Mountain Vista Golf Club - Santa Rosa Course

4.4709941176 4.5 stars from 5 (255)
  • 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: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 255 Reviews
5 stars:
136
4 stars:
100
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

242 out of 255 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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"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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"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 03/19/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) with Jack, Dick and Toni in 4H using UP. 1 pm shotgun start. The weather was windy, clear and approaching 90. Warmest day out here in months.

Santa Rosa has mostly generous landing areas. Nice combination of shorter risk/reward/strategic holes and longer holes. 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.

The tees were lush, level and very nicely maintained.

The fairways were lush and very nice to play from.

The rough was lush/thick. Tall enough that finding balls was challenging. Since the ball usually sat down, you often had to be closeby to see it.

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

The greens had very small punches that did not really affect putting. Medium speed and smooth/consistent/firm.

The customer service was very good as usual here. Nice, all grass driving range. No GPS on the basic carts. The layout is beginning to dry out, not quite as lush as when I played here last week, but still highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"GolfNow"


donbois1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were disappointed that for the second round in a row the golf course had an issue with the communication or lack there of from GofNow. They did not have our tee time and it was only because of their efforts that we were able to play.

We are left wondering if it is a good idea to use GolfNow in the future.


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 03/15/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) first out in 2H, 45M using UP. The weather started chilly but warmed up to the 60's by the time I was finishing, calm and clear.

Playing conditions very good to excellent across the board. Enjoy this conventional Billy Casper design more each time I play it. Four par 5 and four par 3 36-36=72 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. They were mowing it down as I was playing, played the first 9 in 4-5" thick, wet rough, it was more like 3" after it was mowed.

The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick, good quality sand. So thick that 2/4 balls I flew into a trap was partially buried.

The greens had a light top dressing with very small punches. Did not really affect putting as they were medium fast speed and were smooth/consistent/firm.

Santa Rosa is tight in places, but has mostly generous landing areas. 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. Customer service was very good. Nice, all grass driving range. Definitely Recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Curious about Sun City Palm Desert"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We wanted to explore Sun City Palm Desert a bit further as we are getting close to retirement.

Booked a round of golf and took my wife with me on the cart.

Course is well maintained and nicely laid out. Fairways are wide with not a whole lot of trouble to get into, which is nice if you are not familiar with a course and can still get a decent score. Buildings and amenities looked nice and clean. We had lunch at Papa Dan's in the clubhouse, which was disappointing. Unfriendly staff and tasteless, stale food ( out of a can ? ).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great golf course, friendly and helpful staff."


bsharps7251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Nice variety of golf holes. Enjoyable golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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