Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course

4.2500000000 4.2 stars from 5 (76)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6708 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • 19210 Hartmann Rd, Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467
  • (707) 987-3035
  • (707) 987-2752
  • www.golfhvl.com
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Year built: 1965
Architect(s): William F. Bell
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts required; No tank tops or halter tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6708 yards 72.5 125
White 72 6297 yards 70.6 121
Gold 72 5652 yards 67.0 117
Red (W) 74 5349 yards 71.2 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 76 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

73 out of 74 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals   Challenges include elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"A very nice play to play"


u5706108's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is fair. The staff is friendly and the pace of play was not an issue. I'd play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great place to stay and play"


u040464959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We took off at 2 and we were done at 435 .. no one in front of us and no one behind us .. the corse is in great condition for this time of the year.. nice staff as well ...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed The Round"


u752804621's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This was the second time playing the course. While there were many wet spots still remaining on the fairways, the course was in very good condition considering the huge amount of rainfall that occured the prior week. Greens were in great condition. A very pretty , challenging and playable course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



footeosprinter's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Winter bliss"


russell9274400's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COld cloudy rainy and I still enjoy this course. I love the solitude of winter game of here.

The staff is great and. Very helpful. Nice bar and clubhouse too.

One of my favorite Northern California courses for the money.

I'm excited to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Over the Hill"


Jim6410753's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is about an hour drive from my home, but well worth the drive. The fairways and greens were in excellent shape, but the rough was a little long and caused some delay due to looking for golf balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"No need to hide!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The summer has passed,but this course's condition was like it was spring. I never had a bad lie. The greens were great. They rolled true. There were three in our group, and we never caught the group in front of us. We paid little, but I believe it was worth far more. I definitely will play this course again. Hidden Valley Lake is a real gem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, always enjoy it. In good shape, but unfortunately we caught it the day after the greens had been punched. It'll be fine in a couple of weeks I'm sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"vERY NICE COURSE"


Albee6243's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time. Interesting course


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


Commented on 05/10/2016

Hi Albee6243,

Thank you for choosing Hidden Valley! We are happy to hear that you had a great time. We hope to have you back again soon!


"Course well kept"


Craig6835319's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff at Hidden Valley are courteous and helpful. The course is always well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/18/2016

Hi Craig,

Thank you for playing at Hidden Valley! We strive for excellent customer service and are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience. We hope to see you again soon!


"It's about the Greenskeepers"


121068's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course every time I come to the Clearlake area and normally it's in tip top shape but not up to there standers due to management having issues with the greens keepers but they are back on and they the greens and tee boxes are coming back. Leave the workers to do what they know what to do.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2015

121068,

Thank you for your review and for playing Hidden Valley Lake! We hope the conditions will be in tip top shape the next time you play!

We hope to see you soon,

Hidden Valley Lake Golf & Country Club Management


"Always Fun"


harrycalahan777's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a lot of fun and a great test of all your irons and woods. The back 9 is especially fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2015

Hi Harry,

Thank you for your great rating and review! We are so happy to hear you had a great time playing at Hidden Valley Lake Golf & Country Club. We hope you stayed out of our five water hazards and enjoyed the picturesque backdrop.

Looking forward to seeing you out on the greens for your next round with us here at Hidden Valley Lake Golf & Country Club.

Best Wishes,

Hidden Valley Lake Golf & Country Club Management


"Greens look like they have cancer"


u000005937116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course usually in great shape guess greens keepers where on strike till last weekend now the first 4or 5 greens hade a bunch of dead spots ranging from 18" and up all over them I woul say at least 30% of green was dead the rest of the greens where a little better but not much rough needed mowed and some large areas of fairway where also dead I sure do hope they can get the course back up to par


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2015

We are so sorry to hear that you were not pleased with our course conditions. Due to the drought in California we do our best to keep our greens as healthy as possible, but we do have to be conscious of water usage.

We hope this did not hinder your experience and that you will want to come back and play at Hidden Valley Lake Golf & Country Club.

Best Wishes,

Hidden Valley Lake Golf & Country Club Management


"First time playing Hidden Valley Lakes"


E46SC3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Layout is fine, had some fun holes and had a few plain holes. Greens were some of the slowest I have played this year by a wide margin. Overall cost probably more than I would expect to play for such a course. Would I play it again ... yes, if the greens were made faster and the green fees were to drop $10.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/22/2015

We appreciate your feedback. Check online on our website for daily tee time specials and please email directly to find out more about pace of play suring your round at tarahteetime@outlook.com


"A pleasureable roud of golf"


geewizards's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was great, we were able to tee of right on time and had a wonderful round of golf!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/30/2015

We are happy to hear your round was such a joy! Come back and see us again soon


"Back 9 way too slow"


u000005791776's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front was excellent back nine was horrible due to lack of marshals.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/30/2015

please email directly to find out more about the pace of play on the back 9 at tarahteetime@outlook.com


"This course has a lot of character."


Conor3679701's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think it's a gem for the price. Also being that it's right down the hill from my house the location is great as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/08/2015

Glad to hear the location is great for you and we are a gem!


"Always a good experience"


u000001759608's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play at HV once a month and always enjoy it. Course kept in pretty good condition. Laid back and relaxed environment and bar.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/17/2015

Thanks for keeping us in your monthly rotation!



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