Ridgestone Opening Wednesday

The future of Iowa’s “2008 9-Hole Golf Course of the Year” had been uncertain since Jim and Diana Blood announced in December their intentions to operate only the bar and restaurant.  During that time, a PGA professional developed a plan for Ridgestone that includes lessons and programs for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.


Dean Capesius presented his plan to the Bloods and shared his a vision with a group of local business owners.  Dean’s plans for Ridgestone’s course and facilities – combined with his teaching background and his experience operating other successful golf ventures in North Iowa – has led to a new partnership with the Sheffield community.

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Now the new partners are ready to announce their exciting plans …


As of Wednesday, April 3, Ridgestone will open for the season under new management.  Dean Capesius, certified PGA teaching professional and part-owner, will serve as Ridgestone’s golf course and clubhouse administrator.  He will be providing golf lessons, planning and implementing programs, as well as overseeing all facilities.


On Wednesday, Dean will announce an ambitious tournament schedule for Ridgestone’s 2013 golf season.  He’ll also visit about plans to make Ridgestone more “family friendly.”


The general public is invited to come to Ridgestone on Wednesday to meet Dean, as well as purchase golf memberships.

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