Mare Island Golf Club

3.5081941176 3.5 stars from 5 (341)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6150 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 69.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6150 yards 69.8 124
White 70 5788 yards 68.0 121
White (W) 70 5788 yards 74.0 122
Red (W) 70 4832 yards 68.7 133

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 341 Reviews
5 stars:
59
4 stars:
168
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

281 out of 339 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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penah1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u6273303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 01/16/2018:

Thank you!



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 01/09/2018:

We are always looking to improve and would welcome some feedback!

"Back and Front and Back again!"


leylandry's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Since sometime last year the course now plays back to front... the back being the 'newer' and the most challenging layout some say, but yesterday the back, old front, actually did me in, as those holes are supposed 'easier', but there is less fairway to hit AND more trees to ping around in!

All in all, two differing styles of golf between the back and front 9, be ready to switch your game plan!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 01/09/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear you embraced the challenge of Mare Island and look forward to having you back again soon!


uYTBO9413YT's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 01/02/2018:

We are always looking to improve and would welcome some feedback on the course!

"Great Views"


u000001818821's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I would play the course again. What ruined my round was the 5 some in front of me. Way to slow, and no marshalls on the course. The cart I was given to use needed to have the interior hosed down. I had to ride with the front windshield down as the upper left side was taped up. But for $20.00 bucks including cart, I still would play the course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 01/05/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the group in front of you did not show proper etiquette and let you go through. We are still glad you enjoyed the course and hope to see you again too!

"Good value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Pace of play very good, sand traps in very poor condition, hard packed & almost no sand


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/02/2018

Thank you Pumpsix for the

review and feedback regarding your recent visit at Mare Island. We apologize that your expectations weren't met at the course. We hope to see you again in the New Year with a fresh perspective.


"Great links style course"


Brian3466643's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great rates for a nice 18 hole links style course. Most sand traps were hard as a rock and fairways were dry in spots. Overall the layout is excellent and with a few course maintenance improvements it would be an excellent value course. I will definitely be back to play again as the value per round is there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 12/20/2017:

Thank you for the positive review! We are happy to hear you find the course to be an excellent value and look forward to having you back again soon!

Commented on 12/21/2017

Thank you Brian3466643 for the four star rating and review regarding your last visit at Rams Hill. See you again soon this season.


"Mare Island - a great deal."


torch892's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
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Reviewed on

I really like this course. Spectacular views of the Bay from about a half of the holes.

Only issue is a lack of sand in the bunkers. Still was an awesome value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 12/20/2017:

Thank you for the kind words, we are glad to hear you find the course to be a great value!

"Great historic course"


howiesat's avatar
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

The course is in great shape...more challenging than I remember with some nicely undulating greens. Of course, the views are spectacular.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/14/2017

Thank you howiesat for the four star review! We hope to see you again this season at Mare Island!


"golf now set me up for total FUN!!"


u000002624819's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super weather, great condition, good speed..will go again asap!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/12/2017

Thank you u000002624819 for the five star review! We are pleased to hear that you had a great time at Mare Island. Hope to see you hit the greens with us again this season.


"Great course."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is awesome. Great pace of play, great price , great views, great staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/05/2017

Thank you u906294126 for the five star rating and review! We are happy to hear you had a great time and hope to see you again soon!


"Love Mare Island"


u218495507's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Oldest and one of the Best courses West of The Mississippi.

This course is Not easy ,, it's a True players course and that's why I Love it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/16/2017

Thank you u218495507 for the five star review. Come back and tee off at Mare Island again this season!


"I love this course because of the variety of shots u have to make"


u000006398156's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
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Reviewed on

The course layout requires critical thinking hole to hole. Especially when it's windy. At first glance it looks easy, but it's not. The greens ate me up the first 4 or 5 rounds, but after that I managed to play them better. I love playing this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/13/2017

Thank you u000006398156 for the review and feedback. We are happy to hear the course provides challenge and variety. We hope to gain a five star review on your next visit!


"Course can be challenging"


JIM7151725's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mare Island is not an easy course, but still fun and has great views. It has some tricky holes (17) and some very narrow shots, (12). Only 3 par 3's. It is usually windy, especially on the front nine. Lots of brush on both sides of the fairways and many bunkers. The greens were in pretty good shape and the fairways were cut short, which helps. One needs to play this course a few times before expecting to get lower scores. Takes some practice to learn it's secrets. Still, good value overall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/01/2017

Thank you JIM7151725 for the review and course feedback from your recent visit. We hope to see you again soon this season.


"You get what you paid for..."


u4356316's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Grew up in Vallejo so Mare Island is not foreign to me. This course has significantly changed since my high school years...The course layout and the addition of the back 9 (which is now the front nine) is great, but the condition of the course is definitely not the best. While you do get a few scenic views of San Pablo Bay and the old side of Vallejo, you may find yourself hitting out of a bunker with no sand. Even if their was sand, it felt more like hard dirt. The fairways and tee boxes were hit or miss. The greens were rolling pretty good, but did have a lot of divots and holes in them (I guess players or staff no longer care to fix divots in the green). Oh and the carts are the worse carts in the Bay Area lol. If they could bring someone in and fix up the course, with its design, it can be one of the better Bay Area courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/01/2017

Thank you u4356316 for the course feedback. We hope to see you again with a better experience at Mare Island.




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 10/31/2017:

We are always looking to improve and would welcome some feedback!

"Good day very slow pace"


Robert7228906's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the day except for the pace of play

It was so slow the the two golfers that were with me stoped after the 10th hole

Not sure why it was but the group in front of me had 4 people then some how 5 were playing and then around hole 12 only 3

Either way the pace was very slow


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/26/2017

Thank you Robert7228906 for the four star review and feedback. We hope to see you again this season at Mare Island.



dayaffe's avatar
Age:  25-34

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 10/31/2017:

We are always looking to improve and would welcome some feedback!

"Great day"


Robert7228906's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in good shape and they have added sand to most of the sand traps

It was smoky because of the fires in the area but playable

Enjoyed the day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2017

Thank you Robert7228906 for the four star review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the course. Come back and visit Mare Island again soon this season.



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