University Ridge Golf Course
9002 County Rd PD
Madison, WI 53593
608-845-7700
universityridge@uwbadgers.com

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Awards

University Ridge opened its doors in 1991. Within two years the awards and recognition were starting to make University Ridge a well known facility in Wisconsin and throughout the country. Not only did our golf course receive recognition but our golf shop has been recognized for many years as well.

University Ridge Awards

2013
  • "Top 50" Public Category Reader’s Choice Awards GolfWorld
  • Best of Madison/Gold Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • #1 Golf Course in Wisconsin GolfLink.com
  • #5 Best Campus Courses Golfweek
  • Host of the 2015 Wisconsin State Open
2012
  • #1 Rated Course in Wisconsin golflink.com
  • #47 Top 100 United States Golf Courses golflink.com
  • #6 Best Wisconsin Golf Courses golfwisconsin.com
  • #6 Best Public Golf Courses in Wisconsin golf.com
  • Top 100 Golf Shop GolfWorld
  • Best of Madison/Gold-Golf Courses Madison Magazine
2011
  • #1 Rated Course in Wisconsin golflink.com
  • 5th Ranked Campus Golf Course Golfweek’s Best Campus Courses
  • #47 Top 100 United States Golf Courses golflink.com
  • Best of Madison/Gold-Golf Courses Madison Magazine
2010
  • Awarded 2015 State Open host site by Wisconsin PGA
  • Best of Madison/Gold-Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • 6th Ranked Campus Golf Course and highest ranked Big Ten Golf Course 2010 Golfweek’s Best Campus Courses
  • Madison’s favorite golf course Isthmus Readers
  • Best Wisconsin Golf Course golflink.com
  • Top 100 golf course in country golflink.com
2009
  • #7 in “Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play” Wisconsin Golfweek
  • Best of Madison/Gold-Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • Reader’s Choice Awards “Top 50 in country” Public category GolfWorld
  • #1 Rated Course in Wisconsin Golflink.com
  • #47 Top 100 United States Golf Courses Golflink.com
2008
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf World Business
  • Best of Madison/Gold-Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • Best of Wisconsin Business Awards/Platinum Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • 4 Star Rating in "Best Places to Play" Golf Digest
  • #8 Top 25 Public Golf Courses Golf Wisconsin
  • #28 in Reader's Choice Awards "Top 50" Public category GolfWorld
  • Best of Wisconsin Business Awards-Platinum Award-Best Golf Course Corporate Report Wisconsin
2007
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf World Business
  • #9 in "America's Best Public Access Courses" Golfweek
  • Best of Madison/Gold- Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • Peoples' Choice Winner-Golf Courses Wonders Of Wisconsin
  • Madison's Favorite Golf Course Isthmus
2006
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf World Business
  • #8 in "America's Best Public Access Courses" Golfweek
  • Best of Madison/Gold - Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • Best of Wisconsin Business Awards Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • 4½ Star Rating in "Places to Play" Golf Digest
2005
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf World Business
  • #7 in "America's Best Public Access Courses" Golfweek
  • #5 in "Best in State" Golf Course Golf Digest
  • Best Of Madison - Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • Top Three course in Wisconsin Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • Madison's Favorite Golf Course Isthumus
  • #6 in "Best College Courses" Golf Digest
2004
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf World Business
  • #6 in "America's Best Public Access Courses" Golfweek
  • 4½ Star Rating "Places to Play" Golf Digest
  • Best of Madison - Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • #8 in "Nation's Top 15 Collegiate Courses" Golfweek
  • Madison's Favorite Golf Course Isthmus
2003
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf World Business
  • Best of Madison - Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • Readers' Choice "Best Golf Course" Madison Newspapers
  • Madison's Favorite Golf Course Isthmus
  • Executive Choice Awards-Best Golf Course In Business Executive Register
2002
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf World Business
  • The Executive Consumer Award-Best Golf Course In Business
  • 4½ Star Rating "Places to Play" Golf Digest
  • #21 in "America's 100 Best Golf Courses for $100 or less" T&L Golf
  • 5 Star Rating Chicagoland Golf Magazine
  • #4 in "Top 25 Golf Courses in Wisconsin" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • #4 in "America's Best Daily Fee Courses in Wisconsin" Golfweek
  • #36 in"50 Best Courses For Women" Golf For Women
  • Best of Madison-Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • Madison's Favorite Golf Course Isthmus
  • Included in "Top 25 Golf Shops for Women" Golf For Women
  • Readers' Choice "Best Golf Course" Madison Newspapers
  • 5 star rating Chicagoland Golf Magazine
2001
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf World Business
  • Fifth Best Golf Course in Wisconsin Golf Digest
  • Madison's Favorite Golf Course Isthmus
  • Listed in "100 Best Bargain Courses in the U.S." Maximum Golf
  • 24th in "40 Best Daily-Fee Golf Courses" Golf & Travel
  • Readers' Choice "Madison's Favorite Golf Course" Madison Newspapers
  • The Executive Consumer Award-Best Golf Course In Business
2000
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf Shop Operations
  • 4½ Star Rating in "Places to Play" Golf Digest
  • 33rd in "40 Best Daily-Fee Golf Courses" Golf & Travel
  • Readers' Choice "Madison's Favorite Golf Course" Madison Newspapers
  • Listed in "100 Best Bargain Courses in the U.S." Maximum Golf
  • Madison's Favorite Golf Course Isthmus
  • 21st in America's 100 Best Golf Courses for $100 or less Travel & Leisure Golf
1999
  • 93rd in "America's 100 Best Modern Golf Courses" Golfweek
  • Ninth Best Golf Course in Wisconsin Golf Digest
  • Readers' Choice "Madison's Favorite Golf Course" Madison Newspapers
1998
  • Listed in "Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play" Golf Magazine
  • 38th in "America"s 40 Best Public Golf Courses" Golfweek
  • 4½ Star Rating in "Places to Play" Golf Digest
  • 95th in "America's 100 Best Modern Golf Courses" Golfweek
  • 3rd best collegiate golf course Golfweek
  • Readers' Choice "Madison's Favorite Golf Course" Madison Newspapers
1997
  • Seventh Best Golf Course in Wisconsin Golf Digest
  • 91st in "America's 100 Best Modern Golf Courses" Golfweek
  • Readers' Choice "Madison's Favorite Golf Course" Madison Newspapers
1996
  • 4 Star Rating in "Places to Play" Golf Digest
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf Shop Operations
1995
  • Third Best Golf Course in Wisconsin Golf Digest
  • Best of Madison-Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • One of America's Best Golf Courses Golfweek
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf Shop Operations
1994
  • 4½ Star Rating in "Places to Play" Golf Digest
  • Best of Madison-Golf Courses Madison Magazine
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf Shop Operations
1993
  • Third Best Golf Course in Wisconsin Golf Digest
  • Included in "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" Golf Shop Operations
1992
  • Third Best New Public Golf Course Golf Digest
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