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4.3
459 Reviews (459)
5 Stars
183
4 Stars
215
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
95.5%
Recommend this course
426 out of 459 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.5%
Recommend this course
52 out of 55 reviews
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4.4
128 Reviews (128)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.9%
Recommend this course
124 out of 128 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links/Parkland
Par 71
Length 6668 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.5
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Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brad Bell (2002) Kevin Ramsey (2002) David Dale (2002)

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

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
459 Reviews (459)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 17
Elevation Changes 13
Water Hazards 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Advanced Golfers 10
Seniors 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
In the 'Burbs 14
Worth the Drive 12

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Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

5 hour round,too long

Great layout course,course was really wet n spongey,and my round was 5 hours that is way to long for week day!!!! Would only recommend this to friend if pace was faster!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough

Greens were recently punched (as usual, are difficult to putt) but needed to be done to maintain excellent greens. Course seems to be getting lots of water, so expect playing a mud ball and losing distance in the fairways and around the green. Rough is thick and tall which makes it extremely hard to locate your ball as well as play out of it. The aeration plugs have been raked around the green in the rough. Course will be in great shape within a week or two.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Empire Ranch

The course is in great shape. The traps actually have sand. Unlike some courses that charge around the same price. Greens are pretty quick. Even in the early morning, when they’re still wet. It’s a fun layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

Staff was great. Front nine was great. The dogs were great. The back nice was great. The greens were fast. My golf game was horrible. Thank you empire for a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

WAY TOO WET. PLEASE STOP OVER WATERING!

We play here twice a week and for the last 3-4 weeks the course is soaking wet no matter what time you play. You hit a good drive only to land in mud or get plugged. The bunkers are wet too. Yes , the grass is nice and green but please, please stop overwatering. We are considering playing elsewhere until the conditions improve.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice but not perfect,

Many of the fairways areas have fungus problems. Bunkers need new sand., Greens are in good shape and the new card path was long overdue.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Happy Thursday

Overall a good course to play. Greens were in excellent shape , held shots well, and putts rolled true- fast compared to other courses I’ve played. A bit too much water on the tee boxes and fairways which almost seemed like Winter conditions in August. Staff in the restaurant needs vast improvement in being friendly and better attitudes. No beverage cart on the course which was a bummer because it was a hot /humid day. Lots of blind shots from the tee boxes ( unable to see pin /greens) but that didn’t hamper shot selection much. Would play this course again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Pace of play was great, marshals are always available to make sure course is running smoothly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Empire Ranch, Folsom CA

The track is set-up to be a tale of two nines. With the front nine being quite walkable wending its way along side wet lands, but the back can only be walked by a paratrooper of a through-hiker: think Black Diamond steep if you also snow ski. Pace of play was the best feature of this course, but teeing off at 7:00 AM should get you back to the club house around four hours any where you go. This is another of Sacramento Area's neighborhood niche golf courses with some homes just too close to the playing grounds. That is a turn-off for me personally. They ought to use some of the green fees for rehabilitation of tee boxes. Grounds keeper did something I think is a Faux Pas in course set-up that day by moving tee markers so far back you you had to stand in the rough on sloping ground. Double Faux Pas by doing that to weekend golfers paying the top green fees for the week. Club house is uninspiring but food is well above average for a golf course and the servers are delightful. Huge big screen for watching the games.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

First time playing here. Good value for price. Nice layout, staff & condition. Would recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play it

Great course , they are doing a great job under drought conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in poor shape

Very wet in low spots and burned out in high spots!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A Must

Great layout great shape always in good
Condition but bunkers need More TLC

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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