Mare Island Golf Club

3.5174823529 3.5 stars from 5 (394)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6150 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

  • 1800 Club Dr, Vallejo, California 94592, Solano County
  • (707) 562-4653
  • (707) 562-8891
  • www.mareislandgolfclub.com

Year built: 1892
Architect(s): Robin Nelson (2000), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2000)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass

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 70 6150 yards 70.0 127
White 70 5788 yards 68.2 125
Red (W) 71 4862 yards 68.7 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 394 Reviews
5 stars:
68
4 stars:
191
3 stars:
80
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

323 out of 392 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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u000004540106's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 06/18/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for playing Mare Island Golf Club.

"Great Day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
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Reviewed on

The course played as well as I have ever seen it play

Greens were great and dispite the heat the bay breeze kept the temperature reasonable

I’ll be back soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2018

Thank you Robert7228906 for the four star rating and review. We hope to see you again soon this season!


"Always fun at Mare Island!"


mlindstrom's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is an OLD course! A little rough around the edges but tons and tons of personality.

I read the reviews about the sand traps before we played and they were as bad as advertised. Really makes it tough to get out around the greens. One thing I didn't read in the reviews was the bees. There were a ton of bees in basically all of the bunkers on the front side of the course, made them really tricky to get into and hit a shot.

Besides that, pace of play was awesome. Tee'd off at 1 PM on a Sunday after and cruised around in a little over 4 hours. Weather was perfect, mid-70s and value for a Sunday was a bargain at 30$.

A few things about the course. Totally shocked us when we got there, they had changed up the front 9 and back 9 on the course, not sure why but just something different.

Also, they don't have a ton of golf ball selections for purchase when you get there. So I would definitely do your shopping before hand and make sure you have plenty of balls.

Absolutely will be back in the summer!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2018

Thank you mlindstrom for the awesome five star review from your recent visit to Mare Island. We hope to see you again soon this summer for another great round of golf.


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Reviewed on

A beautiful layout, yet the maintenance (lack of water) depletes the experience. Awesome views, the greens are in great shape, tricky but fair. The fairways are almost hardpan, which makes it more difficult on the uneven lies, let alone a flat lie. With a considerable amount of water it would be the course it use to be. A real gem!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2018

Thank you mkpk for the feedback regarding your recent experience at Mare Island. We will pass along the information and hope to see you out on the greens again this season.


"Good day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
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The course was in great shape and played well except for the sand traps. What’s up with the cement like traps and grass growing in #16 it is the only draw back to playing this course.

The pace always seems to slow on the back nine don’t understand that. But I’ll be back


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2018

Thank you Robert7228906 for the four star rating and course review from your visit to Mare Island. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon this season.



Wm5494285's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 06/08/2018:

Hello, thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Mare Island Golf Club.

"There should be sand in the bunkers??"


u7569054's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Fun course, expect to lose a lot of balls (and to find even more if you dare to look for them ... which we did; I have ticks and rattlers in my neighborhood ...). Bunkers are mostly hard as rock (good or bad?) and some areas are a bit straggly, but it’s a fun course with some great holes, especially the last 10. The people are great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2018

Thank you u7569054 for the four star rating and course review. We appreciate the feedback regarding the bunkers. Hope to see you again soon at Mare Island this season.


"Friendly Staff and a Fun Layout"


u000001316443's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I really enjoyed our afternoon at Mare Island. It's an interesting layout and the staff are both friendly and accommodating - especially the guy who does the carts. He's great - friendly, chatty and helpful. The course condition was reasonable. Nice greens, decent fairways but the bunkers aren't that great. They are pretty crusty and several of them contain small stones but the bunkers aside it's hard to say a bad word about our Sunday afternoon at Mare Island Golf Course. Thank you!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2018

Thank you u000001316443 for the four star rating and review from your recent visit to Mare Island! We hope to see you again soon this season.


"Perfect golf weather on challenging course"


saiprasert's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing Mare Island, weather was perfect, and speed of play was great, no waiting at all. Course in great shape and green was really fast!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2018

Thank you saiprasert for the five star rating and review from your recent visit to Mare Island. We are happy to hear the course conditions met your expectations. Hope to see you on the greens again soon this season.


