A view of green with water coming into play at Sugar Ridge Golf Club
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3.8
368 Reviews (368)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
173
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
83.4%
Recommend this course
308 out of 368 reviews
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3.9
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.5%
Recommend this course
32 out of 37 reviews
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3.9
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.9%
Recommend this course
53 out of 61 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6106 yards
Slope 123
Rating 68.9

One half of Sugar Ridge Golf Club is situated in extreme southwestern Ohio while the other half winds up into the Indiana hills. The border location may be unconventional but the setting provides a dramatic backdrop. The course sprawls across rolling hills that are abundant with wildlife. Wild turkey and deer have been known to roam the golf course. The layout has a few parallel fairways though the trees, and hills give each hole a completely secluded feel. The back nine feels more open than the front, but that may only be because of the ponds and lakes that come into play on many of the holes. Throughout Sugar Ridge Golf Club, golfers will find that the par 3s are fairly straightforward and the par 5s have sloping, uphill fairways that make them feel even longer. There are a few memorable par 4s, notable for both their scenery and level of difficulty.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brian Huntley

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator No
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared Shirt Required.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
368 Reviews (368)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 10
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 27
Water Hazards 23
Narrow Fairways 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
Advanced Golfers 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
Convenient to the City 15
In the 'Burbs 13

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Perfect weather
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Always a great place to play!

Since discovering this gem not far from me, my buddies an I play here several times a season! On this day we met and played with a Father and Son duo(Butch and Jason) from a nearby community and had a great time playing with them! Although the leaves are off of the trees, the crews seems to have done a decent job of keeping them isolated to the tree lines and off of the fairways, but with the wind, this will vary; the greens all looks good, but have been aerated and have plenty of sand on them.

Still a great course to play; be back soon!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/04/2022

Hello, Clarence4Par. Thank you for visiting us at Sugar Ridge Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/04/2022

Hello, RGAEBEFC3F333BD0E34F. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Sugar Ridge Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fall

Love this course but it has seen a tremendous amount of play this season. Greens show a lot of my fellow golfers need to learn proper way to repair ball marks on greens. All other course conditions are good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome views and layout

One of the best layouts I've seen. The course is well-maintained. Great risk/reward holes. Course management is a must. You will learn target golf or take a beating!

If you haven't been here yet, why?

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Spectacular views. Awesome risk/reward throughout.

This has always been my favorite course. It is so well designed and very well maintained.

There are a couple par 4s that big hitters can reach the green, but it is very risky with green side ponds.

Overall, this course will really make you consider your shots. Target golf is definitely the key.

It has become very popular for good reason.
If you haven't played here yet, you are really missing out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Worst organization I’ve ever seen

They ran out of carts and tee’d off an hour late lol

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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1.0
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They made us leave after playing 9 holes…

The staff overbooked the course and made us leave halfway through our rounds. Didn’t offer money back or a rebate. This course stole time and money! Wouldn’t recommend

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Hilly and beautiful!

This is a very picturesque golf course with lots of elevation changes, ponds, and trees lining a lot of the fairways. We saw flocks of wild turkeys on several holes. There was dense fog when we teed off at 7:30 am and the rough was incredibly thick due to all of the rainful in the area. The course has a nice variety of uphill, downhill, right & left doglegs, and par 3's. We played from the white tees which makes the course very short, but from the longer tees it would be more of a challenge. Fairway landing areas were narrow on many holes but good tee shots are rewarded. Greens were very receptive and rolled true. THIS IS NOT A COURSE YOU CAN WALK - it winds through a housing development and there were many long cart rides between holes along with a lot of very steep elevation changes. I enjoyed the course and would definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/16/2022

Hi, pmarkbrown. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Sugar Ridge Golf Club.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Sugar Ridge Golf Club!

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rainy day

The course, greens were in great condition. Golfers need to fix their divots. It rained most of the round but we did enjoy the course. I will play this course again. People were nice and very courteous.

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

Rough was too tall

We lost a lot of balls just off the fairway into the rough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hi, u314163185184. Thank you so much for the great review. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Sugar Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u244214961. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Sugar Ridge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Everything great..Except

I have played many times at this course and I love it! The layout is beautiful and the greens are always in great shape. The only complaint I have is the laziness, and apologies for lack of better words, regarding the club house food situation. Every time I go, or bring friends, I end up being angry and embarrassed due to the lack of food offered. How hard is it to throw a couple of hotdogs on the rollers in the morning and just have them ready at the turn? It's a shame because everything else is wonderful at Sugar Ridge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160576842! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Sugar Ridge Golf Club!

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Reviews 13
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 Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Sugar Ridge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, probben! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Sugar Ridge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 18
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Sleeper, a Must and an additional to my Favorite list!!!

Although on this particular day, pace pf play was held up, due to earlier weather, this course is a sleeper and is a great test of your game, has friendly staff, great views and provides risk/reward challenges on several holes! If you are worried about the ride, dont be, the course is well worth it. Holes 1 and 2 seem to be designed to get you started, then 4,5, 6 and 7 will challenge you and like most, 9 is a blind shot with plebty of trouble; love this course!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Clarence4Par, thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Sugar Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hi, RGAEBEFC3F333BD0E34F. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Sugar Ridge Golf Club.

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