The Ranch Golf Club

3.2623352941 3.3 stars from 5 (489)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6747 yards
  • Slope: 150
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required at all times, no cut-offs, blue jeans, or tank tops

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6747 yards 72.8 150
Blue 72 6389 yards 70.4 142
White 72 5808 yards 68.5 129
Red (W) 72 4900 yards 69.4 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 489 Reviews
5 stars:
114
4 stars:
201
3 stars:
74
2 stars:
62
1 stars:
38

recommend this course

341 out of 484 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Ranch"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2018
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Reviewed on

The ranch is a challenging course but fun course to play. Great views of the Bay Area. Greens are decent. Every hole will challenge you mentally. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


gary7309794's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course very challenging course management is. Greens could be be in better condition a lot of bare spots. Piece of play was great was really empty when I went there. Course layout is very long so nice drive downtown San Jose and the Bay Area from the top of the hill. All in all it was worth 26 bucks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The course is in pretty good condition now."


roxon98's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens and fairways are in pretty good condition now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough course will make you quit golf"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very challenging with narrow slanted fairways and punishing rough it will make you want to quit the game. Ha ha ha just kidding. You will need some local knowledge to learn how to play this course. Keeping the ball in play is half the battle. Play the white tees before venturing out. Par is good in several holes so quit gambling and you will be rewarded accordingly. Avoid spending too much time looking for your ball in the rough to keep pace and not get bit by snakes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u143043592's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great layout, but needs maintenance"


xrubio7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great views of San Jose and beyond all throughout the course. With the views comes challenging holes both uphill and down. The course was in OK shape, certain holes could use help. On 7 the hole was cut right on the ridge or the green, either the ball went in or dropped to the lower level 35 feet away. The fairways could use water through the whole course. 16 had several holes cut in to it that did not get repaired and blocked puts. Tough course for the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"A difficult course and no place to warm up."


Philip4096617's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, but you have to go from target to target. Some holes were silly... A par three @ 67 yards?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Too bad"


drengstorff's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I used to like playing here despite how hard it is but our recent round was quite terrible. The course is in really bad shape, as if they have just given up. The tee boxes are overgrown , not flat, the bunkers have minimal sand and weeds and greens are quite bad. The pro-shop is almost devoid of merchandise and there is really no food or beverage service. This course used to be a bit of a novelty given the difficulty and design but sadly I will not be going back. Looks to me like they are getting ready to close up shop!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging and rewarding experience"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here on a Friday noon and was happy to be given a chance to play early in front of a slow foursome. The course was pretty open and allowed me to play in less than 4 hours. It was a hot day and this course offered plenty of challenges. "Had enough?" from a voice in the air would come and go. Plenty of scenic holes and the course rewards you each time you put your ball on the rough you look for it and come out with 3! Good luck!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000006232743's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor Amenities and hours"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has gone down hill (no pun intended) Due to lack of golf cart maintenance they are limited to amount of carts available (this is a no walking course)

and because of this last tee time is 1pm. At 1pm the club house closes.

No food/beverage cart services. If you want refreshments buy before round or else you'll need to cut over after the 11th and drive back to bar area. That closes at 3pm now. No restroom available either after 3/4pm. everything is locked up.

We had a cart break down after 11th so we had to push cart back to cart barn and pound on door for them to finally open and replace it.

Feels as though they plan on closing and build more homes on that property. Fairways and course condition not great now, not what it was.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u000007274844's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too many "clear canyon" tee shots. Lost a couple of balls that were hit well .... kinda penalized for a good shot. Too many areas that should have been under repair. Superintendent needs to walk the course and look critically at each hole. Bunkers need sand but thats every course in central CA


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Juttalulies's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



rosanna19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



patrickjp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"They should be ashamed.........."


jhale's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Anybody who has played or heard about "The Ranch" knows it is a difficult course. The level of difficulty was not surprising. The shape of the tee boxes was terrible and the sand traps were even worse. The carts barely made it through the round and the ONLY positive aspect of the round was the Pro Shop gentleman/starter who was outstanding.

We as golfers can accept a tough course. What we don't accept is a course that should be in much better shape than the Ranch is. They should be ashamed..........


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Prepare more used balls"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is very easy to lose balls. Prepare more used balls. There are some short cuts and tricks. Study first. :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Tough course"


Fishhead555's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course will give the 5-20 handicappers a great challenge. Tight fairways and absolutely beautiful views from all holes.

Brian your calm, A game to impress your friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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