Connecticut Championship Golf Course

River Ridge Golf Course

River Ridge Golf Course is an 18 hole-par 72 championship golf course which opened in May of 1999. We pride ourselves on our well-manicured and carefully maintained course, which features a tee-to-green watering system, and many player friendly amenities. The first three holes are built on an open space that was formerly an apple orchard. The other 15 holes are characterized by rolling hills and scenic vistas that present various challenges to golfers of all skill levels. River Ridge is available for golf outings of any size – our Pro Shop staff would be happy to help you make arrangements, or to assist in making your golf experience a memorable one. Enjoy your round, tell your friends and come back soon.

Mark Klotz PGA - Head Golf Professional
Michael Ferrara - Superintendent

1
Par 4

Green is 28 yards wide
29 yards deep


Handicap 9/5

hole 1

This par is a good starting hole. Avoid the bunker on the left fairway, and you should have a medium iron to a large green.

2
Par 4

Green is 26 yards wide
26 yards deep


Handicap 7/7

hole 2

The fairway bunker on the left comes into play on this hole. Figure your yardage and club accordingly. A good tee shot will lead to a medium long iron approach.

3
Par 5

Green is 25 yards wide
30 yards deep

Hole 3
Handicap 5/11

hole 3

The nearest fairway bunker on the right is 203 from the back tee and 137 from the center of the front tee to carry. Good strategy off the tee should lead to a good score on this hole.

4
Par 3

Green is 24 yards wide
32 yards deep

Hole 4
Handicap 13/15

hole 4

This par 3 is a medium to long par 3 that test's even the best of players.

5
Par 5

Green is 23 yards wide
29 yards deep

Hole 5
Handicap 3/1

hole 5

From the center of the tee box, it is 188 yds. to clear the bunker on the right of the fairway. Favor the left side with tee shot if you want to reach in two. Consider the down hill slope when choosing your approach club.


6
Par 3

Green is 29 yards wide
28 yards deep

Hole 6
Handicap 17/17

hole 6

This par 3 offers an elevation change of about 70 feet from tee to green. Choose you club very carefully. There is a fairly large green which slopes from back left to front right.

7
Par 4

Green is 30 yards wide
30 yards deep

hole7
Handicap 7/7

hole 7

This par 4 plays longer than the yardage suggests. Uphill all the way, club selection if very important. Avoid the 2 bunkers with your tee shot and you have a large green to aim at.

8
Par 4

Green is 22 yards wide
28 yards deep

hole8
Handicap 15/13

hole 8

Very long hitters may be able to reach this in 1. The bunkers are very much in play. A long iron is all that is needed off the tee to leave a short iron in. Pay attention to the 2 mounds in front of the green, trust your yardage.

9
Par 5

Green is 22 yards wide
30 yards deep

Hole 9
Handicap 1/9

hole 9

Keep your tee shot left. It is easy to hit through the fairway if you get too far to the right. Set up for a controlled approach to a narrow green.

 

10
Par 4

Green is 24 yards wide
38 yards deep

hole10
Handicap 8/2

hole 10

This fairway bunker on the right comes into play on this hole. The landing area slopes slightly to the right. Figure your yardage and club accordingly. A good tee shot will lead to a medium to short iron approach.

11
Par 3

Green is 22 yards wide
23 yards deep

hole11
Handicap 18/18

hole 11

This short par 3 is the easiest hole on the course. The green is fairly deep, so take plenty of club. Don't let the yardage fool you, errant shots can cost you strokes!

12
Par 4

Green is 27 yards wide
36 yards deep

hole12
Handicap 4/6

hole 12

This downhill par 4 is a test off the tee. Hit the fairway, and it is a mid to long iron in. Try to hug the left side off the tee. Be careful with club selection on your approach. Long here is trouble.

13
Par 4

Green is 22 yards wide
30 yards deep


Handicap 14/18

hole 13

The fairway bunker comes into play off the tee. You can avoid it by taking a long iron or fairway wood off the tee. This should leave you a fairly short iron to a deep green.

14
Par 4

Green is 23 yards wide
33 yards deep

hole14
Handicap 12/10

hole 14

The far fairway bunker on the right comes into play on this hole. Safe play is a fairway wood off the tee leaving a short to mid iron approach.


15
Par 5

Green is 25 yards wide
24 yards deep

hole15
Handicap 2/4

hole 15

This par 5 is a hole to remember. The fairway bunker is 202 yds. from the center of the back tee and 105 from the center of the red tee to clear it. Depending on which tee you are playing it takes a medium to long accurate tee shot to get you to the center.

16
Par 4

Green is 32 yards wide
25 yards deep

hole16
Handicap 10/12

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This par 4 has a narrow fairway. You have to get your tee shot past the corner or kep it to the right and past the bunker to have a line at the green.

17
Par 3

Green is 24 yards wide
29 yards deep


Handicap 16/16

hole 17

This par 3 offers some length depending on the tee box. There is a fairway to accept short shots. With a deep green, landing short and chipping for your up and down is not a bad option. The water sites far enough from the green to to be a factor.

18
Par 4

Green is 24 yards wide
23 yards deep

hole18
Handicap 6/14

hole 18

This is a great finishing hole. It is uphill all the way. figure yardage for bunker on the left and club accordingly. Choose your approach club carefully as the green is not very deep.