The Ranch Golf Club

3.2446529412 3.2 stars from 5 (455)
  • 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 3.2 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: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 455 Reviews
5 stars:
109
4 stars:
188
3 stars:
70
2 stars:
53
1 stars:
35

recommend this course

320 out of 450 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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"Course is in BAD shape"


u911999298's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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I have played The Ranch a couple of times. This will be the last. It is in terrible shape. The bunkers have no sand. One has weird old bags and weeds. None are really playable. he grass is spotty on the fairways and worse off. There is no water in the water hazards. The greens are a mess, spotty and lots of weeds. And the tee boxes are in bad shape.

The course is hard. You have to hit well to score. But in this condition it is not fun.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good Time"


t4ski's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff (especially since I was using golf now rewards). Let me out a little early, no big deal to them.

I've always liked this course.But it's now for everyone (gotta hit it straight). it was in pretty good condition and enjoyable to play even after 2 days of rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cart Issues"


Boheim51's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
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Cart died out before 18th hole and we walked the final hole. When the cart died we were going up hill and had to push the cart to get to the top of the hill near the club house. A worker delivering food stopped by on his way to other golfers and said he had to deliver the food first and would be back. My brother-in-law and I decided after a 10 minute wait to walk the final hole. This was exhausting especially after pushing the cart uphill and finishing up on a the 17th hole of the course. Great views of San Jose. A suggestion to the club house is to perhaps have golfers switch out carts after the first 9 holes to avoid the carts dying out. Other golfers behind us were complaining of the carts bogging out towards the end.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000003940151's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



nickgus70's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good but could of been grate"


u8118455's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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I loved the course honestly one of the best ones I've ever been toad I play a lot ! That being said I felt they could of done a lot better with staffing!! The man running the pro shop couldn't even find me a price for a single sleeve of balls but wanted to sell me a full box that I didn't need! then when I refused to bye balls he insulted me by asking if I had ever played the course befor and asked me if I had enough balls to play all 18?!?! What are you getting at ? The lady had 21 questions to ask me when I asked for a coffee and a snickers from the restaurant. Just felt the staff could of been better trained and more polite


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



ichifield's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



zz1958zz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still one of my Favorite courses ever"


u000004394450's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I read a bunch of bad reviews here recently so I had to go check it out.First off course is in great shape(except for a couple greens that had issues they were repairing)Cart was fine didn't die like what I had read half way through my round.But understand this is a VERY hilly course so sure they will use more juice then a regular flat course plus holes are not back to back but spread out very far apart on some.Course is the best challenge I have ever seen when it comes to using EVERY club in your bag and playing smart and laying up instead of using a driver at times to manage course....this is not a grip it and Rip it course but one that challenges your smarts to end up with a good score here.Scenery is amazing as are most of the holes,I've noticed roadrunners have found there way here which is very cool.To appreciate this course you have to love a challenge and understand the consequences of bad choices.Yes you will lose tons of balls if you don't play smart within your ability,and don't try shots unless your sure you can make them or its your own fault not the course you lost that dozen new pro v's.I see so many complaints about this but please I played didn't lose a ball ,had a great round(one of my best here)and enjoyed every minute of it.But I used common sense and played within my ability,layed up on some shots instead of trying to bomb it as far as possible because here that will KILL your game and eat your balls for sure.Respect the course,enjoy what it has to offer and you will be back for more I promise.It makes you a better golfer for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/16/2017

We very much appreciate your review. We have been working hard on green restoration, and have grown, and patched most of the problem areas, where a fungus had taken over, on our greens. We have also completed removal of wild boar from the course, and have since fixed most of the damage caused.


Commented on 12/16/2017

Great review. Good to hear the Ranch is getting back and that you had a good round there. Thanks!


"[[So much potentialll...wasted"


jacktheredd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course had so much potential when it was first opened. Then it was overpriced. The management is non existent. The course maintenance is poor at best.

Lowering the weekday price would entice more players and improve the profits.

This is not a quality course by any stretch of the imagination. Example: New sand was put into the bunkers without removing the weeds growing there. Result: The weeds growing in the bunkers are now very healthy.

Players need to rake after playing from bunkers. Fix your divots on the greens and in the fairways.

That, by itself, would improve the playability.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging round awaits you"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Target golf required. Danger Danger Warning Warning. Ha ha ha.. This course requires perfect ball placement on the first six holes or you are in deep doo doo right away. Without its own driving range to practice and warm up you are going to have a terrible time here. I do not recommend this course to beginners or seniors but try the restaurant or get married here its a nice place.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Condition improved"


Gang4908964's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
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I used to play here a lot but didn’t come for a while due to the bad condition. However, I found it was improved a lot. The only issue I had was the short battery life of the cart. It ran out of power after the 11th hole. They should consider to change batteries.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Ty2244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A disappointing round at The Ranch"


killeraz1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
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I have played The Ranch 5 times now and this was the worse experience I have had playing here or any other course in the Bay Area. The Ranch sells itself as a premier course, well not this time. The cage that is used to warm up is gone. The pro shop employee told me it was destroyed during a winter storm. Wow, it's November and the cage hasn't been replaced. The tee boxes are not close to level and beat up. The fairways for the most part were good. The greens are the worse I have seen on any course. The greens have large patches of dirt and are scared. To top it off our cart battery died going to the clubhouse at the end of the round. If any of the conditions were disclosed before booking I would not have played.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Lawrence8893193's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf cart was not fully charged.

We have to push the cart when we got to hole 12.

We decided to return the cart and we stop our round after that.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/30/2017

I had the same problem with my cart on the 12th at the Ranch. I simply called the pro shop and they delivered another cart to me in minutes. I did not push my cart and was completely able to finish my high scoring round!


"Shocking Suprise!"


steven1970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
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The Ranch golf club use to be one of the BEST tracks in the area,but no longer! Animals and lack of maintenence have taken its toll! Wild animals are destroying the course with NO end in sight,,so sad,,SAVE YOUR MONEY!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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