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4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
87.5%
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4.4
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4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.2
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4.9
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8 out of 8 reviews
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4.3
22 Reviews (22)
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Conditions
4.3
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4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6754 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.8

Formerly known as Marcellus Golf Club and Links at Sunset Ridge.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect John Yuhas (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New York (2018 #23)

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4.2
46 Reviews (46)
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Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too long for me....

Played from the green tees, almost 6200 yards. Too long for me. Should have played the golds (5525). But it was a challenge. Took 4 penalty strokes for lost balls trying to overhit. My bad. Overall not a bad round. 96 counting the 4 PS, and from the long tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course. Long afternoon.

I have played here several times and always enjoy it. Friendly staff. Great website for making tee times. Interesting course. However on certain days they need a marshal on the course to speed up play. One foursome ahead of us was ridiculous. The group directly ahead jumped a hole to finish. Two other players behind us left and walked back to the clubhouse. Other than that, it's a great place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Back after a long absence.

You have to hit the ball where you need to, and avoid trouble. Including the famous RAVINE!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sunset Ridge is a course with a very interesting and enjoyable layout. If you are looking for a course that isn't a cookie cutter design then you will enjoy this one. What make this par 72 unique is the fact that it has six holes of each par. The three's are not overly long and can all be reached with a mid iron or less by the average golfer. The par four's have some length to them to make them not easily reachable with a wedge for your second shot. The par five's all present a unique challenge, with most consisting of rather pronounced dog legs. What makes this course a real challenge is the greens. Most have extreme breaks and require accurate approach shots in order to score well.

The price is more than reasonable, just $35 during the week and $42 on the weekends.

The par 4 16th is the signature hole at Sunset Ridge. A short par four with second shot over a ravine to a green that slopes drastically from back to front.

Not one of the more well known courses in the Syracuse area but that is part of what makes the course great. A hidden gem in the area for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun Challenge

I have considered Sunset Ridge my home course going to back to the early 2000s and have been a member on-and-off during that time, having seen it over the course of most of its history. I recently rejoined for 2021 after a few years away and overall have been favorably impressed by every aspect of the experience with the course under new ownership from a couple years back. The golf course is a truly unique layout with six of each of par 3, 4, and 5 holes. It is pretty forgiving off the tee and there are not many forced carries (a few), however the greens are incredibly nuanced and are among the most challenging In Central New York. Since I rejoined in September the quality of conditioning has only increased through the fall and it is apparent that the superintendent is putting in the work. All of the staff have been friendly and service-minded, overall very helpful. This course is an excellent value and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to try a new course that is a fun but challenging round at a well conditioned course for a reasonable price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

Great course layout. Challenging holes too. Reasonable rates specially during week days. The course is in great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

My new favorite course

Course always well maintained. Staff Very friendly and helpful. Good price for seniors. Thank You. My only complaint is need better signage to each hole, a few holes are confusing. Otherwise great course, and VERY close to home.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy

VERY windy today. But it is already mid October and the temperature was in the70's, so I had to go out!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice challanging course

Course was in great condition now that the drought is over and the grass has greened back up. Would play there more often if I could only putt. Greens are quick and tricky.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course in Syracuse and very reasonably priced

I enjoy playing the Sunset Ridge course because it is a challenging scenic course with very friendly professional staff. Staff is always working in the course to keep the grass taken care of and any other issues that may occur. I am a senior and I can play 9 holes with a cart during the week for $18 and on Monday you can play 18 holes with a cart for $25. Great course that is fun but challenging to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

closed

The back 9 was closed due to green aeration and dressing. Played the front 9 twice. Used my GN credits to lower the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Hot weather
Used cart

with a friend

Went with a friend. We have been trying to get together for years, but his work schedule always got in the way.

Played the regular men's tees with him - he is a kid - just 57, ten years younger than I. Still scored pretty well for an old man.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rough

Played a tournament here the other day.... It was fun but the place was in rough shape.... honestly it looks like they gave up, which is unfortunate because its a pretty cool place. Basically just very poorly maintained. Tees were terrible as others have said, some with pretty much no grass, but everything else too that should be no brainers for a course... out of bound stakes all over the course were not marked and rotted and laying on the ground which caused problems in the tournament... bunkers were unlike any other place ive seen just piles of mud, fairways are full of crabgrass and weeds like they havent used chemicals all year... one fairways in particular was almost 100% crabgrass from 75 yards to the green.... no maintenance filling divots which are EVERYWHERE! Ant holes all over the greens. What a shame really, the place used to be nice. Luckily the food was good and the view was nice, place could be great if they actually tried.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/11/2020

I can assure you no one at Sunset RIdge has "given up" in fact quite the opposite. A new $36,000 irrigation system upgrade was just installed to address many of the issues you point out. Of course we are aware of the problems that remain to be solved on the property, but remember just 2 short years ago it was in foreclosure and may have ceased to exist altogether. COVID has been both good and bad for golf, rounds are way up allowing us to invest that kind of money into irrigation but the huge increase in rounds also leads to all the divots/pitch-marks and lack of grass on iron-play tees. Trying to be as safe as possible for our guests in the midst of a pandemic leaves bunker maintenance (rakes) and sand bottles off the course for most of the season and it shows. We were happy to provide a very generous discount price for your tournament group to raise money for a great cause and certainly disappointed with such a negative review. If you play when the event is back in 2021 you will see continued improvement in all areas. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the course, as most people do enjoy it very much, but at least you enjoyed your meal. Our Chef and food are both terrific.

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Commented on 08/07/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Sunset Ridge Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Hello and thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Sunset Ridge Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Back again!

Played it often. Interesting design: 3 par 3's, 3 par 4;s and 3 par 5's on the front and then again on the back nine holes. Have to use all of your clubs due to hazards (see RAVINE) and ponds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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