Bennett Valley Golf Course

4.0741000000 4.1 stars from 5 (135)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6545 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

  • 3330 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, California 95405, Sonoma County
  • (707) 528-3673
  • (707) 528-1762
  • www.bennettvalleygolf.org
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Year built: 1969
Architect(s): Ben Harmon
Type: Public/Municipal
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6545 yards 71.3 120
White 72 6196 yards 69.5 117
White (W) 75 6196 yards 74.5 123
Red (W) 75 5774 yards 71.8 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 135 Reviews
5 stars:
40
4 stars:
74
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

127 out of 134 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for walkers locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Wet. ?"


ward3424027's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Work that was done fairways has been a success !!! Conditions were better than ever after rain !!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course at reasonable prices - pleasant to walk."


Randybevilacqua's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was a frost delay the day I played and the staff handled it very well. The pro shot staff was excellent and promptly paired me up with a local twosome. Enjoyed the round very much.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Outing"


Eve111yn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape after the rains. What more can I say? Next time I won't write a review. You should ask for a long drawn out synopsis.


I recommend this course


"Christmas Eve Present"


geney888's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition for how much weather and play it gets. The staff was as nice as could be. Will play this every year when we're in town for the holidays!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good condition"


Wayne4358929's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was fast, teed off at 12:15pm. Course was in very good condition, nice fast greens, nice course to walk. $22 was a great deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great condition, great value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bennet valley is a city run course and they do a fantastic job. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the greens and fairways are always well groomed. It like every course is suffering from the drought with some bare patches but overall, with all things considered the team do a great job presenting a nice playable, affordable golf course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


Roy1649760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Vary slow play I only play there when I have all day there is know marshells on the course and know one fallows the rulls they all play slow .'!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too crowded Too slow pace. Lots of hooligans"


Samarati's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Okay looking course. Nice pro shop, nice employees. Low green fees. And ridiculously crowded and slow everyday. I live in town. Have played 6 times, but will Never again. Last round: walked off the course at the 12th hole, 5hours 30 minutes!

Course attracts lots of young hooligans who carry cases of beer and drink it all during game. Lots of bad behavior. You've been warned!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"The course was green, not much water hazards, sand around the greens"


u000003489948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice long, straight fairways to get a good long drive. Be sure to stay right on the 1st hole so you can see the green and shoot it over the creek. Lots of chances to par some of the holes.


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:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"never again!"


uPIIB6146PI's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two groups on each hole---2 1/2 hours for 9 holes--so slow my clothes went out of style. Players took so long to putt.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great service"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Missed our tee time because of holiday traffic . Pro shop understood and fit us in within a half hour. Great and friendly stalf. Course in very good shape , considering drought , greens in great shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good municipal course with nice facilities"


csroberson's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very good course and in very good condition. It has a section of the driving range dedicated to practicing with irons on grass, a nice pro shop and restaurant, and a good putting green. My only real knock is that some of the bunkers were a little light on sand but they were not that bad.

All-in-all, this is a very good muni course at a good price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


TooncesPlays18's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

California is in a sever drought, but Bennett Valley is still nice and green. The front nine has good charcter, but the back nine has 4 or 5 holes that run parrell to each other and look the same. The tee boxs are alright and the fairways were in good shape, Bunkers had wet, muddy sand, but that may because I played VERY early in the morning. The greens were good, but a bit slower than what I am use to.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Mostly nice muni but play can be slow."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice public course that gets lots of play during the summer months . Rates are good if you walk, comparable to other local courses if you ride. Unlikely to get a four hour round here. Almost never see a ranger. Front nine is more interesting than the back. Mature landscape with lots of trees. I like playing here but slow play can be annoying. Afternoons have club events during the week that go off both nines which is unfortunate if you make the turn after that happens.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Father's Day"


fittinguy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On this Father's Day, I got to do what I believe many Dads would prefer to do on our day...spend it doing something I enjoy! GOLFING!<br/> The course is in tip-top condition. The ball ran a good distance on the Fairways but they were green and lush. The Greens were great..no browning or dead spots, all green and lush too, even got some ball marks on landing. The wildlife was out in full review, including deer, turkeys and cranes. Just a great day!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best Value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape and the staff were extremely friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Interesting course that's tight off the tee"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing on Saturday afternoon. Played blue tees which didn't seem long but you are in trouble if you don't hit it straight. Tight tree lined fairways on the front made for a challenging start. Back nine is more open but had longer par 4s. Greens were very smooth and fairly fast for a municipal course. Pace was reasonable for a weekend. I would definitely play again and make sure to warm up so tee shots would be straighter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor customer service"


Steven1426546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, staff was not impressive. We had a tee time booked for 3, they added a 5 some walk on in front of us after they called us up to be next. After we teed off 20 minutes late, they added a single walk on to our 3. Called in food on the 9th tee off, waited for nearly ten minutes before got service after arriving at bar pick up. The bartender gave us attitude about splitting our three meals and helped four other people while our food was getting cold just so he could split the bill. Not very impressed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Bennett Valley-late May"


u880740273's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

$1 mimosas.... Wide open fairways! Overall great! Being a municipal course, landscaping could use some work


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice"


Daniel9547138's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a very nice course with excellent conditions and a great scenic view as far as municipals go. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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