Located a short 15-minute drive east of Oxford, the 18-hole layout at Cider Ridge Golf Club borders the Talladega National Forest, with holes laid out close to Mt. Cheaha, the tallest mountain in Alabama.
It’s an early new millennium Bill Bergin design that occupies a property which was once home to the Melon Apple Orchard, growing 11,000 bushels of apples and producing 20,000 gallons of cider annually.
Nowadays, the fairways of this mountain-style course are routed across a landscape where the Choccolocco Creek comes into contention on the front nine and the Little Hillabee Creek plays a strategic part on the tighter, hillier back nine.
The course infrastructure was upgraded in 2010, when drainage was improved and bunkers were refurbished, along with the repair of existing concrete cart paths and the installation of new asphalt tracks.