1. Alex326 Posted: 08/19/20 5:02p Member Since: Nov 20, 2015 From: Monterey, Ca
Played Ridge Creek with an early 6:30 AM tee time. In short the course is in EXCELLENT condition. Fairways were the highlight at an easy 9-9.5. Fairways were just absolutely great. Very lush with ... Continue »
Played Ridge Creek with an early 6:30 AM tee time. In short the course is in EXCELLENT condition. Fairways were the highlight at an easy 9-9.5. Fairways were just absolutely great. Very lush with a nice deep emerald greed hue to them. Greens were very nice as well and rated at an 8. Greens were the typical Ridge Creek soft and easily holding well struck shots. The one down side of always having soft greens are they can at times be littered with pitch marks. Today wasn’t too bad at all.
Tee boxes were also looking very nice. Even the short par 3 boxes were in great shape with minimal divot damage.
Sand traps were more hard back dirt than anything else with one having a number of small pebbles in it.
POP was decent. Given the triple digit heat expected everyone was out early with groups going off on 1 and 10 so we waited on most tee boxes but it wasn’t too bad. Still finished in under 4 hours.
Conditions make Ridge Creek a must play right now and well worth even the rack rate. They do charge an extra $10 for a single cart. Course is flat with short transfers so it’s an easy walk.
2. rgm2525 Posted: 07/23/20 8:33p Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: chatsworth
Played 7-23-20 early morning walking as a single and finishing in 2 hours 45 minutes. Tee boxes were in good shape, mostly level with good coverage and minimal divot damage on par threes. Fairways wer... Continue »
Played 7-23-20 early morning walking as a single and finishing in 2 hours 45 minutes. Tee boxes were in good shape, mostly level with good coverage and minimal divot damage on par threes. Fairways were in great shape, very lush with nice lies and decent roll out. Rough along fairways is in good shape and cut pretty low, outside that is long thick and nasty. Was not in any bunkers, but they all looked pretty wet with some standing water in some. It looked like they may have added a little sand to the greenside bunkers so hopefully they are going to do some work on them. Greens were really nice, rolling smooth with medium speed and very soft. Overall course is in really good shape and worth playing. Always wish this course was a little closer so I could play it more often.
Just wanted to post some specials on behalf of a big supporter of Greenskeeper.org - Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club.
We had an outing up there in March, the course is awesome - read the reviews.
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Ridge Creek will be hosting a 9-hole event the...
Just got off the phone with the one of the Golf Pros there at Dinuba. There is a Yardage Book for sale in the Pro Shop to get the lay of the land. I cannot stress how important a book like this for a course you are unfamiliar. It would be a Great investment!
Essentially there is no rule of thu...
If you can bang it out there at least 230 on the fly, don't layup from the tee. Knock it over the bunker on the right. The hole sets up to be much more receptive to approach shots coming in from the right side and even if you spray it right, there is plenty of open space although you might have some difficult rough to contend with.
Aim just left of bunkers on right. Second shot to trap on right will give you around 100 in. There is a waste area on the left. Kiss your ball good bye if you find yourself in that junk. I did and I was lucky if you want to call it that. The heather will, if you're lucky, only cost you a stroke.