Roddy Ranch Golf Club
Great course for the money.
I booked this tee time on golfnow as a hot deal. The greens are in great shape even if the course may be struggling some because of the drought. The lay out of the course is challenging but good tee shots are rewarded. I would recommend this course even if the fairways are a little beaten up.
October 14, 2014
The severe drought has definitely impacted the course. Never seen playing conditions so bad at Roddy. What fairways? Practically the whole course was ground under repair. Greens bumpy and inconsistent. Hopefully we have a wet winter so they can get the course to nicer conditions that I'm used to. 5.5 hour round on a hot windless day. Brutal.
October 6, 2014
Great Design Course, Need more lots of maintenance.
I have played many courses. Roddy Ranch Golf course is a great design course. Fun to play. Played yesterday. I have been playing there for many years. The condition is getting worse and worse. There are so many dry spots that did not get water. There are many parts of the courses that are so wet due to over water. Workers need to play more attention of where to water the course. It will be a real nice course if they keep it up.
PS. Tim who works at the shop is really nice guy. Very helpful.
September 25, 2014
Great course but.......
Its a very unique and difficult course. Unfortunately due to our water shortage situation, its very difficult to keep it well maintained. Lots of dirt patches throughout the course.
September 20, 2014
Great day of golf
Had a great time at Roddy Ranch. The course is a bit beaten up by what looks like to be pigs tearing up the fairways. A good challenging course with lots of tough shots. Because of the current drought, the course is a little brown but very acceptable. The greens are great and very fast. I would play here again.
September 19, 2014
East Bay Gem
Roddy Ranch is a great course that offers a very scenic and reasonably challenging experience. Be honest with your skills when you play...the tips are not for the weekend warrior. Beginners to intermediate players should really consider the White tees or you're in for a long day. The greens are awesome...so fix your ball marks to keep them that way. If you're playing with an experienced Roddy player...listen to them, especially on the greens...it'll save you at least 4 strokes if not more.
Have a great time...do not stray off the fairways to look for errant shots...save that space for the Rattlesnakes.
Great East Bay Gem...so tee em high and let em fly.
September 15, 2014
Excellent greens, even with the drought.
This is one of the best value courses in the Bay Area, based on the quality of the course routing, quality of the greens, and the challenge it provides.
The greens were in very good shape and only a few spots didn't roll true. Unfortunately while they are keeping the most important part in good shape, the fairways have suffered tremendously.
There is a lot of GUR circles around and in fairness sometimes it's difficult to see why they circled some spots when other spots on the same fairway were in worse shape. Fortunatly I am used to and happy to play it down so I didn't mind. Just be forwarned they are beat up.
That said. the conditions cannot take away from what is a fun course and I still recommend it to golfers who genuinely appreciate playing the game.
September 12, 2014
Roddy Ranch first time
This course is definitely tough. You have to be on your A game especially on the greens. I played with my buddy and they paired us up with a low handicap twosome. Needless to say it was not too difficult for them. But we all had a blast. I'm a 18 handicap and shot a 101. The slope rating was 140 so I wasn't expecting much less. I will play it again now that I know it a little better.
September 8, 2014