Cinder Ridge Golf Links

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Great course. Love the layout. Challenging but fair Fairways in good shape. Rough is short, thick but very hittable. Greens recently air rated so a little bumpy on some holes but not bad overall. Would definitely play again!

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Great course in great shape even after all the rain greens were nice maybe a little soft but that's just the way it was going to be... can't wait to play it when things are a little dryer

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Very tough course, great condition. Rough is thick with quick greens. Highly recommend!

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I've been wanting to play Cinder Ridge for years and I was not disappointed when I finally booked a round and made the Friday Afternoon drive. Took about an hour with fast moving traffic but it was worth the drive.
I was concerned before due to the reviews that I now find completely out of line and unlike my experience. While Cinder Ridge does not deliver a glamorous experience, it absolutely delivers a great and unique golf experience for anyone that appreciates the game for what it is.

Fairways, fringes, greens, bunkers, and rough were all in excellent condition. Many fun and interesting elevation changes. The rough on this day was thick enough to cause difficulty but not so thick that you can't find your ball. That's a plus for speeding up play. Our threesome played behind an incredibly slow senior pair and we still finished 18 in 3hours 48minutes. The only discomfort I found: a number of annoying bugs on the front nine that just wouldn't quit until I reached for the spray.

The par 5s are very long, bending, and contrast with the the par 3s which are dead straight and on the shorter side but with small greens which demand precision. Loved how the edges fall off on some parts of some of these greens. Greens were tight and fast on this day. Some players ahead were careless in fixing their ball marks but I covered for them as I always will.

The bunkers are plentiful, large, and well placed and well cared for. Mostly they are a flat, shallow, pan-style that provides a flat lie with clean, smooth, and consistent sand. Perfectly playable.
Pleasantly surprised to find so many doglegs here. By my count 10 of the holes had bends ranging from gentle to extreme. The course begins with three doglegs that are significant enough that you cannot see the green from the tee. Of the many memorable holes, I found a 577 yard dog left # 8 that is a monster which should be a Par 6. #9 is a short hole that takes a hard 90 degree left turn. #12 requires a laser straight drive through a narrow chute that I haven't seen outside of PGA events. #16 Par3 over water provides an interesting look and you really don't want to miss this green like I did.

I took a big number here on this first round playing here. I had a ridiculous number of penalty strokes which were all entirely my fault. I'll be happily returning for another try!

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