Established in 1923, Ridgetown Golf & Curling Club has been a golfing fixture in the Chatham-Kent area for almost 100 years. With its rolling fairways and 6,099 yard layout, Ridgetown provides a challenging, yet fair, experience that golfers have enjoyed for decades. It began as a true neighbourhood course, with nine tin cans for holes, a water trailer for irrigation, and sticks with red cloth for flags. The existing 18-hole layout is renowned for its impeccable (yet shocking small) greens. A golfer’s short iron game at Ridgetown needs to be dialed in.
The clubhouse is a restored century farmhouse, with a spacious patio, and great country cooking. Ridgetown is a great example of the courses built all over Ontario during the roaring 20’s, It’s worth the drive just to see this piece of golfing history, or pair it up as part of a day trip to nearby Pelee Island or Lake Erie.