Cider Ridge Golf Club is rich in history and provides a glimpse into Alabama’s rural past. More than 100 years ago, the property was originally home to the Melon Apple Orchard. This orchard grew up to 11,000 bushels of apples annually on the property, and at its peak, produced more than 20,000 gallons of apple cider a year.
Remnants from an old mill, which was touted as a water-powered grist, saw and gin mill, and a century old rock reservoir, which was used to produce running water, are still visible on the property today.
Today, Cider Ridge Golf Club features a classic mountain-style golf course bordering the Talladega National Forest and Talladega Mountains. Designed by Atlanta based Bill Bergin and Bergin Golf Designs, this par 72, 18-hole regulation golf course is situated at the base of the Alabama’s tallest mountain – Mt. Cheaha.