Roundup GK Guru Visit
Roundup: #GKGuru Visit @Fairfieldgolf #RanchoSolano #Golf July 20 2017
That was a fast track last week for me with all the GK Guru rounds and GK Plays to run but finally catching up.
My first round of the trip started at Rancho Solano Golf Course Thursday morning, 7:16am, with BGarcelon and Cit. I loved this course for the first time playing it with it’s huge challenging greens, elevation changes, doglegs, great variety of holes and fair/demanding tee shots. I loved it again. Course was in great shape. Greens again the highlight, smooth, moderately fast and firm. Fairways and rough lush with just a few brown areas. Bunkers firm but playable. Tee boxes lush in good shape. I snapped a bunch of photos I just posted. Rancho Solano Golf Course is known in the area as 4-putt capital of the world. I believe it if they had the greens running fast. There are lots of shelves on the greens, especially the back halves of them, where big trouble brews. When you see a blue pin, go after it. You’re better off over the green than short on it.
Friendly staff, nice big clubhouse, fast pace of play, the golf course is also known as one of the best values in Northern California. Highly Recommended.
I played Rancho Solano with Johnny GK & CIT on 7/20. Part of a 36 hole day up in Fairfield.
We tee’d off promptly at 7:15AM, weather was perfect in the high 60’s with just a hint of a breeze.
Rancho Solano is tucked into the hills between Fairfield and the Green Valley area. It’s about a 5 min drive off Interstate 80 which makes it very accessible to anyone headed to Sacramento or San Francisco from the Valley, and only 20 minutes from the 680/24/4 corridor.
The course was in great shape, from the tees thru the greens. From the blue tees the course runs around 6500yds. You don’t need to be long off the tee to score here.
The fairways are very accessible and fair, with some mild to aggressive doglegs.
Once you get to the greens the game changes. The greens are very large with many contours, ridges, and tiers. The pin placement for the day made for some challenging putts. Your short game will make or break you here.
I really enjoy this course and the unique challenge of the green complex’s.