Indian Valley Golf Club

4.1223176471 4.1 stars from 5 (137)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6374 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6374 yards 69.0 123
White 72 5931 yards 67.7 121
Red (W) 72 5281 yards 69.4 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 137 Reviews
5 stars:
40
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

125 out of 137 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Some great Holes"


bolandbolle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout in Northwest Marin County.

Lot's of elevated T Boxes, fairly large greens. #14 must hit extreme left to keep ball in a 15 degree downslope. # 16, par 5 200' elevated T Box, you have a choice of 2 greens, staright ahead green is reachable in two, not so for right green due to trees, but it has 3 tiers to challenge. Was a little disappointed with the condition of several fairways, dried out patches, don't quite understand that because they have a Lake Stafford and a muni supply of water to draw from. Overall a good experience with a full bar and kitchen.


I recommend this course


"Wonderful Course"


utesox's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Beautiful course and helpful staff. challenging topography makes for a fun day. The only drawback would be the conditions of some of greens....Regardless, it is a course I love to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Indian Valley"


u000001409167's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play was slow due to players taking lots of time on their shots. The course marshal was very friendly and I mentioned the issue to him. Play did speed up on the back nine but it was still a 5 hour round of golf on a weekday. The course was in great shape, especially the tee boxes. Some greens were bumpy however.


I recommend this course



Carl1551314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



robbiehart's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
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My first time playing the course in a great number of years. The second green on hole 16 is hokey and really unnecessary! The par 3 17th hole has a blind tee shot which also is hokey and unnecessary! Otherwise golf course and the views are pretty wonderful. Overall experience was very positive!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



tonyhodson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun Elevations, Greens in bad shape."


bananaslug02's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout is fun, with a lot of elevation changes, and some challenging tree cover. Unfortunately the greens were really beat up with pin placements in the worst sections of green. Fairway landing zones were also patchy and torn up.

This is a fun course if they can improve the maintenance. In many cases the greens are very large and the pin placement could be moved to allow the greens to recover and improve playability.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"great time"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
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Reviewed on

great course. Early morning round. Finished in 3 hours 15 minutes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Lmpisme's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Indian Valley"


boxstergolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was good. we finished in 4 hours and 15 minutes on a Sunday.

The golf course is in a very beautiful natural environment.

I booked through golf now and got what I thought was a discounted price, but we were paying full price- so that was a bit disappointing.

Many of the fairways seem to have some issues- like a fungus perhaps? Forcing us to bump the ball.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unusual but Enjoyable"


suavameir's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful, scenic setting. Some of the holes are on the goofy side - like trees right in the middle of the fairway and other strange design elements that throw off the risk/reward ratio. I imagine if you play the course a lot these things become part of its charm. If you are not really familiar with the course, it can be tough to judge the right placement from the tee, or even the approach shot. Nevertheless, had a great time playing this course - my first time in more than 10 years so it was like playing it for the first time. Also remember enjoying it when I played it once or twice 10-15 years ago. The hole designs are unique and interesting if unconventional, course was in great shape, and we played on a hot summer weekday afternoon and had the place almost to ourselves. Tip: the greens roll straighter than you might think; don't play too much break.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Surprisingly good greens and hilly layout"


cheiss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great fun to play. Well-maintained greens have enough relief and distinct tiers to require a good approach shot/pitch but are kept at a reasonable speed so that a bad one won't cause a 3-putt. The course is short but there are enough dog legs to make long drivers use an iron and keep it interesting. 5 and 9 are great risk/reward holes (driveable, but steep price for a miss!); 16 with a choice of 2 greens is a bit weird and 18, a par-5 that feels U-shaped, will make more sense the second time you play it.

Overall, a really fun course to play and replay, a hilly workout if you walk it, and some of the best greens I have seen for that kind of money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Indian Valley"


U000002538943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful golf course with rolling hills and elevated tee boxes. Course was in beautiful condition and pace of play was excellent 4.5 hours for 18-holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Marylynnslattery2012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love Indian Valley and play here at least 1-2x per month. This time was a bit disappointing though...the group ahead of us had 2 guys, one on whom was walking...our pace was disrupted by this. we eventually joined them because the group in back of us caught up and we didn't want to hold up play. So now 3 of us had carts and one was walking...I don't think this should be allowed, it really changed the pace of the game. Also at the turn the food order box was broken, they did provide a phone # to call in an order, but no cell service, at least not via AT&T. So when we went to order food, we were limited to pre-made sandwiches or a hot dog...not the end of the world, but again disappointing. Neither of these things will deter my going back, I still love the course and one of my favorite in the Bay Area. If you haven't played it, book a tee time today!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000002540179's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Indian Valley"


coopwayne's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering the amount of rain we have had lately, the course was in pretty good condition. Some of the greens had been aerated and sanded recently. A group right in front of us was quite slow. We skipped a hole to get around them. They never offered to let us play through. The marshall should have spoken to them.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best public course in Sonoma-Marin area"


EliseScott's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have a private club membership 30 miles away but when our course is closed, I.V. is the easily the next best. With a brilliant design cut into the hills, every hole has a distinct layout. Drainage is excellent, course maintenance is very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf Elevator?"


scmaota's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

Still the best and only trak with a free elevator ride, just when you need it, after the par3 13th hole. That's about the time when your legs are saying, we could use a quick rest, and there it is after the par 3, a rather large green elevator that provides a great view of the lake as it climbs up the last stretch of great finishing holes. dont get me wrong the front portion has some steep climbs but well worth the hike after you hit 250+ drives downhill. that day I hit the cart path on the 9th and was 10yrds from the green and made bird. great day, was wet but well worth the walk. And the hotdeal price $18 plus subtract $10 off from golfnow. cant beat that anywhere, except for the hotdeal one time i got from Yocha Dehe $35 w/cart. great golf in norcal i must say.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"New Year's Eve at IV"


thecgclan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in better shape than most with the weather we've had.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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