"Great layout"


wilson33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has nice views and a great layout to me. It could be maintained better, maybe the winter really took its toll on the course. Needs some real maintaining done. I will be back though


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2018

Thank you wilson33 for the feedback from your recent visit at Mare Island. We always like to know how we can improve our golfer's experience. See you again soon this season!


"Mare Island"


u000003167499's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course tough track a little rough around the edges. Tons of maintenance people but greens and fairways could use some work


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/21/2018

Thank you u000003167499 for the course feedback from your recent visit with us. We hope to see you again soon this season.


"Great Course to take a "Mental health" Vacation Day!"


gatoloco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on

Gusty winds made a tough course even tougher. But as the saying goes, "A bad day of golf beats a great day @ work every time!" The great bay views also help heal the bad shots!


Pace of Play: Good

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


Commented on 05/21/2018

Thank you gatoloco for the five star rating and review! We are happy to hear you had a great time with us on the greens, Hope to see you again soon at Mare Island this season.


"Gorgeous water views"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
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Reviewed on

We can thank those old Navy Admirals for making themselves this beautiful golf sanctuary. Great layout with rewarding elevation changes. Interesting and fun. Kind casual well mannered players. Caused me to play better. The greens are not PGA fast, but are nice. Big mature trees in a natural setting. Some shade to park. One of the best bargains in the whole Bay area and not boring, straight, noisy or windy. A poor man's Pebble!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2018

Thank you CynHz for the four star rating and great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the course and the views from the bay. We hope to see you again soon at Mare Island!


"A top value"


boasty's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Even the ‘regular’ green fees are a Bay Area bargain, but the GolfNow Hot Deals are a steal! Course is reasonably challenging with some great vistas.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

Thank you for the four star rating and review! We hope to see you again soon at Mare Island!


"Great course for the money!"


u000005308469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly and accommodating. The course was challenging particularly if you found the rough


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2018

Thank you u000005308469 for the course feedback and review from your recent visit. We hope to see you hit the greens at Mare Island again soon!


"went down hill"


kevin1798259's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i will never play there again the course is in terrible shape weeds everywhere


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 05/02/2018:

Hi kevin1798259, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and are sorry to hear it wasn't up to your expectations. We appreciate your giving us a shot. Thanks for playing Mare Island Golf Club.

"Getting better"


m0nig86chevy's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has some potential.

A few years ago it was absolutely great to play! Great course conditions, friendly service, nice restaurant, amazing views, and overall a great golf experience. But over the years it has gone through some rough times. About the only thing going for it are the amazing views of the surrounding bay area.

With that being said... It looks like conditions are getting better. I would hope that inin a few months conditions could be much, much better. Bunkers need some work in spots... Need some serious mowing in some spots...

On the bright side...even as I was playing, I saw grounds crews working on some of the before mentioned issues.

As far now, its a work in progress. I will keep playing as long as price matches the conditions!

P.S. Bring bug spray!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/30/2018

Thank you m0nig86chevy for the review and feedback from your recent visit at Mare Island. We hope you can visit us again soon this season to see the improvements we are making.


"Green"


combatel's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff are.really kind.

Much hospitality...

Good manner.. for customers


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/25/2018

Thank you combatel for the five star rating and review from your recent visit at Mare Island. We hope to see you again soon!


"Bring mosquito repellent and a MOWER!!!!"


Ofd563's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When the cart guy and the golf shop has repellent on the counter- Buy and Use it !!!! Use an Orange Ball!!!! Lose ball on fairways!!!! If on fringe or rough- Forget about it! The lil white flowers are perfect camouflage! Rattle snakes wait for you in the thick rough!

So many courses to choose from in area. This is last place for me to pick until better course BASIC maintenance is improved!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 04/25/2018:

Hi Ofd563, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and apologize it wasn't up to expectations. Your feedback is very important for us to make improvements, so we appreciate you giving us a shot! Thanks for playing Mare Island Golf Club.

"Bring bug spray"


Sonja6053154's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mesquitos were so bad here that it made the round hard to enjoy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 04/24/2018:

Hi Sonja6053154, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback about your round and apologize about the mosquito problem. Our staff is currently working to try to fix this. We hope you consider giving us another shot soon! Thanks for playing #MareIslandGolfClub.


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