Short at Cambrian Ridge

4.6232411765 4.6 stars from 5 (17)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 1640 yards
  • Layout

  • 101 Sunbelt Pkwy, Greenville, Alabama 36037, Butler County
  • (334) 382-9787
  • (334) 382-9343
  • rtjgolf.com/cambrianridge

Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1993), Roger Rulewich (1993)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $6
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Purple 27 1640 yards N/A N/A
Orange 27 1415 yards N/A N/A
White 27 1116 yards N/A N/A
Teal 27 745 yards N/A N/A

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 17 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

17 out of 17 reviews


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"Great course"


dougwpope's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly and helpful. Course was a lot of fun


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Amazing Day of Golf"


refrowland's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Immaculate, beautiful, grueling, awesome. Perfect greens, lush fairways, amazing elevation changes. A must play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course layout, but greens were gimmicky"


LouisvilleDrew's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played this course on a Wednesday mid-morning and the weather was outstanding. It was a bit windy, but it was 80 degrees and very sunny. The course layout is fantastic. Scenic views and every hole was unique, which I always appreciate. We played from the tips at about 7,100 yards and this course was very challenging from that distance, but mainly for one reason. The greens, while massive in size, are pretty gimmicky. Every green was tiered and had crazy undulation. While this is fine for some holes, it got to be pretty annoying as the round went on. The green speeds were fair (my guess is they were rolling around an 11) and they were in great shape, but when you're putts remind you of putting on a putt-putt course, that's when it goes just a little too far. One other gripe I had is that for $95 mid-week, I would've expected the carts to have GPS or a yardage book to be provided. That is a pretty steep rate for non-gps equipped carts. I know these reviews generally only highlight the negative aspects of a golf course, which isn't really fair, so I'll touch on a few of the positives. As I mentioned before, the views were incredible. There are a couple of holes where you can see for miles, which was really cool. The course was impeccably manicured. Fairways were quick, rough was fair, and the greens were sharp. The practice area was great, as well. Huge driving range with 7 (I think) different locations to hit from. The putting green was massive - plenty of space for many people to warm-up beforehand. The pro shop was great - the lady inside was very friendly and if you're looking for a keepsake from this RTJ course, you'll certainly find it in there. All in all, I would absolutely play this course again (and likely will at some point), but just beware that the greens, while great in quality, are likely going to frustrate you at some point during your round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfection"


u000005568950's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect all around! If you define heaven as a golf course the the entrance to this facility should be pearly gates!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


Amariana6's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First course of our goal to golf RTJ Golf Trail. Loved Canyon and Loblolly. Coldish day and windy but lovely course. Greens were good and very quick round this time of year. Only complaint is no cart service and no restaurant service available after our round. ( we wanted an early dinner/ late lunch but I guess non members are SOL for food this time of year??)

. We traveled quite a distance to golf here had to travel some distance again to eat!! Hopefully if we visit again, we will have better off course. amenities - we do like to make our golfing experience more than just a game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Cambrian Ridge at Greenville"


EWKENNEDY's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Sherling and Loblolly nines. Very beautiful weather and scenery making each hole a joy to play. Played from the orange tees so the course was challenging, especially the greens. Broke 90 but could score better once I knew the course better since many of the fairways and greens required knowledgeable course management. Greens were mostly fast with plenty of slope and indulations. Also played the Short Course which was incredibly difficult from the orange tees without knowing the layout of the greens. Look forward to trying the course again on a future trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Put Cambrian Ridge on your Trail itinerary"


BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Cambrian Ridge, much like Silver Lakes to the northeast, is often bypassed by players with limited amount of rounds on trips to the Trail. Big mistake on both accounts.

Forty minutes south of Montgomery and just of I-65, Cambrian Ridge offers three distinct nines. You will see tall pines, magnolia trees and Spanish moss dropping from trees - all on the same property. The Loblolly is mostly void of water and plays through the nine's namesake pines.

For me though, if you only have 18 holes, play the Sherling and Canyon courses.

Sherling eases you in with a par-5 opener and a gentle par 3. The third hole begins off an elevated tee and plays toward the lake - the dominant feature of the Sherling and Canyon nines. The wind can howl on these exposed holes and big numbers are lurking.

The ninth hole is relatively short and plays dramatically uphill toward the clubhouse. A ravine divides the ninth holes of the Sherling and Canyon courses, challenging tee balls alternatively left and right.

The Canyon course, however, is my favorite and evokes both nerve and skill to score well. The layout mimics a roller-foster thrill ride with dramatic elevation changes throughout. Brawny par 5s yield to par 4s beckoning 4-iron tee shots and wedges to multi-tiered greens. Pars are very good scores. The lake figures heavily into the Canyon nine as well.

My only constructive criticism is that it is my opinion that there is too much sand in the bunkers.

I have never been here when it was crowded. Again, it is off the beaten path, but is among the best holes on the Trail.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great course."


CRTDDC's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cambrian Ridge was gorgeous and fantastic. Course in great condition for this time of year. Staff was friendly and helpful. RTJ Trail is a must for the bucket list of every golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wow & Wow Again"


Glenda3034456's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a must play for golfers looking for beauty, challenge and a place you will want to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


mvokkerse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course maintained like a championship course. Challenging with some long holes and plenty of water to serve the water Gods :) Don't miss playing here in your travels. It's a place you will remember!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course and friendly staff"


gary6550's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

What an awesome play to play a winter round of golf. It was a bit windy but the course was in great shape for the time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Happy Customer"


smarshall00's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was absolutely beautiful and in great condition. Nice challenge but not too hard. I'm female and chose to play whites which was a little harder than usual, but the teal tees were too short for me. I was very happy with my game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golfing at RTJ's Cambrian Ridge"


GolfUMK's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Not many words necessary. Approx. 5 miles from I 65 you can find this excellent golf paradise. My son and I played Sherling and Loblolly. Both 9 holes have been in great shape. Greens are fast and not easy. Course layout is beautiful. Staff friendly.

The Canyons is currently under construction. So we will come back to play this one as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Loved Loblolly!"


rcborn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loblolly was my favorite after playing Grand National Lakes and Capitol Hill Judge on the Trail the previous two days; beautiful, majestic, and quite playable even for a bogey golfer. Condition very good, and had seemingly the whole course to myself so played in well under 4 hours. Enjoyed Sherling very much also until I got to the last hole--just too gimmicky for me even though I was told it is much better than original. Still, I wish i had returned to play again the next day--highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course great layout!"


luvmipings's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Our first time playing here. Course is in great shape and lots of fun. The greens were a little slower than I expected/desired but they roll true. We will be back for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"RTJ courses always a treat!"


rmohr1946's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course as most RTJ courses are Is worth the money to plan any of them. All are beautifully done but tough courses to score on.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Breathtaking"


John2012910's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely beautiful and challenging course! The views are spectacular. Would highly recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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