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Member Club Spotlight: WestRidge Golf Course
There is one simple philosophy at the center of WestRidge Golf Course in McKinney and it’s right there in their motto: Where Fun Happens. It’s that “let’s have a good time” attitude that has made the facility one of the North Texas area’s favorite places to tee it up for over 20 years.
Situated off Custer Road, just a few miles west of the city’s historic downtown area and vibrant cultural district, WestRidge Golf Course opened for play in 2001. Designed by Jeffrey Brauer, the course flows across rolling terrain and weaves around grassy meadows, stands of trees, and occasional lakes and ponds.
A large part of WestRidge’s enduring appeal is its exciting design variety that features six par 5s, six par 4s, and six par 3s. There are some wide-open holes and others that are tighter and lined by trees or water hazards. Approach play is important at WestRidge, as the challenging set of green complexes are guarded by strategically placed bunkers and closely-mown runoff areas, which make getting up and down a tricky proposition following a less-than-accurate shot.
The imaginative par-72 course is as fun to play as it is creative, and consistently earns high marks for its superb conditioning. With six sets of tees, ranging from 5,160 yards to over 7,000 yards, WestRidge is built for players of all ages and abilities, and is a popular choice for both residents and visitors looking to enjoy a relaxing round of golf.
WestRidge has plenty of other amenities to offer in addition to the 18-hole course, including premier teaching and practice facilities, a full-service pro shop, great food and drinks in the clubhouse grill and a large, covered pavilion for outdoor entertaining.
There’s always something to be said about a facility that makes you want to play more golf. And at WestRidge Golf Course, with its focus on attentive service and providing a fun, friendly atmosphere, that’s exactly the feeling you get.
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