The Ridge Golf Course – Auburn, CA
18 holes – Par 71 Yardage: 6,749 Architect: Robert Trent Jones II
The Ridge Golf Course has a truly an exciting layout for golf, a course in the golden foothills of California designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., known the world over for creating golf holes that take full advantage of their sites while preserving the natural beauty of the land.
At The Ridge, you’ll find a series of oak-studded knolls and hills with lots of rock outcroppings and splendid views. There’s a 100-foot elevation change on the course. This feels like wide open country with no homes nearby. You’re really going to experience the natural world of the foothills.
Jones used 48 bunkers on the 170-acre site to enhance the demands of this rugged layout. You’ll also find water on several holes of this par-71 course. But there are four sets of tees here so you can choose how many tests you want to face. “It doesn’t have to be a difficult course,” said Greg French, retired director of golf at The Ridge. “Every player of every skill level can have a good time playing here.”