Our History

Reflection Ridge Golf Course was designed by Florida-based Architect, Karl Litten, and opened for play in June of 1989.

The original concept was a Par 3 Course with limited surrounding homes. As the concept turned into reality, it became an 18-Hole PGA Championship Golf Course known as Reflection Ridge surrounded by the full, beautiful neighborhood we enjoy today.

The course is located in Northwest Wichita at the intersection of 21st Street and Ridge Road. The course name, Reflection Ridge, was selected by the family of the original developer, Reg Boothe. Reflection Ridge Golf Course has hosted many prestigious golf tournaments over the years including the Kansas Women’s State Amateur, Kansas Golf Association’s Father/Son Championship, and the 6A High School State Championships. From 1990 through 1996, Reflection Ridge was the home of the Ben Hogan/Nike Wichita Open.

Many of today’s PGA tour players have competed at The Ridge; the list of past champions is as follows:

  • 1990 Tom Lehman
  • 1991 Eric Hoos
  • 1992 Jeff Woodland
  • 1993 David Duval
  • 1994 Dennis Postlewait
  • 1995 David Toms
  • 1996 Rick Cramer

Reflection Ridge was purchased in 2007 by Doctor William “Bill” Loewen and family. Reflection Ridge offers a unique year-round golf experience in Wichita with beautiful bent grass fairways and greens. We value the beauty, playability, and dedicated membership that make up the Reflection Ridge Family. If you are looking for your ideal golf home, come and try The Ridge!

Burt Ussery • General Manager

Burt joined Reflection Ridge as the General Manager in August of 2015. Although he has enjoyed the game of golf for many years, his career path has been a road through 21 years serving in the military, retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Captain, then spending 20 years with a medical device company serving as Vice President of both Human Resources and Field Service Operations. The transition to the golf industry has been a very rewarding experience and has provided him the opportunity to work with a truly professional staff and incredible membership. His focus for Reflection Ridge is first and foremost on creating an environment where our members, and staff alike, find The Ridge the very best golf club to play, and work for, in Wichita.

Kurt Gibson • PGA Golf Professional

Golf has always been a part of Kurt’s life, beginning at the age of nine while picking the range at the old Garden City Country Club in Garden City, Kansas. After graduation he attended Wichita State University receiving his B.A. while playing golf for the Shockers, earning all-conference honors his senior year. In May of 1988, he began his professional career as an assistant golf professional at Terradyne CC in Andover, Kansas. Following Terradyne, he accepted an assistant position at Wayzata CC in Wayzata, Minnesota, then in 1991 found his home here at Reflection Ridge. Kurt was elected to membership in the PGA of America in 1982, has served as the Vice President and President of the Assistants’ Association, and continues to be an active member of the South Central Section, PGA.

Bryan Adelhardt • Golf Course Superintendent

Bryan is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Golf Course Management. Bryan is a member of GCSAA, KTF and KGCSA. He has worked on golf courses for 8 years. Courses he has worked at include Colbert Hills, Wichita Country Club, and Flint Hills National. He has been an assistant superintendent at Flint Hills National Golf Club for the past 5 years. He has been looking for the next step in his career and is happy to have that opportunity at Reflection Ridge Golf Club. He is happily married to his wife Chasity and they live in Derby.

Kim Gibson • Business Manager

For information regarding memberships, club activities, accounts receivable/payable, employment opportunities or other general information please contact the business office.