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3.0
387 Reviews (387)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
84
1 Stars
48
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.1
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
2.7
Amenities
3.3
56.4%
Recommend this course
229 out of 387 reviews
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3.0
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.8
Value
3.0
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
58.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 24 reviews
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3.2
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
3.6
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
63.8%
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30 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6431 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.5
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Rancho San Joaquin Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Bermuda & Kukuya Grass
Greens Poa
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $7 - $13
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.0
387 Reviews (387)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Undulating Greens 23
Bunkers 21
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Walkers 27
Beginners 22
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 39
Near the Airport 34
In the 'Burbs 6

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4.0
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Previously Played

Good course layout

After rainy days, course configuration was not good. And pace of play was too slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good mostly wide open course.

Had a good day of golf on a reasonably good Golf Course. Course was still wet from recent rains and the greens seemed a little spongy but had an excellent day putting and chipping. I was teamed with two very good guys and pretty good golfers; so it was a very enjoyable day as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Exceptionally Unfriendly

All the staff of this course have been historically extremely friendly but today's staff. I drove down to this course from Palisades. Hence I got there about 20 minutes ahead of a tee-time. He was rude different than prior experience. When a cart of a group ahead of our group was down, we tried to reach the front desk but the staff kept telling us "Hold" without listening at all. On our fourth call we could inform them about the cart problem. Very unusual experience at this course where staff friendliness has been a trademark over the past ten years.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Used cart

not worth standard rate

I play this course occasionally because it's close by. Half of the holes have dirt/little grass growing and resembles a typical muni course. Some fairways will have both areas of dirt as well as wet muddy ground, probably due to poor drainage. There are huge gopher holes next to some fairways where you can lose your ball even on a good shot. Customer service is poor, staff can be uppity, they seem to think it's a higher-end course than it really is. Course is not worth it at standard rates, but it's ok for a quick round if you get a deal on the price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow

Pace was a huge problem and wouldn’t play here again. There are better options at this price point but I can see why demand keeps the price high. Location is great but given how slow the round played I would suggest that they take additional measures to move people along at a reasonable pace to avoid 2 groups waiting on every hole.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bring a chess board for your wait between shots.

Overcrowded slow pace of play. Got good price but to slow

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course to go

It is very easy to go and close to save much time+ I love to play here.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair at Best

The greens were very nice but the fairways and tee box’s needed a lot of care.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good pace of play but fairways needs some love.

Weather and pace of play were great. The course was in OK condition at best as the fairways are in need of some serious attention. Some pretty soggy areas and bare patches on every fairway. with the amount of standing water (pretty good sized puddles) on the cart path's it leads me to believe they are over watering which is causing the fairways to get burned out. Greens ran pretty true and picked up speed as it warmed up more later in the round. Will play here again but with the courses current condition I do not believe it warrants the price rate paid.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting There

Rancho was in best shape I’ve seen it. There were only a couple of drainage issues as opposed to dozens. The sand in the bunkers was great. The greens were in good shape. The fairways were much better - still need work but better.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the price

So I’ll keep this short and to the point. We a group of players that play 4-6 rounds per month. I picked this course because we camped at Newport Dunes. The staff was friendly and the starter/Ambassador was especially outgoing giving us lots of useful course info.
The condition of tee boxes was fair at best, fairways were poor, way to much yellow Burt grass and dirt patches. Best part of course was the greens, I would rate them as excellent! Fast and tough, was the best part of the round.
Pace of play was horrible! The groupings were too close together and too many 5somes which made our round 5 hours. For the $68 green fees, I would not recommend this course. Get some water on the fairways, repair the cart paths and gap the tee times, even only a couple of mins more apart and this could be a really good place to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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