Cedar Ridges Golf Course, located just two miles east of Rangely, is a public course with a little bit of everything: rolling swells, mounds marking safe landing areas, multiple tee boxes, large rolling greens, hills, water, sand traps, trees and level areas.
The nine hole par 36 course was constructed in 1984-85 and was open for limited play in August 1985. The golf course was designed by Frank Hummel, who has designed and constructed well over 200 courses in the United States.
If you play the gold-championship tees, here's what you'll face on each hole:
1. A slightly uphill 528-yard par 5 hole with out of bounds on the right, a small water hazard and trees on the left. There are two sets of safe landing area mounds. There are two different sand traps with the first located on the right side of the second set of landing area mounds, and the other off the right rolling slope green.
2. 408-yard par 4 hole with the fairway sloping to the left. You have some sage brush rough and an out of bounds to the right and trees located on the left.
3. 410-yard par 4 hole with out of bounds on the right and sage brush rough to the left. There are two sand traps with the first one the left by the safe landing area mounds and the second to the left and in front of the green.
4. 208-yard par 3 hole with the tee box at the top of a hill and the green located at the bottom of the hill. The green is surrounded by sagebrush and out bounds is to the right. The green is a two tiered slope which can make pin placement play tough at all times. This is the #1 handicap hole of the course.
5. 531-yard par 5 hole with two deep swells in front of the tee boxes with the second swell just short of the first set of safe landing area mounds. You have out of bounds to the right and trees to the left. There is a sand trap on the right side of the green.
6. 345-yard par 4 hole with out of bounds on the right, a sand trap in the landing area mound on the right and a water hazard on the left. You don't want to be long on this hole as the backside of the green is a steep hill going out of bounds.
7. 168-yard par 3 hole. You do not want to be short left as there is a water hazard and if you miss to the right, you have a hill that will run to out of bounds.
8. 395-yard par 4 hole with trees on the right, a water hazard just to the left of the tee box, and some sage brush and a sand trap in the landing area mound.
9. 436-yard par 4 hole with trees and a sand trap in the landing area mound on the right, and a water hazard comes into play on the left. Also to the left short of the green is an out of bounds drainage hole.
The course today is pretty well established. The turf and trees have matured quite well. With a minimum of 3 tee boxes or more on each hole, and depending on the pin placement, we believe the course can be a challenge, but an enjoyable course as well to golfers playing at all levels.
The golf season most years will run from March through November with the main season running May-September. You will find the fees very reasonable. To find out fee information and get a tee time, call the Cedar Ridges Pro Shop at (970)675-8403.