Jack Nicklaus, designer of our 18 hole Signature Course, said that “with the dramatic natural topography and views, the course we designed at Red Ledges is among the finest in the West.” With such a stunning and unique course, the Red Ledges Club has always been conscious of maintaining the course. After the close of a successful 2021 golf season, we are working full force on a couple of course improvements to maintain the beauty of the course and to improve playability.
The first of the improvements includes continuing to attend to the edges of the course which have become overgrown over the past 13 years. This fall and spring we will be removing the thick sections of gamble oak, prune overgrown Junipers, and adding turf to some of the edges of the course, mainly on holes 8 and 9. We will also be removing large rocks, adding topsoil, and seeding the natural swale that crosses the fairway on hole 16. The intent of all these projects is to make those areas of the course easier to play and to improve pace of play.
We are also making changes to the “Golden Bear” tees, which were added to the course a few years ago. These tees create a “course within a course” which is excellent for beginner and high handicap golfers but doesn’t meet all of USGa’s requirements to have an official course rating and slope. To meet those requirements, we are building new formal tees on holes 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 10, as well as moving existing Golden Bear tees forward to complete this new official course.
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