Ranch Golf and Country Club

2.3333333333 2.3 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6506 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6506 yards 72.0 141
Blue 71 6100 yards 70.3 133
White 71 5708 yards 67.9 130
White (W) 71 5708 yards 73.3 140
Red (W) 71 4952 yards 69.4 129

The country hospitality at The Ranch, five minutes west of Edmonton, belies the fact that this is one challenging course. One elevation change has been nicknamed the "Pit of Doom" and the final hole has been rated the toughest on the Canadian Tour. Rated one of the Top 100 courses in Canada, The Ranch comprises two distinct nine-hole layouts. The front nine feature a links-style design, while the back nine include a narrow, tree-lined fairways and ominous water hazards.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 2.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

2 out of 3 reviews


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Reviews


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"Challenging"


Spyguy7's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in reasonably good condition but some of the fairways were trimmed a little low. We also found that some of the greens were not consistent in speed and possibly had been replaced. I tried out to many bunkers and again found very little sand in a couple.

It was a great day to play. The group in front of us fell behind and this pushed the round out to 4:45 hrs. which is slow.

They do offer a loyalty card which sounds very interesting and better value if you play more rounds.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Alright course"


Coolv's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The course wasn't bad. The greens are a bit spotty in places, but it's early season. I've played later in the season and it's been fine. Pace of play is pretty good, as with most courses with GPS carts, the marshals don't typically patrol. There are some weirdly laid out holes (15 and 18 stand out in this), but its a nice enough track. Staff have always been friendly, and you can't beat the twilight rate with a meal certificate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Stay Away, far far away"


Billbarroooo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

12 of us went there , as we have virtually every year. This year (a Monday at 11:30 am no less) one of our guys couldnt play at the last minute. They refuse, & continue to refuse, to provide a raincheck for the non player (we paid in advance). Classy operation.

Now for the golf. Its a bit of a goat track. But they clearly put out too many players as $$$ is all they care about. Pace of play was ridiculous. No marshall in sight (I guess thats because it costs $$).Course has some beyond stupid holes. I would stay far away. Far better alternatives out there..

And oh, the clubhouse is a joke. Barely better than an Atco trailer imo.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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