Life at Ridgewood

Ridgewood Country Club represents a pursuit of excellence in facilities, programs, and member services.

Golf, dining, fitness, tennis, swimming, the clubhouse, and the marina combine to make Ridgewood a place for fellowship and the club of choice for families in Waco and the surrounding area.

Since its inception in 1947, Ridgewood has become the foremost family country club in Central Texas offering the best in amenities and activities, a friendly, professional staff and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Situated on rolling, wooded land overlooking Lake Waco, it is a private, member-owned country club with an exceptional 18 hole championship golf course; seven lighted tennis courts; Golf and Tennis pro shops; a resort-style pool complex including a new cabana with social and dining areas; a complete fitness center and a marina on Lake Waco with 220 well maintained boat slips and a dry dock area for boats and trailers. The clubhouse offers the best in country club amenities including a beautiful Ballroom, banquet and meeting rooms, dining rooms, a lounge, men’s and women’s locker rooms and the 19th Hole.

We take great pride in our family atmosphere and all the wonderful moment's Members have experienced and shared over the years, Ridgewood is a symbol of tradition in Waco and Central Texas, a place where the whole family loves to be and everyone feels at home.

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  • Dining Areas
    • Vertney's Bar

      Vertney's Bar is a great place to start any visit to the club. Ridgewood's bartenders possess more than 50 years of service experience. So easy to find as it is visible upon entering the club’s main entrance, a member can expect to find delicious food and cocktails, a fantastic view of the pool during the warm months and a gas fireplace to cut the cold months’ chill. Come in Tuesday through Saturday from 4 pm until 9 pm.

      Lakeview Dining Room

      This is one of Ridgewood’s most popular places to meet family, friends or associates for lunch or Dinner. Located on the main floor, the view of the golf course and lake are as satisfying as the staff members are friendly. Reservations are available 11 am to 9 pm Tuesday through Thursday, 11 am to 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday, and also for Sunday Brunch 11 am to 2 pm. Come enjoy our great food and warm hospitality in the Lakeview Dining Room.

      19th Hole 

      The 19th Hole is a busy place from open to close offering lunch, dinner, and everything in between to an array of Ridgewood members each day: 11 am to 9 pm Tuesday through Thursday, 11 am to 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday, and also for Sunday Brunch 11 am to 2 pm. Order a Muriel Chicken sandwich from Muriel and wash it down with an Alvarita!

      Cabana/Hole 9.5

      The poolside Cabana is open for lunch, dinner, and full bar service beginning Memorial Day Weekend and ending Labor Day Weekend. The pools are visible as members enter the club and entice a visit especially on the hottest of days! The seasonal staff is friendly and attentive and the food is easy and family friendly! Families can enjoy this dining area from 11 am to 9 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 12 pm to 8 pm on Sunday.

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  • Marina
    • The Ridgewood Marina along the shore of Lake Waco has 220 well-maintained boat slips and dry dock storage for 82 boats/trailers. The Marina offers covered stalls and storage lockers for convenience and security. The Marina and launch ramp are for Members only. Twenty-four-hour security is provided for the Marina and the entire facility for your peace of mind. Our courteous Marina staff offers services such as the purchase of gas, oil and non-alcoholic beverages. Septic system pump-out and deodorizing are also available.

      Those with boats at the Marina enjoy great camaraderie! In the spring, there is a Blessing of the Fleet where decorated boats parade through the Marina and out into Lake Waco ending the evening by tying together and enjoying visiting and some great food! Prizes are given for the best decorated boat in various categories. Once a year, there is a themed Commodore’s Party in the Ballroom with a seafood buffet, a band, and dancing.

      The normal lake level is 462 feet. To see the daily lake level, go to the Corps of Engineers Daily Report at

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