Rancho Solano Golf Course

4.3211352941 4.3 stars from 5 (289)
  • 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: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 289 Reviews
5 stars:
134
4 stars:
124
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

270 out of 286 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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"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Awesome golf course"


Titaniumhen's avatar
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I haven't played here in 30 years. Boy have I been missing out on a great golf course! The fairways are perfect, the greens are awesome, the staff was fantastic. This course is very hilly and has plenty of hazards to avoid, but not too many that will give you too much trouble.

Everything is well groomed and as green as green can get.

I think this is my new favorite course. To the people at RSGC, get ready to see me a lot!! I will drive the 45 minutes to play here a few times a week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



"super place for an interesting round of golf"


u000004394450's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have always loved Rancho Solano golf course and they do a good job of keeping it in great condition,the only suggestion I have is to put turf repair or sand on cart instead of a waste basket so people can spot there divots to keep this place pristine.I notice hardly anyone replaces a divot and since there's no sand or seed they just don't get repaired at all unless the grounds keepers do it at night.I would happily spot others people's divots when waiting if it was available other then that I had a blast and love this course.


Pace of Play: Good

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


Commented on 08/08/2017

I had the same thought that you did about having a turf repair bottle on the golf cart.



u000002926954's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u9568316's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Recently golfed here with beginners and the marshal harassed us about rate of play. There were only 2 occasions when the group behind us was waiting but that was because they were much better players than us. Once they were passed us and no one else was directly behind us the marshal still followed right behind us after every shot we took. He even threatened to kick us off the course if we didn't speed up even though the next group was 2 holes behind us and never caught up to us. The course is great and well kept. Other than the harassment it was a great experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/16/2017

Marshall's have to make judgement on pace of play. It's what most people want and expect.



pcrmswsm1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rancho Solano one of the best courses in the area."


LTong's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions on the course. Will definitely come back again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Must Play Public Course"


thebiscuit's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is a great course to play. The staff is friendly, the greens are large but roll great. The normal daily fees are high, but Golfnow prices are a must. The food is great too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best"


U000002482494's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the best value courses in the Bay Area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Putter's playground"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Expect large greens in excellent condition. Keep your approach shots below the cup and you'll have a good chance.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u6536239's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing Round - Great Condition"


Mike4698783's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rancho Solano is a staple in my annual golf calendar. I have never seen the course in better condition. From the tee boxes to the greens, the course Management is on point. The Marshall was visible throughout the round and this helped to keep the pace perfectly.

Looking forward to my next round at RSGC.


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


"Solano County Golf"


uWDCE8681WD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a public course, Rancho is in great shape. We were a twosome, and some of the fours were kind enough to allow us to play through. We were able to finish our round of 18 in less than four hours. Wow!


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



u662331175's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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



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