Rancho Solano Golf Course

4.2731000000 4.3 stars from 5 (271)
  • 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 | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 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 271 Reviews
5 stars:
123
4 stars:
118
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

252 out of 268 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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u000001408444's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice course"


u6273303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall good experience in terms of the course conditions & pace & staff. The only thing not so good is the golf carts as they looks old & brakes not working well. Sometimes it's not safe driving on slopes. Still, will recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rancho Solano Golf Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is an excellent golf course and very well kept up. I would recommend it for everyone


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not perfect but very good"


u000004539688's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rancho was as beautiful as usual. The only thing I would complain about this time is the course was really over watered. Greens were really tough also because they were soooooo fast. Other than that it was a very fun day on the best course in Fairfield.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"too slow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

foursome in front of us very slow - and so hot we finally bailed at 16th - never saw a marshall all day


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



John6778122's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect"


Brian3075460's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rancho Solano golf course is a great place to play. The course is in pristine condition. Go play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I'll be back"


sergi0's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

I had not played here for 20+ years because there are a lot of courses closer to home. I forgot what a nice course this is. Conditions were excellent. Great sand in bunkers.

I look forward to playing here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Horrible pace of play"


bev2gary's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a 2 o'clock tea time through GolfNow and anticipated slow play as it was Sunday afternoon, however this was much worse than I anticipated. We finished 9 holes in 3 hrs and 20 minutes, but saw that the group in front of us that stopped after 9 holes, so felt that things would pick up. However, after we finished hole 10 which is a par 5 dog leg left so we did not see what things were like ahead of us, there was a group standing on 11 and another group searching for balls in the water in the middle of the fairway. I then left as I didn't want to play a 6/1/2 or 7 hr round! Course was in good shape and I would have liked to see the last 8 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course on a great day"


markjc12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played two days after the rains, course was wet in a few spots but over all pretty dry. Pin placements on this Masters Sunday were tough, made getting on and not rolling away very hard. Pace of play was what you would expect, we kept up with the group in front of us. Over all the round was great, blue skies and the sun up and shinning. What more could you ask for?


Pace of Play: Average

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


"An Enjoyable Course to Play"


dennis806's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played just before the rain hit the course. It was overcast but otherwise very nice for golf. The weather kept people away, so we could play at our own pace with no slow groups in front. There were a few wet areas in some fairways but otherwise it was fine. The greens were dry, reasonably fast, and in good condition.

The course has several lakes/ponds which can come into play if you are not careful. There are some nice elevation changes and fairway slopes and undulations to make playing interesting.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon of golf and we will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001055946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf Now is the best"


jonq4u's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on

Never had a complaint with GolfNow,or the courses

that I reserved from them


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


"slow slow slower"


colton12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I guess don't go on Tuesdays, but this has happened to me before, course has a big problem with slow play and seems to not care or simply won't do anything about it, my 4 some asked the marshal to speak to a group of men two groups in front of us that were a hole behind by the 4th hole we were told it was slow and nothing could be done, this is the 2nd time i was unable to complete the back nine and should have replayed the front, but why should that happen? please golfers play with pace, if you play bad play fast or play good and fast but play!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"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



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