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Course Overview

Orchard Ridge Country Club was established in 1924 as the premier private club in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Orchard Ridge was the site of the PGA Tour’s Fort Wayne Open in 1950, as well as the first LPGA Championship in 1955. Redesigned in 1990 by renowned course architect, Arthur Hills, the club currently holds a US Senior Open Qualifier annually.

The beautiful, mature golf course places a premium on shot-making with tree-lined fairways, strategic bunkering, and four lakes that must all be accounted for while avoiding rough and natural areas. The gently rolling terrain makes for a pleasant stroll as players enjoy the fun and challenging layout.

The relatively small and fast greens require precise shots to score well, although the course is not so difficult as to severely punish players of lesser skill levels or the occasional errant shot. You will play an enjoyable, challenging layout every day and never tire of it.

Members at Orchard Ridge enjoy meticulously maintained greens, beautiful fairways, a complete practice facility with target greens and a chipping/bunker area, adult and youth instruction programs for any skill level, an active schedule of member events and tournaments, and a full-service Golf Shop with a wide array of equipment and apparel.

Hole One | Par 4

The key at Hole 1 is to place the ball in the fairway off the tee, as trees bottleneck the fairway closer to the green. Most players will elect to hit the driver, although some of our longer hitters will choose less than the driver. The second shot plays uphill to a large green where members must be sure to note the pin location to give them the best chance at leaving a makeable putt.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 370 | Handicap: 17 

Black/Blue: Yards:  370 | Handicap: 17 

Blue: Yards: 360 | Handicap: 17

Blue/Green: Yards: 360 | Handicap: 17 

Green: Yards: 333 | Handicap: 17

Red: Yards: 314 | Handicap: 7

Hole Two | Par 4

With a # 1 handicap, Hole 2 is the toughest hole on the golf course. The key on Hole 2 is to keep the ball on the fairway at all costs, which makes the hole much more manageable.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 425 | Handicap: 1

Black/Blue: Yards:  414 | Handicap: 1

Blue: Yards: 414 | Handicap: 1

Blue/Green: Yards: 350 | Handicap: 1

Green: Yards: 350 | Handicap: 1

Red: Yards: 346 | Handicap: 5

Hole Three | Par 5

Hole 3 provides a great scoring chance early in the round. The green is protected by a front right green side bunker, making any balls landing right at the green a difficult up and down.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 536 | Handicap: 7

Black/Blue: Yards:  504 | Handicap: 7

Blue: Yards: 504 | Handicap: 7

Blue/Green: Yards: 462 | Handicap: 7

Green: Yards: 462 | Handicap: 7

Red: Yards: 428 | Handicap: 3

Hole Four | Par 4

A short par 4, Hole 4 does not require a driver. Once you navigate the tee shot properly the only challenges remaining are the three green side bunkers that players must carry, the green slopes vary significantly from back to front so keep the ball below the hole.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 357 | Handicap: 9

Black/Blue: Yards:  357 | Handicap: 9

Blue: Yards: 337 | Handicap: 9

Blue/Green: Yards: 337 | Handicap: 9

Green: Yards: 315 | Handicap: 9

Red: Yards: 235 | Handicap: 13

Hole Five | Par 4

This hole requires a great tee shot, it is one of the holes at ORCC where you have to commit to hitting a good drive. The fairway bunker is 240 yards from the blue tee markers, which provides a great aiming point.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 417 | Handicap: 3

Black/Blue: Yards:  390

Blue: Yards: 390 | Handicap: 3

Blue/Green: Yards: 344

Green: Yards: 344 | Handicap: 3

Red: Yards: 293 | Handicap: 9

Hole Six | Par 3

Hole 6 is the first par 3 on the golf course. There are 2 challenges to this hole; the green side bunker is short and on the right and a grass bunker is on the left-hand side. There is no easy two-put on this green as this green moves heavily left to right and then also slopes away from you in the back right quadrant. Make sure to pin position for your best chance to score at Hole 6. 

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 200 | Handicap: 13

Black/Blue: Yards:  200 | Handicap: 13

Blue: Yards: 189 | Handicap: 13

Blue/Green: Yards: 171 | Handicap: 13

Green: Yards: 171 | Handicap: 13

Red: Yards: 134 | Handicap: 17

Hole Seven | Par 5

This is the toughest hole on the golf course for our red tee markers. Keeping the ball in the fairway on Hole 7 is the key to success!

