About Rooster Run
Designed by Fred Bliss, Rooster Run Golf Club truly is a little slice of heaven right on the edge of Petaluma. The construction of the course saw the movement of over 370,000 cubic yards of soil, turning a completely flat stretch of land into a gorgeous golf course with beautiful hills, lakes, and even an island green. Known as one of the best draining courses in Northern California, Rooster Run is ideal for play during wet winter months. At par 72 with 39 bunkers, this challenging course is sure to become one of your favorites.
Rooster Run Golf Club also offers extensive practice facilities, with two putting greens, a short game area complete with sand bunker, and an all grass teeing area on the driving range. The Pro Shop offers many of the top golf club lines, including Callaway, Mizuno, Cobra, and Titleist. Also, visit the Rooster Run Café and Bar for sandwiches, snacks, and a full bar.
After a day on the course, you can relax at some of the best places in Wine Country. Petaluma’s historic downtown is just minutes away for some exploration and fine dining. Or, drive up Highway 101 a few more minutes to experience some of the world’s finest wineries and most beautiful landscapes.
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Rooster Run is a nicely kept course that is a challenge for most golfers. The greens are especially tricky, with speed and subtle tilts that make three-putts all too easy.
The pro shop is friendly and well-stocked, with a snack bar that has a good selection of drinks, sandwiches and gooodies.
What do I hate about Rooster Run? Petaluma weather!! This is a microclimate that is different from nearby Santa Rosa. On the course, either it's windy (very windy), foggy, or both. 18 holes at Rooster Run can be a terrific experience, I've just never played there on a day with good weather. If you like braving the elements, this is the course for you!!
After looking at what seemed like a million venues, we decided on Rooster Run for our 8/24 wedding. And we did not regret it for a moment!! I was very anti "golf course" wedding after visiting another venue in Rohnert Park that left me with a terrible taste in my mouth. But, after viewing the site and talking over our "vision" with Lane, we were 1000% sold that RR was the place for our wedding. The ceremony site was beyond beautiful (and not at all "golf course-y") and was a dream come true. We used all of their available rooms for our reception, and everything from the food to the flow of the evening was perfection. And, I'll add, all for a very reasonable cost.
We had a wedding of appx 150 guests and they all felt very well taken care of.
Lane is incredibly easy to work with and SO good at her job. I would highly recommend Rooster Run for any event.
Thank you Lane!
Booked my rehearsal dinner a week out after getting abandoned by a previous venue. Lane was extremely helpful and quick to responding to my emails and phone calls. She sent me all the information and was able to answer any questions I had about the setup. The venue itself is very nice as it has an indoor seating area and also a covered patio area. Highly recommend this place for a rehearsal dinner!
Horrible experience with this course...
I got married a few weeks ago, and one of my groomsmen set up a golf tournament at Rooster Run for 8am on the day of the wedding (he had an email from one of the workers confirming as such). Upon ~20 of us showing up for our tee times (+photographer and videographer), they inform us that they screwed up and booked two tournaments at the same time. We could not play the course.
The guy in the clubhouse that day was actually really helpful (not the person who had been setting up the tournament) and got us on a different course a few miles away. Still, this was completely inexcusable for something that had been set up months in advance.
Bottom line, if you're looking to set up a tournament, I'd stay away from this place.
I love this course. I always have a good time and I LOVE that they don't over book. You can pretty much tee off at any time and/or make reservations without any issues. I love that I'm not sitting around wanting to play, but having to wait for the people ahead of me - while they wait for the people ahead of them - all the while, people behind us are already sitting with us (which has been my experience at other courses (see my review for Poplar Golf Course in San Mateo).
We keep coming back up to Rooster Run because they are friendly and they know how to properly book reservations.
How can I not like a course that wielded me the highest percentage of G.I.R's in my sucky golf life. Rougly 70%. Couldn't putt a lick in this course though, despite getting a handful of birdies. Lots of 3 putts...lotssss. The greens aren't fast or difficult...just didn't have the flat stick working yesterday.
My buds and I played here cause one of them had a tourney coming here soon and wanted a little course knowledge. We played from the whites @ 5900yds because that's were the tourney will tee off from, but the tips interest me a lot @ 7000yds, even the blues @ 6400yds. The whites can offer up a lot of chances to drive the green if the wind is blowing right. No wonder I like this course...a few short 300yd par4's don't hurt none.
The course is setup pretty well. The bunkers have tons of sand in them, and the fairways and rough are cut accordingly. The golf shop is pretty small...small enough that it shares the space with the snack shop. The employees are nice enough - they're not overly talkative and keep to themselves but a gesture here and there is noted every so often. Pace of play is pretty slow here...I guess that's why we saw the marshal out and about on a Tuesday...usually don't see those guys at all, yet along several times. 4 1/2 hours on a Tuesday is pretty bad. It's got to be horrid in the weekends...a major negative for me coming back.
A good solid course. It is in very good shape with nice greens and interesting holes.Well worth the price . It can be a little slow 4 and half average round time but not as bad as some other courses. Good for all levels of golfers.
I would highly recommend Rooster Run Golf Club Banquet Facility to anyone who is planning an event. I met with Lane one time to plan a baby shower for 40-50 people. All other questions or concerns were via email and were quickly responded to. The food (Brunch) was excellent and presented beautifully. Our servers were professional and attentive. Our event could not have been any better! A true 5 star experience!
We (3 of us with carts) played here on November 2 midday. The course itself is pretty decent even though the movement of play is especially slow. We showed up at the first tee and there was a twosome already in the fairway and another twosome (walkers) waiting to tee off. A couple showed up after us (also walkers) and the marshal asked them if they wanted to tee off with the twosome on the tee box, but they politely declined. After the twosome teed off, another twosome (walkers) show up at the first tee and the marshall tells them to hurry up and tee off. The marshall tells all four of them that it will help them all if there are 4 of them and not just 2 of them since the pace of play was slow.
So after all of this shuffling, we teed off 20 minutes after our reserved tee time behind 4 walkers. The pace of play was soooooo slow; we waited on every hole to tee of and it took almost 5 hours to complete the round. Ugh.
I really like the course; I just didn't appreciate extra shuffling on the first tee which tremendously slowed down our usual pace.....
the course is in good shape and the pace of play on a sunday was really not too bad, but they don't really have a restaraunt where you can get some eggs in the morning. So if you have a early tee time you are pretty screwed if you didn't have a chance to eat before hand. but on the turn you can get a sandwich but it's almost worth it just to wait since they are really nothing special. kind of a bummer this place was alot better a few years ago