Rated 4 out of 5 by sakofsky Protocols and Signage Problems
What a magnificently challenging course! This course is exquisite gem hidden in the desert like drought conditions of CA.l It has a great layout that will force you to return to do better your next time!
The greens are in superb condition! This is contrasted with drought conditions that make many fairways parched and bare. Advice? Lift clean and place rules should apply even if the proshop doesn't post them.
Because of the challenging 140 slope rating play can be occasionally slow which is totally understandable given the difficulty of the course.. Even the best golfers have had to re-tee or look for lost balls. Not to worry, since you'll appreciate the suberb challenge for such a low price!
Be aware the proshop staff might try to start you off ahead of your tee time, because of the pressure on them to keep play going up to speed. As well the sign age of cart use is poor!! Sure it is posted in the cart above the steering wheel, but if you want to play the course to your best, you'd be looking, planning your shots on the fairways, and much more concerned how to maneuver the cart
with the 90 degree rule to save the fairways, up and down huge slopes, rather than reading the fine print card hanging over head in the cart. Why not simply post the cart use rules on the paths??.
Not to worry! The people who play this course are mostly wonderful golfers, who also are looking for the problem solving experience of trying to conquer this course!
Best of luck! Don't pass up Roddy Ranch!
August 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by lisabates24 Hot and Slow
The course is always challenging with pin placements and sand traps but we didn't see a course marshall all afternoon and the foursome in front of us was two holes behind the next foursome. very frustrating especially since it was so hot.
August 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 65013892 Its tuff
It was great round. little windy.need more some sand in bunker.
August 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 48603patelsharad Great course. Enjoyable for all golfers
Will play any timeby
August 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Brian1532579 Brown is the new Green
Fairways had a lot of dirt spots, greens where in good condition. Can't see paying more then $25 to play here. Slow play and not in good condition
August 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by u786331004 Rutty Ranch
I played here three times inJuly 2015 preparing for a tournament her. RR is a really good layout that is really hurt with poor conditions through the green. The fairways have constant low spots and holes created by tufts of grass and the constant low spots between them, caused by the lack of irrigation. The bunkers are also normally hard and crusty, and receiving little maintenance. On my last three trips to the ball machine there were no buckets, so I had to take the cart over to the range area and find some (one wonders why the staff does not check on this, and/or buy a few more buckets). The greens, however, were in nice shape, so it is a mixed bag..
August 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rhaegar Enjoyable round despite the drought
Roddy ranch is an interesting course, they cultivate a "cowboy" vibe which is a bit different. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, they were even able to get me out earlier than my reserved tee time. The course itself has an interesting layout with many different types of holes set in a links like style. I would say that it is too hilly to walk comfortably, and a warning to those planning on only playing 9 holes, the 9th hole does NOT go back to the clubhouse, you have to play all 18 to return to the clubhouse. The predominant weather condition was a two club wind the entire time. This was in some ways good in that it helped keep things from getting too hot, but it was a bear to play through the wind and score well. The course conditions were definitely affected by the drought. There was a fair amount of hard pan and dried out areas. Although the greens were in great shape, I found dried out hard pan lies even close to the greens. A tip for golfers with multiple wedges, go with the low bounce wedges on this course. I used the "two dot" bounce on my Cleveland wedges, and I had a few bladed chips due to the tight lies. I had one wedge with "one dot" and it worked much better. Overall, I really enjoyed this course and I would play it again..
August 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mlindstrom 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