On the heels of a 2005 renovation project that enhanced nearly every facet of the course, Burning Ridge ascended in the eyes of golfers looking for a quality round and a great value. The layout is defined by its mounded and tree-lined fairways, and elevated greens that enjoy ample protection from bunkers. Playing smart, percentage golf is rewarded, but Burning Ridge doesn’t force players into a U.S. Open-type slog where the only way to manage the round is hitting fairways and greens. It’s a fun golf course, highlighted by a pair of par 5s – no. 7 and no. 15 – that play less than 485 and give daring players a shot at eagle.