Mountain Vista Golf Club - Santa Rosa Course

4.4516705882 4.5 stars from 5 (263)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6720 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6720 yards 72.2 127
Gold 72 6162 yards 69.7 119
Gold (W) 72 6162 yards 75.2 128
Blue 72 5693 yards 67.6 114
Blue (W) 72 5693 yards 72.6 123
Red 72 5305 yards 65.8 111
Red (W) 72 5305 yards 70.4 118

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 263 Reviews
5 stars:
139
4 stars:
105
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

250 out of 263 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Very nice course but greens were just punched"


Raffy3488982's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is very nice. Plenty of room to hit to in addition to all the sand and water on the course. Generous fairways. Kind of short from the gold tees (6150 yds) but would have been better from the black tees (6750 yds). Other than the greens being punched a couple weeks before, the course was in great shape. I’d love to play it again with the greens proper.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good course, nice staff"


bjorn56's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here before and as always, the course was in good condition and the pro shop staff were great.

Will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not the best condition"


kmarbles's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times and always enjoyed it. This time, however, the greens were not in the best shape, having been punched and sanded, making putting more difficult than it should have been. But I'm sure it will shortly be back to its normal condition, and I look forward to playing it again in the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Santa Rosa course excellence"


Nealy1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape especially for early June. While it was busy we were not pushed and waited minimally on five or six holes golfing as a 4-some. The clubhouse lounge and restaurant was closed so we had to go to Papa Dan’s for a libation after the game. No view or club ambiance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"MV Santa Rosa"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) mid day as a single in slightly less than 3H. The weather was around 100, clear/sunny and calm.

While not nearly as green as it is during the prime, over seeded season, this course really plays well. The Bermuda comes in thick and strong and the coverage is excellent throughout.

The tees were lush, level and nicely maintained. Very few unfixed divots, some of the better tees I play on. The Bermuda is so even it looks like astroturf.

The fairways were lush and nice to play from.

The rough was lush and mowed down. Not overly penal, it was mowed low enough to putt off many greens.

The sand traps were excellent. Nicely maintained with thick, good quality sand.

The large Bermuda greens are firm and putted medium speed with few ball marks. More so than many Bermuda courses, the grain really affects the speed here. Putting into the grain and it's easy to leave even a downhill putt short. Putting with the grain, and you better just touch a downhiller or you can have 8-12' coming back really easily.

Customer service has always been very good from everyone here. Santa Rosa is definitely not a good course to walk, many tees are a long way from the last green. Nice, all grass driving range is a +. Basic carts do not have GPS is a -. Plenty of water stations on the course, usually no drink cart on weekdays here. No starter or marshall off season. Good restaurant on site. Recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Santa Rosa"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) with Bob mid morning in slightly over 3H using Under Par. The weather was in the high 90's, sunny and calm.

The tees were lush, level and nicely maintained.

The fairways were lush and nice to play from.

The rough was lush and mostly mowed down. Not tough to play out of, it was mowed low enough to putt off many greens.

The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick, good quality sand.

The greens have transitioning back to Bermuda. They are firm and medium speed with few ball marks.

Nice, all grass driving range. Basic carts do not have GPS. Plenty of water stations on the course, no drink cart today. Good restaurant on site. Customer service has always been very good from everyone here. Santa Rosa is definitely not a course to walk, many tees are a long way from the last green. Recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Price , Great golf"


Randy4776920's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Has short holes and long holes but all challenging. One of my favorite in the vale land always reasonably priced


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



pjwaters41's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Management needs to re assess"


floridamonsy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was basically in very good shape however, there was a hole with no sign directing us to the next hole. We guessed the wrong way. We could not find water until the end of the 9th hole........so we thought. Wrong! The ice machine worked but the water fountain did not. No water is a deal breaker!!!, The bathroom was clean but emitted a nasty smell. The server we met sent us 300 yards to a bar that wasnt even open. She should have said...the bar, is over there but you can get beer and wine here. She should have known the bar hours.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2019
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Santa Rosa"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) with 24hourgolf, Andrew1 and Tocho261 in our GK Cup match early morning in slightly over 4H using UP.. The weather was in the low 90's, sunny and fairly calm. The tees were lush, level and nicely maintained. The fairways were lush and nice to play from. The rough was lush/thick. Tough to chip and hit longer clubs out of, it could be punitive. I noticed the entire group was consistenly short on approaches when they found the rough. The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick, good quality sand. The greens are transitioning back to Bermuda and the winter overseed is begining to thin out. They are firm and medium fast with few ball marks. They putted much better than they looked. Santa Rosa is definitely not a course to walk, many tees are a long way from the last green. Nice, all grass driving range. Basic carts do not have GPS. Plenty of water stations on the course and the cart person was out making the rounds. Good restaurant on site. Customer service was very good from everyone. Definitely Recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mountain Vista sSnta Rosa"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) with 24hourgolf twilight in 3H, 45M using UP.. The weather was in the low 90's sunny and fairly calm. Conventional 36/36=72 four par 5 and four par 3 layout. The front is almost 300 yards shorter with a couple of risk/reward par 4's. The tees were lush, level and very nicely maintained. The fairways were lush and very nice to play from. The rough was lush/thick. Tough to chip and hit longer clubs out of, it is punitive. The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick, good quality sand. The greens are beginning to not look as good after the recent hot weather, but they putt nice. They are transitioning back to Bermuda and the winter overseed is begining to thin out. They are firm and medium fast. Getting quicker and quicker as the day wore on. Santa Rosa is tight in places, but has mostly generous landing areas off the tee. It would be a good choice for players of all skill levels. Definitely not a course to walk, many tees are a long way from the last green. Nice, all grass driving range. Basic carts do not have GPS. Plenty of water stations on the course and the cart person was out making the rounds. Customer service was very good from everyone. Definitely Recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Straight straight straight"


snoopH's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Located in a gated community this course is about as straightforward as you can get....and that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Every hole seems to be a copy of the previous one starting out with straight straight straight then putt. There are a few holes that water comes into play which makes it moderately more interesting. Course is in good condition with very well maintained tee boxes, fairways, and greens. If you are looking for a challenging unique set of holes then go elsewhere but if you want reasonably easy and fast play then this will do it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Everything was perfect."


u000003055264's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Drove 1.5 hrs to play this course for the first time based on a friends recommendation. My tee time from Golfnow did not make it into the courses system, but the women in the pro shop took care of me without a hitch. I joined a father/son twosome with an 8:14 tee time. Course was not difficult except the wind made club selection difficult. Tee boxes, fairways and greens were all in great condition. Looking forward to playing their other course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wide Open and Good Fun"


Warren4181748's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were very good, grass in great shape all around and the greens just the right amount of fast to keep you paying attention.

Love how wide open the fairways are, really encouraged swinging the driver with great results. Played with a great couple from Canada, good time and we will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



stanorlick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Superb course"


u000005437599's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A real treat. Excellent course in all respects. Nice variety of holes. From the golds, 6200 yards, not super tough, but a good challenge. Greens rolling true and just fast enough. Fairways immaculate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004589523's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day, 4 hour round of golf, no delays. Staff very friendly diffinatly would play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mldca's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Time"


mldca's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in great shape. The fairways were perfect, the greens true and fast. I was added to a threesome and had a great time with my playing partners. Only downside was the wind started to pick up quite a bit at times, but this is not something the course can control. I would play this course again, without question.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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