Empire Ranch Golf Club in Folsom, California, USA | GolfPass
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4.4
534 Reviews (534)
5 Stars
223
4 Stars
245
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
96.4%
Recommend this course
499 out of 534 reviews
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4.4
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.1%
Recommend this course
49 out of 51 reviews
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4.4
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.8%
Recommend this course
87 out of 89 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

4.4
534 Reviews (534)

What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens a little rough

Greens tougher than usual. Seems like lots of players not tendon to the greens. Greens may also need to be rolled.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 36
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not enough shade trees. Will never go back in the summer. Bunkers were terrible.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 55
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Bunkers

The bunkers shouldn’t have standing water in the middle of July.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Recommend this course

Greens were is excellent condition. Please repair your divots!! Fairways were cut well and in good shape. Please fill in your fairway divots. The golf club is doing all it can to maintain this course. Players, please respect the course and fill in your holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained.

This course was great today. The tee boxes, fairways and greens were all in great condition. The greens were receptive and balls rolled true. If I’ve any complain it is regarding bunkers. The bunkers were a bit wet and muddy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GOD COURSE - GREAT VALUE

Empire Ranch is a local 'go to' course. We play most of the local Sacramento courses and find Empire to be a better value for well conditioned fair playing layout than many other local courses.. The staff are very helpful and pace of play is consistently good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course was in great shape and definitely worth the price

Empire Ranch was in great shape when we played. Additionally, the rate was better than any other course in the area. We were able to play quickly and have fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Impressed with Course Conditions

Empire Ranch was in great shape! The greens were beautiful but played a little softer and slower than most other courses in the area. Everything else was really good. Played in under 4 hours which was a miracle as well! Great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome time!

Course was in great shape and the pace of play was amazing..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad Time

Golf NOW gave me a time that did not exist and my time was accepted by GOLF NOW and cancelled by the course. and I was charged $3 for this. Please return my $$&.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are in great shape

Greens are growing in quite nicely after punching a while ago. Playing a little slower than normal but will probably get faster as the greens finish recovering.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Day of Golf

The weather was perfect (low 70's) with only a slight breeze. The fairways and green were in fantastic condition. The guys at the check-in desk were cordial and efficient. My round of golf was not that great, but that's on me, not the course! I'd play ER again in a heartbeat.

Difficulty Moderate
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