Rustic Canyon Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Moorpark, California.
Rustic Canyon was constructed during the summer of 2001 and first opened for play on April 25, 2002. The course was designed by Gilbert Hanse and Geoff Shackelford.
Rustic Canyon is an offshoot of the Scottish links: a ranch-style design that features the local native shrubbery and sand soil, with the look, feel and playing character of certain courses found in Australia, this is beautiful, rustic golf. The par-72 6,906 yard "minimalist" design takes advantage of the beautiful Happy Camp Canyon terrain. The sandy soil and sage scrub covering the hillsides hearken to Scottish links style golf. The thick, rugged bunker edges and several waste bunkers are designed to give the course a rustic feel, while the wide fairways and open approaches to the greens were designed to favor a bump-and-run version of golf not often found in California.
Four sets of tees provide multiple playing options, from the aforementioned 6,906 "Player" tee total, to the 6,585 yard "Back" tees, the 6,011 yard "Middle" tees and the 5,273 yard "Forward" tees. From the 6,906 "Player" tees the course rating at Rustic Canyon Golf Course is 73.3 and the slope rating is 128.
$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, January 2014 at 6am
Great course with tee boxes for all levels. The staff is incredible very accommodating and makes sure the early morning rounds are under 4 hours ... First off usually finished in 3-3:30.
$66 (cart not included), played on Sunday, December 2013 at 6am
This is my home course and each time I play another course I realize how lucky I am to play it every week.
$66 (cart not included), played on Saturday, June 2013 at 6am
Great Course with helpful staff
$26 (cart included), played on Thursday, September 2012 at 10am
I play at Robinson Ranch a lot, but enjoy the difference in course set up and how it plays. Love the shaved areas around the greens where you can putt or chip.
$46 (cart not included), played on Sunday, September 2012 at 6am
Links golf with shaved "Bucking Turtle" greens. Very strategic golf course! Chip shots that could be played 7 different ways with 7 different clubs. Need to chip and pitch well or you'll be 3 putting!
$46 (cart not included), played on Sunday, October 2011 at 8am
Best course in the area, sometimes pace of play is a little slow, they do not have marshalls at this course. If you play early there is not any time issues.
$26 (cart included), played on Monday, August 2011 at 4pm
Fun links course that requires all of your skills. A natural setting for golf.
$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2011 at 2pm
$21 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, May 2011 at 6am
One of my two favorite courses - the other one is Tetherow in Bend, OR. It has a linksy and kind of out-in-nature feel, is in outstanding condition and has very large, difficult greens. This is a course for real golfers - not people who want a "name" course or an easy course or even one with great views. I would have thought that it would have been "discovered" and really crowded, but apparently not. Most times the group I am in feel like it is our own country club course.
$21 (cart not included), played on Thursday, April 2011 at 8am
I drive 30 miles each way to play this course when there are 5 city and county courses that are much closer. As a senior I can play LA City for $20, and county for even less! But I like this course for the quiet, rustic out of the way setting and the overall condition of the course. The greens are expansive and none are flat. Many a time that I have 3 putted 3-5 greens in a round...and I am an 11 handicap and a fairly decent putter. Overall the best $ value within 50 miles.
$66 (cart included), played on Monday, February 2011 at 6am
The name Rustic Canyon tells it all! It was a fun tough links style course! I would reccomend it to all try!
$61 (cart not included), played on Saturday, January 2011 at 6am
The greens are fast but true.
$36 (cart included), played on Thursday, February 2011 at 10am
This is a great course. Challenging but fair. The greens are always tough...to read and to putt.
$71 (cart included), played on Sunday, January 2011 at 6am
Best course in area
$51 (cart included), played on Monday, February 2011 at 8am
This is a great links layout set in a wide arroyo, and it can get very challenging when the wind blows. Both the fairways and greens are VERY fast, which has its plusses and minuses. To boot, the greens have a LOT of contour, with multiple landing areas on each green no more than 10 feet in diameter. They border on unfair, and the ball will roll off the green easily or from one level to another if you don't stick it. They do roll true, but you sure don't want to be putting from above the hole. In general, you don't want to be past the hole either, as many greens have either eight foot drops behind them or OB or eco zones. Bunkers are steep and difficult.
$36 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2010 at noon
Good links course challenging and a great match play course
$36 (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2010 at 8am
It is a links course and the greens are very difficult to read and put. However, I really enjoy the course, the pace is usually goo during the week and the price is great.
