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389 Oak St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333-1209
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Ridder Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 5,909 yards | 113 slope

68.1 rating

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Ridder Golf Course

The 18-hole "Ridder" course at the Ridder Farm Golf Club facility in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts features 5,909 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 68.1 and it has a slope rating of 113. Designed by Henry Homan, the Ridder golf course opened in 1960. Skip Keene manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed August 12, 2011

As there aren't many, I'll start with the pros: manicured greens, 1st cut and fairways are given due care by greenskeeper staff, fun layout, though short. Chance to score well if you're long off the tees.

Cons - there are many. First is the lack of value (notice I didn't say rates - I'm happy to pay up for a quality course). I play 3-4x/week around the South Shore and have visited Ridder at least 6 times, but after this year they are completely off my list. My last round was a Friday morning - teed off at 5:30am (nobody attending office so I had to tee off then pay on turn, though they insisted the course opens at 5). After I stopped in to pay, almost fell over - $48 dollars, to walk! It would have been $57.50 with a cart. I understand most courses consider Friday a weekend, but this was walking, AT DAWN. Typical grumpy check in guy makes you feel its a privelage to fork over the cash to play this former dairy farm, 2.5 star at best.

Another is pace of play. There are several old timers who are regulars at this course and are never hurried along, regardless of the line of people behind them. Rangers never present during my visits there (which is typical), but I have been scolded for playing through these groups by the staff! In fact, I've been chastised by the same grumpy old check in guy a few times - once for setting my pull cart on the tee box (??, never heard of that one before).

In short, there are plenty of other courses in the area with better facilities, course conditions, quality, and customer service. Most of these courses have some sort of early bird and/or twilight rate, unlike Ridder. With the quantity of time and money I invest in this sport, there are much better places to play. My suggestion - try Braintree, Olde Scotland Links, Brookmeadow, anywhere but here. I promise you will be disappointed and annoyed (probably both).

Reviewed May 17, 2009

This beginners course is very flat and wide open, holes are mostly short, this course is easy to maintain because it is flat, no hills, good for old people and kids. Very slow rounds on weekends. The management is a little grouchy, not keen on customer service.

Reviewed July 09, 2008

Nice conditions. The front is a confidence booster. The back is a little challenging. I would avoid here on the weekends however or you'll be looking at a 5-6 hour round.

Reviewed June 11, 2008

Fairly short course although there are some long holes and a few dog legs that will make you shape your shot and if you don't the hole becomes long. Always in great condition. Greens roll nice. Fairways are pretty narrow and greens fairly small so you have to be accurate but if you are you can score on this course.

Reviewed May 27, 2008

Beautiful course at outstanding rates for Spring, they just went up on Memorial day though and now are sorta steep. Front nine is more open and shorter than the back which is tighter and longer. Lots of bunkers guarding the greens. Plenty of water to contend with as well. Very well manicured and maintained. Rough wasnt too long, fairways are relatively narrow for the most part. Mostly very flat terrain. You can deff score at this gorgeous course.

Reviewed October 01, 2007

good beginner course, practice course or confidence building course. Very well conditioned short open course. reasonable rates.

Reviewed September 20, 2007

Reviewed June 09, 2007

Reviewed March 29, 2007

This is a very easy course.

Ive always considered this a confidence booster course. You can just open up the drive and try to drive it as long as you can without worrying about going O.B. Many of the holes are next to each other and only separated by a small tree line. It is in great condition, though, and the greens do run a little faster than others. It is definately an enjoyable round.

Reviewed September 10, 2006


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 David K. 17 40 23 11/04/07
2 Christopher A. 22 48 26 10/25/12
3 Steven D. 14 47 33 04/30/10
4 TROY B. N/A 42 42 07/06/08
5 Marcus H. 20 85 65 03/18/12
See All
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
19 Michael G. 23 96 73 07/02/16
12 Robert L. 18 96 78 04/11/16

Golf Course Information

About Ridder Farm

Ridder Farm Golf Club

Golf Only facility

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Ridder Farm

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Tournaments of Ridder Farm

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Course Staff

Skip Keene, General Manager
Mary Stanghellini, LPGA, Golf Professional
Steve Keefe, Superintendent