Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course

4.4670705882 4.5 stars from 5 (84)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 84 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

80 out of 82 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"AWESOME!"


Stoveguy707's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So, my dad came up for a relaxing weekend, and a round of golf with me. It's been 20+ yrs since he played this course. Our scores definitely did not impress, but the experience did. Course is in fantastic condition. Friendly staff ( getting more rare), pastoral setting, and almost driving the green on the signature hole made the day unforgettable! Happy Birthday Dad!!!


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



"Weird."


EricTHEmidget's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

No clue who's rating this place 4+ stars. Good supervision from the marshalls, Greens were perfect, bunkers needed to be edged badly, inconsistent sand in all the bunkers (some had a strange red gravel in them and others with traditional sand) fairways decent but had lots of weeds, dead spots and swampy areas, tee boxes good condition. Front nine was a total bore, flat and really basic. Signage, ball washers and tee markers all beat up and old. Tons of houses on every hole, all trashy looking with junk all over the yards. Back nine was better with some really nice holes. I'd say there's about 4 decent holes out there out of the entire 18. The rest are completely unremarkable. This is not a course for advanced players. Lots of pony tails, tank tops and blue jeans on the course too. Clubhouse was a dump. Gas golf carts annoying. One of the locals told me it's the only course in the valley area. Maybe that's why it's getting such great reviews, zero competition? Whatever the reason was, I'm seriously not seeing what all the fuss is about. First and last time playing there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course on 09/19/2017:

Hello Eric, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. We are sorry to hear that the course layout and off-course amenities were not the best, but hope that the pace of play and perfect greens were able to make your round a little bit better. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make better improvements. Thank you for golfing with us in the Hidden Valley Lake, CA area and we hope to earn your business back soon.

"Great course and conditions"


moscoejeff's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even after the long summer of heat the course continues to play a great very Lush fairways and greens are flawless staff is friendly finished my round in 2 hours and 20 minutes excellent restaurant onsite. Definitely worth the drive to play


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden Valley Lake Golf course"


u838785534's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition with the nicest group of people running it. Would recommend it anyone


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



darron1250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A delightful and surprising experience"


Paul4110207's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful staff! The front 9 is just an introduction to the back 9. The two couldn't be more different! This course is fun, challenging and rewards good shot placement. Greens, tees and fairways are in excellent condition!

What a great experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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



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