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3.3
954 Reviews (954)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
286
3 Stars
315
2 Stars
161
1 Stars
117
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.1
67.5%
Recommend this course
603 out of 954 reviews
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3.1
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.9
Value
2.9
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.7
60.0%
Recommend this course
33 out of 55 reviews
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3.1
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
18
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.0
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.8
61.4%
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81 out of 132 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6431 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.5
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Rancho San Joaquin Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Bermuda & Kukuya Grass
Greens Poa
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $7 - $13
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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

Snacks

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2022 #21)

Reviews

3.3
954 Reviews (954)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 28
Undulating Greens 25
Bunkers 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Walkers 30
Beginners 22
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 42
Near the Airport 36
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 127
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rough conditions after saturating rains

After a week of dry weather I was hoping for better conditions but there were areas of standing water and places where one’s ball could plug. Construction on a few holes. But I’m most critical of the overly contoured greens. They roll fast and true but the contours make it almost a miniature golf-like experience on the greens. The staff was great and I still had a good time golfing with my son.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

decent course

Course was decent and much greener than the last time I played it. Hole locations were on side hills which made putting very challenging, but all in all a decent course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great value

Some of the areas on the course could use some work but all in all the course was great shape. The day I played the greens and fairways were green and plush. Some of the tee boxes were under repair but for all the par 3 tee boxes were in good shape which is what counts.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Slow and go.

The pace of play is *awful*. I think they’re repairing some of the course and finally putting some effort in to fixing it which is nice, because the layout and design really isn’t bad at all. For an Irvine golf course you’d think this place would be better taken care of and they might have a Marshall but it’s really just like other $25 dollar courses. Poor course management, 6 hour rounds and stacked tee times. The only difference is it costs upwards of 100 dollars to play here.

I will add that the staff is super nice and helpful, that has to be said because the guys they got working here are top notch.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Trying to get better

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Been coming here for 7 years now and they are trying to improve the course. The greens roll true and are fairly quick. The green side bunkers are awful. No shallow sand hinders traditional bunker play

Cannot figure out why this course is always a quagmire. There has been no rain the preceding week yet the couse is a muddy mess in places

OK for the money. Pace of play is reasonable

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

NEEDS MARSHALL BADLY

Had a noon tee time on a Sunday. The course conditions have gotten a lot better since a couple months ago within occasional part of the course that could use some tender loving care. However, there were at least five holes that I counted where there were at least three groups. Deep waiting to play a hole. By the time our group got to the 18th hole, the cart was reading that we were 45 minutes behind pace. Although it was a bargain compared to some other nearby courses, it would be wise to play at another course until rancho San Joaquin can get this figured out.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 76
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Looks like they are investing in the course

It had been at least six months since I last played here. Overall the course was in better condition than the last time I played. The greens are good which always nice. You can tell they are investing in the course as they've relandscaped areas that had been neglected and there were roped off areas where work is in progress. Looking forward to playing it again in a few months.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 76
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are faster and roll well

This course has had its issues in the past and continues to have some challenges but I see improvements every time I play. The greens today were much faster ( which I prefer) and rolled well. Bad patches of fairway had new sod placed over them and you can see that efforts are being made to make the course more playable. I encourage the new ownership to keep it up the improvements!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Rainy Day

got a "hot deal" so couldn't cancel unless the course closes. so of course course didn't close so went out as a single. played first 5 holes in record time walking in the rain, and then hit the RSJ traffic jam. of course they let the course marshall so home, so proceed to plod along behind a 3 some playing a 6 hour round pace. Then hear Thunder on the 12th hole and called it a day.

golfnow needs to re-examine their rain policies. the courses will never close because of revenue so most likely you are playing in the rain if you book a hot deal.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still a mediocre track

Play yesterday after not going back after 10 years. People said they put lots on money into the course and improved it. I think it’s the same mediocre track it’s always been. Boring layout, fairways in poor condition, sand traps were hard or mud, greens were the only good feature. They have overwatered the entire course … so many shots out of mud, puddles everywhere, and even deep mud tracks from their own equipment. Sure would be nice to have a local OC course to go to … but this ain’t it!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 76
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Need a lot of work for fair way and tee box.
Start at 11:33am and finished at 4:50pm. It took a more than 5hr(5:17).

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting greens, dusty fairways

The greens here are interesting and in good shape. For me this is the most important part of the course and that compensates for other shortcomings. Pace of play was decent: 4.5 hours starting at 11:30 on a Monday. (Please reviewers: if you report pace please let us know when you started and give us actual numbers!) Bunkers were also in good shape but with many unraked footsteps given my later tee time (c'mon people!).

The layout is interesting but there are a few holes that seem to repeat themselves. Fairways are typical LA muni: lots of dirt patches. Fine if you're playing winter rules.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the cost

$94 for a weekend rate is not worth the cost of play for this course. Because the course is located in a city where the median income is slightly higher than other cities, the cost doesn’t justify the condition of the course, the service from staff, the layout and design, and lack of amenities, etc. I will not come back nor will i recommend this course over any of the other courses asking $100 in green fees.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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