Roddy Ranch Golf Club
good hole placements
I always enjoy playing this course which is my home course. The staff had been doing a great job on the course and it shows. One thing I wish would get fixed would be the hardness of the sand in the traps, they are not all like this but there is quite a few. Other than that it's an awesome course to play!!!!
March 25, 2015
Very slow play. Marshals wouldn't ask players to play a little faster.
March 21, 2015
This course has beautiful view
Last couple of year play roddy ranch course
This time play was very good
March 16, 2015
Most Scenic In The Area
Enjoy a peaceful quiet and outstanding panoramic views of the delta filled with rolling hills, the San Joaquin River, and the Sierra Nevada range in the distance. A challenging layout with fast, undulating greens. The course is in great shape considering the recent drought, with minimal areas showing stress. Every hole has its own unique challenge and requires your best course management skills. Definitely my favorite course in East Contra Costa County!
March 14, 2015
We really enjoyed out play at Roddy Ranch! We will be back definitely. It was a different golf course as wide open very hilly but fun. We enjoyed the 2 people that we were matched with as they were very familiar with the course.
March 11, 2015
Slowest round ever
Roddy is a fun course with a great layout. That said I am not planning on playing it again. Our round took over six hours to complete. Waited on almost every hole. Not the golf experience I am looking for.
March 10, 2015
There is a lot of good players on this course. So keep your money in the pocket.
Depending on the weather, either a pleasant sunny, light breeze, short rough, soft green or to the 30-40mph wind, long un-cut rough and hard pan, cooked green.
This course can easily add 5-10 strokes to your score if you are not careful.
Many players came to tune up their game for the up and coming tournaments, elsewhere, or simply try to better themselves as what I came for. For some reason, I thought I played enough times here, it still gets me, somehow. Thus, the fun.
The pro shop people are extremely nice and friendly. The little cafe produces more than above average food and tends to your tastes anyway you like. The tri-tip days, you don't want to miss.
Carts are dirty, PERIOD. Hey you are in cowboy country. The carts are as clean as the horses and cows. Yes, you can see those animals in the adjacent properties, and there are some large traps on the course, if I am not mistaken, they are trying to catch some LARGE animals, I mean, even I can get into those large cages, easy!
If they press the green, watch out, it will run up to 14-15 easy. But, they don't do it that often.
"Brown in the new Green", as their slogan says, as they are trying to conserve water and do their part for the water shortage. So expect patches of "browns" everywhere on the course.
For me, as long as the green is smooth, it is playable.
Bunker is a different story, they are inconsistent and hard to predict. mostly due to the wind blowing the sand and they don't really prep the bunkers, and rocks, yes, rocks in the sane, so care for your clubs when you walk in there.
The layout is as unique as a course can get. Lots of birdie holes if you know where to place your balls. Green is challenging enough even for the scratchers.
Lots of up/down hill approach. Some blank tee shot, one par 5 (#6), you wonder why you can't hit driver. Two PAR 3s you wonder why you might have to hit driver (#7, #13) from the back tee.
Tee to green all require your attention, there is no letup in any shot. Just when you think you can, trouble awaits you.
Definitely 100% risk and reward course. It you play conservative, you will not achieve your best score on this course. It's what cowboys do, yes? Calculated risk, they say, even the cowboys have to get on wild horses and cows at times to tend them and let their inner monsters come out some times. As my golf swing demons await their opportunities and way too many chances on this course where they show their ugly faces. And I fight to the death to make PAR. FUN!!
Strong finish holes reminded you if you do take risks and manage the placements, birdie doors might open to allure you, but, beware too much risks taking make you wonder how you easily gave the hard earned birdies back on just one of those holes.
Ah that is why you want to go back...
Either he is a ghost or my imagination, I always seen a guy walking and running around the course, and sometimes I hear "nice shot", "got you" in the winds right after my shot...
Neh... must be my imagination!!! But, I swear...
Neh… golfers never swear, right?!?!?
March 9, 2015
Wow...Slow Slow Slow
3 hours for 8 holes...
Slowest round EVER
March 9, 2015