River Ridge Golf Course
About River Ridge Golf Course
Steeped in deep tradition, River Ridge golf course has been around since 1906. Originally called the Wapsipinicon Golf Course, the layout features three sets of tee boxes for a fun, but challenging golf experience. Mature trees line many of the holes. Renovations to aid in flood control have resulted in four new greens and additional holes.
Tips for Playing River Ridge
Best way to play 1st hole:
Driving accuracy is key. Hit the fairway and hit your second shot to your favorite distance. The third shot is very important and aiming for the center of the green is a good game plan. Don’t get suckered off the edges.
Best Par 5:
The seventh hole is a 475 yard birdie opportunity. A good drive from the elevated tee can set up a chance to go for the green in two shots. Be wary of the pond at the front left of the elevated green.
Best Par 3:
The newly designed 4th hole has a beautiful green complex with ample bunkering and flanked by water. Distance control is important on your tee shot.
Toughest holes on the course:
Holes 1 and 2 are most challenging for the average player. Their length and design make reaching the greens in regulation fairly difficult. Hole 6 is one of the signature holes on the course. A well placed tee shot carries the gully and sets up a second shot to a nice green complex. A birdie may energize you for the closing holes.
Coming down the stretch, holes 7, 8, and 9 are scoring opportunities. Hole 7 is a shorter par 5, Hole 8 a straight forward Par 3 with an elevated green, and the 9th hole is a short par 4 where a good drive sets up a short pitch to a large green.