Empire Ranch Golf Club
|White (W)||71||6056 yards||73.6||124|
|Red (W)||71||5036 yards||68.0||113|
|Blue M: 71.5/127||384||176||504||404||333||402||582||171||386||3342||357||553||163||469||396||547||186||444||211||3326||6668|
|Tournament M: 69.7/124||364||176||504||366||333||368||538||171||386||3206||357||516||163||352||396||547||167||413||191||3102||6308|
|White M: 68.5/122 W: 73.6/124||364||151||472||366||311||368||538||153||343||3066||329||516||126||352||378||518||167||413||191||2990||6056|
|White/Red M: 65.8/116||325||151||399||366||311||316||390||153||343||2754||292||431||126||352||378||461||107||413||113||2673||5427|
|Red M: 64.1/112 W: 68.0/113||325||106||399||321||276||316||390||96||332||2561||292||431||92||309||319||461||107||351||113||2475||5036|
|Fast W: 59.4/101||249||106||297||265||197||214||287||96||224||1935||175||312||92||213||206||255||107||233||113||1706||3641|
Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!
Had great round! Only $15 because of the heavy rains. Course drains well though. Very few people out there today. Finished 18 in 2 hrs! Rare opportunity for such a great course.
Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us despite the heavy rains. We're glad that you got to play at a good pace and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Empire Ranch!
I'm a 14 handicap. Really fun but challenging course. Lots of blind Tee and approach shots, so will be better when I play again. It rained almost an inch last night and was cart path only but course was in shockingly good condition. They closed the restaurant/bar b4 we made the turn which was around 1:50pm. Will play again
Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course despite all the rain we've had. We're also glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Empire Ranch!
Good track, nice greens, fun finishing hole.
Enjoy playing here, and while the driver may not always be the best choice off the tee, the layout never takes the driver "out of your hands". Greens roll true and are deceptively fast, and without severe undulation; bunkers and tees are generally well maintained. Long par 3 from a very high elevation is a fun finishing hole. One of my favorite area tracks.
Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed your round with us and the challenge our layout presented. We're honored that we're one of your favorites and we look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!
Golf Now nightmare
Had a 1:00 tee time though Golf Now, didn’t tee off until 2:00 they over book tee times and had to wait for a Cart. Wasn’t a good Day!
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Beautiful day, awesome course conditions...what more could you ask for in December???
Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Empire Ranch!
Played here several times a year and never had one bad experience
Great! We're glad that you continue to enjoy your experiences with us over the years and we look forward to having you back again soon!
Great course lay-out.
The grounds were in excellent condition, especially the greens.
The Pro Shop staff are friendly & inviting. They made me feel welcomed.
The pace of play was painful. There was a fivesome two groups ahead. (Fivesomes ahould be prohibited...Didn’t get to play the last 4 holes.))
I look forward to my next visit!
Fantastic! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and we appreciate your review. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Empire Ranch!
Great Day, Great Golf (almost)
Beautiful weather. A few areas under repair; but the greens were lightening fast. Fairways overall good. Covered the 18 right exactly on course time. Great day!
The course was in surprisingly good shape after tournament in the morning.Greens were decent even after all the traffic .Took about 4.5 hours which was a little slow but was a beautiful day
Checking out a new course
Since I was in the area for a business dinner, I thought I would try out this course. It was perfect for location as I got to play 18 holes and make my dinner with time to spare. I hooked up with three other players and we all had the same skill level. I can see myself playing this course again in the future.
Enjoyed the round. Greens in good condition! A few holes under repair, but overall in good shape. Lots of water available. Will play again
The conditions good. I am a high handicap guy and the course is very challenging for me. It is difficult for me to warrant spending the money and not playing well.
The day we played, it was very hot. (100) There is very little shade at the T locations. When play gets a little slow, you are left baking in the sun, waiting for the fairway/green to clear. Not fun.
The course is in pretty good shape. It was a very good value. The only issue is the goose droppings EVERYWHERE they need to hire a dog to chase the geese away. You step in it and on the greens the ball road through it. Yuk
Empire Ranch survives because it is the only game in town in the Folsom/EDH area.
ER is a decent track, but in mediocre shape, with mediocre service. Parts of the course are in great shape. Parts are in terrible shape. Greens are usually slow and bumpy. It's pretty clear that ER's parent corp (Clubcorp) isn't putting much money into the course, as it has deteriorated significantly over the past couple of years. For example, in a number of places, cartpaths have degenerated to the point where there are large potholes and tree roots pushing up the paths -- in some places they are almost dangerous to drive on.
But the worst part of ER is the pace of play. On weekends, they pack people on the course, almost always resulting in a pace of play at about 5 1/2 hours. And the staff makes almost no effort to improve things by moving people along. (About once a year, I play ER on a weekend, and am quickly reminded why I don't play ER on a weekend). Well, they do put a little card on your cart telling you what your 'time par' is for each hole -- but without marshals out on the course enforcing it, the card becomes just a sad reminder of how far behind you are...
On top of that, they regularly pack the course with tournaments, while still selling tee times on top of that. These tournaments make the pace of play even worse -- and sometimes result in drunk, rowdy patrons out on the course.
For example, today I played while the course was hosting a fundraising tournament for a local high school wrestling tournament parents org. This group was not only slow, but drunk and rowdy by the end of the afternoon. To that point where some of the participants were driving carts on greens, and drunkenly driving carts the wrong way up holes, saying they were "looking for the 18th hole". I have nothing against people having fun (and raising money). But the host club shouldn't get greedy and sell regular public tee times on top of that. Close the course and let the group have fun, without taking my money for a crappy experience at the same time. Or at least warn people ahead of time so they can make an informed decision...
In the end, I think people play ER mainly because it's close. But there are much nicer courses 30~35 minutes away that get you around in an hour or more faster. So the drive time is offset by the play time (on a better course). Drive to one of those on the weekend, and use ER for what it's best for -- a quick nine after work during the week.
Okay course kind of squeezed into a weird property. Good deal at twilight. The golf carts are old had to have 3 replacements on 18 holes rediculous.
This course is fine for an early afternoon play at $24 including cart. We went through numerous carts broke down. Very disappointed.
Food average. Service average.
In a time of year where many courses allow the greens to be maintained at around 5 on the stimp, ERanch has them rolling wonderfully. Needing an abundance of water to allow for this, it was well worth navigating through some soggy spots tee to green. Had a very enjoyable early AM round where the staff in the restaurant was pleasing and efficient.
Greens in exceptional condition for this time of year. Fairways had some soft spots, Wet sand in some of the traps, which just tells me that are making sure they don't lose any of the course to the 100 degree heat we have been having the past 3 weeks.