Roddy Ranch Golf Club
Extremely challenging layout, a tough challenge for experienced golfers
This was a rare day at Roddy. Pace of play was amazing and the Wind wasn't hollowing. We tee'd off around 4 PM on a Saturday afternoon, got 18 holes in no problem.
Staff is always great here.
Course definitely seemed a little dry but considering the state of California it's understandable. Greens are always very fast and very challenging, really tough to find the speeds of the greens.
I love this place though. Every hole is completely different from the next. Many long tough par 3s, par 4s & par 5 but for every tough hole there's a favorable hole waiting around the corner.
The wind usually picks up in the afternoons but we just got one of those rare days. If there's a lot of wind I would definitely avoid playing here, really really challenging!!
Bunkers definitely need some sand, sand is very limited which makes it's very tough to pick the ball.
Fairways are definitely spotty with some brown patches..
July 28, 2015
Worth a try
This was a tough course: narrow fairways, well-placed sand traps, up-hill holes, and windy! For the price its worth checking out, but I might wait a while before returning. If your up for a challenge, go for it. If you miss a fairway, good luck finding your ball in the tall grass that surrounds the course.
July 27, 2015
You get what you pay for
Would go back to this place because I haven't been there in a while. The price was very good however that seem to attract too many golfers and they were spaced too close together. After about the second hole I can tell this was going to be a long day on the golf course. The drought didn't seem to help the situation either. The edges of the fairway were rough and dead due to lack of water. The bunkers were hard like concrete and needed attention. It seems that in the past the wind has always been a factor. It didn't help that the group in front of us were measuring their putts and taking way too much time
July 23, 2015
Hit it straight
Great course, but not for beginners. Slice the ball, and you will have a hard time finding it. Always a challenge. Keep in mind, brown is the new green, so some parts of the course are not as plush green as we would like to see them., but that is expected.
July 22, 2015
Fun At The Ranch
Excellent course lay out. Course can be challenging, but positioning on just about every hole is essential. Some fairways are wide enough to take risks, but hazards are present everywhere.
July 20, 2015
Great Score for this Golfer
The winds was whipping and my first 18 was a solid 100 plus -- couldn't get the driver to go anywhere but into the weeds. Out of a desire for self justification -- usually a character defect that leads to no good thing -- I decided to pay for a replay. The second 18 was magnificent for this golfer, an 87 (2 lost balls, in the sand 5 times#. Every green was a two putt save only 2 three puts. I landed in a green side sand trap, after only one of two lost ball drops, and then pitched it out directly into the cup #nothing but net!) for a par save 5. Whahoo, "ride'em cowboy" as Roddy might say.
So, how is this a review of the course? Any golfer will tell you that a great round makes the course somehow beautiful. The course "was in great shape". Hey, I stayed there for 36 holes, didn't I? The staff was very courteous. The maintenance guy even gave me a fresh soapy bucket to clean off my clubs when I returned the cart.
An 87 for me? Unheard of. Never happens! I really enjoyed Roddy Ranch. Fun!
Jeffrey W. Kinney
July 13, 2015
Considering the drought, the tees and greens were very good. Old man in the pro shop is extremely rude. May no play here again because of his attitude but really fun course.
July 13, 2015
Worth the drive from anywhere
Great course. I love when you use every club in the bag. Not just drive as far as you can and pitch to recover. Plus when the wind kicks up, using different clubs is a must. Greens rolled great! The only thing is the bunkers need some work. Different from hole to hole, but improvements needed.
July 12, 2015