Golf Digest rated Ridgeview Ranch a "Best Place To Play 2006/2007" and we would agree that Ridgeview is a very nice 18 holes. Nestled among the gentle hills of Plano, the course takes advantage of the natural lay of the land offering rolling fairways, waste areas, and plenty of berms. A creek has cut deeply into the terrain as it meanders through the course – enhancing the scenery and presenting challenges with limestone outcropping, waste hazards, and water. This Arnold Palmer managed course was designed in 1996 by Jeffrey D. Brauer (he also designed Cowboys) and it has been described as "the Dallas course with the Texas Hill Country feel" – that may be somewhat of an exaggeration, but it is a very pretty course with the hills, creek, views, homes, and tree-lined fairways.
The fairways were in very good condition and well manicured. The greens are fast and large (average 35 yards deep and 25 yards wide), have lots of slope and undulation, and can be very tough based on pin placement. Be careful on the 15th green – one of the toughest greens with a valley running through one side of the green.
The course has lots of bunkers, some narrow approaches, and a few doglegs to add variety and challenge. The slope and rating are high but if you use some good course management, you can score well. Ridgeview Ranch also has some of the prettiest and best par 3's in the state. This is a great course and you'll enjoy it.