Welcome to Copper Ridge Golf Club
“The public course
with a private club experience”
Welcome to Copper Ridge Golf Club and Banquet Center located at 8475 E. Atherton Rd. in Davison Michigan, we are minutes away from I-75 and I-69 via M-15 with easy access to metro Detroit or neighboring Flint metro but secluded from the hustle and bustle of noisy highways and hectic city life. Copper Ridge Golf Club is ranked one of the "Best Golf Destinations and Banquet Centers in Michigan" by Davison Index and Genesee County in 2012.
The 18-hole championship course features 6916 yards of lush rolling fairways and large undulating greens. Warm up at the driving and putting range before your game. The 18-hole course is accommodating for golfers of all skill levels with four sets of tee boxes at each hole, it is very player friendly, but don't let that fool you. This course rewards good golf shots and penalizes poorly hit shots. After a fantastic day out on the course, visit Hickory Sticks, our on site sports bar and grille and unwind with a cool drink and one of chefs’ delicious selections!
Copper Ridge Golf Club and Banquet Center is an amazing setting for your next league outing, junior golf clinic, company golf outing, wedding, class reunion and more. Our friendly staff of catering and banquet professionals will make sure every detail of your event is catered to a “tee!”.
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8475 E. Atherton Road.,
Davison, MI 48423
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Hole One is a 358 yard par 4 to get your day started. A wide to narrow fairway can trick your mind into grip and rip. But, with out of bounds on the left and lost ball possibilities on the right your best to play a controlled shot here. Aim at the bunker on the right of the fairway. Your second shot is to an two teared elevated green, so remember to play it about 5 yards longer than you think to avoid falling short of your target and make sure you get the ball on the proper tear for best putting opportunity.
Hole Two is a chance to redeem yourself or get off to a great 2-hole start for your round. This 136 yard par 3 with a large green to land on offers a great opportunity for a good score. Keep it on the green and avoid the bunkers and you will be rewarded on the score card.
Hole Three is a beautiful 521 yard par 5 offers you a fun but very challenging golf hole. The fairway rolls to the right so prepare for that off the tee. Saying that you also want to stay right with out of bounds being on the left. Your second shot proves to be the challenge. I suggest that you play it safe and position yourself for a short controlled third to the green. The trees on the right and left make this shot a tight difficult one to place in good position, often times being a blind shot to the green. The green is large and undulated and protect by bunkers on the right and left. Regardless of the pin position I suggest playing this shot to the middle of the green for the best putting outcome. This green is known to cause three or more putts. With inconsistent sunlight this green can fool you on speed. Some points of the green fast others slow. Concentrate and get out with a two putt and move on.
Hole Four is a 326 yard hole with the apitamy of risk reward. I suggest a 5-wood or long iron off the tee for safety but what fun would that be. You can take the grip it and rip it technique but with trees on the left and right and a window smaller than 20 yards in width this is a challenge to even the straightest drivers in the game. Although if you can keep it straight you can reach the green for an easy birdy.
Hole Five is one of the more challenging par 3's on the golf course. This 171 yard par 3 can cause troubles if not played properly. Seems most days to play longer than the card reads and with a large green with multiple tears, putting can be difficult if the ball is not placed properly off the tee. This large green is also protected by a front left bunker as well as a mid-right bunker. Play it safe on the green and take away your par/bogey and move on happy. You can earn that stroke back on upcoming holes.
Hole Six is a 391 yard par 4. It appears to be a difficult task and can play mental tricks on the golfer. With the tee being set back into the tree's you may not notice how open the hole really is. The tee's set you up to go right, but that is not the right play here. With the greens right side heavily guarded by sand your best approach to this green if from the left side of the fairway. This green is two teared so watch pin placement. If it is on the right side of the green play your shot to the right of the pin. You are better off missing the green right here than being on the left side of the green due to the severe slope in the mid-right of this green that would cause a putt from the left side to roll well past the hole if not off the green. Vice versa if the pin is on the left be aggressive for this is a great opportunity for a good score.
Hole Seven is a 399 Yard par 4 that normally plays shorter. With the wind usually at your back and your landing area in the fairway being a down hill slope, you can leave yourself with a good look to the green. The green is a very long and narrow green. Again Pin placement is key. If the pin is in the back it is better to miss the green long than to come up short. However if the pin is in the middle or front a shot being just short of the pin makes for a easy slightly up hill birdy attempt.
