Cinder Ridge 18-hole championship public golf course designed by owner George Kappos was 4 years in the making. Nominated for best design in 1995 by Golf Digest and 4 Stars **** in 2004
Cinder Ridge spreads through 350 acres which winds over and through diving ravines, flat areas and coal refuse, created 70 years ago by the mining operations. Remnants of the tipple are evident throughout the course.
Our 10,000 sq. foot clubhouse is built on the same steel frame structure where the main offices of Peabody Coal were held from 1927 to 1953. Pictures are displayed in the lobby.
The name CINDER RIDGE derived from the ridge of cinders that are still visible. Coal fragments, like sand were used originally throughout all traps. After experimenting for two seasons with coal, we replaced them with sand.
FIVE SETS OF TEES…enable golfers to enjoy the course at their own level of challenge–from 4840 yards to 6968 yards.
WATER comes into play on 14 holes strategically located to add a picturesque charm and a challenge for every golfer. Only three bodies of water require a carry shot — most run laterally along the fairways to heighten the challenge and the beauty of the course without unfairly testing the average golfer.
The design of the course is tough on the tees but eases off on the fairways. Tees areas are unusually large offering the opportunity for varied tee positions that lengthen or shorten the hole and provide different playing angles. In addition, the large tees on all par 3’s prevent excessive wear in any one area and provide the golfer consistent quality conditions.
Most greens are very receptive to the approach shots. Sixty-eight traps are designed not to be annoying. Greens are medium to large (5,000 to 8,000 sq. feet), most are relatively flat.
The course is extremely well marked to yardage…to speed play. With your cooperation rounds should take no more than 4:15.
Back-to-back signature holes…Wait until you experience the thrill of playing all 18 holes at Cinder Ridge–a truly memorable stretch of exciting golf and breathtaking beauty.
Practice in style!! A 285-yard practice fairway with target greens, chipping green with practice bunker and a large putting green combine to provide outstanding practice facilities.
The 10,000 square-foot clubhouse..features an elegant setting overlooking lakes and landscaped grounds. Inside the richly appointed clubhouse is a professionally-staffed pro shop, locker rooms with showers and full service deli. In addition, a full service banquet room accommodating up to 200 guest, a full service bar and catering on site.
Cinder Ridge is a daily fee public course…Offering a level of superior personal service, outstanding course conditions and amenities you associate only with a fine private country club.