Golf courses California Vallejo Mare Island Golf Club, CLOSED 2019

Mare Island Golf Club, CLOSED 2019

1800 Club Dr - Mare Island, Vallejo, California, 94592
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(707) 644-3888
Architect: Robin Nelson (12)
                      
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Detailed description of Mare Island Golf Club, CLOSED 2019

Mare Island Golf Course is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Vallejo, California.

Mare Island Golf Club was established in 1892, making it the oldest course west of the Mississippi. The Mare Island Golf Club is the legacy of the government's decision last decade to close down scores of military bases around the country. Bay Area golfers were among the clear winners when Mare Island became available for public play with the closing of Mare Island Naval Station.

As a reminder of its military days, there are ten ammunition bunkers scattered throughout the golf course property. One bunker houses the maintenance facility, and a second bunker serves as the turn shack. See if you can find the remaining eight during your round.

The clubhouse, Building 658, was originally constructed by W.P.A. Labor in 1936. The building served as a time signal station and radio frequency monitoring station for overseas transmissions. It was one of two buildings on Mare Island Naval Shipyard to receive the first call of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941. The building was remolded using non-appropriated funds for use as the M.I.N.S. golf clubhouse. The remodeled building was dedicated on March 5, 1961.

In the year 2000, nine new holes were re-introduced by Robin Nelson. Today, Mare Island Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course designed to challenge golfers of all abilities.

The renovated course was designed to challenge golfers of all abilities. Half of the holes wind through tree-lined fairways, while the other half offers a more links-style journey. The majority of holes offer a magnificent view of San Pablo Bay, the Napa River, Mt. Tamalpais and on a clear day the Golden Gate Bridge

The Mare Island Golf Club golf course measures 6,150 yards from the blue tees. The 18 hole course features two distinct layouts. The front 9 is a more traditional course design, with small greens and tight, tree-lined fairways. The back 9, redesigned by Robin Nelson, is a links-style challenge, featuring rolling hills, undulating fairways, and beautiful greens.

Mare Island is completely surrounded by water. You are sure to take in many gorgeous, seaside vistas. Gorgeous views of San Pablo Bay and the Sacramento River Delta await you from nearly every angle of this 18-hole links-style golf course.

The course closed in 2019.

As of February 2019, the course is not open and has not been open for several weeks. Reportedly the course is $600,000 behind on taxes, water has been turned off, and golf carts hauled off. All signs are present that the course is either permanently closed, or at a minimum, will be closed for a long time But, who knows, a nostalgic investor may show up. 

 

This course has been reviewed 12 times
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Sonora, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Thursday, June 2016 at 3:04 AM

It's the oldest golf course in California. I really enjoyed the views. Real nice challenge on many of the holes due to layout

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 028272
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Benicia, CA

Member (cart included), played on Friday, October 2012 at 6am

A REAL NICE TIME

Would travel: 60-120 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 019105
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Hayward, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2012 at 10am

Need marshalls that can keep the course moving. It took us 5.5 hrs for this short course..

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 019025
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Santa Rosa, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2012 at 8am

I love this course. The views, the history, the 11 different ammo bunkers--all make this a unique experience.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 017695
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Livermore, CA

$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, August 2010 at 10am

Front 9 traditional layout narrow fairways small greens...plays tough the back 9 is awsome views newer links style layout and fairways wider and greens larger. Worth every penny to play..bring your camera there are great bay views.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 012280
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Vallejo, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Thursday, May 2010 at 6am

I played at a special rate, however they always have a great deal which includes a cart. The staff was friendly and the food is good. The clubhouse isn't much to mention, but you get some history w/Mare Island as it is the oldest course west of the Mississippi.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 010157
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Redwood City, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Friday, January 2010 at 10am

Enjoy playing this course.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009288
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Livermore, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2009 at 10am

Tight fairway muni with well estabilished vegetation. Back 9 remodeld to links style. One of the bay area's most senic courses on the bay. Bring your camera.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 008736
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San Bruno, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2009 at 10am

Nice course. A little difficult to get to.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 007351
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San Pablo, CA

Member (cart included), played on Thursday, February 2009 at noon

I reccomend for play

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006404
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Novato, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, May 2008 at 10am

Fun course and very good value

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 002774
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Millbrae, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Thursday, April 2008 at 6am

This is a full 18 hole golf course. The front nine is a tree lined course, while the back nine is basically a links type course. Prior to the 1990's, it was a private military nine hole course.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 002321
3.4/5
Based on 12 reviews
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