The Ranch Golf Club

3.6895000000 3.7 stars from 5 (409)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6747 yards
  • Slope: 150
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required at all times, no cut-offs, blue jeans, or tank tops

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6747 yards 72.8 150
Blue 72 6389 yards 70.4 142
White 72 5808 yards 68.5 129
Red (W) 72 4900 yards 69.4 125

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 409 Reviews
5 stars:
105
4 stars:
171
3 stars:
61
2 stars:
45
1 stars:
27

recommend this course

297 out of 404 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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n3721114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need to fix their BUNKERS....lots of weeds and dirt.

Need seed bottles on Carts.

Finished afternoon Round a little after 5 and the Bar and Restaurant was Closed??!!...on a Saturday!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course with a view"


u000002088716's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has to be one of the toughest I ever played, but who doesn't like a challenging golf course.

Course with the best views of the valley.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Extremely Difficult"


Christophe5490606's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. The problem is that it is too difficult for the average golfer. Practically every hole is over one or more barrancas (steep gorges). The hillsides have tall grass, so no way you can find your ball. I usually play with one or two balls the entire round, but here I lost more than a dozen. It is quite picturesque and peaceful there, so it is worth a try if you have the skills. PS - bring a lot of balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging course makes you want to come back"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the most challenging courses in the area. Slopped and narrow fairways make it hard to keep the ball in play. 18th is my favorite hole because the pain is almost over hahaha. Keep the driver in the bag and use your knockdown 3 wood instead. Birdie opportunities on most of their par 3s. Try to keep your ball search to 3 mins to keep pace. Back nine is easier so don't give up just yet. Proper course management is more valuable than your long bombs. Enjoy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough course, fun, needs tending"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a 21 hop

pros:

- challenging and fun layout with many elevation changes and narrow landing zonen and greens - bring lots of balls

- mostly good greens

- beautiful scenery overlooking the valley

Cons:

- no driving range

- many bunkers overgrown

- one green had standing water from sprinklers making it unplayable

- sprinklers were running on tee box as we came up, keeping us waiting for almost 10 minutes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenge but come back and try again"


simonque's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Bring plenty of balls, however if you don't want to simply pound a driver off the tee this is the course for you. The longest green to tee's in my experience and I was dissappointed to not walk but I can't wait to get back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
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Reviewed on

It's a great challenging course, but maintenance was very poor. If it goes that way I would not play there any more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Bunkers & fairways require immediate repair."


seihiguchi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing at Ranch GC. Very challenging layout and pace of play is always good. The most of bunkers are not well maintained, which are filled with rocks and long grasses. Fairways have a lot of patches. I personally enjoyed playing here despite of the current conditions though, I don't really recommend my friends to play here now. Hope it gets better really soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"The Ranch"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very dry, it looked like they never watered it. big brown spots on the greens. Weeds in all the bunkers


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good News and Bad News."


brovarnm's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The bad news first. I played horribly today and lost a bunch of balls! But more importantly, check out these pictures. The Ranch is finally getting fresh sand into the bunkers! It's been a long time coming but it's really happening. Not all of the traps have been filled yet but a bunch are looking really good. Cheers to Ranch improvement! I didn't see any of the boar destruction I'd seen on my last time out. The course was aerated last week, so I'm predicting a nice summer for the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Beautiful Course has become dilapidated"


Camlauth14's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Unfortunately,

This once pristine course has become nothing more than a shell of itself. Teeing off around mid afternoon, it was a beautiful day with great views. Tee boxes and fairways were kept averagely, but the over all maintenance became worse and worse the closer one became to the pin. End up in a bunker, and you were more likely to be in weeds growing in the bunker than in actual sand .

I implore the owners and operators of this course to try to cut less maintenance costs. The ranch has one of the most interesting course layouts In the area, but it is terribly difficult to justify its play with course conditions as they were.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course in rough shape"


u390727471's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course once a year while visiting family in the area. It is beginning to fall apart. They no longer maintain the bunkers at all. There is grass growing in them and the "sand" is simply packed mud. Not sure why they have rakes in the bunkers because nobody uses them. Tee boxes are a little rough. Pin locations have not been changed for days. The only good thing was the pace of play because there was nobody there. The course is on a death spiral and if they don't put some money and effort back into the course all they will have left is a place to hold weddings in the clubhouse at the top of the hill. Pretty sad...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Great track, but help needed"


airper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played The Ranch, many times. I love the challenge of the course. If you have a good day here, it is a great round any where else! My complaint is that the pace of play needs to be more tightly monitored. The Ranch needs to make sure that the Food Cart is operational at all times, since the turn does not go by a snack shack or the club house. But I do like the track, and will be back for more golf at the course!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"For Advanced Golfers"


Leaanna20's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is not for beginners! This is placement golf. The elevation change is unreal, and the fairways are extremely narrow. A few other things to note - buy the yardage book in the pro shop. The scorecard does not have a map/overview, and you need to hit precise yardages, especially off the tee and on lay ups. (Would've been great if someone in the pro shop would've given us this tip so we weren't playing the course totally blind). There are huge carries on most of the front nine, and if you miss the fairway, you can forget finding your ball. The bunkers were totally overgrown and the greens were in ok condition, but certainly not great.

You do not come back to clubhouse at the turn, so if you want food or drinks, you better grab it before tee-ing off. We never saw a cart runner the entire round (on a Sunday).

I will say, this course is beautiful and has some amazing views. However, be warned if you're not a precise ball striker. I spent more money on lost balls than I did on the round of golf! Even good shots are punished if you don't know your yardages.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great layout and best value in town"


pdxniu's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great layout with incredible views. This challenging course makes you stay focused on every shot, never feeling bored. Make sure to bring extra balls, you may lose many of them if you cannot keep them on the fairway.

The monthly player club is the best value in town!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Challenging Course"


u911999298's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played The Ranch on a perfect spring day. It was about 70 degrees and almost no wind. This was a good thing as it is spring and we have not played much. So wind would have made an already very challenging course impossible:)

The course itself was in good shape thanks to a wet California winder. The grass was good. There were some bare spots but overall fine. The bunkers were a disaster for the most part. It is clear that they have not done any work on them over the winter. Many have grass growing in them and not enough sand.

The course itself is a pretty serious challenge. There are a LOT of carries. I don't think there are any flat holes. But this is what makes the course great. There are safe places to hit on almost every hole. There are a couple of carries that are challenging for my wife unless she is in the perfect spot, and even then it takes a good shot.

Overall, I love playing at The Ranch and will do so again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too slow

Six-some in front constantly allowing 2 year pld to play.

Bunkers a disaster and looks like they have been this way fo a while.

For the daily price shiuld be better

And why no beverage cart??


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Don't miss The Ranch!"


u6319004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome vistas on a well laid out and landscaped course! With online or in-house promotions, it is an excellent value.

Non-walking course with long drives between holes.

Note to Management: Please do regulate tee off to accommodate ALL your patrons. Setting off singles & doubles after foursomes in pre-set intervals will invariably cause unnecessary course crunch issues. Many thanks!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Need more sand"


ivandia's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outside of the hardrock sandtraps, this course is an awesome, unforgiving sum.itch. Be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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