The Ranch Golf Club

3.2644058824 3.3 stars from 5 (477)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6747 yards
  • Slope: 150
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required at all times, no cut-offs, blue jeans, or tank tops

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 477 Reviews
5 stars:
113
4 stars:
198
3 stars:
73
2 stars:
55
1 stars:
38

recommend this course

336 out of 472 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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u000007274844's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



fmotion's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



rosanna19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



patrickjp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


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


jhale's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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..........


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Prepare more used balls"


hungkait's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Tough course"


Fishhead555's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Better have your straight game !"


u000003593097's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Target golf . Very high slope-- meaning very dramatic elevated tee boxes . Very fun but don't expect to shoot well. Hard! You will lose a lot of balls .. I don't though


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Awful shape"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes are worn. Greens have large rips and bare patches on them. Lots of dead spots in the fairways. Will never play here again (doubt it will be open long enough for that to even be an option).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Accuracy versus length is the theme"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very difficult course for the average golfer. I played this course on a friday afternoon. A foursome was in front of me and decided to skip a hole to pass their slow play. Accuracy is very important on most of the holes. You put your ball into the several thick bushes lining most of the holes and you will be in trouble. Take the club that you can keep your ball straight to keep your score low. Several holes has the cart path as a good target to get added distance to your shots. Avoid Pin hunting instead keep the ball in the middle of the green. Good luck!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course ruined due to no maintenance"


u7089730's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
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Reviewed on

Played here a lot and really enjoyed it. However the latest trip was a miserable experience. The greens were brown and has chunks missings on dome of them. It's like there is no maintenance and watering of the course. Booked a hot deal on golf now and felt that it was not worth it at all. Definitely not going back and this from a guy who recommended this course to everyone. Was a challenging and fair course but it's horrible now. The only good thing was pace of play because it was almost empty. Save your money and find a different course like Cinnabar or Coyote Creek.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Really nice course but ..."


Randy7628255's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Ranch is a challenging and fun course across along and down into a canyon in the San Jose foothills. The back nine runs across a couple of cow pastures down hill into a valley thenback up to the club house. This is not a course to be walked due to the changes in elevation and the long distances between holes. There’s the rub. The last two times I played Tne Ranch our cart ran out of power. The last time we were stranded at the 17th green a long way from the clubhouse. We called the proshop but when the phone was finally answered we were promptly put on hold for more than a half hour. Finally we pushed and cajoled the cart up the hill to 18 and we again called the pro shop. After again being put on hold for several minutes, we were finally informed that the phone was being answered in Illinois and that the were unable to contact anyone at the Ranch ... not the pro shop nor the maintenance yard not even the restaurant. This was at 2:30 in the afternoon which I find outrageous! So, I would recommend playing the Ranch ... but you should get some assurance that the carts have been maintained and that all the staff are not going to take off on holiday while you’re out on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Weeds, Weeds Weed"


dmein's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So many weed you can find you ball anywhere near a sand trap

Don't they have someone to mow the weeds?


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"This course days are numbered"


Kenneth9143429's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I’ve played the Ranch quite a bit (dozen+ times) and the course is in terrible shape and continues to get worse. Like many others have said, the bunkers are completely unplayable. They literally consist of knee high weeds, ankle deep water and NO sand. I’ve asked more than three times over the years when they will refill the bunkers with sand and I received the same answer, “soon”. The tee boxes are look like they’re never tended to and the greens are diseased creating uneven surfaces.

This course is challenging and requires you to be accurate off the tee and into the green which made it a fun track when it initially opened, but if the course is in as bad of shape as it is you’re going to have a frustrating round ahead of you for $100. My suggestion for anyone asking about it is to avoid at all costs. Much less expensive and well maintained courses nearby offering a better golf experience.

The recent reviews/ratings saying the course is in good shape couldn’t be any more inaccurate.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Very interesting course!!!"


Dusterpenvic's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Views are fabulous.....the course is very very challenging....you start out having to carry a variety of different sized ravines..the greens are extremely challenging....many undulations and some severe uphill and downhill putting designs...if you are not saying WOW ..you are probably saying something else....

The cart path is amazing...very long and very scenic...some of the most interesting designed holes going up and down and all around....I am a visitor to the area and I would certainly recommend everyone give this course a run for its money But be prepared your scores will HIGHER than what you are used to..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u00000846028's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Im hcp 25 and I lost 5 balls for 18 holes which is not bad considering we were about to quit after 3 holes. You must be accurate with your drives & 2nd shots to greens. Practice your putting tooo much cart driving the vie is fantastic..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



ivandia's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Still challenging"


B0r1cua's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's not what it used to be, but it still challenges your game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course with great views of the city"


lascreen2001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the 2nd time playing this course, last time was 2 years ago and had forgotten completely how challenging. Distances are very deceiving, bring lots of golf balls or your “A” game. I will definitely be back for revenge. Overall great course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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