Mare Island Golf Club

3.5021882353 3.5 stars from 5 (331)
  • 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 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 331 Reviews
5 stars:
59
4 stars:
163
3 stars:
63
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

272 out of 329 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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"golf now set me up for total FUN!!"


u000002624819's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super weather, great condition, good speed..will go again asap!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/12/2017

Thank you u000002624819 for the five star review! We are pleased to hear that you had a great time at Mare Island. Hope to see you hit the greens with us again this season.


"Great course."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is awesome. Great pace of play, great price , great views, great staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/05/2017

Thank you u906294126 for the five star rating and review! We are happy to hear you had a great time and hope to see you again soon!


"Love Mare Island"


u218495507's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
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Reviewed on

The Oldest and one of the Best courses West of The Mississippi.

This course is Not easy ,, it's a True players course and that's why I Love it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/16/2017

Thank you u218495507 for the five star review. Come back and tee off at Mare Island again this season!


"I love this course because of the variety of shots u have to make"


u000006398156's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
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Reviewed on

The course layout requires critical thinking hole to hole. Especially when it's windy. At first glance it looks easy, but it's not. The greens ate me up the first 4 or 5 rounds, but after that I managed to play them better. I love playing this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/13/2017

Thank you u000006398156 for the review and feedback. We are happy to hear the course provides challenge and variety. We hope to gain a five star review on your next visit!


"Course can be challenging"


JIM7151725's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mare Island is not an easy course, but still fun and has great views. It has some tricky holes (17) and some very narrow shots, (12). Only 3 par 3's. It is usually windy, especially on the front nine. Lots of brush on both sides of the fairways and many bunkers. The greens were in pretty good shape and the fairways were cut short, which helps. One needs to play this course a few times before expecting to get lower scores. Takes some practice to learn it's secrets. Still, good value overall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/01/2017

Thank you JIM7151725 for the review and course feedback from your recent visit. We hope to see you again soon this season.


"You get what you paid for..."


u4356316's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Grew up in Vallejo so Mare Island is not foreign to me. This course has significantly changed since my high school years...The course layout and the addition of the back 9 (which is now the front nine) is great, but the condition of the course is definitely not the best. While you do get a few scenic views of San Pablo Bay and the old side of Vallejo, you may find yourself hitting out of a bunker with no sand. Even if their was sand, it felt more like hard dirt. The fairways and tee boxes were hit or miss. The greens were rolling pretty good, but did have a lot of divots and holes in them (I guess players or staff no longer care to fix divots in the green). Oh and the carts are the worse carts in the Bay Area lol. If they could bring someone in and fix up the course, with its design, it can be one of the better Bay Area courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/01/2017

Thank you u4356316 for the course feedback. We hope to see you again with a better experience at Mare Island.




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 10/31/2017:

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

"Good day very slow pace"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed the day except for the pace of play

It was so slow the the two golfers that were with me stoped after the 10th hole

Not sure why it was but the group in front of me had 4 people then some how 5 were playing and then around hole 12 only 3

Either way the pace was very slow


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/26/2017

Thank you Robert7228906 for the four star review and feedback. We hope to see you again this season at Mare Island.



dayaffe's avatar
Age:  25-34

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 10/31/2017:

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

"Great day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
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Reviewed on

The course is in good shape and they have added sand to most of the sand traps

It was smoky because of the fires in the area but playable

Enjoyed the day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2017

Thank you Robert7228906 for the four star review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the course. Come back and visit Mare Island again soon this season.


"Sand traps"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day course was in great shape

But please put sand in the traps

Right now it’s like playing from the cart path please‼️


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback! We can assure you our staff is working to keep the bunkers in great shape!

"Great condition and perfect weather!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great round in perfect weather, greens rolling very nice, and pace of play was great!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/25/2017

Thank you saiprasert for the five star review! We are glad to hear you had a great time and weather was on your side. Tee off with us again at Mare Island soon this season.



u7326787's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place when everywhere else is hot

Be aware of rattlesnake I saw a good size one


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/18/2017

Thank you u7326787 for the four star review. We are happy to hear you had a great time at the course from your recent visit. Come back and tee off with us again soon!


"Fix the sand traps"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
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Reviewed on

The course played great I play at least once a month there and the over all condition of the fairway and greens were the best I've seen this year they had really improved it the fringe was cut so you had a chance to hit a recovery shot

But please put some sand in the traps

They are harder then the cart path

I look forward to play again soon

Great deal for the $$


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2017

Thank you Robert7228906 for the review and feedback regarding your recent visit. We hope to see you hit the greens at Mare Island again soon!



Wm5494285's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/18/2017:

Thank you for the positive review!


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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/12/2017:

Thank you!

"Tamp down the area where you reset the holes and put sand in the traps"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play the course at least once a week. Basic course knowledge is that you should play most shots to the left, since the fairways invariably slant to the right. It's a fun course, but it's hard to score well. There are still a number of dead trees that need to be removed (notably on the first hole, where it impedes many shots). Greens are recovering from recent raking. Big gripe is that whoever digs out the new holes does not level the area around the hole. Thus, many a putt curving toward the hole makes a last-second detour in the other direction. Bunkers need sand (in a previous life at this course, Swabbies were assigned to weed the traps and level the sand). As it is now, in order to protect our clubs, we just take a non-penalized drop out of the traps. With the various promotions and special rates, this course is a good deal, but fixing the above-mentioned problems would make it more attractive each day. On weekday mornings, if you tee off about 10 or later you should have the course to yourself the rest of the day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/12/2017

Thank you lawsonbob for the four star review! We appreciate you sharing your experiences from the course. See you again very soon!


"Good local course"


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 09/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If you like courses with elevation and a variety of challenges you will enjoy this course


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


Commented on 09/12/2017

Thank you treeranger for the review. We hope to see you again soon at Mare Island!



u000003471599's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/06/2017:

Thank you!

"Mare Island"


u9262214's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging course, reminds of a good links course. Careful,of the rattlesnakes though we saw 3 and the starter warned he killed a decent sized one earlier in the morning. Definitely worth the money, take a friend though as the pace of play is slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2017

Thank you u9262214 for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent visit with Mare Island. We hope to see you again soon on the greens!



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