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4.4
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.8
92.2%
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16 out of 18 reviews
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4.6
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
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10 out of 11 reviews
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4.6
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
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13 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Par 32
Length 2221 yards
Slope 114
Rating 30.8

Formerly known as Aliso Creek Golf Course.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 32 2221 yards 30.8 114
White 32 1901 yards 29.7 106
White (W) 32 1901 yards 32.1 111
Red (W) 32 1669 yards 28.5 101
Scorecard for Ben Brown's Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 30.1/105 W: 32.5/108 300 201 308 195 318 120 298 207 274 2221 2221
White M: 29.4/103 W: 31.4/106 288 176 274 177 292 102 214 124 254 1901 1901
Red M: 28.0/101 W: 30.2/102 242 144 261 153 254 93 195 83 244 1669 1669
Handicap 5 1 7 3 4 8 6 2 9
Par 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 32 32

Course Details

Year Built 1950
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Roger Baird (1950) Todd Eckenrode

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.4
18 Reviews (18)
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

They have really upgraded the course

The ownership of Ben Brown Golf Course has really improved the golf course. The greens are great and the fairways are in perfect condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course!

Tucked away in a canyon. Not too difficult. Easy to walk. We’ll definitely play there again!

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

Pricing

Great nine hole course. Love to play the course more often but a little expensive for nine holes.

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

Lots of workers in course

There appears to be major infrastructure work going on, it’s loud and distracting

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lot of workers on course

Great course and conditions. Greens were outstanding. Only drawback was number of construction workers on holes 1,8 & 9. Major distraction, although work seemed important and it was a Monday

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value in OC

BB is my favorite all around course in OC. views and course layout are best value around. Try to play much as possible. Staff are great. Course is challenging enough but great for beginners.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the most beautiful 9 hole courses in Orange County

So this course is absolutely stunning! It’s nestled in between mountains and located at The Ranch Hotel.

Course: Very well maintained! The greens, bunkers, and fairways are perfect. The grounds crew here is incredible! Plus they are very friendly and encouraging to you as you pass them on the course.

Price: Come before 7am and it’s only $25. After that the price can be a little steep for a 9 hole.

I think my favorite part of this course are some of the tee boxes. Hole one you are up on a hill and you will feel great when you launch the ball from up there.

The biggest thing I can recommend is bring a lot of extra balls. Holes 1, 6, 7, 8, and 9 you will need to jump a creek in order to make it on the green. Hole 6 you will need to land it on the green for the first hit otherwise you will land it in the creek.

I highly recommend this course because of how beautiful it is!

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

Unique executive nine

Course is tucked around a creek in a scenic valley. Very good condition and fun to play at any level.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful and laid back

A very aesthetically beautiful course with plenty of space. The course itself isn’t very long and the cost is a bit steep, but a great place to go with someone for their first time or someone that doesn’t have the stamina to golf all day

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather

Great round in a great setting

Very much enjoyed our Sunday AM round at Ben Brown -- the length was perfect for our fun family round and the foggy conditions just added to the great ambiance. The greens were in great condition - tho the tee boxes seemed a bit worn. the staff was terrific - very friendly and helpful. Will return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Quick Value

Played 1st tee and done in an hour on a Monday and Tuesday. Course is a good golf escape if you are in Laguna on vacation and don’t have 5 hours to play a full round. The driving cage is complimentary and the staff is nice. Course is in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the money

We paid $44 EACH to play 9 holes AND WE WALKED! Course is not even close to worth that. Plus, the starter was a bit rude. We were playing with a friend who only plays 2 or 3 times per year, and he shanked his first tee shot. He starts to tee up another ball when the starter says "people waiting behind you. No mulligans." Really dude? We had just waited 10 minutes for the group in front of us to clear and hitting one single ball will not slow play whatsoever. Now the course. The greens were quite slow and very flat, making the course easy. The fairways needed a cut, all kinds of different grass out there. The bunkers are in poor shape, and some are made out of recycled glass, which is almost a completely different surface even though they are supposed to be bunkers. Plus the divot mix is also made of recycled glass, and it seemed like the divot had a hard time growing back with glass rather than sand or dirt. Pace of play was also terrible. 2:30 minutes for a par 32. Play a real course like Arroyo Trabuco, Tijeras Creek, or Monarch Beach if your willing to pay a bit.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Phenomenal 9 Hole Course

Highly recommend this track. Played it while on Spring Break in Newport Beach. Nice break from the $200 to $300 rounds at Pelican Hill and the Monarch. Secluded course in very good shape. Easy to walk (and I hate walking). Plenty of Driver holes - not a Par 3 only course. Some easy holes, some tough ones. Very relaxed vibe. Golf barefoot if you want. Patio and restaurant are top notch. Came back one afternoon just to have a cocktail and soak up the atmosphere. Definitely playing this track again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Gem of a short course

What a gem. This is a 9 hole short par 3/par 4 course located at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. No need to use a cart, rather try a pull cart and take a nice stroll through this canyon course. Greens and fairways in great shape, large landing areas. Course can get crowded so expect a slow pace of play. Perfect for beginner golfers and letting the significant other tag along. Paid 32$ for a twilight round which I'd call a good deal in Orange County. Beautiful patio area to enjoy cocktails before/after the round. Love this course and resort.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Nine holes hidden in the canyons of Laguna Beach

Chances are you've never heard of this course because it is hidden in plain sight. This amazing little gem is located right off of the Pacific Coast Highway - and right across from a beautiful oceanfront beach - but you can't see it.
All nine holes are tucked into the surrounding canyons. These imposing walls keep the noise of the highway and the tourists away. It's an especially secluded, peaceful and mesmerizing place at daybreak or twilight.
The par-32 layout - formerly the Aliso Creek Golf Course - is short with the 318-yard fifth hole the longest of the five par 4s. Thankfully none of the holes play awkward or feel shoehorned in. It's a shot-maker's course with several heroic approaches taking on the Aliso Creek (holes 1-6-8). Spoiled golfers won't always appreciate the course because it is narrow in spots and conditioning can be suspect, but for the rest of us, a round is fast, fun, walkable and affordable - a winning combination.

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