Loon Golf Resort - The Ridge Course
The Ridge (formerly know as Marsh Ridge Golf Course) spans acres of unspoiled marshland, tumbling across dramatic elevation changes that provide tees that are as high as the treetops. The course was carefully carved from mature forests and with trees framing most of the holes, accuracy is essential. Although the trees provide a peacefully secluded feel, the hilltops still allow for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The five par-3 holes are especially scenic. Strategically placed bunkers come into play throughout and there are water hazards on four holes. The par-3 14th is one of the most challenging holes thanks to a triple-tiered green that is narrow and deep. It is followed by the golf course's longest hole at 483 yards. Although it is seemingly narrow, the hole is more forgiving than it appears. There will definitely be challenges in store on this course but it is also quite playable.
|Gold (W)||72||5237 yards||71.8||135|
|Red (W)||72||4495 yards||67.1||119|
|Blue M: 71.2/132||301||136||573||371||370||415||423||147||458||3194||172||483||334||168||391||591||353||167||378||3037||6231|
|White M: 69.0/128||289||120||482||352||354||389||393||130||432||2941||150||463||329||161||366||584||340||143||365||2901||5842|
|Gold M: 66.4/121 W: 71.8/135||264||116||438||333||335||346||381||117||381||2711||129||418||300||94||333||446||316||133||357||2526||5237|
|Red W: 67.1/119||241||113||383||313||298||275||308||92||317||2340||118||387||279||94||303||360||293||110||211||2155||4495|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Only issue was they didn't have carts ready, so we had to wait 20 minutes for carts. Course was in great shape.
Part of a great weekend
Great course with a beautidul layout. Course needs some TLC and will be the best course of the three options at the loon if completed.
Definitely recommend the entire Loon Resort and this course to anyone considering a stay and play package in the gaylord area. Great value and hospitality every visit.
Same as I remember
The course was in pretty good condition considering the area had rain every day for the last two weeks. The pro at desk said the course was on its way back after some green neglect (mold). The exception of sand trap on the back that I mentioned to the pro (when i said something he knew exactly what hole I was talking about) had no sand and had to pitch high to the green did not work out well. This course is under the management of the Loon and if you played the Loon they do know how to create good course conditions.
bad weather, good course
Played on a very cool, windy day. Only people on whole course. From what I have read, this course has made a lot of improvements. Loved the elevation changes. Greens have recently been infected w/ "silver dollar" mold which is being treated but may remain remainder of season. Staff super friendly. Great clubhouse. Will definately play here again.........on a nicer day !!!
An old friendly course.
Being late October, there were lots of leaves down even though the ground crew were doing their best to blow them off. The tee boxes were in poor shape. Rough, uneven, uncut. The value was great as we only paid $20.
Played at Marsh Ridge recently with friends. The greens and tee boxes were not attentively maintained with leaves (which is understandable for fall) and earthworm holes (maybe due to recent rain) on them. Pace of play is fine since we are the first group off the tee in the morning. When I got to the course, pro shop has not been opened yet (our tee time is 8:10 AM). Our group checked in at the front desk of the resort and was told to take our carts and go, so we did. Unfortunately there were no keys in the carts. It took us a little while before we can get on our way. The staff and manager are very nice and helpful (rushed to get us checked in and finding the keys to the carts). With so many nice golf courses to play in the area, I will play other courses next time I'm in the area.
First played this course 15 years ago, enjoyed it then and even more this time.
West branch foursome
Really enjoyed the outing. The course was just difficult enough to be lots of fun but not difficult enough to beat you up.
The prettiest scenery of all the courses we played, but the course condition was the worst. Tees didn't look like they'd been moved all season and greens were in very poor condition. Too bad they don't take care of this beautiful course.
This course was highly recommended, but turned out to be a huge disappointment. Course is not being maintained at all. Found large rocks in sand traps, fringe was in horrible condition, along with tee boxes, fairways and greens. The sand was really dense and heavy and traps don't appeared to have been raked in a very long time. This course, if maintained, would rival the other courses in the Gaylord area, but right now, don't waste your time. Even at $32/round, this course was NOT worth that.
Course was in great shape!
Played a foursome- slow going but a super nice day, so who cares! 10th hole jam up, lunch people merging back into play caused a big backup!
Very nice course with great views & great staff.
Arrived early due to unfamiliarity with the area. Was allowed to go off a little early due to folks with earlier tee time were late. Course was very well manicured and greens were consistent. Lots of trees and a fair amount of water, but not a lot of bugs, thank goodness. Did lose a few balls in the woods and water, so bring plenty of extras. Will definitely come back again someday. Very nice scenic setting in Northern Michigan with great views.
Hack hack hack!
Course was in great shape and pace was great, however I stunk up the place! Not long but tight in spots. Cut back jungle in some areas, and you can usually find an errant shot. Did notice additional landscaping, plantings, and workers.
Great Up North Golf!
Excellent Condition. Great value. Perfect intro to northern Michigan golf!!!