Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course

3.9694117647 4.0 stars from 5 (57)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 28
  • Length: 1338 yards
  • Slope: 113
  • Rating: 35.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 28 1338 yards 35.5 113
Red (W) 28 1072 yards 35.0 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 57 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

52 out of 56 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds locals beginners   Challenges include bunkers  

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rancho del Pueblo, el Casa del Ganso"


jdellithorpe's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

While geese and neighborhood cats are the only animals on this ranch, Rancho del Pueblo (or “Ranch of the Town”) does live up to its name as a local town golf course where kids, seniors, and everyone in-between can come to enjoy a leisurely round of golf. Mostly geared towards beginners, don’t expect the pace of play to be particularly speedy, or tee times to be strictly enforced. Also, know that Rancho del Pueblo is a First Tee course (a great youth program using golf to teach life skills and build character), so some holes may get reserved. The day that we went, for example, holes 1, 2, and 9 were reserved for First Tee, so they had us play 3-8 twice for a total of 12 holes (which didn’t bother us, but wasn’t indicated in advance on GolfNow). In terms of the condition of the course, overall I found the fairways, bunkers, rough, and greens to be very well maintained considering the price range. I also very much appreciated that, while there were geese everywhere, not a single dropping could be found on any of the greens. You know you’re not going to have a good round when your putts look more like pinball in an obstacle course of goose droppings...

Altogether I would recommend this course to beginners who don’t want the pace-of-play stress normally faced on the bigger or more expensive courses, or anyone who wants to focus on their short game, and see some geese along the way.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun 9 hole course"


u922808709's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short, but fun course.

1 hole is driver friendly.

Course in great condition.

Greens well kept.

Very kid friendly since it's a First Tee facility.

This is my go to course to play with my kid.

The pace of play is around 2hrs +/- 15 min with kid on the weekend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Fairways,Greens!"


u000005863898's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time. I was very impressed the quality of it. It is kind of tucked away in the middle of San Jose, but very accessible. The weather was nice, along with the fairways, and greens. I wish the course was longer, but it is what it is. Definitely nice to get out to play a quick 9, to get your fix. I will recommend to my fellow golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


u000003840736's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was very well groomed! Friendly people


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"time limited round"


xrubio7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had limited time and this short 9 hole course was perfect for this.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Good Value For Beginners"


Brian3126933's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great place to play golf for people who are still working to improve their game or are average and just want to go out and have fun. Walking only. They do offer optional pull cart rentals


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course to improve the short game"


u000005758501's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2015
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Monday to Thursday you can use the grass, instead of the green mats at the range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Tee box"


Fliterisk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It could be a super nice place to play 9 holes. Or a place to practice for that 18 hole tournament your looking to play.<br/> But what kills it is the tee boxes. They are at a slant or going down hill or the grass is so bad that they throw sand down to fill in where grass use to be .<br/> On number 5 I had a downhill tee shot, with ball above my feet with sand as my grass.<br/> My suggestion is to have an area with artificial grass to tee up on to allow the grass a chance to grow and get healthy again.<br/> Artificial grass might become the norm in California with the drought an with the disease the grass gets that kills the tee boxes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great for practicing your short game"


Paul5515557's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They have a nice grieving range and you get to hit off of grass!<br/> The Pro shop is real nice and reasonably priced! The staff is very friendly!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good fun"


Christian1525038's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great beginners course! Not a super busy places so it lets you get your practice in without needing to feel rushed . The only negative I could give this course is some better matinence on the tee boxes. They are a little too sandy so hard to hit off of with your irons. Other that that great fun!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Staff Problems"


bienvenue1959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have enjoyed playing this course. It's always in good shape. It's a straight-forward nine hole course, although the neighborhood isn't recommended.

Recent visit was disappointing. From the manager not allowing a valid coupon to the pro shop unable to move pace of play (three players with two bags talking on cell phones, searching forever for lost balls and standing around on greens after play), there seems to be a "who cares" attitude from the staff.

I'll play there again. We all have an off day. Hoping that's all it was and not a sign of deeper problems.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great short game practice"


mkimura's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this little course and practice here 2 or 3 times a week. It is close to home, in great condition, has great practice areas and as low cost as it gets. My worst complaint would be the seasonal goose droppings.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"customer service"


Mark3650027's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lenny behind the counter is one great service provider. Very friendly and very knowledgeable about the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nothing pro about the pro shop"


PMIgnacio's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I needed to use 1's to pay and Lenny made an inappropriate comment about going to the strip club. Is this a golf course or a construction site? I have taken some youngsters there to play foot golf and I hope he's not unprofessional with them around. If he wants to keep it casual thats fine. I like that the course is inviting to beginners. But. On another occasion I showed up early (which most courses appreciate) and was counseled by the same guy about how important it is to come at your designated tee time or it messes up the schedule.Really? It was a weekday and there wasn't anyone there! The guy is either overly casual or a stickler. He seems a little unbalanced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good short course"


Brian4633127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, the rough wasn't too long (only hit it once), the hole placements were pretty difficult (which I like to improve your game), the desk person was really friendly, the range prices didn't look very expensive, there's ususally an option to play a second 9 if it's not busy. But overall I would play there more often if I can find some great deals and don't forget about the course from my regs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun 9 holes"


kencheah05's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/25/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun 9 holes for a quick round. Club selection was a challenge with the wind blowing.<br/> Short holes have difficult hole placement.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"ok"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it's ok. 10 bucks to play an easy nine hole. sharpen up the short game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Little Jewel in the middle of San Jose"


johnwunderlich's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played Rancho Del Pueblo for the first time yesterday and really enjoyed the course. It is very short and not too challenging but pleasant and in nice shape. My only complaint is the goose droppings. The geese themselves were no problem but they leave a lot of droppings on the fairways and around the greens so you need to watch your step. The two gentlemen in the pro shop were especially friendly to us first timers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"My favorite beginner course"


u807546532's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm new to golf and have tried a few recommended courses for newbies. Rancho del Pueblo is fantastic! Beautiful, well-maintained, helpful staff, and great value sums it up. I will play here as often as possible. I actually can't speak to the pace of play because I play quiet weekdays. Tried to leave that one blank but it didn't let me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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