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History

Cider Ridge

Our History

Cider Ridge Golf Club is rich in history and provides a glimpse into Alabama's rural past. 

More than 100 years ago, the property was originally home to the Melon Apple Orchard. This orchard grew up to 11,000 bushels of apples annually on the property, and at its peak, produced more than 20,000 gallons of apple cider a year. 

It also was home to an old mill which was touted as a water-powered grist, saw and gin mill, and a century old rock reservoir, which was used to produce running water. Remnants from the mill and rock reservoir are still visible on the property today.

Today, Cider Ridge Golf Club features a classic mountain-style golf course which has has received numerous awards and accolades for course conditions and service. It offers an extensive practice area to fine tune your game, a golf shop fully stocked with the latest golf merchandise and a warm and inviting pub-style restaurant open most days for lunch.
 

Awards & Accolades

Since the restoration, Cider Ridge has become widely known as one of Alabama's best golf courses. Over the years, the golf course has received an array of awards and accolades for course conditions, overall value and sustomer service including:

  • Top 50 Courses Under $50 by GolfAdvisor.com
  • Top 5 in Overall Customer Satisfaction by National Golf Foundation
  • Top 10 Courses in Alabama by GolfAdvisor.com 2015
  • Top 15 Courses in Alabama by GolfAdvisor.com 2016
  • Top 15 Courses in Alabama by GolfAdvisor.com 2017
  • Top 15 Courses in Alabama by GolfAdvisor.com 2018
  • Top 15 Courses in Alabama by GolfAdvisor.com 2019
  • Top Rated Outdoor Activity in Oxford, Ala. by Trip Advisor 2017
  • 10 Best Public Courses in Alabama by Best Things Alabama 2019
  • Voted No. 1 Course in Calhoun County