Opened in 1997, Ridgeview Ranch is a prototype of co-operation between housing developer, golf course developer and city. The business model was featured in an article in the USA Today. Ridgeview Ranch remains one of the businest public courses in DFW, consistently hosting over 60,000 rounds annually, even after the golf recession.
The golf course is arranged within housing to generate housing frontage, but doesn’t sacrifice quality golf holes or ambiance to achieve it. Unique holes include one of the easiest holes we have ever designed, the “punch bowl” 5th, a par 3 that is fun and easy to play, and all shots kick back on the green, to the long, par 4 11th, 485 yards into the wind that still generates emails and calls to the office.
The 12th is as picturesque a par 3 as we can design, while that and holes 4 and 7 feature white rock outcroppings as part of the design. The course is unique in that it has no lakes – the city water tanks are next door, and serve as water storage for the golf course.