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3.3
489 Reviews (489)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
201
3 Stars
74
2 Stars
62
1 Stars
38
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
59.5%
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3.2
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Conditions
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6747 yards
Slope 150
Rating 72.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6747 yards 72.8 150
Blue 72 6389 yards 70.4 142
White 72 5808 yards 68.5 129
Red (W) 72 4900 yards 69.4 125
Scorecard for Ranch
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.7/148 398 429 376 581 195 452 528 137 498 3594 343 335 498 99 387 115 514 383 388 3062 6656
Blue M: 71.0/142 348 416 360 567 180 449 511 124 472 3427 320 306 467 92 382 102 503 355 351 2878 6305
White M: 68.7/126 W: 73.5/142 305 373 341 531 156 408 460 118 445 3137 288 267 424 79 368 91 439 309 322 2587 5724
Red W: 68.4/122 299 291 289 444 119 306 385 97 403 2633 247 198 369 67 261 85 378 278 287 2170 4803
Handicap 15 11 13 3 7 1 9 17 5 12 14 2 18 10 16 4 6 8
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 5 37 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 72
Handicap (W) 15 11 13 1 7 3 9 17 5 12 14 4 18 10 16 2 6 8

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Greens Bent grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is required at all times, no cut-offs, blue jeans, or tank tops

Reviews

3.3
489 Reviews (489)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 48
19th Hole Scenic Views 40
Patio Dining 36
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 115
Forced Carries 95
Narrow Fairways 95
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 96
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 89
Locals 37
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 81
Worth the Drive 38
In the 'Burbs 30

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Ranch

The ranch is a challenging course but fun course to play. Great views of the Bay Area. Greens are decent. Every hole will challenge you mentally. Will play again.

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

Challenging

Course very challenging course management is. Greens could be be in better condition a lot of bare spots. Piece of play was great was really empty when I went there. Course layout is very long so nice drive downtown San Jose and the Bay Area from the top of the hill. All in all it was worth 26 bucks

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is in pretty good condition now.

The greens and fairways are in pretty good condition now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Tough course will make you quit golf

This course is very challenging with narrow slanted fairways and punishing rough it will make you want to quit the game. Ha ha ha just kidding. You will need some local knowledge to learn how to play this course. Keeping the ball in play is half the battle. Play the white tees before venturing out. Par is good in several holes so quit gambling and you will be rewarded accordingly. Avoid spending too much time looking for your ball in the rough to keep pace and not get bit by snakes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout, but needs maintenance

Great views of San Jose and beyond all throughout the course. With the views comes challenging holes both uphill and down. The course was in OK shape, certain holes could use help. On 7 the hole was cut right on the ridge or the green, either the ball went in or dropped to the lower level 35 feet away. The fairways could use water through the whole course. 16 had several holes cut in to it that did not get repaired and blocked puts. Tough course for the average golfer.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A difficult course and no place to warm up.

Beautiful course, but you have to go from target to target. Some holes were silly... A par three @ 67 yards?

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Hot weather
Used cart

Too bad

I used to like playing here despite how hard it is but our recent round was quite terrible. The course is in really bad shape, as if they have just given up. The tee boxes are overgrown , not flat, the bunkers have minimal sand and weeds and greens are quite bad. The pro-shop is almost devoid of merchandise and there is really no food or beverage service. This course used to be a bit of a novelty given the difficulty and design but sadly I will not be going back. Looks to me like they are getting ready to close up shop!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Challenging and rewarding experience

I played here on a Friday noon and was happy to be given a chance to play early in front of a slow foursome. The course was pretty open and allowed me to play in less than 4 hours. It was a hot day and this course offered plenty of challenges. "Had enough?" from a voice in the air would come and go. Plenty of scenic holes and the course rewards you each time you put your ball on the rough you look for it and come out with 3! Good luck!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Amenities and hours

Course has gone down hill (no pun intended) Due to lack of golf cart maintenance they are limited to amount of carts available (this is a no walking course)
and because of this last tee time is 1pm. At 1pm the club house closes.

No food/beverage cart services. If you want refreshments buy before round or else you'll need to cut over after the 11th and drive back to bar area. That closes at 3pm now. No restroom available either after 3/4pm. everything is locked up.

We had a cart break down after 11th so we had to push cart back to cart barn and pound on door for them to finally open and replace it.

Feels as though they plan on closing and build more homes on that property. Fairways and course condition not great now, not what it was.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Too many "clear canyon" tee shots. Lost a couple of balls that were hit well .... kinda penalized for a good shot. Too many areas that should have been under repair. Superintendent needs to walk the course and look critically at each hole. Bunkers need sand but thats every course in central CA

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

They should be ashamed..........

Anybody who has played or heard about "The Ranch" knows it is a difficult course. The level of difficulty was not surprising. The shape of the tee boxes was terrible and the sand traps were even worse. The carts barely made it through the round and the ONLY positive aspect of the round was the Pro Shop gentleman/starter who was outstanding.

We as golfers can accept a tough course. What we don't accept is a course that should be in much better shape than the Ranch is. They should be ashamed..........

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Prepare more used balls

It is very easy to lose balls. Prepare more used balls. There are some short cuts and tricks. Study first. :)

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

Tough course

This course will give the 5-20 handicappers a great challenge. Tight fairways and absolutely beautiful views from all holes.
Brian your calm, A game to impress your friends.

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