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About the Golf Course

Course Layout

Cider Ridge Golf Club features an impressive 18-hole layout bordering the Talladega National Forest and Talladega Mountains. It's also situated at the base of Alabama’s tallest mountain - Mt. Cheaha. This award-winning golf course was designed by Alabama-based Bill Bergin of Bergin Design, who managed to incorporate a wide range of the central Alabama terrain in the 6,976-yard design.

The front nine at Cider Ridge 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, dramatic 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.

Awards & Accolades

Since the restoration, Cider Ridge has become widely known as one of Alabama's best golf courses. Some of the more recent awards and accolades include:

  • Golfers' Choice 2021: Best golf courses in Alabama
  • Golfers' Choice 2020: Best golf courses in Alabama 
  • 10 Best Public Courses in Alabama by Best Things Alabama 2019
  • Top Courses in Alabama by 2019
  • Top Courses in Alabama by 2018
  • Top Courses in Alabama by 2017
  • Top Courses in Alabama by 2016
  • Top 10 Courses in Alabama by 2015
  • Top Rated Outdoor Activity in Oxford, Ala. by Trip Advisor 2017
  • Top 50 Courses Under $50 by
  • Top 5 in Overall Customer Satisfaction by National Golf Foundation
  • Voted No. 1 Course in Calhoun County

Tee Times

Tee Times may be made up to 30 days in advance for public golfers and 60 days in advance for members. To make a tee time, call our Golf Shop at (256) 831-7222 or book online.

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Hours of Operation

Golf Shop

7:00 am to 6:00pm - Monday - Fridayday (First tee time starts at 8:00 am)
6:30 am to 6:00pm - Saturday & Sunday (First tee time starts at 7:30 am)

Driving Range

Monday - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday - *12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 7:30am - 6:00pm

*Closed for general maintanence 

Walking Policy

Walking rounds are permitted for the fitness conscious golfer. Call the golf shop to inquire about our current walking policy.

Pace of Play

The average pace of play at Cider Ridge is approximately 4.5 hours. Our outside services staff will help assist our guests in achieving this goal or better.

Rain Check Policy

Rain checks are available when a guest is unable to complete the desired round. Rain checks will be determined based upon the number of holes played. 


Play is governed by USGA Rules of Golf.

Dress Code

  • Golf Attire
  • No metal spikes allowed
  • Denim is allowed

Local Rules

  • Fill all divots with sand provided
  • Repair all ball marks
  • Keep with the group in front of you
  • Observe normal cart etiquette - keep carts off slopes, out of wet areas and a minimum of 30 feet away from greens.

Visitors use Cider Ridge Golf Club at their own risk. Cider Ridge Golf Club does not assume responsibility for lost or damaged property