Mare Island Golf Club

3.6575000000 3.7 stars from 5 (292)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6150 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 69.8
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 292 Reviews
5 stars:
53
4 stars:
144
3 stars:
53
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

239 out of 290 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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"things have been better"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Course was fine, however the carts were over run with spiders and the cart attendant wasn't concerned. He said we don't have any water, but did have a short broom he gave us to get them off. Also the course has a big mosquito problem, one of my partners got completely eaten up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 06/21/2017:

We apologize you had some issues with some pesky bugs, hopefully you still enjoyed the course!


u000005193134's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 06/07/2017:

We are always looking to improve and would appreciate some feedback!

"1st Time Here"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the Golf Course challenging. Staff was friendly and courteous. Would possibly return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2017

Thank you mlevygm for the four star review! We are happy to hear you had a great time at the course. See you again soon!


"Great golf"


u849946994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course in a spectacular location! Well worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/02/2017

Thank you u849946994 for the five star review! We are happy to hear your recent trip at Mare Island extended your expectations. Hope to see you on the greens with us again this season!


"What's happened to this course."


LTong's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course condition were very dry and no sand in sand traps. Course has been not maintained very well. I used to like playing a few rounds a year here but will not be coming back for a while. Would rather go play at Bluerock Springs for less. Also round was over 5 hours on a Tuesday. Unacceptable.


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


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

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that you did not have a desirable time out on the course but would love to have you back again soon.

"Need ground work"


rcjocson's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've seen this place in better playing conditions in the past. They need to work on filling our parts of the fairway where there are open ground (no grass). I don't think this is part of the design to leave some areas exposed without grass. Greens are good, but some bunkers are almost packed dirt and not sand.


I don't recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 05/31/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We sincerely appreciate your feedback!

"Diamond in the Rough"


grandj48's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course for many years and it has the potential to be an outstanding golf course. 1/2 the course is one of the oldest courses west of the Mississippi. The other 1/2 is fairly new. It took a big hit during the drought and is slowly coming back. The greens are pretty good, the fairways getting better and the tee boxes in dire need of work. The carts are dated and seats need repair and all the mats at the driving range should be replaced. All the sand traps need reworking and some sand. It looks like they let most of the grounds crew go. An investment in this course would provide a viable alternative to courses in the surrounding area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2017

Thank you grandj48 for the review. We are sorry to hear that the course conditions did not meet your expectations. This is not the standard that we are trying to achieve and will make sure to pass this note along. However, it is great to hear that the course treated you well on your recent visit with us. Thanks for playing the course and we hope to see you again!


"Good"


u000007920995's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

For the first time I had teeded up this link-course in the seaside. I feel the air breezed on my face strongly. It's feel so good. I did make a good shot every hole . I am very much satisfied with surrounding atmosphere in the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2017

Thank you u000007920995 for the great four star review. We are pleased to hear the course treated you well on your recent visit at Mare Island! Hope you can join us again this season!


"History in the wind"


u000005257555's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun golf course. Could use sand in traps. Traps hard as a rock. Greens good and consistent.

Lot of history and received a history lesson from lady starter on first tee. Knew her stuff and was very interesting. Had to listen closely because of howling wind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/26/2017

Thank you u000005257555 for the four star review and feedback! Hope to see you hit the greens at Mare Island again this season.



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2017

Thank you Webberino for the five star rating!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 05/18/2017:

Thank you!

"Rough needs to be squared away"


lawsonbob's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I golf here every week. Although fairways and greens have come back, work needs to be done on roughs, which should be a gradation from the smooth fairways. On some holes you're already in four-inch high grass just a yard off the fairway. Even worse is the clover and fescule runners, again just off the fairway. I've been losing balls on the second and 14th holes that hit in the fairway.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 05/15/2017:

Thank you for your feedback, we will forward this onto our staff. We can ussure you our maintenance staff works incredible hard to keep the course in the best possible conditions.

"Beautiful Views"


alreardon's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is surrounded by water as the name implies. The front is tough with up and down shots winding up through the hills.

The back 9 is very straight forward.

This is not a long course so very fair for woman, getting on in regulation.

I look forward to playing this course often during my stay in Vallejo.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

Thank you for the four star review! We appreciate your time to provide feedback regarding your recent visit with us! Enjoy hitting the greens at Mare Island on your visit!



gynomik's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

Thank you gynomik for the four star rating!


"Solid golf experience"


melman123's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've been playing here since it was a 9 hole military course - the the redesign was done well -

I have no complaints about course conditions - The greens were as good as they have ever been- Keep the ball in the fairways - or you will be punished - My twosome was sent right out when we checked in - pace of play was good - 2 groups ahead of us waved us through - we tend to play fast so that was pleasant -

finished in about 4 hours


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/05/2017

Thank you melman123 for being part of the Mare Island Golf Club family. We appreciate your feed back and review. Hope to see you hit the green at Mare Island again soon!


"Mare Island golf"


uWDCE8681WD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering all the rain that we have had in the Napa/Sonoma areas, Mare Island is extrememly playable. Where the courses are still doing cart path only, it is a real treat to be able to drive on the course. the play was midday and it was very fast finishing the round in a bit under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2017

Thank you uWDCE8681WD for the five star review! We are pleased to hear that you had a great time from your recent visit at Mare Island. Hope to see you again this season!


"Poor course conditions"


sergi0's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

My group had taken Mare Island out of our rotation for a year due to the poor course conditions. We played again recently and, unfortunately, the management has done nothing to improve the conditions of the course. I love the course layout, so it was very sad to see that the owners of this course are not doing much besides watering and mowing.

Specific issues:

No sand in bunkers. They are just dirt. A number of bunkers are full of weeds. Dead spots on some greens. No divot mix was available to fill in divots.

I found out that the course was purchased by some developers in the past few years who want to put a hotel next to the course. It seems like the owners won't put any money into the course until they can build a hotel.

We play a lot of golf around the bay area and Mare Island is definitely in the worst condition of any course I've seen. It's sad because it could be a great course if it was well maintained.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Ehhh"


Mark6471965's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here many times. I love the course layout it's always challenging. However the pace of play when I played was not so great. Never saw a marshal and was stuck behind a foursome that probably plays there every week or weekend.. Last the greens where garbage. With all the water California has received this year they weren't in good condition at all.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/21/2017

Hello Mark6471965, we are disappointed to hear your expectations weren't met at the course. Hope you can join us at Mare Island again this season.


"Somethings good, some not so much"


lawsonbob's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is a good value, with senior and club rates. Fairways and greens are looking good again. Decent shots are penalized however due to overgrown roughs and anise weeds.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/07/2017

Thank you Lawsonbob for the review. We are sorry to hear that the course conditions were poor. This is not the standard that we are trying to achieve and will make sure to pass this note along. Thanks for playing the course and we hope to see you again!


"Mare Island - a good challenge at a fair price"


kgfulton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although not a top tier course, the layout is always a challenge. Magnificent views. Good rains have helped the course green up. Staff is friendly. Practice facilities limited.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/04/2017

Thank you kgfulton for the review and feedback regarding your last visit at Mare Island! We hope you can join us again this season.



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