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3.6
523 Reviews (523)
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
222
3 Stars
88
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
77.3%
Recommend this course
422 out of 523 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.2
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.6
68.2%
Recommend this course
58 out of 85 reviews
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3.4
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
73.0%
Recommend this course
89 out of 122 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7036 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.7
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.6
523 Reviews (523)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 46
Elevation Changes 44
Water Hazards 36
This course/club is great for:
Locals 49
Advanced Golfers 32
Entertaining Clients 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 31
Worth the Drive 25
In the 'Burbs 18

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Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Day

We had a good time as always. I was a little disappointed at the water levels on several holes as it took away from the beauty of the course offers. It’s a good track

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

need attention

Course has possibilities, but needs work. Greens have been hit with virus and very patchy. Nice to play in just over 2 hrs

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/16/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us! We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting The Golf Club at Rancho California, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Over Priced

We played in about 3 1/2 hours. No one in front of us or behind us. The fairways are in ok shape. Off the fairways could use some help. The greens ran nicely. Two weeks before that as a twosome we played in 2 1/2 hours. I think the reason for the pace of play is because of price. It’s way over priced for the conditions of the course. It’s hard to pay around 50 bucks to play with COVID-19 and no work right now. Especially when I have the PM deal at Cross Creek and can play 3 to 4 times a week for 15 dollars. We tried to buy the deal here but were took we were a day late. I guess the course already has enough money coming in.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/26/2020

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is extremely important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, Bad Customer Service

The course layout is challenging but fun. It’ll test all skill levels, and the course conditions were in good manner. The staff was very unfriendly though. I brought a spectator and the lady at the front desk rudely demanded that I come inside and pay the spectator fee instead of asking nicely. Also, the lady inside the Bar/Grill was rude too. I ordered a burger and told her I wanted just meat, cheese and bacon. And they brought me a burger with everything on it and then she proceeded to say she “Never heard me say that” and I know I did as well as my girlfriend. But she proceeded to be rude about it. I know I sound picky and needy but it’s the little things about the staff that can make peoples visit enjoyable. I would play here again and recommend it to others but would definitely not have any interactions with the staff besides just checking in. Also, pace of play is horrible here. There was no starter so it was just free reign on going to the first tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's gone downhill, but still pretty fun

The course used to be in much much better shape and the staff appear to really have let it go. However, it's not the worst course in the valley and still plays pretty hard. The Marshall could move folks along a little better too. Overall, it's still behind Cross Creek and Temecula Creek Inn here in the valley, but it's better than Redhawk, Temeku/Legends, and Menifee Lakes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/05/2020

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

My dad and I really enjoy playing this course. Lots of fun challenging holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

5 hour round

They had a Friday Skins event in the am. I had a 1:23 tee time. They had a 5-some that teed off on one in front of us. 3 hours to play the front 9. 2 and a half to play the back.

Sand traps are filled with rocks....not small pebbles of sand, fist sized rocks.

The service in the restaurant was friendly, but super slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hi, Jim. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Golf Club at Rancho California. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

It’s my first time playing the scores we have our booking time 1115 we get it there early and we start playing at 11:55 and I don’t know was a deal about a waiting half an hour for each home which is played two holes with left and they’re not even wants to reimburse her money and I’m not even totally agree with that we don’t finish the course which is played two holes and it was too much you know the way they have the administration It’s pretty bad I don’t like to post reviews but this course requires for the people want to go and play have one good course don’t go through that course course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. Please know that this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing The Golf Club at Rancho California. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing The Golf Club at Rancho California.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good design, bad conditions

Fan of RTJ courses and I enjoyed the elevation changes and. I got the feeling this was a course that had run into financial difficulties and was sold to a low budget owner/operator. On a few holes the heads were off by 100 yards, they said a number were switched or replaced. Greens were in decent shape, but everything else was pretty rough, shot 72 it was a fun layout overall.. Range was dirt and dead grass, oh and dont try to play any extra holes they treat you like you robbed a bank, great customer service guys.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/10/2020

Hello and thank you 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 have projects underway to recover the course conditions. We hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing The Golf Club at Rancho California.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don’t waste your time

This place is poorly run, in bad shape (though I will say the greens are ok) and criminally overpriced.

Temecula Creek Inn, CrossCreek, Hemet Golf Club, Seven Hills and Summerly are all much better, especially when you factor in the price. It’s a shame too, because Rancho Cal has a great layout. They just can’t be bothered to run it properly.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/29/2020

To the Rancho Cal employee who responded to my review:

I sent a long and detailed message regarding my issues to your online submission form. I also gave two weeks for a response with zero response before I downgraded a 4 star yelp review to a single star.

Please review that information to see my concerns.

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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hello, thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Golf Club at Rancho California.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun

This course used to kick my butt every time I played, but yesterday I finally got revenge.
If you want a good challenging course, this is one for you. Be sure to watch out on hole #2. It’s a Par 3 with a false front that doesn’t have a care in the world if your balls rolls all the way back down into the fairway or even worse, the shrubs below...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Dirt track

I used to love playing this course. I haven't played it in a few years. Its in bad shape, however the greens where excellent. Many areas no grass, hard dirt. Or areas were the grass is growing wild. Maybe this is why its a little cheaper than comparable courses in the area. Still a great track, just needs some better maintainance and water!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/31/2020

Hi, Dave. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting The Golf Club at Rancho California. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play speed

We started 12:00, 20min delayed from tee time
Play speed was poor due to many slow players
Except it, overall are acceptable

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice layout

Came away impressed. Got a great GN hot deal which included a single cart. Much appreciated as I'm trying to properly social distance as I'm a care giver for a aging parent. Played after a tournament and the course was improved over the last time (11/19) I played hear. Greens in very good shape. The fairways are in decent shape considering it being late summer and dried out some. Always liked the layout and will be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun Track

This course is in average to above average shape, I would have given it four stars but the bunker conditions are very inconstant. With that said most courses have the same issue, there are some dry spots but this time of year and with the heat we've been having that's not surprising. I thought the restaurant area closed a little early, but overall and enjoyable day of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting The Golf Club at Rancho California. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Golf Club at Rancho California, and we hope to see you again soon.

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