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

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Special place to golf

We discovered this course a month ago and have been playing here weekly ever since. The scenery is really special, being laid out in the canyon valley. Hills all around. But easily walkable. It’s a short course but the holes are challenging. Fairways and greens in good condition. Tee boxes are a bit beat up and don’t seem to be recovering in a speedy manner.
The after golf experience is outstanding. Nice patio, great dining and great service.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 72
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Gorgeous gem

We played this beautiful course at least 1-2 times per month. yesterday course conditions was excellent, weather was sunny, we had great time AGAIN! Afterward, we had nice dinner there,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 72
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Another fun round!

We love this beautiful course, like an oil painting! We play here very often.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Ben Brown Golf Course

Very nice scenic 9 hole course in canyon, will play again. FYI valet parking only, valet allows ample time to unload car for golf. Good food & drinks!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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It's MAGICAL!!

Everyone in my family chooses their birthday round at Ben Brown. It's perfect. The course is challenging and even if you have a bad shot, the scenery is so pretty, that you just say, "Next Shot" and move on. We love the staff and look forward to having a coffee and breakfast burrito at the end of our round. If you are lucky, there is even live music to enjoy on the patio. It's magical!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 53
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super slow Sunday afternoon

I love this little course but made the mistake if booking 2pm on Sunday. Each tee box was 2-3 groups deep until someone called the pro shop. There was a family with young boys that were not supposed to be playing and these kids were taking multiple shots. The next group in front of us had no course etiquette. They were taking videos, pictures. Multiple shots, looking for balls while we stood there waiting on every tee box. I have several times been with or behind total beginners and this course should at least give a mini education on pace of play etc especially if someone is new. Seems like there is a lot of chaos on busy weekends with no starter either.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Where was the marshal?

We played the 1st hole, only to find that there was a foursome and a threesome on the 2nd tee box that couldn't tee off because of players on the 2nd green. There were 6 kids all playing, not picking up and goofing around, so there was 11 of us stacked up. I called the pro shop to complain and the girl said, they had walkers with the 4 some. I said, 11 of us can see the walkers playing and you have three groups backed up. The girl got an attitude with me and said they would send a starter out (who we waited for 8 minutes to tee off the 1st hole and never showed up). I guess someone got to the kids as it finally eased up.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful 9 hole executive corse

Always a pleasure to walk this well maintained course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf a little pricey

We play golf there on a Sunday almost $50 for a nine hole course little too much to pay every day

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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