Willow Ridge is a 9 hole Golf Course, Restaurant, and Event Center located just minutes north of Fort Dodge. It is owned and operated by Iowa Central Community College. Willow Ridge is utilized by students as a “hands on” learning facility for multiple collegiate programs including Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management and Turfgrass Management.
*For more information on any of these programs, please visit Iowa Central’s website or the Culinary Arts Facebook page listed below*
Iowa Central Community College Website:
Iowa Central Community College Culinary Arts Facebook Page:
History of Willow Ridge
In early 2007, Don and Dianne Decker purchased the American Legion Post 130 Golf Course. Renovations started immediately in March of 2007, with a total over haul of the facilities. That included new carpet, paint, decorations, wood fixtures, bar, mirrors, bathrooms, kitchen and many others.
During these years, Iowa Central Community College partnered with the Decker family to provide a quality facility to the Fort Dodge area, as well as start 3 new programs and a hands-on learning environment for the students of Iowa Central Community College.
In January of 2011, Mr. and Mrs. Decker decided to donate Willow Ridge Golf Course & Restaurant to Iowa Central Community College. Since that date, the facility has been under full management by the college, while the Culinary Arts, Baking and Hospitality Management students work at Willow Ridge during the school year, starting in October!