Rooster Run Golf Club

4.2583000000 4.3 stars from 5 (120)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

  • 2301 E Washington St, Petaluma, California 94954, Sonoma County
  • (707) 778-1211
  • (707) 778-8072
  • www.roosterrun.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Fred Bliss
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7001 yards 73.8 136
Blue 72 6464 yards 71.3 129
White 72 5889 yards 69.0 120
Red (W) 71 5139 yards 70.1 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 120 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
69
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

115 out of 116 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Rooster Run - 4/03/2017"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent shape considering the severe weather Petaluma has received this past winter.

Greens are a challenge. Most of the slope is back to front so plan your approach shot accordingly. Lot of three putts when past the cup.

Bring something to eat. Food and beverage service offering is minimal.

Overall, real good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great Course For the Price!"


u122202571's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition! Minimal waiting on tee boxes for next whole....less than many courses in Sonoma County, for sure. Nice wide fairways with plenty of challenges and obstacles, but still very playable for the weekend warrior! Large, undulating greens make for lots of challenging putts!

Overall excellent experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Couldn't ask for a better day to play golf"


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Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was 80 degrees with no wind and an amazing day to golf.Course is a pretty flat layout without many surprizes although the island green on one par 3 through me as I didn't see that coming here.Course conditions were good although I play many very high end courses so I can't say they were excellent in comparison.Somewhat easy course except for the greens,they are challenging and give this course what it needs to keep it fun.Most of them are what I refer to as a potato chip green and they have similar curves and keep this course fun and challenging.On the par 5's you can get there in two but putting out in 2 is a little harder,in fact if you don't know the layout or the greens you can make it impossible to birdie unless its drops in the cup on the way down the green if you leave it on top.....the ball just keeps rolling.This said know the greens and layout and you could simplify scoring here by a mile.All in all its was a fun day at just 3 hours and 50 mins for our round which is incredible on a perfect Saturday.Although I never once saw a cart girl with drinks or food which could make this treacherous on a real hot day.....so check into that before teeing off and enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Rooster is in great shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played Rooster many times over a 10 year period but have never played it in the great shape it was yesterday.Also the pro-shop controlled the pace of play by not bunching up the course.We hardly had to wait to tee off.The fairways and greens were is great shape.We don't care for the creeks, but thats part of the game.we will be backlithanks,Jerry laney


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


"Good value"


pkmwong47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions were similar to other courses at this time considering the amount of rain we have received. Not as muddy as some. Greens were fast & in great condition. Staff must be having a bad day, no smiles. Cool breezes in the afternoon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent course, decent rates"


bykcop's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My G/F and I were vacationing in Sonoma CA and took a day out to golf. The area received over 7 inches of rain prior to our arrival. So the course was pretty wet. It does drain fairly well, but we were still cart path only that day. The pro shop is mediocre as is the bar area. I'll assume its a very locals type of club. The staff were friendly and the course was in decent condition, considering what they had been hit with earlier. We paid around $40 each for fees and cart via GOLFNOW. I'd suggest a early tee time and then hit local wineries nearby ....we did


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good but pace of play way too slow"


Jlo118's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play way too slow. Course condition good. Lay out,good. A little over priced. Other choices near by


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Rooster"


Nelson2322394's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Close to home...very convenient!


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


"Great Course - Great Condition"


Leon2040776's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although fairly flat, there is enough interest around and on the greens to keep you focused. Combined with the water hazards and the OB around the edge it is a challenge. Played off the white tees as it was my first time here - blues certainly looked a lot more challenging in some spots.I'd definitely recommend it if you are in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Outstanding, Affordable Golf"


samwilkins3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rooster Run is the best value high-quality golf in Northern California - period. I'm a 7, and played the back tees with my son (a 12) on August 26th. I once again totally enjoyed the course. It is challenging, with several great holes and no weak ones. The fairways and bunkers are in excellent condition, and the greens, while a little soft, are lush and smooth. Wind is always a factor, making it more important to think your way around the golf course. The course is also set against the stunning backdrop of the Mayacamas Mohntains to the east, with vineyards fronting many fairways. Given the very attractive rates and challenging, well conditioned layout, Rooster Run may just be, dollar for dollar, the best course I've ever played.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good pace"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course in good shape, tee time was right on and pace was good for a weekend afternoon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Want to feel good about your game play here"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Rooster Run thanks for making me feel good about my golf game again. Beautiful well maintained course, cool vineyard holes on the front 9, beautiful kind of Island hole par 3 on the back 9, with lots of long holes to break out the driver and watch it fly. Got on a streak had the most birdie and pars I have every had in a round and it was my first time playing here. Pretty easy to score well on this course pretty open not too many hazards and distance of holes reachable. Good fun course to play have a lot of chances for birdie and pars, leave pretty confident in your golf game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great pace of play"


ctomi4999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was fairly wide open due to the holiday. Our foursome played in under 4 hours. Greens are quick and the fairways are generally in good shape. However, there does seem to be over-watering of the fairways on several holes. Some low lying areas in the middle of the fairways were either wet, squishy or, in one spot, muddy. Overall, the course is in good playing shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


ksorense's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Almost everything was great, the course conditions, the staff, just about perfect. Only problem was there was no beverage service on the course and it was close to 100 degrees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rooster Run"


piekiller65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a nice course with great greens. More signage and more info about layout would help. Not to busy but the wind makes it difficult at times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Airport traffic pretty noisy. Constant wind. Allergy sufferers beware."


Albee6243's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a fair challenge. Constant drone from planes & steady wind kinda wears you down. Could play more without the wind


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging and Beautiful"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rooster Run is on the east side of Petaluma in the country. Somewhat challenging with many water holes, it is a comfortable course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent course, strange groupings"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape, couldn't be happier with how it was playing, and especially for the price on a weekend.

The only thing that was a little weird was we were a threesome and they paired a single with us, no problem, fine with that and the kid was really nice. The problem was why did they pair a single with us and then backs us up with three groups of two. Instead of putting the single with one of the twosomes so it was two groups of three. We just held up everyone behind us and had to keep letting people play through, which made our round really long, but didn't want to hold up all the twosomes behind us

I would suggest in the future to think about it a bit before you just group people and look at what follows.

But overall, was really happy with the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good condition"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

and good people too. Relatively flat, but can be deceiving. Wind always a factor.


I recommend this course



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