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WINNER Rancho Solano Golf Club #WorthTheGreenFee 2018 – Northern California

Rancho Solano Golf Club Worth the Green Fee 2018 - Northern California

Rancho Solano Golf Club Awarded Worth the Green Fee 2018 for Northern California

Congratulations to Rancho Solano Golf Club winning Worth the Green Fee 2018 Award for Central California.

Worth the Green Fee,” unlike the Best Playing Conditions Award, is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on Greenskeeper.org that stand out above the rest with our site users at providing a consistent, quality golf experience at an outstanding price.

Golf is expensive.  It doesn’t have to be.  All you have to know is where to play to get your best value and that’s something Greenskeeper.org excels.  In addition to helping golfers decide where to play their next round of golf based on reviews, ratings, and maintenance alerts, we’ve recently introduced our GK Coupons service to extend golf course deals directly to our golfing community.

How Awards Winners Are Determined

Golf Course reviews and ratings submitted by our 72,000+ Greenskeeper.org community are tabulated over 12 months. Winners are determined for each area.

We divide awards into 11 sections —  Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Palm Springs Area, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Southern California, Central California, Northern California and Southern Nevada.

Greenskeeper.Org For the Good of the Game Award 2017 by the CGCOA
Greenskeeper.Org For the Good of the Game Award 2017 by the CGCOA

Editor’s Note:  Johnny GK and Greenskeeper.Org has been recognized by the California Golf Course Owners Association as Good for the Game of Golf in 2017.  Shows you that both golfers and golf course operators understand the benefit of working with Greenskeeper.Org.  We are the RESOURCE where avid and casual golfers come to make their decision where to play their next round.  “Know Before You Go”® with Greenskeeper.Org.  You’ll be glad you did.

Rancho Solano Golf Club

BSF
Posted: 09/25/18 7:40a
Member Since: Oct 15, 2015
From: Novato, CA

Golf Course Conditions 7.56 GREAT
Golf Course Conditions 7.56 GREAT

Little late on my review, apologies! Played 9/12 with Johnny GK, BGarcelon & Alex326. Really great group & it was an absolute pleasure to tee it up with these guys.

As previously stated, the course is solid: Great conditions, the layout is fun & interesting with a mix of elevation changes, doglegs & water. The greens are the defining feature of the course, just huge, medium-fast & undulating. You can easily leave yourself 100-ft+ putts on multiple greens & leaving your ball above the hole is a problem.

The staff were very friendly & the beverage cart came around at good intervals. Didn’t get food, but Alex had a breakfast burrito that looked delicious & was about the size of the greens out there. Pretty sure it took care of his breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Great course, great time! Will definitely be back soon.

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GK Guru Visit Paradise Valley Golf Course Fairfield California

GK Guru Visit Paradise Valley Golf Club

Golf Course Review for Paradise Valley Golf Club Fairfield, CA

Reviewed by: JohnnyGK, Thousand Oaks

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Golf Playing Conditions 6.60 GOOD
Golf Playing Conditions 6.60 GOOD

Next up on my 36 hole day yesterday in Fairfield was Paradise Valley Golf Course. The golf course also provides very great conditions and contrasts Rancho Solano Golf Club excellently for a second 18.

Teed it up again with Alex326 and BSF at 1:30pm. Brandon unfortunately could not join for the next 18 so we went out as a 3-some. Great time.

Before our round although we grabbed a bite to in grill/sports bar. I had a delicious Clubhouse wrap that was so big that I finished it out on the course. Recommend making a little time before your round to eat there.

For our twilight round we waited a little here and there but overall pace of play was around 4 ½ hours.

Greens, in great shape, little bit faster than Rancho Solano, mostly smooth and little bit more firm. Not as undulating and certainly not as big but definitely challenging. The greens are better guarded by bunkers and pins can be set in tough spots. You need to be careful not to be behind the pins out there. They can be slick coming back. Star of the show from a conditions standpoint and given the high amount of play this track gets, impressive.

Fairways, firm, mostly lush with occasional thin spots. It’s a level golf course so you get some good run out.

