Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
Blue Top Ridge at Riverside
Riverside, Iowa
Image: Blue Top Ridge at Riverside
Course Type
Design Role
Original Design
Bryce Swanson

Client Course Description

This is golf’s answer to Field of Dreams-a sporting oasis in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. Blue Top Ridge is a brawny Rees Jones design that boasts remarkable variety, with three different landforms. The front nine begins in a prairie, before descending at the 4th to a river plain (a trio of holes are set on the Iowa River). The back nine is carved into a hillside that boosts the drama quotient. There is a wonderful ebb and flow to the course, but the finishing stretch will resonate, especially the gargantuan 665-yard 16th hole, where a creek splits the landing areas.

Designer Notes

Blue Top Ridge at Riverside is a new public golf course located in central Iowa and part of the new Riverside Casino. The site for golf features a blend of high ground, low ground and the Iowa River. These elements provide the foundation to a unique golf experience.

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More Information

For more information about Blue Top Ridge at Riverside, please visit the course’s website.