1st HolePar 4
The opening hole at Ridgeway Country Club is a straight away par four. Aim your tee shot down the right-hand side of the fairway for an ideal angle into the left-to-right sloped green. From this spot, the second shot is also crucial as any ball hit short will be thrown back by the false front making for a frustrating start to your round. A miss short left of the green will be swallowed up by the lone sand bunker. Hitting the green in regulation should ensure par and a great start to your round.
2nd HolePar 5
This short par five presents the first risk-reward tee shot on the course. A drive down the right side of this right-to-left sloped fairway will leave the player with a direct line to the green in hopes of reaching in two. An accurate approach is key, as three bunkers surround this back-to-front sloped green complex. Again, your approach shot is crucial as the narrow opening to this green is made difficult by another false front.
3rd HolePar 4
The third is the longest par four on the course. A drive in the fairway is important here as the uphill second shot is one of the most demanding approach shots at Ridgeway Country Club. A bunker on the left is the green’s only visible defense, but beware the crowned green that will send slightly errant shots wayward.
4th HolePar 5
The fourth is a straight away par five that is only reachable in two for the longer hitters. The blind second shot should be played straight up the hill to ensure a short iron or wedge into the left to right sloped green protected by deep bunkers on either side.
5th HolePar 3
This beautiful, downhill, long par 3 plays to a flat putting surface with bunkers on either side. The visually intimidating water on the right-hand side should not come into play with a well-struck shot. The hole often plays shorter than the number as the fairway and green slope away toward the farm field.
6th HolePar 4
This uphill par four plays easiest with a drive up the left-hand side of the fairway. The second shot plays blind to a green protected by a bunker short right and collection areas behind and right of the putting surface.
7th HolePar 4
The seventh is a medium length par four that sports a left-to-right sloped fairway. The ideal tee shot will be on the right-hand side of the fairway ensuring the optimal angle into the green. A second shot hit to the front of the green will slide off the false front, so hitting the middle of this back-to-front sloped green is ideal.
8th HolePar 3
The second par three on the course features a downhill shot to a left-to-right sloped green. A shot hit right of center will usually end up in the runoff area and sets up a tricky up-and-down, so hitting the green on the left-hand side is key… but beware that a tee shot into the bunker leaves an extremely difficult sand shot that runs away from you.
9th HolePar 4
The finishing hole of the outward nine is a slightly uphill dogleg-left par four. As one of the longest par fours on the course, driving distance is just as important as accuracy. A tee shot past the corner ensures a view of the skinny, back-to-front sloped putting surface that is guarded by large sand traps on either side.
10th HolePar 3
The back nine begins with a medium-long par three with one of the more intriguing greens on the course. This two-tiered green is sloped right-to-left and has a knob on the upper left shelf. If the pin is cut on the upper tier, there is a premium on hitting the green in regulation as there are steep drop offs behind and to the right of the green. The lone bunker short and left protects the lower tier of the putting surface.
11th HolePar 5
The lone dogleg par-5, Hole 11 demands a tee shot down the left-hand side of the fairway if players want a chance at the green in two. This back-to-front sloped green is guarded by two large bunkers and runoff on either side of the green. Staying below this pin is essential, and flying this green will almost always yield a bogey or worse.
12th HolePar 4
A tee shot short and right of the fairway bunker will set you up for success here on this medium-length, dogleg-right par 4. The uphill approach plays blind to a small, right-to-left sloped putting surface that is guarded by a bunker on the right. Playing to the middle of this green yields the best chance at par.
13th HolePar 3
Even though the 13th is short in length, this par 3 packs a fine punch. As is the case on most holes at RCC, the slope and speed of the green is defense line #1, but beware the four greenside bunkers. Misses long or left set up for near impossible up-and-down’s. Stay below the hole off the tee and you’ll escape with par or better.
14th HolePar 4
Like the 13th hole at RCC, the 14th lacks in length but has a strong bite. Landing your tee shot anywhere left of the fairway bunker is ideal. The approach plays uphill to a green surrounded by deep, grass-faced bunkers, making “green in regulation” key. This green complex is one of the trickiest at RCC so take a second look before rolling the rock.
15th HolePar 5
This long par 5 is a true three-shot hole. The 15th green complex is two-tiered and is protected on all sides by bunkers. Hitting the correct tier is critical as a miss lands you in three-putt territory.
16th HolePar 4
The 16th at RCC lulls you to sleep off the tee, but it’s green complex is the most dramatic on the property. Hitting your tee shot to the left-hand side of this bunkerless fairway is the ideal angle for the second shot. Landing your approach shot right of the flag is preferred as the extremely right-to-left sloped green should allow the ball to feed back left toward the hole location. Taking this approach is risky, as a shot missed to the right of the green almost always yields bogey… at best.
17th HolePar 3
The shortest par 3 at RCC. Depending on the hole location, the 17th can play as the easiest or most difficult of our short holes. The lone greenside bunker protects a top-right pin, while the dramatic back-to-front slope can be used to guide an approach to a front pin. Choose your club wisely as this hole plays deceptively uphill.
18th HolePar 5
The home hole at RCC gives way to red numbers if played down the middle. This medium-length par 5 demands a tee ball down the right-hand side of the fairway if you have hopes of reaching in two. A large Hackberry tree guards the left side of the fairway and knocks down misses and good shots alike. The lone bunker protects this generous putting surface on the right-hand side.