University Ridge Golf Course
University Ridge derived its name from the landscape features left by the last retreating glacier. The course sits on the terminal moraine, where the Wisconsin Glacier stopped, forming the backbone of the ridge that separates the land into groups of rolling hills and valleys. The natural ridge dictated course construction with the designers following the contours of the land creating a natural setting that overlooks the City of Madison.
Course designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr., considered to be among one of world’s foremost golf course architects, had broad versatility in mind when designing the course. At the same time, he was extremely conscious of preserving the integrity of the land to bring out its natural beauty.
Over the last decade University Ridge has received national attention and has become a top 50 public course in the country. The superior service and pristine course conditions have brought forth numerous awards and other recognitions. University Ridge has been a top-10 golf course in Wisconsin since the doors opened in 1991.
Since the opening of University Ridge numerous events have been held or are scheduled to be held at the facility:
- 2015 Wisconsin State Open
- 2010 Women’s Big Ten Conference Championship
- 2005 Men’s Big Ten Conference Championship
- 2000 Women’s Big Ten Conference Championship
- 1998 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Championship
- 1995 Men’s Big Ten Conference Championship
- 1994-Present WIAA Boys and Girls State Tournament
- 1993 Western Junior Open