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 548 | Handicap: 5

Black/Blue: Yards: 548 | Handicap: 5

Blue: Yards: 522 | Handicap: 5

Blue/Green: Yards: 469 | Handicap: 5

Green: Yards: 469 | Handicap: 5

Red: Yards: 463 | Handicap: 1

Hole Eight | Par 4

Hole 8 is a favorite among many members because of the risk reward challenge  it presents. Longer hitters can pull driver and challenge the green, potentially looking for an eagle. While other players elect to lay back short of the bunkers, securing a nice par.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 310 | Handicap: 11

Black/Blue: Yards: 300| Handicap: 11

Blue: Yards: 300 | Handicap: 11

Blue/Green: Yards: 300 | Handicap: 11

Green: Yards: 285 | Handicap: 11

Red: Yards: 276 | Handicap: 11

Hole Nine | Par 3

The key on Hole 9 is to navigate the bunkers, the hole plays about two clubs uphill. Make sure to pull enough club for Hole 9!

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 161 | Handicap: 15

Black/Blue: Yards: 161 | Handicap: 15

Blue: Yards: 150 | Handicap: 15

Blue/Green: Yards: 150 | Handicap: 15

Green: Yards: 132 | Handicap: 15

Red: Yards: 105 | Handicap: 15

Hole Ten | Par 5

There are no secrets to Hole 10, the player needs to hit three quality golf shots to hit the green in regulation.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 578 | Handicap: 4

Black/Blue: Yards: 578 | Handicap: 4

Blue: Yards: 566 | Handicap: 4

Blue/Green: Yards: 490 | Handicap: 4

Green: Yards: 490 | Handicap: 4

Red: Yards: 443 | Handicap: 2

Hole Eleven | Par 3

The key at Hole 11 is to carry the front bunker. We recommend hitting the ball to the center to the back left portion of the green.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 185 | Handicap: 14

Black/Blue: Yards: 168 | Handicap: 14

Blue: Yards: 168 | Handicap: 14

Blue/Green: Yards: 168 | Handicap: 14

Green: Yards: 139 | Handicap: 14

Red: Yards: 125 | Handicap: 18

Hole Twelve | Par 5

Our final par 5 is Hole 12. The premium would be to put the ball in the left portion of the fairway. If you find the fairway, it would allow you one last great-scoring chance in your round.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 558 | Handicap: 2

Black/Blue: Yards: 539 | Handicap: 2

Blue: Yards: 539 | Handicap: 2

Blue/Green: Yards: 472 | Handicap: 2

Green: Yards: 472 | Handicap: 2

Red: Yards: 423 | Handicap: 4

Hole Thirteen | Par 4

One of ORCC’S toughest tee shots on the golf course, Hole 13 forces you to pick a line and commit to it.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 404 | Handicap: 6

Black/Blue: Yards: 392 | Handicap: 6

Blue: Yards: 392 | Handicap: 6

Blue/Green: Yards: 338 | Handicap: 6

Green: Yards: 338 | Handicap: 6

Red: Yards: 336 | Handicap: 8

Hole Fourteen | Par 4

The tee shot is framed beautifully by four fairway bunkers on the right with a pond on the left. Most players will elect to lay back short of the bunkers while some of our longer members will hit their tee shots over the pond, leaving them a short wedge into the green.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 403 | Handicap: 10

Black/Blue: Yards: 403 | Handicap: 10

Blue: Yards: 359 | Handicap: 10

Blue/Green: Yards: 359 | Handicap: 10

Green: Yards: 344 | Handicap: 10

Red: Yards: 319 | Handicap: 10

Hole Fifteen | Par 3

Hole 15 plays one club downhill, but do not let that fool you! Make sure to carry the front bunker on the right, as any shots arrantly struck will be collected.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 195 | Handicap: 16

Black/Blue: Yards: 175 | Handicap: 16

Blue: Yards: 175 | Handicap: 16

Blue/Green: Yards: 175 | Handicap: 16

Green: Yards: 159 | Handicap: 16

Red: Yards: 133 | Handicap: 14

Hole Sixteen | Par 4

The tee shot is framed beautifully by mounding up the right-hand side and large trees on the left. Players must find the right-hand side of this fairway to provide a clean look of the green.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 408 | Handicap: 8

