Mare Island Golf Club

3.5320529412 3.5 stars from 5 (434)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6150 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

  • 1800 Club Dr, Vallejo, California 94592, Solano County
  • (707) 562-4653
  • (707) 562-8891
  • www.mareislandgolfclub.com

Year built: 1892
Architect(s): Robin Nelson (2000), Todd Eckenrode
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6150 yards 70.0 127
White 70 5788 yards 68.2 125
Red (W) 71 4862 yards 68.7 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 434 Reviews
5 stars:
70
4 stars:
213
3 stars:
88
2 stars:
38
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

354 out of 432 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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pradeep2162's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/16/2019

Hello. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Mare Island.


"Great day"


Robert7228906's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape for this time of the year I really enjoy how the staff has cleaned up the course. The ongoing maintenance is a real positive. Can’t wait to play again soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/04/2019

Hi, Robert. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back! Thanks for playing Mare Island.



u510199191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/04/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. It seems your experience did not meet your expectations; however, the way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Mare Island.



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/02/2019

Hello. Thank you so much for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.


"Not well matained"


u000004300774's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The man at the sport shop where we paid our green fees was very accommodating and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/26/2018

Hello. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back! Thanks for playing Mare Island.



u000001818821's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/18/2018

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Mare Island.


"Nice course, good value."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was difficult. I usually shoot 85 and I struggled to break 100. Greens have many breaks and are lightening fast. Bunkers are very hard to get out of. Also, the course plays much much longer than the yardage indicates.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/10/2018

Hi, Mike. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4-stars! We're glad you enjoyed the challenge, and thank you for playing Mare Island.


"Not a bad course"


edrick707's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I went out solo to try this course for the first time. Prices are great and the scenery is awesome. Some parts of the course can use some work. I couldn’t find the hole on 16. Overall can’t complain for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/20/2018

Hi, Edrick. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4-stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Mare Island.


"Nice track for an old course"


Kevin7066715's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I booked this round, my expectations were kind of low (to tell ya the truth). I have played several "old" retrofitted courses and based on those courses I expected kinda a gimmicky layout and poor layout. Having said all of that, it simply was NOT the case. The staff was super friendly. I got there a bit early (about 45 mins) figured I would have to wait since many courses make you wait (even with the tee box empty) untill your tee time since you got a discounted rate. But not here, they said head up to the 1st tee when ypur ready no rush check in with started and he will get ya right out. (And he did!) Worked my way around the course in just under 4 hrs and only had to wait on 1 par 3 for the green to clear. The couse had NO "gimmicky" holes and other than a couple of greens on the smaller size (just 2 or 3) the course was in great shape and super fun to play. Now I am a 12.8 hc so not the greatest golfer, but I found the course challenging enough to keep my interest and playable enough to enjoy (if that makes any sense) if you a big hitter and like to grip-rip-it and go find it, probably not the course for you (unless you super accurate with the driver) but if your like me and play to fat areas of the fairways and greens, this is a course for you. Fully enjoyed it! Will be back every time I am in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/14/2018

Hi, Kevin. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off, and we look forward to having you back!


"Great Day"


Robert7228906's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thanks for a great day the course is is great shape and the pace of play was excellent

The traps still could use some more sand


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/05/2018

Hi Robert. Thank you so much for the review. We are glad you had an incredible time and hope to see you again soon!



u000001818821's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 10/25/2018:

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

"Great Day"


Robert7228906's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in the best shape I have ever seen and there is sand in the sand traps Thank you

Can’t ask for a better day on the course for the money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 10/12/2018:

Hello, Robert. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We're glad you enjoyed the course conditions, and we hope you join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Mare Island.

"great value if you have the time flexibility"


veterduet's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Almost always get paired up with nice guys - good golfers but not pretentious about it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 10/12/2018:

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We have some of the best golf enthusiasts here at Mare Island, and we hope you join us for another round soon.

"Small course"


Kapperson89's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is tight, it’s holes are right next to each other and conditions were ok, need to clean up there fairways a little. The pro shop was empty, they didn’t have any goodies to buy, the food was good but small kitchen, only 6 things on the menu roughly, nice course if u want to go quick and don’t mind the right landscape it’s a good cheap place


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/27/2018:

Hello. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Mare Island.

"Fix Greens and Bunkers"


Arnett2011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, this is a very nice course. If some money was put into the grounds, then this would be one of the nicest courses in the Bay Area. The bunkers are pretty much clay pits most of the time, and some parts of the fairway feels like your hitting off of a concrete slab. The price for this course is sometimes worth. Will continue playing this course. Hopefully the grounds get a little better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/26/2018:

Hi, Arnett. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We have shared your feedback with the necessary staff, and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Mare Island.

"needs water on fairways"


goldie47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens were good fairways need water hit off dirt many times and hard to find a rake near bunkers plus it looks like players don't like raking the trap lots of footprints.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/20/2018:

Hello, Goldie. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Great Value"


u000002733645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value, nice greens and great views of the bay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/10/2018:

Thank you for the very kind words and four stars! Please come and see us again soon!

"Beat the heat."


maddogi80's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, friendly folks. Great prices for food and drinks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/04/2018:

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We're glad you enjoyed the course, and we hope you join us for another round soon.

"Historic old course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played it because it is the oldest course west of the Mississippi. Some beautiful views, and interesting holes. I would play it again, but it's not my favorite.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/04/2018:

Hello, Areiss. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"The Mare Island Challenge"


Magic721's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is challenging in a number of ways. Lots of short Par 4s, but the layout requires you to place your tee shot in the right place to really have a chance to score. The wind can be tricky to mange and the slopes, forced carries, well placed bunkers and water hazards can really test your game. The mosquitos there are no joke! Make sure you bring some strong spray and wear pants. Course conditions are decent although 17th green? appears to be sick. Mare Island may not have the most comfortable conditions to play in, but I guarantee you it will leave you hungry for more...just not right away.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Mare Island Golf Club on 09/04/2018:

Hello. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We're glad you enjoyed the challenge, and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


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