Gillette Ridge Golf Club

One word for you….shame. This course could easily make my top 10 but it looks like it hasn’t seen a grounds crew all year. Many of the tee boxes are unhittable, fairways don’t get watered, bunkers are a mess, and greens are covered with ball marks. So enough with the talk about what terrible shape its in as I am sure you heard it all before. The course itself is a great layout and very challenging (74.8/135 from the tips). Hole one is a dogleg right with a big green so is an easy par if you play a slight fade. Hole 2 is one of the better risk/reward par 5s in the state. With a good drive on this downhill tee shot, you should find yourself with around 180 left of all carry over a lake with no room for error(esp right). The next 6 holes bring you around the outskirt of a new condo complex and then to #9 which ends with a stop at the halfway house. The back nine starts out with a beautiful tee shot over the clubhouse lake and #11 is a par 3, again carrying water. I suggest laying up on the dogleg right #12 as it plays over 600yds and the ninth fairway runs along side it causing an illusion. 13 is a driveable par 4 followed by two pretty plain holes. You will most likely need to layup again on #16 as there is a huge hazard in between the fairway and the green. My favorite hole is the closing hole who’s green jets out into that big clubhouse lake.

Tee times can be made on their site or on GolfNow

Overall it gets a 7.5 and I hope that it gets the attention it needs and turns into a course nice enough to bare the Palmer name.

http://gilletteridge.phantomgolf.com/

  • layout-9
  • condition-5
  • food-8
  • staff- 7
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