Black/Blue: Yards: 394 | Handicap: 8

Blue: Yards: 394 | Handicap: 8

Blue/Green: Yards: 327 | Handicap: 8

Green: Yards: 327 | Handicap: 8

Red: Yards: 308 | Handicap: 12

Hole Seventeen | Par 3

This is ORCC’S signature hole. The 17th hole does play quite a bit down hill, so please be aware of that when you are selecting your club.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 171| Handicap: 18

Black/Blue: Yards: 171 | Handicap: 18

Blue: Yards: 150 | Handicap: 18

Blue/Green: Yards: 150 | Handicap: 18

Green: Yards: 105 | Handicap: 18

Red: Yards: 87 | Handicap: 16

Hole Eighteen | Par 4

The fairway on hole 18 is easier to manage thanks to a slope that collects balls into the bottom of it. If players can avoid the grass bunker on the right-hand side, they will be left with the decision to make whether or not they challenge a flag on the left-hand side of the green or they play safe and end the round with a quality par.

Yardage & Handicap

Black: Yards: 378 | Handicap: 12

Black/Blue: Yards: 378 | Handicap: 12

Blue: Yards: 345 | Handicap: 12

Blue/Green: Yards: 345 | Handicap: 12

Green: Yards: 310 | Handicap: 12

Red: Yards: 280 | Handicap: 6


Our fabulous practice facility with a large practice tee and five target greens gives golfers a chance to hone their skills. Range balls are included in your golfing membership. Our bunker practice area is a great way to fine tune your short game and our expansive putting green will prepare you for our challenging hole placements on course.


Men's Golf Association

The MGA provides entry into 12 tournaments including the Club Championship. This is a great way to meet new people and play in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The MGA is continually working to make the formats fun and exciting for all skill levels and our Seniors have the ability to participate and play from our green tees. Thursday Night Men’s League is also a fantastic way to meet many MGA members weekly in a singles match play format.

Women's Golf Association

The Women’s Golf Association offers something for every level of golfer. You are sure to find somewhere to belong whether you’re a future pro, just want to have fun, or have never picked up a golf club. League days are on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

Junior Golf

The Orchard Ridge Junior Golf Program is a great way to involve your child or grandchild in the life-long game of golf. Our well-designed Junior Golf Program exposes children to the positive values golfing situations provide.

The Junior Golf Clinic is heavy on the fundamentals of the game. The program is designed as an introduction to the wonderful game of a lifetime and emphasizes not only how to play the game but the importance of lasting values like honesty and integrity.

PGA Jr League

PGA Jr League is designed to continue children’s advancement in golf, specifically for children who want to try out for their school team or are interested in playing competitive golf. Where the regular Junior Program is more based on fundamentals, PGA Junior League is based more on playing the game in competition with other local clubs and developing proper practice habits.  PGA Junior League is designed for players of known ability and is not a beginner’s class. Check with our golf shop staff for details and availability.

Couples Events

Monthly throughout the golf season we offer Nine and Dines. These are some of our most attended events. All skill levels are welcome and different games are played throughout the year. These events are great for camaraderie with a fantastic dinner following golf.

Professional Staff

Ben Murray, PGA is the Head Golf Professional at Orchard Ridge Country Club.

Ben is a Class A Member of the PGA of America, Titleist Performance Institute Golf 2 Certified, and American Development Model Certified.

He was an NCAA Scholar All-American as the Captain of the Men’s Golf Team at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and was the top graduate in Finance from the Rinker School of Business.

Ben has previously held esteemed positions at PGA National Resort, home of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic, and Pasadena Yacht & CC in Florida.

Having played at a high level alongside numerous Tour Professionals, Ben offers members valuable insight into the golf swing and overall game.

Lesson packages and group rates are available.

The Professional Staff is available for contact at: 260-747-0115

Professional Staff

Ben Murray, PGA Head Golf Professional

Alec Pieper, PGA Associate 1st Asst Golf Professional

Eric Noble, PGA Caddie Master


Golf Shop

The Orchard Ridge Golf Shop is open year-round. We offer a wide array of the latest equipment, and men’s and women’s apparel for golf or everyday wear. The handsome shop has won numerous awards for merchandise quality, variety, and display. Orchard Ridge has relationships with many vendors and we take pride in offering exceptional products to members at the best rates.

Thinking about a new set of clubs? Be sure to stop in and demo the hottest clubs on the market from major manufacturers. Not hitting the ball as well as you would like? Let our Professional Staff assist with a private club fitting to help you improve and outperform your friends on the course!

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