Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course
|Back (W)||72||6431 yards||76.8||131|
|Middle (W)||72||6158 yards||75.2||129|
|Forward (W)||72||5709 yards||73.0||127|
|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|
Good course layout
After rainy days, course configuration was not good. And pace of play was too slow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good course to go
It is very easy to go and close to save much time+ I love to play here.
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.
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.
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.