$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2010 at noon
Nice course, good layout, certainly plays different than a lot of SoCal courses, Only downer was the pace of play.
$71 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2010 at 6am
Links style layout. Fairways are fast and good quality ( you can take a nice divot and not break your wrist). Greens are fast and generally in good condition. The only downside is where the crew places some of the hole cuts. Some of the greens have steep slopes and they put some of the holes where it is impossible to lag a ball and stop it anywhere near the hole. Otherwise, it is always a good time had by all.
$36 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2010 at 2pm
The greens were terrible, on one hole we had Electrical wires sticking out of the ground! Pin placement was so poor that two holes were unplayable. The only positive was the price. Had I paid $100 to play I would have asked for my money back.
$51 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2010 at 8am
Course offers a challenge no matter what your playing ability. One draw back was maintenance crews cutting the fairways in front of you where you plan to hit. They did not stop, nor pull over or shut off their machines which was distracting. This went on for six holes in the front nine. Complained to personnel in the pro shop at the turn to the 10th tee. They felt it was our problem not theirs. We realize they have to cut the fairway, but give a golfer a break, how about just getting out of the way for golfers to hit their shots.
(cart included), played on Sunday, August 2010 at 10am
I played this course as part of the SCGA Summer sieres event and paid more than the going rate for a round of golf but I still had a great time. I would recommend this course for those of you in the area.
$31 (cart not included), played on Monday, July 2010 at noon
LOVE this course. Links style. Course knowledge a MUST! Must play a few times to learn her. I play here all the time and it is worth the drive. Some really challenging holes with forced carries and greens that will give you FITS! (local hint: all greens break towards the front gate!) have fun!
$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, July 2010 at 10am
Quirky course with some tough holes
$51 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2010 at 8am
Impressed with the course but not the pro shop staff, they were rude. Beverage cart girl drove away after seeing me wave at her, no I was not flirting, I wanted a beer! They need to mark the perimeter of the greens better so you know when you are actually putting. this is a rules issue and for our group a money issue.
$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, March 2010 at 8am
Always fun except when the wind blows. It can then be impossible. The greens can get too fast which will lead to many 3 putts or more. Love the great draft beers in the clubhouse.
$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, March 2010 at noon
Love this course. Reminds me of playing in Scotland.
$66 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 2010 at 6am
All the consistent comments from the other reviewers should tell you this is a place you should play. If you love the game, this will open new challanges not found on any other course in Southern California. I probably should know, I play 100 time a year on 15 different courses, NONE are anything like Rustic Canyon. We always look forward to playing here.
$56 (cart not included), played on Saturday, August 2009 at 6am
Great links style course with fast greens and a few forced carries. Challenging holes with undulating greens which can have approach shots roll all directions off the green. Worth the extra money for the different experience.
$51 (cart included), played on Friday, January 2009 at 8am
Rare & excellent Scottish Links-style course. Requires comprehensive shot-making skills. Not your average muni...best public course in Los Angeles or Ventura County. And it has a great practice facility. Nature remodeled a few holes after fires & floods - actually improved the track. A unique & satisfying experience - time after time.
Guest (cart included), played on Thursday, March 2009 at 2pm
Beautiful and challenging, especially from blue tees
$71 (cart included), played on Saturday, December 2008 at 8am
Fun course. Usually good condition. Maybe mowed a bit tight but no other realy complaint
$66 (cart included), played on Friday, October 2008 at 6am
Great course for the money!!!
$41 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2008 at 2pm
Great course to play with very reasonable green fee.
$56 (cart not included), played on Saturday, February 2008 at 6am
Plays tougher than its slope/rating. False fronts, large greens, and punishing bunkers will raise your score.
$66 (cart included), played on Sunday, December 2007 at 10am
Great links style layout. Nice condition. Challenging enough. Friendly staff and great food at the turn!
$176 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2007 at 8am
A wonderful experieince. No houses, no trees, barancas and canyons. The ambiance is such that you feel you are truely in the California Native area enjoying the best game in the world. GPS in the carts is nice but playing with a local helps with the lay-ups. We try and play this course every 3 months. Voted best new public course in the US by Golf Digest when it opened.
$21 (cart not included), played on Thursday, July 2007 at 8am
Fun, pseudo-links type course with wide fairways and huge landing areas and gradual undulatng greens.
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