Mare Island Golf Club

3.5789882353 3.6 stars from 5 (304)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 304 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
151
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

250 out of 302 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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"MIGC1892"


Wm5494285's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Oldest golf course west of the Mississippi.

Played well. Great scenery!! Times for golf courses are tough. What a shame. This could be a spectacular course. It's still very nice!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/16/2017

Thank you Wm5494285 for the four star review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time at Mare Island! See you again soon.



TKESSU2010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 08/16/2017:

Thank you!

"Very Positive Experience"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I realized when I arrived at the course that I had forgotten my wallet. It was over an hour from my home, so there was no thought of going back. I explained the situation to the staff person, and he graciously allowed me to play anyway. This changed what could have been a very frustrating and wasted weekend day into a very enjoyable round of golf. I was very pleased that I was allowed to play on- they just earned themselves a mountain of good will in my book. It was a perfect day of weather, with a nice breeze off the bay to keep it cool. Teeing off at 2 pm on a Saturday, I played in 4 hours! The views at the course are stunning- there is water on two sides, and several elevated tee boxes that provide panoramic views. A true gem, made better by the friendly and generous staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/07/2017

Thank you gatsby66 for the five star review! We are pleased to hear our staff was able to help and accommodating to your needs. We hope to see you again soon!


"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 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've been playing here since it was a 9 hole military course - had a 12:30 time on a Thursday - got there a few minutes early - checked in and Teed off straight away - we were a twosome - there was a twosome ahead off us and a twosome behind us

We were all playing at a good pace -course was in good shape - WE were walking off 18 at 4:00 - a 3 1/2 hour round - which is a good pace -

My only criticism - the water in the ball washers was pretty foul and the didnt have any towels - but I carrier one - so - It was no big deal


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/07/2017

Thank you melman123 for the five star review! We hope to see you again soon at Mare Island!



Robert7228906's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 08/03/2017:

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

"Tranquil day by the bay."


Cwebber2017's avatar
Age:  55-64

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

It was,quite frankly,an almost perfect day. Sunny, warm with an occasional breeze, which is expected near the bay. No waiting at all on the tees or fairways. Course is in very good shape overall. My partner did notice on one hole, I believe it was on the back nine where there were 2 bunkers near the green where they were roped off as ground under repair. Not sure if they plan on repairing or replacing them. Mare Island course overall is a challenging yet fair test for any golfer. By the way, I'm a terrible golfer (don't keep score)! Just enjoy playing to get exercise, fresh air, etc.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/10/2017

Thank you Cwebber2017 for the four star review! We are glad to hear the course met your expectations. Hope you can join us again at Mare Island for the love of the game and fresh air. See you again soon!



u438340321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 08/01/2017:

Thank you!


veterduet's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the positive review!

"Issues"


u449793962's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Mare Island for many years. The golf course conditions have become worse and worse. We never saw a course marshal at all, and there was a foresome that on the 15th hole, hit their drives, then took pictures until the next group came to the tee box. The kitchen says it is open until 3:30. So we teed off at 12:30, and back at the turn at 2:45. The kitchen was closed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 07/31/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are always looking to improve and welcome any feedback!

"Overall a really good course"


u000002963392's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

A really nice course. Traps seriously need sand. Cart paths need some work so it doesn't feel like you are riding on a lava bed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/17/2017

Thank you u000002963392 for the four star review and feedback. We appreciate the course insight from your recent experience with Mare Island. Hope you can join us again this season.


"They are letting this course die"


jritchie51's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

They finally cut back some of the growth on the cart paths but more is needed. The fairways are brown and the greens hard. The cart paths need maintenance. The carts are dirty and I have two that die before you complete a round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 07/12/2017:

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are always looking to improve and welcome any input.

"The oldest course on this side of Mississippi"


johnredman1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

There is lots of hilly fairways, blind shots, bunkers everywhere, One of the par 3s is a monster, 207 yards, over a body of water, straight up the hill, on blind shot to the top of the green. May have to use a driver just to get up the hill to the green. Lots of great views of the bay, I would play it again, now that I know the layout of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/12/2017

Thank you johnredman1 for the four star review. We hope you can tee with off at Mare Island again this season and conquer the course!


"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!



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