The Golf Club at Rancho California

3.7212352941 3.7 stars from 5 (376)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7036 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.7
  • Layout

  • 39500 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Murrieta, CA 92563, Riverside County
  • (951) 677-7446, (800) 752-9724
  • (951) 677-7449
  • www.thegolfclubatranchocalifornia.com

Year built: 1970
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7036 yards 74.7 138
Blue 72 6702 yards 73.1 132
White 72 6294 meters 70.9 127
White (W) 72 6294 yards 78.7 148
Gold 72 5915 yards 68.9 125
Gold (W) 72 5915 yards 76.3 141
Red 72 5379 yards 66.5 115
Red (W) 72 5379 yards 72.4 130

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 376 Reviews
5 stars:
107
4 stars:
170
3 stars:
55
2 stars:
32
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

315 out of 374 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views watching the game  

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"Shame this course has gone way down hill"


darylsimons's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

When this course re-opened back in the mid 80's and while the SCGA owned it, this place was awesome to play. Great fairways, tough but lush rough and great greens. Since the SCGA sold/left, this course has gone down hill. Played it today, and though it was rainy misty conditions, we all were very disappointed at the shape it is in. The fairways are very spotty, mostly some grass mixed with mowed weeds, bumpy. Hit what you think is a good drive in the middle of the fairway only to find it sitting down in a grassless hole, more often than not. The once lush rough is a joke now, mostly there is no grass and find yourself hitting off dirt or in a hole. The greens are fine, in most cases smooth, and though they were wet today, rolled out nicely. But we dont pay green fees just to putt. Money seems to be being spent on tee boxes or land scaping and such but nothing on the main part of the golf course, the fairways. With the rain So Cal had this past winter, there is absolutely no excuse for cruddy fairways. While most other golf courses in the area have flourished with the rain, this place obviously doesnt overseed anymore or do anything to improve the conditions of the fairways. Local Rule should be lift clean and place with the shape the fairways are in. But when you have to play it down, it's virtually impossible to get a clean shot out of most of the lies you get in these fairways.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Greens"


douglasmpc's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were fantastic. The rest of the course was a little spotty but acceptable. The staff was a little bit rude and not very accommodating. We had a 645 teatime and the range didn’t open until around seven. I like to hit a few shots before I go out cold.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"bad golf great golf day."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You could not have asked for better conditions. The staff was friendly, the greens were fast, but consistent. The weather was perfect. Unfortunately, I played my worse round in 2 years.


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


"SCGA is always good"


Jonathan9060700's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
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Reviewed on

A great layout, challenging course. Greens were fast and smooth.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


RMII9650's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
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Reviewed on

The course overall is in good condition the greens are great the only problem is there is no sand in the bunkers most of them and the rough needs to be cut it has grown wild since the rains and you can very easily lose balls just off the fairway because of it but overall nice day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"another day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the weather was perfect. the company was great. the greens were great. the fairways were great. The rough needed to be cut. Unfortunately, I had an emergency and cut my round short.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Chukycheese's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"A TESTER OF YOUR ABILITY"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is a test for sure greens are fast with lots of breaks overall the course is in great shape even with all the rain they have had


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000005794345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Prefer this course to any of the others in the area. Staff always friendly.....


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


"Pace of play below avg"


valladarez21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here 2 to 3 times a month. I normally get rd in less then 4 hours but today was 5 hours. Pace of play was bad the first 9. Pick up on the back 9. I think the course is under new management. The staff is great and friendly. Course is in great condition even with all rain.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The course was in great shape and the greens weee fast. The coarse was mostly empty."


llafferty1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was. Good day to play golf. Since it was supposed to rain in the am. Very few players were in the course. I was able to start early and did not have to wait for anyone. Played as a single. Conditions were great. Course was green and greens were fast. Challenging but fun! I will play here again!


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


"Course in good shape; Staff was great"


Becky7475's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had my doubts about this course based on reviews I read, particularly related to unfriendly and non caring staff. My experience was exactly opposite. The staff was great ( check in desk, Marshall’s) and the grounds crew was very conscientiuos . I really enjoyed the course layout and it was in great condition for this time of year. The greens were well cared for and very few bare spots in fairways. Will definitely play here again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Frosty mornings"


bruinboy30's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is great, always fun when I come down & play it. We did have a Frost Delay this morning which is no fault of the course. Layout is great and challenging, large greens that ran very quick and smooth. We went back to front which was okay, but I like the traditional way better. Wish they ran the cart person on weekdays but that’s not my call. Good rate right now for the Winter months.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always impressed"


u863214731's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Been playing this course for years and have always been happy with the condition of this course. If there is one thing i would comment on, it is the fact they charge for a rider who is not golfing and didnt require an additional cart but just a passenger was 15 bucks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very picturesque course"


u477829652's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout of course,mixture of wide and narrow fairways meaning you have to think your way round,stunning views and good condition


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great place to golf!"


u313591559's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time at this course, and I must say I was impressed by the conditions and the layout. Some of the holes were a little tough to see where I'm hitting to, but overall the price was excellent for the experience. Very helpful & friendly staff, and the course Marshall was super nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Send2leo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good that they have a marshal even on weekdays we were able to finish the round before it got dark because he kept the pace going.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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