University Ridge Golf Course
9002 County Rd PD
Madison, WI 53593

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7 Reasons to Hold your Next Golf Event at University Ridge

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Dear Golf Event Planner,
Let's face it there is no shortage of courses to hold your golf event in the state of Wisconsin….. BUT, I assure you, there are none that will do a better job of providing your group with a fun, enjoyable golf experience and a "can-do" attitude of service to back it up. That is why University Ridge is the most popular choice for tournaments and outings. Whether the outing is for client appreciation, a 144 player charity tournament, 16 guys on a golf getaway or just a company fun day, we work hard to ensure you’re completely satisfied. More and more corporations, associations and private groups choose us each year and return to University Ridge again and again! Allow us to sum up the Top 7 reasons our guests have chosen us to host their event.

1. The Premiere Public Golf Course in the Madison Area

The world-renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course plays to all skill levels and builds great desire and challenge in its players. In 2011 University Ridge was rated the #1 golf course in Wisconsin by Golflink. It has also been rated the Best Golf Course in Madison an astounding thirteen times by Madison Magazine.

"We chose University Ridge to host our client appreciation golf outing because we consider it the finest public golf facility in the Midwest. We want to provide our clients with an outing that we know they're going to enjoy in every possible way. The scenery is breath taking, and the staff always does a fantastic job of making our clients feel right at home."
Mike Laskis, Foley & Lardner

2. Flexible (And Affordable!) Event Packages

Our golf outing packages are designed with your needs in mind. From the very beginning of the planning stages we offer great food choices, customized gift options, and competitive rates to make your golf outing completely unique. Our flexibility even extends towards tee off times, shotguns for 40 players or more, twilight golf outings, and even weekend or holiday events. University Ridge is a non-member facility which gives us the ability to cater to golf outings better than anyone else in the area.

3. You're in Charge, But You Can Still Have Fun Too

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Being the coordinator of your event doesn't mean that you can't have a good time with the rest of your group. Our courteous staff will help you with all the details on the day of your event. Every member of our team is driven to make sure that your event is a success. We will take care of everything from the moment you walk in the door until the event is over. This includes marking the golf course for your events, preparing personalized bag tags and cart signs, setting up the dining area or tent to your specifications, setting proximity markers and signs where you would like them on the course, and directing players to their starting holes, and much more. Our staff is your staff. Sit back and enjoy, and let us do what we do best.

"Our Golf Event is not only an opportunity for our organization to raise funds for valuable community services, it's also a chance for us to meet with corporate leaders that come out to participate. University Ridge really makes it a fun event for everyone involved!"
Molly Kelly, American Red Cross

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4. GPS Equipped Golf Cars

New in 2013, we updated our golf cart fleet with Visage GPS software. Visage will enhance your guests overall golf experience with new scoring features, more sponsor opportunities, and food and beverage access, all from your golf cart! These new features will improve the quality of your event by allowing us to monitor speed of play ensuring that your event finishes without delays. Visage will also allow you to locate certain golfers, send messages, or notify groups of inclement weather. The Live Leaderboard will keep everyone engaged in the event!

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5. Respite from the Hustle and Bustle of Daily Life

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There are no homes and no freeways at University Ridge. In fact, the only noise your likely to hear is that from the abundant wildlife and the cheers of joy from your delighted guests! The course is located on a magnificent piece of property on the southwest side of Madison, and your players will agree that it is well worth the short drive. We can be your hidden gem! Picture yourself playing a course totally submerged in nature yet just minutes from downtown.

Our group has been at University Ridge for the past three years, and have enjoyed every moment. The Golf Course is run very professional and all employees are very customer oriented"
Carl Hanson

6. Brand New Bar and Outdoor Pavilion

In 2009, University Ridge opened up a brand new full service bar and in the spring of 2010 a new outdoor pavilion was added that seats up to 250 people. In 2011 two outdoor fire pits were added outside of the pavilion and overlooking the first and ninth holes. Incredible course views can be seen while your guests dine and relax after their round. These added amenities have added class and comfort to award presentations, silent auctions, family events, and other functions that routinely choose University Ridge.

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7. Great Food Options for Any Event Type

University Ridge boasts outstanding catering selections. This isn’t your average golf course food menu. Our food is prepared by professional chefs and will make you feel you are dining at a fine restaurant rather than a clubhouse. Click here for a look at our outing menu for 2015.

At University Ridge we are committed to providing you with friendly, professional assistance. From the planning phase through the production of your event, we will be glad to customize a tournament or outing to your exact needs.

Our Professional Staff will provide the following services:

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  • Pre-event planning
  • Custom logo'd merchandise
  • Greet guests and golf bag handling
  • Alphabetical list of participants
  • Registration tables and chairs
  • Putting Contests
  • Welcome letter with format of play for each golfer
  • Personalized Bag Tags
  • Golf car signs with names, tee time and hole assignment
  • Scorecards with names of each player and format
  • Preparation of special event markers
  • P.A. System
  • Announcement of the rules prior to play
  • Preparation of scoreboard and scoring of event
  • Prize, raffle, and silent auction tables
  • Extra golf cars, if needed
  • Refreshment cars
  • Outdoor pavilion with tables and chairs
  • Club cleaning
    • Golf Outings and events are a very important part of our business, and we take your outing seriously whether it’s 12 guys in a bachelor party or 144 players in a charity event. Our facility is second to none in south central Wisconsin and we’d love the opportunity to prove it. Choosing University Ridge for your next event means better participation, higher guest satisfaction, and professionalism from start to finish. Call today (608) 497-4453 or email me at and let us custom design a memorable experience for you and your guests.

      Yours sincerely,

      Andy Bacon
      Tournament Event Manager

University Ridge