Golf at Boulder Ridge Country Club
From its gracefully curving fairways to its immaculately manicured greens, Boulder Ridge Golf Course bears the unmistakable mark of a champion.
That champion is Fuzzy Zoeller, former winner of the Masters and U.S. Open, who has lent his personal touch to this spectacular 27-hole course.
What makes a good golf course truly great? According to Fuzzy, a course must be flexible enough to equally challenge both amateur and professional. It must be as beautiful to look at as it is to play. The course must be spacious and wide open, with water providing a refreshing backdrop rather than a frustrating hazard. And above all, a great golf course must withstand the test of time, providing a golfer as much enjoyment on his or her fiftieth outing as it did on the very first.
It was this, Fuzzy's personal philosophy, which guided Lohmann Golf Design in the creation of Boulder Ridge's par-72 course. Sculpted out of the Illinois heartland, this 7,000-yard private course pays tribute to the game through its respect for both nature and golfer alike.
Spread out over acres, the expansive course plays much larger than the average course. Each hole features multiple tee locations attracting players of all levels. Paved tee-to-green cart paths weave throughout the entire course, while strategically placed bunkers enhance the landscape, as well as the game. During the construction of the course, extraordinary attention was paid to every detail. The superb soil mix found on the tees and greens, for example, either equals or surpasses the standards set by the USGA, and the fairways are watered through a triple row irrigation system which is superior to any normal system.
Yet even non-golfers will appreciate the breathtaking course. 3,000 mature trees were brought in to line the roughs and fairways. Twenty four sparkling lakes reflect the natural beauty which surrounds this champion course. Incorporated into the course theme is the magnificent use of boulders. From retaining walls to yardage markers, the effect is stunning.
Thanks to the combined efforts of Lohmann Golf Design, Fuzzy Zoeller and Plote Homes, Boulder Ridge represents everything a great golf course should be.