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4.1
695 Reviews (695)
5 Stars
225
4 Stars
320
3 Stars
108
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
91.2%
Recommend this course
614 out of 695 reviews
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4.3
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.8%
Recommend this course
150 out of 160 reviews
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4.2
323 Reviews (323)
5 Stars
145
4 Stars
122
3 Stars
48
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.3%
Recommend this course
295 out of 323 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6593 yards
Slope 117
Rating 71.0

Dobson Ranch Golf Course is an enjoyable track suitable for all ages and abilities. The course has generous fairways and large greens. There is an abundance of forestry; not only are there trees lining the fairways but they are also situated throughout, making accuracy top priority. There are also water hazards and bunkers to look out for. Dobson Ranch Golf Course has a reputation for being immaculately kept and consistently being in excellent condition. On the premises there is also a convenient lighted driving range as well as other practice facilities. There is also a pro shop that carries a full line of discounted professional golf equipment.

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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Red Lawrence (1974) Jeff Hardin

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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
695 Reviews (695)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Brunch 10
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 34
Bunkers 32
Water Hazards 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 46
Walkers 36
Seniors 33
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 53
Near the Airport 11
Worth the Drive 9

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition/staff

The course is in great shape as always! Couple spots that are blocked off. The staff is always friendly and fun. The best price around right now for golf.
Say what’s up to mark at the cart area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great playing course for all

Course is in great shape fairways excellent, greens fast and challenging.
staff is excellent from the cart people, office staff and starter.
had some friends out the last 2 weeks and everyone loved it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

You double charged me for golf

I got a message from golf now saying that because I did not show up I was gonna be charged for around of golf. I did show up and I played my round and paid you for it so I’m not sure why I got charged twice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course, great staff

This is a municipal course but the management makes you feel like your at a private club. They all call you by name when they see you. They are very friendly and keep the course moving along even when its full. The course itself is in great condition. They have a nice bar area afterwards that you can sit and visit and enjoy a drink. They have nice TV's so you feel like you're at a sports pub if you want to hang out and watch the game after your round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Good Muni course

Dobson is a very good muni course and a great value. It is in pretty good shape. Somewhat challenging. Best bang for the buck in the east value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

THE SHAREHOLDERS ARE SURE HAPPY

THE SENT US OUT 15 LATE. I COULD ONLY BEAR 9 HOLES OF EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFULL SLOW PLAY SO I WENT HOME. THIS PLACE WAS PACKED. 3 HOURS TO PLAY 9 HOLES, ARE YOU JOKING? HOW AOUT YOU CUT ACK ON TEE TIMES? 8 MINS BETWEEN ROUNDS INSTEAD OF 6 MINS.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/18/2021

Hello TotalFunster,

Thank you for reaching out. Your experience is important to us and I'm sorry to hear that your time at Dobson Ranch wasn't what you had hoped. I was the manager on duty that day and while our course is very busy, we do take a very proactive approach to pace of play. We also track turn and finish times electronically. On Friday the 15th, the highest recorded turn time we had was 2 hours and 22 minutes while our max finish was 4 hour and 32 minutes. While this is less than ideal, I do understand that when you have to wait between shots throughout the round it makes things seem longer.

Regardless, I'm sorry we let you down and I would love a chance to make it up to you.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me personally on my cell phone at (925)-980-1006.

Make it a great day,
Andrew Frazier
andrew@donsonranchgolfclub.com

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course and layout were good but greens weren’t in very good condition. No grass

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good golf at a good price

My only complaint is the staff person who took my green fee did not cover his mouth or nose with his mask. Only his chin. Come on man!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is in excellent shape for a public course that sees this many rounds per day.. Staff is super friendly. Great course year round. Greens are quick and smooth.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

tough pin placements

course was in very nice shape and it was very enjoyable except for some of the pin placements with the speed of the greens. Just about impossible to not at least 3 putt some of the greens but the greens and course are in very nice shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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