Grand Ridge Golf Club
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Grand Ridge Golf Club

500 Willowdale Blvd, Luling,Louisiana,70070
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description
Grand Ridge Golf Club formerly named Willowdale Country Club is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Luling, Louisiana.

Grand Ridge Golf Club first opened for play in 1968. The course was designed by Everett Alleman. Willowdale closed in November 2010 and was reopened with new owners as Grand Ridge Golf Club in 2011. According to to public record, the assets of Willowdale Country Club were purchased by the new 2011 owners for $620,908.37.

Carved out of the swamplands of St. Charles Parish, Grand Ridge Golf Club has water hazards that come into play on 10 of the 18 holes. This tree lined course places a premium on accurate tee shots to be well positioned on the fairways. Their Greens are also Bermuda and are well known for a “nice roll.” The signature hole is #2, a 518-yard, Dog Leg Left, par 5, requiring a tee shot over a pond up a narrow, tree-lined fairway.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,853 yards. From the foward tees the course plays to 5,517 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 13, a par-5 that plays to 545 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 6, a par-3 that plays to 120 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 5, a 428 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Willowdale Country Club is # 14 a 175 yard par-3.

Four demanding par 5's highlight the Grand Ridge Golf Course. The back nine's signature 15th hole plays over water off the tee, and golfers negotiating the slight dogleg left can reward themselves with birdie possibilities. Blue: yards 6853, rating 73.8, slope 140 White: yards 6368, rating 72.1, slope 136 Gold: yards 5938, rating 70.5, slope 132 Red: yards 5517, rating 73.4, slope 128