Fire Ridge Golf Course is a beautifully maintained eighteen hole golf layout nestled on the rolling hills of Holmes county, in east central Ohio. The course meanders up hills and through valleys, setting up scenic views of the surrounding countryside. It offers a challenging yet fair round of golf for every skill level. Our greens are our calling cards. Many players who have played Fire Ridge compare our greens with some of the best the have ever played.
The front nine was created in 1929. It has been updated several times but has not changed the original layout. You can see most of the greens from the trees and offers quite a bit of forgiveness on those errant tee shots. There are some spots where you can get into some trouble but overall a wide-open layout where a good recovery shot can put you back on par.
The back nine, opening in May of 1999, is what many golfers would call a placement or target kind of golf course. There are quite of few difficult, some blind, tee shots that will challenge every golfers skill level. Although shorter in yardage, it can be quite a challenge because of the layout. See our scorecard for more information.
The starting hole at Fire Ridge Golf Course is a great test of golf, and an awesome way to start off a round of golf. Keep your drive straight, and you will definitely have a go at the green on your second shot. A pond protects the front of the green and a bunker guards the right side. The green slopes severely from back to front.
This short hole has one of the larger greens. You will need to hit an extra club to go for a pin in the back. If you miss the green long you will be out of bounds, and if you miss the green right your ball will run down a hill.
Hitting a driver off the tee will leave you with a short shot to the hole and long hitters may be able to drive the green. There are bunkers on the right side of the fairway nearer the green. The green is wide, but not very deep.
To avoid the rough at the end of the fairway, a tee shot no more than 160 yards is required. Any shot going further than that may go over the fence. Because of the elevation take one less club for the second shot. Bunkers and water surround the green.
A driver off the tee will leave a short shot to the green, but be careful not to go into the hidden bunker on the left side of the fairway. Any shot flying over the green may go out of bounds.
The green is surrounded by rocks and sand. Any ball left of the green will run into the high grass and may be lost. If the pin is in the back of the green, an extra club is needed. The green is narrow, has two levels, and slopes severely from back to front.
A suggested tee shot is to lay up short of the valley, leaving a short pitch shot to the green. Long hitters can choose to “go for it”!. The green is tucked around a small dogleg and hidden behind trees.
There are two fairways to choose from, separated by a grove of trees. By taking the left fairway you can cut off a lot of the distance. The right side is a dogleg left. The green is elevated and tucked behind bunkers, which makes it hard to hit the green.
The safest (also suggested) shot is short of the first ravine. Any shot that carries the ravine may wind up in a second smaller ravine. The fairway is sloped from right to left. The longer hitters may choose to go for the well-protected green in two. The long and narrow green is tucked behind trees and a bunker stretches the length of the green.
A tee shot down the left side should go around 220 yds. Any shot that is pushed right may wind up in the creek that cuts through the fairway. The long hitters may be able to reach the green in two. Several bunkers protect the green and if you miss the green to the left your ball will be lost.
An extra club is needed for the tee shot. Deep bunkers guard the front of the green and a shallow grass bunker hidden on the right side make accuracy a must. Any shot left will run down a steep bank. The green is large and receptive.
The fairway slopes left to right. The green is protected by a large tree on the left side, and any shot missing the green to the right is trouble. Best angle to the green is from the right side of the fairway.
Putting your tee shot in the fairway is critical on the toughest hole on the golf course. After hitting a good drive you are still faced with a fairway wood or long iron into a narrow green.
A split fairway slopes towards the pond in front of the green. Any tee shot over 210 yds. May get wet in the pond. The pond and a deep bunker protect the front and left side of the green. If you need to bail out it is safe on the right side, but it will leave you with a tough chip to get you up and down.
The fairway slopes from right to left. Long hitters may be able to reach the green in two. The last 100 yds. of the fairway are protected by bunkers on the left side. Shots to the right of the green will run to the hole, but be careful there is a bunker that will catch your shot. The green is long and has two levels.
This is the smallest green on the course; however, it is the most protected. Bunkers surround the small green with out of bounds just beyond the green making the tee shot challenging.
The tee shot requires length and accuracy to carry the pond. If you choose to lay up, a long iron or wood will be used to reach the green on the second shot. The second shot is up hill to a green that is protected by several bunkers. The green is long and narrow and any shot left will run down a bank.
A driver off the tee leaves a short shot to the green. The second shot will be from a steep up hill lie. The green is surrounded by mounds and anything long may go out of bounds. Our parking lot is just behind the green, choose your approach club wisely!