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3.1
372 Reviews (372)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
134
2 Stars
80
1 Stars
45
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.2
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
2.7
Amenities
3.3
58.7%
Recommend this course
222 out of 372 reviews
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3.4
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
74.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 31 reviews
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3.4
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
65.9%
Recommend this course
27 out of 41 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6431 yards 70.5 126
Back (W) 72 6431 yards 76.8 131
Middle 72 6158 yards 69.4 123
Middle (W) 72 6158 yards 75.2 129
Forward 72 5709 yards 66.5 116
Forward (W) 72 5709 yards 73.0 127
Scorecard for Rancho San Joaquin
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 70.5/126 519 157 339 355 517 387 369 176 431 3250 363 388 537 181 366 167 410 300 469 3181 6431
Middle M: 69.4/123 505 142 325 336 502 366 346 166 414 3102 355 368 527 157 348 156 396 292 457 3056 6158
Forward M: 66.5/116 W: 73.5/126 496 124 311 315 422 297 325 151 366 2807 348 332 518 116 329 146 383 285 445 2902 5709
Handicap 5 17 15 11 1 3 9 13 7 10 6 2 14 8 12 4 18 16
Par 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 17 9 13 7 1 11 15 5 12 8 2 18 10 14 4 16 6

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
372 Reviews (372)

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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Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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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
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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Wet day

Played at 645 am on a rainy drizzly day. Course was in great condition considering the conditions. Other than wet grips and hands not being able to control the club, very enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Took 3 hrs to play 9 holes. Pace was extremely slow and did not see 1 Marshall to help push things along. Also did not see cart girl at all. Greens with punched a couple weeks back and needed to be rolled and cut.

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

The Potential is There

Sometimes its the little things that set you apart::

Practice green has terrible layout.
Too many fairway dirt/bare patches.
Needs better directional signage from hole to hole.
Clean up the maintenance junk.

Plus side:

The greens were in great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Much better 2nd time around

Very enjoyable, played blue tees, greens were slow, recently aerated. Course is fun and fair

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good place to play

The GolfNow reservation did not showed up in their system but the counter person was able to accommodate us in a good time .

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

Good condition

The round was smooth without people being pushed, and the green and fairway conditions were good. I was satisfied with the price.

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall, not a bad course.

If you are a Players Club member, then its a good course to practice on. Pace of play can be painfully slow at times. Need marshalls to push some slow players along.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are rolling pure.

Greens are in great condition. Fairways are not bad at all. Don’t listen to the reviews that are crying about non-pristine conditions. This is a muni that’s finally figured it out. Pace of play was great for a Sunday.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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