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3.9
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
92.8%
Recommend this course
87 out of 94 reviews
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3.9
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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3.8
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.9
93.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 32 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6541 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.7
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Rancho Maria Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6541 yards 70.7 124
White 72 6148 yards 69.7 120
White (W) 72 6148 yards 74.5 127
Red (W) 72 5504 yards 70.9 119
Scorecard for Rancho Maria
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.7/124 341 533 164 374 347 205 513 307 176 2960 348 358 191 438 488 163 424 498 522 3430 6390
White M: 69.7/120 W: 74.5/127 329 498 155 363 338 197 499 297 158 2834 338 347 181 432 471 151 408 473 513 3314 6148
Red W: 71.3/123 301 461 138 247 320 181 476 276 130 2530 237 326 166 415 418 132 378 411 488 2971 5501
Handicap 13 7 15 1 9 5 3 17 11 10 14 6 2 16 18 4 12 8
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 3 35 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 5 37 72
Handicap (W) 11 3 15 13 5 9 1 7 17 16 8 14 12 10 18 2 6 4

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob E. Baldock

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.9
94 Reviews (94)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Elevation Changes 7
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Walkers 9
9-Hole Rounds 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was nice but on a number of holes the fairway is full of little white flowers which made it very difficult to find your ball even on middle of the fairway drives.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Improvements

There are no trash receptacle on the course. Need trash cans by the ball washers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet and windy

I’ve played the course several times. With the recent rains, the course has been inundated with standing water. Through no fault of there own, this made for wet conditions and no cart service. The course forewarned me of the conditions and would only be walking only play. Combined with a healthy dose of wind, it made for interesting golf.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Dug it !!

For Santa Maria you can't find a more scenic venue. Price thru Golfnow Hot Deals was great. Course layout was top notch. Pitfalls: you will get grouped with strangers, greens were bumpy as the face of the Moon, & for me the drive (1+ hour one way) was a bit much. However, I played well & wished it was closer so I could golf there more often.

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

Rancho Review Jan 2019

Greens are rough to put on. Rain made them soft with every step making a lasting depresession and punched areas growing unevenly.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great value

This is a great hidden gem. Was driving in the area for work and just happened on a $13 9/18 hole at 5:30 ish. Got there a little early so picked up a small bucket of balls 4$/40. Riley was super friendly and helpful. “Warmed up” and got ready to head out. The pace of play was a bit slow as there was some locals playing in groups up against each other but they let me join in and it was a fun time. I’m a high handicapper so I found some trouble in the tighter fairlanes but very much enjoyed the technical aspect of the course as most the pins are surrounded by traps. The course is set against rolling hills of the country side and it is a really great escape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quick round after a delay

Got to the course early , but had to wait for the specified tee time. I got the impression that the shop was not enthusiastic about Golf Now players. The course wasn’t very busy , but still played decent.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Facility

Always enjoy this little course. Good shape, nice carts, nice little restaurant.

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

Tee boxes need help

Course plays well. From easy to difficult holes. One major downfall and it’s always the same for years, the tee boxes are horrible. They are all uneven. Many to where your feet are above or below the ball depending on what side of the box your on. Makes for a very uncomfortable set up to the ball.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent muni course

Great value but the course needs some work, especially the fairways. Greens are pretty good, slow but in better shape than the fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Like the course, friendly staff.

I’ve played the course before and have had a great experience. The only reason I had a problem was the pace of play this round. I was behind several groups that were playing a scramble. Such were the circumstances.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course condition was horrible

The course was under aeration and we were asked not to play second half. Regretfully , I was not notified about this matter by Golf Now. I think this kind of information should be conveyed to vip customers.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Potential

I play this course on a regular basis, the staff is always nice, the setting and views are great, the separation of holes is fantastic (no holes running side by side) the routing and overall variety of holes and shot requirements are all very good. However, this place needs some restoration. There are certain areas around the course that really need some repair and improvements. Some of the tee boxes are absolutely terrible, holes 8, 9,12,13,14 really need to be completely redone. The white tee on hole 9 is one of the worst Ever!
All along the edges, where the rough starts there are large clumps of grass/ weeds that have grown and then mowed creating thousands of really bad lies if your ball ends up at the rear of one of these clumps. Everyone I usually end up playing with are always worried about getting injured by hitting down through these clumps.
It would be great to see the owners spend a little rehab money on this place, this course has great potential but unfortunately it’s not being utilized.

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

Great time.

The day, the price and the friendly staff all really good.

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

Big Potential

Have played this course several times this year. It’s very unique, there are no side by side holes. The property is massive, with giant fields and ravines in between the holes, which will someday probably be full of houses. The course was built in the 50’s, and is pretty fun to play due to the variety of holes and the peaceful and scenic setting. The course really needs a complete update starting with the extremely tired clubhouse, removal of several hundred dead/dying trees and improvements in irrigation. Many of the green settings look and play similar due to the same right and left bunkers guarding the front of half the greens, they need to brake this design up a little, which would make the approach shots a little more interesting. This course sits on a beautiful property with fantastic potential, with some money reinvested back into this course it could be one of the best on the central coast. Not sure if that will ever happen in Santa Maria, however if they ever develop the space between holes, they will definitely need to modernize the course. I enjoy playing here, but really wish it was a little better around the edges. Hope the owners decide to inject a little money and pride, could be great!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

John B Reviews Rancho Maria

Don’t get out of the fairway to have fun and score well. If you get in the rough just punch out and keep going. Holes are pretty straight forward. Really fair tee boxes. I played from the white tees about 6100 and wife plAyed reds about 5200. The carts look like hot rods as they don’t have tops. My wife enjoyed driving the cart. The course is rustic and challenging . My wife made an Eagle from 57 yards with a lob wedge on hole 10. We will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Day

My wife and I met some new friends today from our home town. Fun day on the course. The greens were slow! Overall a very good value.

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