Blue Top Ridge At Riverside
|$100 (W)||72||6405 yards||77.5||141|
|$25 (W)||72||5735 yards||73.5||131|
|$5 (W)||72||5145 yards||69.9||122|
|Orange M: 76.9/143||402||433||333||555||476||219||615||226||434||3693||452||225||552||437||176||399||665||360||485||3751||7444|
|Purple M: 74.9/139||388||408||308||550||451||200||592||192||415||3504||432||182||540||413||156||379||633||325||455||3515||7019|
|Black M: 71.6/136 W: 77.8/141||366||383||278||543||418||163||540||166||352||3209||412||158||505||390||129||347||575||300||429||3245||6454|
|Green M: 68.3/131 W: 74.0/133||315||328||265||520||374||137||483||148||340||2910||371||138||467||362||102||290||549||249||351||2879||5789|
|Red M: 66.1/122 W: 71.2/126||294||308||241||494||349||116||466||133||316||2717||335||118||412||293||91||276||410||215||341||2491||5208|
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Friday fall afternoon
Would have been a 5, but dealt with wind and cold most of round. Staff was courteous and on it….everything done right. Decent place of play considering weather
PACE: Played as a single, and had no one in front of me until #16.
CONDITIONS: Course was well maintained. Greens rolled great, and the rough was fair. Splashed out of the bunkers just fine.
STAFF: Got me paid, and that's it. I wasn't pointed to the first tee, or told what to expect. Instead I drove around trying to find the first tee and driving range.
VALUE: $60 for twilight is steep, but the conditions were great.
LAYOUT: Ok, so I found the par 3s to be redundant... felt like 4 versions of the same hole. However, I found the par 5s to be a lot of fun and each very unique. You cannot (should not) walk this course given elevation changes and distance between holes.
Blue Top Ridge
Great course with magnificent views. Tough green complexes.
Very challenging course. Lots of trouble if you're not straight off the tee. It's a target golf course, you need all aspects of your game to score well.
Greens have lots of undulations and you need to be on the correct level on your approach shots to have a decent chance of birdie.
GPS on carts are small and don't show the hole layout very well and the score card doesn't show the hole layouts either, made it tough for the first time playing it.
Course was in great shape, greens were very fast and bunkers were well maintained. Prepare to be humbled unless you are hitting it straight, bunkers everywhere.
Back nine definitely more difficult than the front.
A nice track.....
This was second time in two years to play here after many years away. I was impressed last year and not disappointed this year. The course is in great shape all around. The bunkers are pure and playable as compared to other courses where they are not maintained. The staff have impressed me, not pushy, they are friendly and accommodating. I will not target to play here a few times each year.
Some greens are fast, some have a lot of undulations...Blue Top is both! Deep bunkers too. But it was such a nice course we did not mind that it was a bit slow and a bit too hard for our game.
Windy day on the ridge
Great time playing blue top, 75 degrees but the wind kicked up and this course showed its teeth. Flew around the front 9 but pace slowed after the wind came up. Will definately try this course again.
Have played this course three times and have seen no more than four other groups on the course all three times. This is an invaluable perk as the pace of play has been exceptional, the conditioning just as impressive, and the rates beyond reasonable. Feels like a private club. Truly first rate. Course design is very good, as well. Highly recommended for anyone visiting the area (Iowa City included) and looking for a special experience.
Well kept course
This course was in very good shape. Greens were true, bunkers properly filled and groomed. GPS on carts were accurate. Staff was Iowa nice.
Back nice was quite scenic and fun to play. Greens are not flat yet are challenging but overall fair. Certain pin placements need to be factored on approach shots and chips.
Have not played here in over 10 years and it was worth the round. Will be back - likely this summer.