Hole Eight — Watch out on your way to the tee for those who are on the box are teeing off right over the cart path to the tee! This is one of the more scenic holes on the golf course, playing 484 yards this par 5 appears to be a great opportunity for birdy. Don't let it fool you, a good drive is a must to have a chance at a good score. Keep the ball in the fairway. Your second shot brings decisions. With an extreme incline to the green trying to get there in two could hurt you. With a stream running across the hole about 50yards short of the green it is difficult for the golfer to see and seems to claim a lot of balls. If you do make the green being that it is elevated it is difficult to get the ball to stay on the green and with residential housing behind the hole that decision can cost you a stroke. Play it safe, make a good short 3rd shot and birdy is yours.
Hole Nine is a 406 yard par four that'srated the most difficult hole on the course. A hole that dog legs left around the pound can cause big scores. Play your drive as well as approach shots safe to the right as the hills on the left will run your ball to the pond. By playing it right you do make the hole much longer. Don't force your second shot no matter the location this pond claims over 10,000 golf balls a season. But, if you play it smart a very forgiving green will allow you to leave this hole with a saved par.
Hole Ten is a generous 388 yard par four. A big fairway and not a lot of trouble allows you to grip and rip to the up hill fairway. But, Big hitter beware the fairway traps at the top of the hill are reachable off the tee for you and can make a generous hole a tough hole. This again is a two teared green so make sure you place the ball on the proper tear of the green for best putting results.
Hole Eleven is one of the most interesting and difficult holes on the golf course. Measuring 221 yards to the green this par 3 creates many challenges for your game. You need to carry your ball 180 yards to carry the water in front. The green is vary large making and easy landing area but many tough putts. This green slopes to the water and can be very fast causing many putts to roll well by the hole down hill or come up well short on the up-hill. Escape this hole with par/bogey as you can get that shot back on the next hole.
Hole Twelve is a great opportunity for birdy or even eagle with the right 3 shots. This par 5 only measures 460 yards. It is up-hill but not until your second shot. Don't let the water scare you, it is only about 190 yards to clear and end up in great position for your approach. The green can be tricky depending on the pin location. Stay short of the pin to insure your best putting opportunity.
Hole Thirteen is another great hole to get a shot back. Reading only 326 yards this par 4 has a downhill tee shot extending your drives those extra 20 yards. The approach is were you make it or break it. This green is well elevated from the fairway and if not struck well it is difficult to hold the green. If struck well you have a good shot at par or better though.
Hole Fourteen is a par 3 measuring 155 yards gets you into the second style of golf that Copper Ridge has to offer. For the next 3 holes you will play inside the housing development. Enjoy the crowed! This hole can present a challenge. Guarded by a big left front sand trap, a big drop off behind the green, not placing a good shot hear can get you in trouble. This hole seems to play 10 yards longer than it reads. Hint: keep in mind that you are in between the houses so you will not feel the wind coming out of the north or south, Make sure you take the wind into consideration because as the ball gets above the houses a strong wind can dramatically alter your shot. Take par here and move on.
Hole Fifteen is a par 4 measuring 325 yards and is a great opportunity for birdy. Big hitters can drive the green as it is only 300 yards to cut the corner. But be careful, with out of bounds right, left and behind this green you can turn a birdy into a bogey very quickly. I suggest that you play it safe and land in the fairway and have a short chip and put for birdy.
Hole Sixteen — Hope you scored well when you had your opportunities because these next two holes will test you. This 423 yard par 4 topically plays into a heavy wind making it much longer. Keep the ball to the right off the tee as there is a large ash tree guarding the green from the left side. With most second shots being between 180-220 yards clearing this tree can be a large task at hand. If the pins in the front play it short for an uphill put, if the pin is in the back play it long even if it means missing the green as a dramatic slope in the middle of the green will send your putt right back to you if it has improper speed.
Hole Seventeen is the second of two tough par 4's. This one measures 453 yards up-hill. With fairway traps on your left in landing distance you need to stay away from them. If caught in them getting to the green in two is nearly impossible. The green is guarded by two green side bunkers but once on this green putting is easy. This is the flattest green on the course. Getting to it is the challenge.
Hole Eighteen is arguably one of the best finishing holes in Genessee County. This 453 yard par 5 looks easy on the scorecard. With a blind downhill tee shot and the fairway rolling towards the water a shot that is not played left will end up in the drink. From there, risk reward really plays a part on this hole. With your second shot being a scenic view of our beautiful clubhouse and lounge, those on the outside patio will be watching so make it a good shot! This green is long and wraps around the pond. You miss this target short you are in the drink. Play it long or play it safe. Once on the green putting is not to tough unless you left yourself on the front with the pin in the back or vise-versa. After this round you will need dinner and a refreshment so go inside share you ups and downs on the course and enjoy our great food, drink specials, and friendly staff.