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3.1
401 Reviews (401)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
141
2 Stars
87
1 Stars
50
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.2
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.3
58.5%
Recommend this course
237 out of 401 reviews
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2.9
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.0
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.8
60.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 20 reviews
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3.1
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
3.5
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
62.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 53 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

3.1
401 Reviews (401)

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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1.0
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First Time Playing

The fairway grass is not well maintained. A lot of area, no grass at all. The distance for par 5 are all very short

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Waste of money

Total waste - dead animals on the course, the fairway was more rocks and dirt than grass, the pace of play was awful (two groups backed up behind one tee box for maybe 5-7 holes). The course is in decline, and we won't be returning - such a shame because it used to be my favorite.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Not what I expected

I booked a tee time for 3 people originally. On the day of our round, one of the golfers was sick and couldn’t play. When we arrived, I let the person at the pro shop know, he said no problem and I proceeded to purchase $280 worth of rounds, merchandise and rental clubs. Today I get an email saying I’m being charged an extra $43 for the no show. This course wasn’t worth the $43 round to begin with, let alone the extra $43 for someone who didn’t even show. I would not recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It would take only a little effort to make this course terrific

Nice layout, challenging greens right in the center of Irvine. If management would repair the several bare spots and empower their Marshall to attend to pace-of-play policies, this would enhance the golf experience. Otherwise it struggles to be an average So Cal venue.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
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 Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cold damp morning round

After all of our rain the last few weeks the course was still cart path only as there was quite a bit of standing water or soggy patches. It was in the low 40's and it was also quite wet from the previous nights dew too. Tee off was about 5 minutes behind schedule but the pace of play stayed consistent and we did not wait at any hole after the 2nd. Weather warmed slightly as the round progressed but stayed cool even though the sun came out before the turn. As wet as it was the greens played pretty fast and challenging so our putts needed to be on point. Good morning round and we'll play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course overview....In general.

I have played here 2 sometimes 3 times a month only because of it's location to me and more times then not I swear I'll never play here again. The course itself is decent, it can have some of the toughest greens and pin placements in OC at times, but it can have horrid fairways and greens at times too. My main hatred of this course is the pace of play and nobody seems to care. I have quit playing many times at the 13th, 14, and 15th hole after 4.5 to 5 hours....I have also played this course in 3.5 hours many times and not been in a rush or felt like the pace was fast at all, but these times are during the week in the early AM. When a course has 5 groups on one hole and an "ambassador" or Marshal sits there an doesn't say a word to the people wasting everyone's time or chases down a 2 some for driving past 2 or 3 groups on a hole to tee up and play through because they have been waiting 5 minutes on every shot there is a major problem with the lack of golf knowledge on the part of the Marshals. I actually had an Ambassador threaten to kick me off the course because I passed 3 groups on a hole and teed up in front of them....by the time they got to the tee box I was already driving up to the green on a par 4 and the marshal stopped me because they complained. I asked them over 3 holes if I could play through. When I finished that day I had a meal outside and a few drinks and when I was done eating (over 45 minutes) the group I past was just getting off the 18th green. I dont think I'll ever play here again unless it is early during the week because the pace of play in general on this course is the worst I have ever experienced in my 40 plus years of golfing.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
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 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

poor shape, bad drainage, ugly pace

Owners trying to sell this land so they're not putting much upkeep on it just trying to dilapidate the golf course so the city will agree to let them sell it. So just really lowering prices and jamming the course with as many people as possible.

Really bad drainage and there will be mud everywhere. It'll just keep getting worse but yes you can play 18 for $20-30 until they sell it

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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
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