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 the working mills and rock reservoirs 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 Alabama-based Bill Bergin of Bergin Design, this par 72, 18-hole regulation golf course is situated at the base of the Alabama’s tallest mountain - Mt. Cheaha.
In fall of 2010, the golf course underwent a one million dollar restoration. New maintenance procedures were implemented which dramatically improved overall course conditions and greens resulting in rave reviews from local and regional golf publications in the spring of 2011.