Rancho Solano Golf Course

4.2824000000 4.3 stars from 5 (255)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6659 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

  • 3250 Rancho Solano Pkwy, Fairfield, California 94533
  • (707) 429-4653
  • (707) 427-8944
  • www.fairfieldgolf.com
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Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Roger Thomas Baird
Type: Public
Greens: Bluegrass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: Year Round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6659 yards 71.2 127
White 72 6229 yards 69.2 125
Gold 72 5670 yards 67.0 116
Red (W) 72 5292 yards 69.5 117

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Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 255 Reviews
5 stars:
116
4 stars:
112
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

237 out of 252 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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"Busy Sunday Slow Pace"


MattForce50's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here last Sunday and aside from the perfect weather, the great price and the usual greatness that is the Rancho Solano Golf Course...for some reason, the pace of play was a disaster. Not gunna knock the Course for this as I am sure there were reasons why there were some major delays throughout the course. I think there were some cart battery issues and a sudden spike in golfers coming out to enjoy the longer day. Took well over 5 hours to complete our round and made for one long afternoon. Still beats sitting at home doing yardwork everytime.


Pace of Play: Poor

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


"We love playing this course because it is very challenging"


u000001316532's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highly recommended to all golfers. The greens are huge and well maintained. The fairways and designs of each hole are beautiful and very challenging. The GPS help us with our distance to the target. We always enjoyed playing in this golf course.


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


"Drednot"


drednot's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition from tee to green. Moderate difficulty but from the tips was a little more challenging. Pace got a little slow on the back but with a 2pm and $25 golfnow tee time, I couldnt complain.


Pace of Play: Average

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



u056926001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Greens are very challenging. Pin placement was tough.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cold and Soggy"


MattForce50's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Played a 6:44am round on a clear Saturday morning. With all the rainy weather Northern California has been getting lately, it was great to have a few days of blue skies. It was partly cloudy during the round - with no rain. Speaking of rain, the storms of the past few weeks have definitely taken its toll ground wise on some of the holes on this course. It was a cart path only type of day and depending on where your ball landed, it was a day of being partly wet to being submerged in the earth. Watch out for some muddy areas! Aside from the obvious elements that were dealt with (the cold morning and the wet course), it was a great day out on the golf course with some friends. The driving range was closed due to the soggy ground, but that just means we are getting great winter weather to ease the massive California drought.

I always enjoy playing here at Rancho Solano as it provides great variety, nifty elevation changes and of course, the largest and undulating greens in the area. Some of those greens are very challenging and very unique which makes things very interesting. Overall, a great day out!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great round of golf"


ButterPutter's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Rancho Solano is a great course to play to help you hit your approach shots. They have some of the biggest greens around, so it can help you feel good about your game, but then again it can leave you with a long and tough 2 putt...


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Same Old Rancho Solano A Good One"


bolt65's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here after recent deluge, course had some landslides and no where for water to go, but still course played as good as I have ever seen it. Par 3 are real good on this course, Par 4 are straight away basically, and Par 5 are reachable for longer hitters. Views are great, had a wonderful time. Had been over a decade since I played here, and it was fun to get back and see course again. Its a course with full mature trees that frame picturesque wide fairways. Large greens mean adding extra club, no more so than on hole 9. If you like the left side of the fairways to approach from there are enough out here to choose.


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


"soggy course and slow play"


haacker24's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was cart path only. Slow, slow, slow. I will not play this course in the winter again. I would not suggest it to others for play in the winter. Play it in the summer!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Major Round"


u000004767334's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Honestly the course and practice facilitiy are in great shape. It was a winter day but the sun was shining bright. The tees and greens were in perfect shape as were the fairways despite the cold and recent rains. Challenging but fair. All in all my foursome ahead a great time. Service was fine too, and the cafe had it all!

I'm coming back ASAP!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Play it"


Lahontangolfer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super fun course ! Only complaint was the on course Marshall he was clueless we had to wait on a tee box on the back nine for 5 -10 minutes while he visited with a couple and a 2 year old walking on the course he then gave them a ride held us up in every shot the beverage cart person might have been related the the clueless Marshall she has not been trained to stop when players are on the tee and keeps on driving toward you and doesn't stop play the course and hopefully management has a training meeting


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Marshall"


u00000915821's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am playing this course for about 10 years, that itself says it that how much I like the course. This Sunday we started at 1:16 and we're at 9th hole by 1:45 that started waiting behind people ahead of us. They were too slow that took us over 3 hours to get to the 18th hole and all this time there was no Marshall around to tell them speed up or let these people behind you go ahead you. And suddenly when we are going to 18th, Marshall came and asked us to hurry up, course is closed. That destroyed our 18th hole. Worse than that when we pulled to the clubhouse a gentleman stopped us from going to our cars and made us to carry our bag to parking lot. I walk most of the time, that doesn't bother me but the principal of the issue did hurt and after 10 year of playing there, all 4 of us decided to not to go back there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value"


u000006482800's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course layout. Only negative was the greens were very bumpy from aeration sand sand hadn't filled them in enough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u443441710's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here for the first time and I absolutely loved it. I play once every two weeks during the summer, and while it isn't the most challenging course, there weren't too many "easy" shots. The course layout was great, and each hole was unique. The greens were tough to read, but we're in great shape. Hit driver on a lot of holes. I'll be back soon!


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


"Great condition, dreadful pace of play"


JWBogey's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

The layout is great and the course conditions were terrific, especially the greens. But we waited on almost every hole. The round took 5+ hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Surprised!"


Jerry8215214's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I used to belong to the men's club 18 years ago. I was very impressed with how the course matured, trees, rough & fairways. I have to give the overall condition 5 stars as this was the best public facility I hove played in 5 years. My hats off to the management.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"An exceptional muni course"


jxgardner's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Simply nothing negative I can find to say. All the notes are different and interesting. Challenging but good (fast) greens.

All layed out in a beautiful canyon. Exceptional value.


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


"I strongly recommend this golf course"


Kihyun9895888's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very Beautiful Course!! I strongly recommend this golf course.


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


"Great Golf Experience at Rancho Solano"


thxb2God's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time on Labor Day. Great facilities with friendly/helpful staff. The course was in great shape and pace of play was excellent (4 hours on a holiday). Bring your putting skills to this course. There are huge greens here with significant slope. Pay attention to pin placements (reaching green does not ensure easy 2 putt if you're not on proper level of hole position). My foursome had a great day here and we look forward to returning (with more knowledge of the green complexes).


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


"My home course"


Andrew7920772's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With wide fairways and big greens it's a good course for beginners yet challenging for the Advanced players


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


u000002697163's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Haven't played this course in probably 20 years. Took my son out and glad I did. This course was in beautiful shape, no wonder it is so popular. The greens were in perfect shape, fairways were great and the only thing I can say that is somewhat negative is that some of the traps could use more sand. Played with another twosome that play the course quite a bit so they were giving me some advice on where to hit on some of the holes. If you have a chance to play this course do it, you won't be disappointed. I had a great round thanks to the people I played with.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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