Sunridge Golf Club Review
Carson City, NV
72.7 rating; 138 slope
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 3 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2013
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Sunridge Golf Club Overview : A fun, but strange golf course located in the Carson City area of Nevada. The views of the surrounding mountains and Carson City valley are nice from the hilly holes (7-8 and 14-17), but those same holes also make the golf course into too much of an adventure, where club selection is a major headache. On the other twelve flat holes on the course, there’s plenty of water and challenge. See below for golf hole details:
Sunridge Hole 1: The first golf hole is a great overview for the entire flat portion of the course. All three shots on this par five must negotiate water, avoid the course boundary to the left, and it’s hard to tell where to hit your shots as it double dog-legs: right, then left. The views of the mountains are spectacular.
Sunridge Hole 3: This short par four has water to the right for the tee shot and the approach as well, which must carry it to any right pin placement.
Sunridge Hole 4: This par three is surrounded on three sides by houses and the 4th by the entrance road. Although none of those are really in play, it feels like a lot of eyes could be on you at any time. The shot is 100% over water and the wide green has a good amount of slope to it, making long putts tough.
Sunridge Hole 5: This par five is reachable with two long and accurate shots. However, there is water in play to the right of the entire hole (except for a drive that goes between 180-220 yds) and there is also OB left.
Sunridge Hole 10: The start to a great stretch of holes (10 to 13) on the back begins with this short and tight par four. The drive must avoid the obvious water hazard to the left, but the right half of the fairway slopes down towards the meadow to the right. The approach must also clear the water but avoid the more subtle danger to the right in the form of a steep slope and the meadow.
Sunridge Hole 12: This brutal par four has OB on the left for the drive and meadow / hazard right before it bends around the dogleg right to a very long, undulating and skinny green. This green has water to the back left and a steep slope to its right making approach shot perfection necessary for a good score.
Sunridge Hole 14: The fourteenth gets the award for longest drive to its tee box from the previous hole that I've ever played. I honestly think it takes about 5 minutes. The tee shot is so elevated that no amount of study (without having played the hole before) will solve the riddle, so make sure you have a view finder and a good knowledge of the wind and take about 2-3 clubs off for elevation. The views are, of course, spectacular and the golfer will have fun watching his shot hang in the air for ages. The fun might end, however, when it lands, depending on club selection and a little luck. This is a memorable moment for the golfer, but whether it will be good or bad is probably a coin toss. Unfortunately, this also starts a stretch of holes (14-17) with one odd shot after another (the next hole has a fringe in the middle to keep good shots from rolling off the green into the canyon, the 16th is similar to this hole, but sloped more from right to left and the 17th has a brutally large tier separating left from right on its green),