Sunset view of a green at The Golf Club at Rancho California
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3.7
424 Reviews (424)
5 Stars
120
4 Stars
184
3 Stars
64
2 Stars
38
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
78.4%
Recommend this course
351 out of 424 reviews
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3.7
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
3.9
81.2%
Recommend this course
26 out of 32 reviews
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3.6
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.9
76.7%
Recommend this course
46 out of 60 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.

Reviews

3.7
424 Reviews (424)

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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Slow Day

Had a 11:45 tee time, it was 12:00 or just after before we were able to tee off. we waited on many of the holes to tee off and in the fairway also.
We were a foursome, a twosome that had 2 singles join.
Our twosome quit after 9 holes. There were two groups waiting on the par three 6th and the 10th.
just one of those days when the earlier players don't maintain a good pace and makes the day frustrating for those that follow.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in sorry shape

Sad to see Rancho California in such bad shape. The main issue seems to be water. Greens are rock hard, and hard to hold a green even with a great approach, fairways are dried out and very brown.... JUST NEED WATER (and maybe a little fertilizer). Bunkers are hit or miss. Some are fine and some are just rocks and dirt.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Hello, jlundry. 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, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dont Waste Your time

Photos are photo shopped. No Marshall. Just Wow!!!!! Shut it down and clean it up. Should be embarrassed to have this course listed. How the heck it got 3.7 Stars is beyond me. Folks I left after 9 holes. It's that bad.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Hi Golfalmoe. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or 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
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Enjoyable, relaxed day!

Pace of play was great! Only had one backup at a par 3. Fairways were bare in some spots; greens very fast and sloping. Not as scenic as some courses in the area but we will play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy Golf.

Winds were 15-25 MPH. The staff was not friendly. They appeared as if I was holding up their break time. They never offered or told me I could take a cart. I had to wait close to 10 inutes to get a soft drink. They also closed the 19th hole at 4pm. Whats up with that! The worst review I have posted on this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great day at the golf club at rancho california

Everything was great today. Pace of play. Staff were excellent. Wind was a blowin. Made for a fun challenge got that 81. Tryin to break that 80. One day.. I will take it though. Just had an off day last time my appoligies for that frustration ! would take it down If possible. But o well,. Thats irrelevant. Go play here ! It Is a great course, and a solid test ! Thanks for a great day! Fun was had, like usual !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Follow up to the day before after giving them 5 stars. I had a feeling it wasn’t too good to be true

I’m not gonna go in too har here’s .but ive gotta say the Marshalls a straight joker. I was so patient on two clowns in front of me. Chipping over the green, then back over the other side walking ever so gingerly over their 5 putts. time and time again. Bear in mind I was a single. Brought my momentum To a screeching halt at 6. hoped to pass them at the turn. Then out of nowhere 4 group tees of 10 in front of them(there’s goes that) I made due (I’m very patient) but they weren’t the issue. Had to just link up with two walkers by 13 just To try to keep it moving but it was still crawling.. Marshall had the absolute nerve to get the on me on 18 about my cart s location sort of by the tee not nearly on it. I’m not one of these tools who parks pretty much on greens and whatnot by any means ! Then after his harrasment asked If we cared if he pulled the pin. Uh yes we especially I do. You can walk .org cart yourself back across the street from your cart barn and get that one after ! So do groups behind us but there not my problem. After 18 long holes of me doing everything right has the audacity to treat me like some hack or somethin when I’m totally not, IM A PLAYER and I expect to be treated like one ! Don’t let’ my looks or whatever it was fool you there pal. Put a salty end to an already frustrating experience that I was making the best of. I was gonna totally overlook it all and Just go home after parring 18. Still had a good day just leave me alone. Especially at 18. once I finally arrive. Like I said don’t treat players like hacks when Ive been following them all day and watched you ignore them the entire time. Go sand another divot. ! I don’t hold grudges. That won’t get you a 5 star ever especially after I did one the day before nearly regardless. Thats Weak. !

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/21/2020

Hello, Garrett. Thank you for taking the time to review The Golf Club at Rancho California. We are sorry to hear you may have had a negative experience with any individual on our staff. This is not acceptable and by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We welcome any further feedback as to why you gave 1 star and what we can do to improve.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day out there

No complaints. Course Is challenging like always. Thick rough, best To avoid. but fun for a challenge If you do find it. fair amount of elevation change. Greens roll nice. .Friendly pro shop staff. And cool stuff for sale in the shop. Full range, putting green. bar.. What more could you ask for ? If you haven’t yet or are thinking about it, give it a try. Friendly locals. highly recommended !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

great course

I have always liked the course for it scenic views and topography and they keep it in good condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always fun

A few small dirt patches and a few dry spots but other then that the course was great. The greens were very nice and fairways were not bad at all. Good golf day.

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

Minor Complications

I've played this course several times and usually enjoy it. However, this round was particularly underwhelming. The practice range was in decent shape, but heading off the first my group noticed the Tee Box was significantly overgrown. This was the case on most holes and several others were uneven. Another common issue that we observed was very patchy fairways, a lot of bare spots and tight lies. It didn't overly impact my score as the course layout is relatively easy. The price was a touch high considering the conditions. The Greens were in really good shape and rolled true, though. The staff was also friendly and attentive as usual. Perhaps some of the minor complications were a one-off due to the time of year. Though this review is average, I will be back again, but I may wait until Spring.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hello, Kevin. 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 due to tee boxes and fairway inconsistencies, but we are glad the rest of the course was in great shape and the staff treated you well. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 12/29/2019

Hello and 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.

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Commented on 12/29/2019

Hello and 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/02/2020

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, but we hope you'll give The Golf Club at Rancho California another try in the near future.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout and conditions

Except that a Korean guy cut over from the front nine and wanted to play through us on the 18th hole, Everyone was friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/02/2020

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, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

The courses were a great conditions for all and extremely challenging layout. Love this Course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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