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4.3
289 Reviews (289)
5 Stars
150
4 Stars
117
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
95.7%
Recommend this course
274 out of 289 reviews
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4.2
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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4.2
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.5%
Recommend this course
43 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6720 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.2
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Mountain Vista Golf Club - Santa Rosa
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Closed: September 26 - October 23
Architect Billy Casper (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2014 #18)

Reviews

4.3
289 Reviews (289)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 12
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 34
Water Hazards 25
Undulating Greens 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Seniors 30
Advanced Golfers 16
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 33
At a Resort 14
Worth the Drive 14

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Golf now robs you

I prepaid for 3 players through Golf Now and when I arrived at the course it was closed due to flooding and there seems to be no way to get your money back or a credit. I tried calling golf now and there was a 3 hour wait and my cell battery ran out. My complaint is with Golf Now and not the course. William De Vries

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Thick Long Rough

Pace of play great on the front nine done less than 2 hrs; back nine much slower, waited on every hole, however we were done in 4 hours.
The greens were good considering they were aerated. The greens are hard and fast.
Only complaint was the rough, it is too long, especially around the greens.
The mowers were out on the front nine when we started on hole one and they left swaths of grass. So that tells you how long and thick the rough is. I do not think the back nine rough was cut as it pretty much swallowed your ball.
The tee box’s , fairways and sand traps all good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shotgun

Played the 1pm shotgun today but didn’t know it ahead of time. Pace of play was good and finished in plenty of time. The course is very well maintained and not too difficult from the gold tees. Greens were good and had an enjoyable round, with an exPat Cdn couple, wished I played better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Mountain vista Santa rosa

The staff was friendly, paired with a single, ok. The course is very well maintained. A good value for the price

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Missing rangers

The course is usually well managed by rangers on the course to facilitate pace of play.. None in sight today. Caught behind a very slow foursome on the front that was very frustrating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

We were not able to play because the course did not have a tee time reservation for us. Even though we had the confirmation email from Golfnow, there was no reservation. Don’ know all the facts yet, but apparently, there was a disconnect between the course, Golfnow and us. First time this has happened, but it makes me leery about Golfnow reservation system.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Green & Fairway

I would not say it’s a hard course. Although some par 4s were 400+ yards, some par 4s were below 300 yards to compensate from the gold tee. More water than I expected, but the course layout is great and the fairways and greens are just perfect. Difficult green though, fast enough with lots of hidden lines, very challenging. Beautiful course, will come again, but honestly maybe a bit pricy compare to other courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Good course, nice layout, really love this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course!!

My buddy and I went out at 7:16am tee time. This course all around was amazing. I highly recommend playing here, well worth the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Santa Rosa

Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) mid day. Paired with Reed, Johnny and Steve, we played in 4H 15M in clear, breezy conditions around 70.

The over seeded tees were lush, level and nicely maintained with very few unfixed divots.

The over seeded fairways were lush and nice to play from.

The over seeded rough was thick/lush. Just deep enough to rule out longer clubs.

The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick, good dark quality sand.

The large over seeded greens were firm and putted medium fast speed with few ball marks.

Quick, efficient check-in, they got me paired up with a 3some playing in a tournament. Basic carts do not have GPS or ports for electronics. Plenty of water stations on the course. No drink cart today. Customer service has always been very good from everyone here. Definitely recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Conditions

Excellent golf facility, great course and practice facility. Fast greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wide open wonder

If you’re tired of playing courses where the homes are so close to the Fairways that you’re afraid you’re going to hit a house or an owner who happens to be outside — you’ll love the wide open wonder of the Santa Rosa course at Sun City. Despite the openness, it’s plenty challenging for maybe all but true scratch golfers. Very nice greens with challenging pin placements. Nice conditions on the Fairways and roughs. We were a threesome. We waited consistently for the foursome in front of us, but never an overly long wait. We completed the round in 3:45, so no complaints there. There is a beverage cart, but we only saw her once, and that was on the 3rd hole. No drinking water on course, so bring your own or ask for a cup when checking in. We didn’t see any restaurant or hospitality area. We weren’t looking for one, but if you are, you might be disappointed. Seemed to be fewer people around to help than at most area courses (nobody at the bag drop when we arrived and no starter), but the golf itself was very enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Santa Rosa

Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) mid day using Underpar. Played with Mneilson, his wife Doris and roarksown1. Thanks Mike, Doris and Robert for a fun round! 4H, 15M POP, the weather was around 65, clear and calm.

The course came out of over seeding in excellent condition.

The over seeded tees were lush, level and nicely maintained with very few unfixed divots.

The over seeded fairways were lush and nice to play from.

The over seeded rough was lush and mowed down, not overly penal.

The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick, good dark quality sand.

The large over seeded greens were firm and putted medium fast speed with few ball marks.

Nice, all grass driving range is a +. Basic carts do not have GPS or ports for electronics. Plenty of water stations on the course and the drink cart was around several times today. Santa Rosa would be a challenging course to walk, many tees are a long way from the last green. Good restaurant on site. Customer service has always been very good from everyone here. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best value in the desert

Santa Rosa at Sun City – Mountain Vista is a real treat. The golf course is the finest condition all year long. You will have to pay a lot more to get the course conditions you get here day in and day out.
The Santa Rosa layout is challenging from the tips but not so much that you get frustrated it plays a little over 6700 yards but they have tees for seniors and everything in between. The range is good and the putting greens are large and indicative of the actual green speeds.
The course layout can come up and bite you if you are not careful but the fairways are wide and forgiving. There is water on many holes and the signature holes 10 and 11 are really beautiful with it waterfalls and many unique water fowl. Give Santa Rosa a try, you will have a great round of golf and be treated well, and for the money you can’t get a better conditioned track! Great greens and fairways are always manicured. Staff from the pros, marshals and cart guys can’t be beat!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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