Rancho Solano Golf Course

4.2909764706 4.3 stars from 5 (305)
  • 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

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

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 305 Reviews
5 stars:
142
4 stars:
129
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

286 out of 302 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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"Rancho"


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 10/09/2017
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Beautiful course. Greens fast but somewhat impacted by summer heat. Always a good vhoice, exceptional for a Muni course.


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



penah1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rancho Solano"


KoreGrate13's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
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I love this course....it was sad to see that the greens and fairways took a hit this summer with the days of extreme heat, but I'm sure they will return to pristine again in the future


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Unbelievably SLOW"


murdoc1948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took 3 hours to play the first nine holes. Then it took 25 minutes to get to the 10th tee, tee off, and complete the hole. We waited for 20 minutes to tee off on the 11th hole and finally gave up as we had to be somewhere at 5 PM. We assumed wrongly that teeing off at 11:08 (actually teed off early) would give us plenty of time, but alas no.

To be fair, this was the first time we encountered this problem and we have played here several times. The course needs to have monitors on the course to assist those slow players with speeding up or letting other play through. All in all this was a terrible experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



pea4nut's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First course I played in California"


spenc083's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Coming from the SE (Georgia) I had no idea what I was about to experience. To my delight this was one of the best public golf experiences of my life. Course conditions were great, staff was very friendly, and the price was even better. Only issue was the pace of play, other than that, I'll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



sanchezville's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

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



u510199191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
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Great time course was in great shape as always. Love to play there


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u510199191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u510199191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



sbrown833's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fan Club Marshall"


Lilbear141's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Overall the course was very nice and played well. The only issue we ran into was a Marshall the followed my daughter and I for 4 holes. He was our 1 man fan club when he unnecessarily followed us from hole to hole and felt it necessary to remind us ever other shot of the course closing time. The cart return time was well understood and with a last minute tee time I had no expectations of finishing 18 holes. I was however hoping for some farther daughter bonding time which was completely ruined by this Marshall on a course that was almost otherwise empty. I would not recommend playing in the afternoon at this course unless you want to play for a crowd.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun times at Rancho Solano"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Reviewed on

My friends and I had another awesome day at Rancho Solano. We started off by having a great breakfast at the Legends restaurant there and then warmed up on the driving range followed by nice round of golf on a beautiful day. I would recommend Rancho Solano to any golfer who wants a nice experience at a nice golf course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Deal in the Bay"


amaral77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Reviewed on

Definitely one of the top public courses in Northern California. Big fairways and huge greens for those of us lacking pinpoint accuracy. The greens were in great shape. The only reason that I didn't give the course conditions 5 stars was because the fairways had been a little soggy in some spots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"At or nearly CC quality track."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a late afternoon, (3:56) tee time which meant the course was wide open with light pressure. We started about 10 minutes early and our our threesome finished in a little under four hours. We took our time but we're not pro's and played smart ready golf. The parking lot is a hike from the pro shop. So, plan to leave your clubs in the car and get a cart to go back and retrieve them. I don't know if they have a driving range and I didn't see a practice sand trap either. The golf carts are a solid windshield which meant occasional glare when trying to find your golf ball. They didn't have a sand seed bottle but they did have a large screen GPS and a small bucket to hold ice and drinks. They didn't charge you for a small bag of ice either! The wind was average at about 15 miles an hour so hit him straight or fix your slice. The fairways are absolutely Primo like a carpet everywhere. The sand traps were little thin but the greens were quite large and true so if you missed a sand shot you still had a chance to make a good putt. Trees lined the fairways which adds to the beauty of this track. There's a few elevated tee boxes, maybe 30 or 40 feet or so. I saw at least two restrooms throughout the course not including the clubhouse. It's a bit of a drive for me but I hope I can find another late afternoon hot deal soon so I won't have to fight traffic coming home.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hot but fast"


Steven1612236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got out on a hot (95 degrees) Friday afternoon and other than a little miscommunication with the starter about sharing a cart, the day was great. My partner and I had nobody in front of us for 14 holes and played in less than 3.5 hours. We had a great time navigating the challenging yet fair layout. Great value for a fun course in great shape.


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


"Great summer conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
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Reviewed on

One of few courses that the sand played as actual sand out of the bunkers. Green fairways and rough. Ball rolled true on the greens. Only complaint is larger than normal greens. If you are a great short game player then this is the course for you!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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