Mare Island Golf Club

3.6618000000 3.7 stars from 5 (272)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6150 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 69.8
  • Layout

  • 1800 Club Dr, Vallejo, CA 94592
  • (707) 562-4653
  • (707) 562-8891
  • www.mareislandgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1892
Architect(s): Robin Nelson (2000)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6150 yards 69.8 124
White 70 5788 yards 68.0 121
White (W) 70 5788 yards 74.0 122
Red (W) 70 4832 yards 68.7 133

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 272 Reviews
5 stars:
50
4 stars:
135
3 stars:
47
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

223 out of 270 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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wtsharp's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 03/22/2017:

Thank you "wtsharp"!

"Mare island golf"


u7100216's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in bad shape. The rough is out of control. If your ball rolls off the fairway, it's lost. The sand traps are like cement. The gps on their app did not work. They had a party group on before my tee time and there was a cart with three females just driving around without clubs. They were acting silly. They should not have been given a cart to cruise around. They could of gotten hurt. It's definitely not worth regular price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Love the challenge of this course"


iburns's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The pace of play was so bad we had to skip two holes to keep on schedule, even though there was a marshal going around they were more interested in keeping the carts off the fairway due to wet conditions.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/10/2017

Thank you iBurns for the review! We are pleased to hear you loved the challenge of this course. Tee off with us again soon.


"Excellent condition for the season"


Kok2741972's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staffs, course in beautiful conditions, cart on fairways (rare for the time of the year) , very few muddy spots, nice pace of play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 03/06/2017:

Hey "Kok2741972" thank you so much for the 5* review! We appreciate the kind words about our course and staff and look forward to having you back out here again soon.

"Hot Deals bring out poor course ediquette"


jeffmangum's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Very wet in places do to recent storms. We still used carts on the front nine fairways....90* rule on back 9.Group in front of us was SLOW...drinking, music, chasing balls everywhere. Even coming all the way back to pick up my longest shots in the fairway. They were constantly running their carts up and back the fairway on almost every hole. Of course NO Marshal. Greens were in good shape. Nice day and course was in pretty good shape. A shame three people had no courtesy for others on the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 03/06/2017:

Hey "jeffmangum" we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that the group in front of you was so disrespectful. Thank you for following the 90 degree rule and we hope to see you again soon.

"Hidden Gem"


GHodges5082's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rarely do I come across a course that is as interesting as the Mare Island Golf Club course in Vallejo. This course is built into the hills near the Mare Island Shipyard and is far from the same ole same ole of simple straightaway predictable muni tracks. Do yourself a favor and play one of the more interesting courses anywhere in this area for a steal of a deal on greens fees and cart. You won't regret the drive once you get onto the course. Highly recommend!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/03/2017

Thanks so much GHodgens for the great review and feedback. We are pleased to hear you had an awesome time at the course. We hope to see you hit the greens at Mare Island again soon.


"good challenging course"


treeranger's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape, except for the sand traps. After this very wet winter they haven't had time to get a new load of sand in them. They play like hard ground right now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 03/13/2017:

Hey "treeranger" thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and providing us with your feedback! Come back and see us again soon.

"A day at Mare"


Bigwalt63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was a bit muddy but playable went out late sunday.Course was empty .i believe the price should be lowered for twilight.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/14/2017

Thanks for the review, Bigwalt63! We hope you can come out to the course when it's a little bit drier. Come back and see us again soon!



u000003487490's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 02/01/2017:

Thank you "u000003487490"!


craigjr24's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 01/09/2017:

Thank you "craigjr24"!

"Course Conditions"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2016
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will be straight forward. Course was in awful condition. Looks like they just mow and nothing else. Will not play again there.


I don't recommend this course


"Mare Island"


uXIRS8951XI's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was good weather but afternoon start windy.

Overall course was very good and staff were excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/08/2016

Thank you for your five star review. We are pleased to hear you had a great time teeing off with us despite the winds. Come back and see us again soon!


"Nice round very crowded"


u000001385957's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in fair condition,the greens are slow and in below average condition. The layout is nice,but the maintenance is poor.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/05/2016

Thank you for the four star review! We hope you can join us again soon on the course.


"Members only!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only members playing mostly. Fairways no good and very slow pace. Rude members, not following rules of games.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/05/2016

Hello. We apologize if your expectations at the course were not met. We are always striving to improve customer experience at Mare Island. We hope you can tee off with us in the future with a fresh perspective.


"OK if the price is good"


plt50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a little worn around the edges. It has been wet and there are a number of muddy spots that just really shouldn't be there. Virtually no sand in the traps. Lot's of elevation changes.

With that being said there are some beautiful bay views and if the price is right it is worth playing once in a while.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2016

Thank you for providing feedback and course experience regarding your recent visit at Mare Island. We hope you can visit us again in the future with a fresh perspective!


"Excellent set up"


saiprasert's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has excellent setup, very challenging on every hole with risk and rewards!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/21/2016

Thank you for the five star review! We are pleased to hear you had a great time from your recent visit with us! Hope you can come back and tee off at Mare Island again soon.


"good"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is good and view is very good


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/03/2016

Thank you for the four star review! Come back and hit the greens at Mare Island again soon!


"Fun Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a lot of fun playing this course and I bet with play here you would learn how to play it better. It seems pretty short but I think just banging away is not the answer I just need to play it more often. Some more play would also help on the greens they are a little hard to read properly your first time out. The Starter said they all break to the water so I guess beings you are on an Island he was right.

Fun Course and great value give it a try


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2016

Thank you Grant for the four star review! We are glad you had a great time out on the course. See us again soon!


"Mare Island Giddy Up"


IwanttobelikeDJ's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Mare Island became one of my favorite courses to play in the North Bay. Oldest front 9 west of the Mississipppi, which has been now switched to the back 9. The new back 9 is favorite part of the course because I like to drive and you can use the driver on a number of holes. Mare Island has great views of the bay and downtown Vallejo and unique character with old military bunkers and buildings. Challenging course especially with hills and valleys on the front nine and narrow fairways. Always fun course to play had me coming back again and again, I also recommend the chicken Caesar wraps in the restaurant club house probably the best chicken Caesar wrap I have ever had, delicious.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/15/2016

Thank you for the four star review! We appreciate your feedback and insight to your past visit with us. Come back and hit the greens at Mare Island again soon!


"Course Seemed "Tired""


kdelgobbo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Mare several times in the past but this was the first time that I found the course to be in rather sad shape. The bunkers were like concrete clay pits with no sand. I only had one bunker shot and that was like hitting off a cart path.

The fairways had large areas where there wasn't any grass or if there was grass, it was in patches.

The pace of play was very slow with a 5-some ahead of me.

Overall not as good an experience as I remember. I will not be back the rest of this year.

I was also charged more at the pro shop than Golf Now said I was to pay.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/29/2016

We apologize if your expectations weren't met on your summer visit at Mare Island earlier this year. We are always improving the course and customer experience. Hope you can try the golf course again in the near future.



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