Mount Saint Helena Golf Course

2.6405411765 2.6 stars from 5 (32)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 34
  • Length: 2759 yards
  • Slope: 105
  • Rating: 33.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Men's 34 2759 yards 33.2 105
Ladies' 35 2650 yards 34.8 110

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

23 out of 31 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for 9-hole rounds walkers  

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"Mt St. Helena Golf"


uWDCE8681WD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The city of Calistoga needs to plunk some money out to resurrect a once very fine 9 hole golf course. It seems as though the powers to be do not wish to put any more money than they have to, including watering the fairways.

The greens are in some good shape but the fairways either have long weed grass or hard pan, giving the golfer one heck of a bounce. If you go on a hot deal at least there is some saving grace and no complaints. Otherwise it is not worth the green fee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Poor sad condition"


linda6216360's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As much as we have struggled, the locals in Calistoga, it seems the board of directors of the Napa County Fairgrounds including the golf course just does just not get or know how to run a golf course. Between the soggy wet spots and the hard as a rock Brown dry spots it's hard to have any sort of consistent play. Something better be done soon or all will be lost.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great design, poor conditions"


impart's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

This municipal course was designed by Jack Fleming(Pebble Beach) with some excellent views and well designed holes for a short course. They have issues with sprinkler system and conditions.

A great place to tune up your game and have some fun with your friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Pretty sad what's happened"


u611735573's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
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Reviewed on

Having played this course for years, I remember it as a sweet little diamond in the rough for Calistoga. I don't know why, but it has fallen into severe disrepair. Parts of the course were green, many were parched, a few were soaked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course Needs Water"


Bill5642424's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A typical local municipal golf course. The problem is that they are not getting enough water on the course. They have access to recycled water so that is not the issue. When you ask them why they aren't water more they say a broken sprinkler system. They have been saying that for 3 years. It it time they make it a priority.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nine Hole Course"


uWDCE8681WD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of fun, perfect for the short game, and long enough to challenge the every day hacker. There is enough of a challenge even for the most meticulous of golf enthusiasts! Play is easy as no one is trying to press you. Just a neat little upcountry course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u485140078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



GolfingGregg's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very dry conditions on fairway.

We are new to golf, so not reviewing as experienced golfers. That said, for the price, and convenience in wine country, glad we could play, given recent rains !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mt. St. Helena GC"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is quite stressed at this time, mostly due to water rationing, I suppose. It is not a bad 9 hole track. Would be nice to play it when it is in good condition. Currently has 3 temporary greens. With the condition as is, you can walk for $15. I will be playing again. It is very convenient to where I am staying


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"What Happened?"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What happened to this place? I guess it's kind of like a golf course. Fairways, tee boxes, greens all terrible on what used to be a fun little family course. Only positive was pace of play because there was only a handful of people on the course. And two of them were riding bikes! This course used to be a great value and fun spot for kids and beginner as well as your average golfer. Green fees more than doubled and in return the conditions are Rock bottom. $10 hot deal with cart included was about right for this goat track. What a shame.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"small greens views alright"


john9427117's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairgrounds golf course. for the hot deal price worth it .I would not pay more than that. next rv park. & race track,


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lost a ton of balls but still had fun"


jgauch's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I played the course after two weeks of rain, so the fairways and rough were uncut and ball magnets. I lost 2-3 balls in the middle of the fairway, and another 3-4 in the "short rough" next to the fairway. Good thing they were mostly found balls anyway.

On the plus side, it was a nice sunny day and the people I met were all nice. I was playing alone, and when I caught up to several groups of 2-3 they let me through without any fuss. Overall a friendly place.

This is not a "bucket list" course, but I would be happy to play it again (hopefully with shorter grass).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"pleasant"


hankzwet's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

enjoyed playing several balls at each hole since I was stuck behind an Asian couple who did not speak English and would not let me play through! But I enjoyed it anyway!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"don't expect much"


Action32Jackson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is in pretty rough condition. save your money and play somewhere else. not even worth the 8 bucks i played with a cart...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great 9 hole course to swing a club..."


Matthew6528408's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

there's nothing fancy about this course, but if you want a very relaxed atmosphere in the Upper Valley this is it. And especially when you get the hot deal of $5/per person.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Tree lined course"


uGHNJ3151GH's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

You have to hi it long and straight to shoot par.<br/> The pace of play is always excellent because there are few golfers out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice staff, we were able to play course in a fast pace."


u129209601's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice 9 Hole Course. I would play again. Great price thru Golf.Now.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I wish I could say something nice about this course"


u000001321658's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The people at the course were very nice.<br/> This is the first time I felt like GolfNow let me down. GolfNow did not show that this is a 9 hole course and that a cart is NOT included in the price. Since the people were so nice, I am not going to say how bad the course is


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Mount St Helena GC"


oggolfer60's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this track 4/5 time and love the layout it is a simple fun but challenging course you can play with just irons and score well or bang it and go low. I've enjoyed every round I've pales at MSH and look forward to playing it again. The greens were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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