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Rough, cut low, about an inch above the fairway height, mostly lush with occasional thin spots. Green-side rough is more lush and a little longer than adjacent to the fairways.

Bunkers, quality sand, little firm at times but in good shape.

Tee boxes, we played the white tees which get by far most of the play so they had some divot damage but driving by the blue and black tees, they looked near perfect, so to mixed feelings here about how to rate them.

Service excellent, very friendly staff, and talkative. Saw the cart girl many times. Everyone had a good attitude.

Highly recommended.

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GK Guru Review Rancho Solano Golf Club Fairfield California

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Rancho Solano Golf Club

Golf Course Review Rancho Solano Golf Club in Fairfield, CA

Reviewed by: Alex326, Monterey, Ca

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Golf Playing Conditions 8.08 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 8.08 GREAT

Played Rancho Solano on 9/12 with the GK crew. This was my first time playing here and What a fun course! Track has elevation changes, water features and great conditions throughout!! Course design offers the option of grip it and rip it without too much risk of being heavily punished. Yet it has enough trees and water hazards to keep you honest and make less than driver a viable option at times.

The Review

Greens are HUGE and have several big undulations throughout. Three putts are easy to do on these greens. All but a couple of greens were in fantastic shape rolling smooth at a medium-slow pace. Just a couple of greens had some brown spots on the edges but again the greens are so big the brown spots were 40-50 feet away from the pins

Green side bunkers had excellent soft fluffy sand. Tee boxes were flat and lush and the cart gal came around a number of times.

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Final Thought

I really enjoyed this course and highly recommend it.

Rancho Solano Golf Course Fairfield California GK Coupon
Rancho Solano Golf Course Fairfield California GK Coupon
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Rancho Solano Golf Club Awarded Worth the Green Fee 2017 for Northern California

WTGF Rancho Solano 2017 - Northern California

Rancho Solano Golf Club Awarded Worth the Green Fee 2017 for Northern California

Greenskeeper.Org "Know Before You Go®"
Greenskeeper.Org “Know Before You Go®”

Congratulations to Rancho Solano Golf Club winning our Worth the Green Fee 2017 Award for Northern California.

Worth the Green Fee” is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on Greenskeeper.org that stand out above the rest with our site users at providing a consistent, quality golf experience at an outstanding price.

Let’s face it, golf can be expensive.  It doesn’t have to be.  All you have to know is where to play to get your best value and that’s something Greenskeeper.org excels.  In addition to helping golfers decide where to play their next round of golf based on reviews, ratings, and maintenance alerts, we’ve recently introduced our GK Coupons service to extend their deals directly to our golfers.

How Awards Winners Are Determined

Golf Course reviews and ratings submitted by our 70,000+ Greenskeeper.org community are tabulated over 12 months. Winners are determined for each area.

We divide awards into 11 sections —  Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Palm Springs Area, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Southern California, Central California, Northern California and Southern Nevada.

Greenskeeper.Org Awarded For the Good of the Game Award 2017 by the CGCOA
Greenskeeper.Org Awarded For the Good of the Game Award 2017 by the CGCOA

Editor’s Note:  Johnny GK and Greenskeeper.Org has been recognized by the California Golf Course Owners Association as Good for the Game of Golf in 2017.  Shows you that both golfers and golf course operators understand the benefit of working with Greenskeeper.Org.  We are the RESOURCE where avid and casual golfers come to make their decision where to play their next round.  “Know Before You Go”® with Greenskeeper.Org.  You’ll be glad you did.

#Recent Golf Course Review

BGarcelon
Posted: 07/28/17 8:58a
Member Since: May 15, 2015
From: Walnut Creek

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I played Rancho Solano with Johnny GK & CIT on 7/20. Part of a 36 hole day up in Fairfield.

Golf Playing Conditions 7.41 GREAT

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.

Worth the Green Fee 2017

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Greenskeeper.Org Awards Top Golf Courses Worth the Green Fee 2017
Greenskeeper.Org Awards Top Golf Courses Worth the Green Fee 2017