple bunkers to simulate any shots needed on the course. Four significant lakes varying in size from one to several acres provide an aesthetic bonus as well as enhance playing strategy. These lakes also double as stormwater and drainage facilities.

Short hitters and inaccurate strikers will not fare well on this course as the rough, bunkers, fescue, and water are unfriendly.