Cider Ridge Golf Club features a classic mountain-style golf course bordering the Talladega National Forest and Talladega Mountains. Designed by Alabama-based Bill Bergin of Bergin Design, this par 72, 18-hole regulation golf course is situated at the base of the Alabama’s tallest mountain - Mt. Cheaha.
Bergin managed to incorporate a wide range of the central Alabama terrain in the 6,976 yard layout. The front nine plays similar to a traditional parkland style course with tree-lined fairways, 100-year-old majestic oaks and streams including the Choccolocco Creek. The back nine offers many rolling hills, elevation changes, mountain vistas, dense hardwood forests, and water features including the Little Hillabee Creek and natural waterfall which exists on the signature hole(#12) to this day.
In fall of 2010, the golf course underwent a one million dollar restoration. As part of the restoration, improvements were made to the course drainage and sand bunkers, along with the repairing of concrete carts paths and construction of asphalt cart paths. New maintenance procedures were implemented which dramatically improved overall course conditions and greens resulting in rave reviews from local and regional golf publications in the spring of 2011.