University Ridge got its name from the landscape features formed when the last remaining glaciers of the ice age retreated from central North America. The course sits upon a terminal moraine where the Wisconsin Glacier stopped, forming the backbone of the ridge that separates the land into rolling hills and valleys. The golf course itself spreads across the beautiful rolling hills and bowls that accentuate the grass-covered, moonscape that typifies the moraine characteristics and then it gently flows into the dense forests of Wisconsin's Woodlands.
Robert Trent Jones designed the course to be player-friendly, but also to be challenging enough to host some of the most prestigious NCAA and amateur championships. He also designed University Ridge in a manner that balanced the natural beauty of the land with the demands placed upon it by supporting a world-class golf course.
A very rare, 41/2 star rating from Golf Digest's "Places to Play" in 2002, a 5 star rating from Chicagoland Golf Magazine and ranked 4th in "America's Best Daily Fee Courses in Wisconsin" by Golfweek , University Ridge is not your typical university golf course.