31106 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651, US
(949) 499-2271
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About The Ranch at Laguna Beach

The Ranch at Laguna Beach sits tucked in a canyon off of the Pacific Coast Highway across the street from Aliso Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The Aliso Creek winds through the entertaining nine-hole Ben Brown Golf Course. The 97 rooms and suites have all been modernized. A farm-to-table restaurant, outdoor pool, spa and activities complete the guest experience.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres87
Year Opened1950
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Reviews

4.6
31 Reviews (31)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

THE BEST

The Ranch is the best. Food and drink afterwards are phenomenal as well. Always a pleasure.

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

Ben Brown Golf

It is a beautiful course and the staff is great. We had a great time playing and enjoying the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Wow

Soft greens, ball checks and backspins. Fast green too. Tee boxes a little beat up. Fairways very clean. Sand amazing like sugar (and they recycle glass bottles to refill the sand traps!) 2 pm and after great rates.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best 9 hole in south OC

Play early weekday and you’ll probably finish within hour. Pretty view, then had nice breakfast at restaurant onsite.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Incredible restaurant with a Sub-par course

The course layout is so close together, we almost got hit by a golf ball on 4 separate occasions within 3 ft each time! Twice! On the first hole, in fact, and only once did our group hear anyone yell FOUR.
Play this course at you own risk, or at least if your health insurance is up to date.
At $48 for 9 holes (walking) it’s not cheap either, there are far better courses nearby with a much better layout and often more scenic layouts to play on (and often much more reasonable rates), this is a course that I would skip unless you have the patience and health benefits to play “vacation golf” along with the resort guests.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Father and Son memory challenge

My son an I had an enjoyable time golfing. I have been playing here for over 50 years and it was his first time. I talked about other family members who played here and we both laughed our way through the beautiful canyon setting. I love this 9 hole golf course and love the changes to the pro shop, restaurant, and the rest of the amenities. If possible, I’ll be playing here at least another 20 years! The course was in great shape for winter golf and the pace was right on every hole. When my son visits again he dyed he wants to play here again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

This course is well worth it. The entertainment not of his name was really great.

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

They have really upgraded the course

The ownership of Ben Brown Golf Course has really improved the golf course. The greens are great and the fairways are in perfect condition

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

Nice course!

Tucked away in a canyon. Not too difficult. Easy to walk. We’ll definitely play there again!

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

Pricing

Great nine hole course. Love to play the course more often but a little expensive for nine holes.

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

Lots of workers in course

There appears to be major infrastructure work going on, it’s loud and distracting

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lot of workers on course

Great course and conditions. Greens were outstanding. Only drawback was number of construction workers on holes 1,8 & 9. Major distraction, although work seemed important and it was a Monday

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

Best value in OC

BB is my favorite all around course in OC. views and course layout are best value around. Try to play much as possible. Staff are great. Course is challenging enough but great for beginners.

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