Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

3.6455823529 3.6 stars from 5 (318)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6782 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

  • 1095 Hiddenbrook Pkwy, Vallejo, California 94591, Solano County
  • (707) 558-1140, (707) 558-0330
  • (707) 558-1427
  • www.hiddenbrookegolf.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1995), Ed Seay (1995)
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Palmer 72 6782 yards 74.0 143
Blue 72 6241 yards 71.1 138
White 72 5769 yards 68.8 134
White (W) 72 5769 yards 73.8 134
Gold (W) 72 5199 yards 71.1 128
Gold 72 5199 yards 71.1 128
Red (W) 72 4647 yards 67.6 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 318 Reviews
5 stars:
76
4 stars:
150
3 stars:
58
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

265 out of 313 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Round!"


Mike4698783's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Do yourself a favor and play Hiddenbrook.

It is challenging and provides amazing opportunities for lifetime memorable shots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



MIchele1923274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took my brother for his birthday he never played coarse before he loved it greens were a little plunged but a fun day!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course ruined by conditions"


dylanj17's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

my first time playing here, course was amazing with a great clubhouse and main area but the conditions ruined the round. tee boxes were bad but bareable and the greens were terrible. just recently had the holes dug in everywhere. not sure what that is called but it makes the greens miserable. every putt would bounce all over the place and hitting or chipping on would be very unpredictable. overall i loved the course but the for whatever reason they did that to the greens completely ruined it. probably won't play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u6273303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Conditions"


Matty52's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was very disappointed to see the course in such bad shape. The tee boxes were not maintained well and the water holes did not look as nice as they once did. I was hoping Troon management would take better care of the course. In its current condition I would not pay more than $20 to play it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A good course gone bad."


Brian3093890's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The conditions are the worst I have seen them. This is not to the standards of a Troon golf course.

Tee boxes & fairways are not in good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/02/2017

very sad to hear. Hiddenbrooke used to be the best public course in the bay area 10 years ago, but seems to have gone down in the past 6 years.been down a long time I guess. I haven't played there for 6 years.


"Hmmmm"


terry31x's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have not seen this course in this condition before. I always remembered it in pristine condition but always wet, which I was ok with. Tee boxes are in terrible shape and most of the fairways are infected and/or riddled with dead spots. Too bad.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Really Needs Help"


u000002552756's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was the first time at Hiddenbrooke, and unfortunately, the last. It just isn't any fun. The design is really tricked out. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but too many elevation changes, and I like elevation changes. Sometimes you just want to stand on a tee box and see what you're hitting right in front of you. Blind tee shots with drastically sloping fairways make this a very difficult course. Also, typical of Arnold Palmer designs, the long hitter is penalized on many holes. Palmer liked to place bunkers or other penalties out where the big boys play. All of that being said, the course is not boring, but very difficult.

Course conditions are very rough in spots. The tee boxes or awful. No excuse for that after all of the rain we've had. But the rough is simply unkempt. As other reviewers have said, you can be a few feet of the fairway and lose your ball. And aesthetically it just looks bad. The maintenance really needs to improve. The greens are in very good shape and roll very well.

Overall, if you like tricked out courses that are really hard this could be your place. But I'm never going back. Rancho and Paradise Valley will get my business around here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"What a Day"


u000005328433's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a day we had, course was in perfect shape,weather-perfect,Proshop staff a10. Food and drink 2nd to none.Zipped around in 4 hrs, had lunch a couple of pops, The course and Staff were PERFECT!!!!! WHAT A DAY!!!! You should absolutely spend a day here.


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


"Tight course!!!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You need to know the course and place the shot. Not a forgiving course if you are playing it for the first time like me.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still Problematic"


dsweingard's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

I continue to review this course because if you are like me and play public courses, you end up here every so many weeks as there is not that much to choose from. This was once a gem and is undergoing yet another management change (from Casper to Troon North). I have a lot of respect for Troon North, and expect things to improve steadily.

But $85? Really? No way. Not yet. As others have said, the tee boxes are terrible. After a record rainy season, there simply is no excuse for these tee boxes. How hard is it to spread a little seed and keep golfers off a box for a while. It's not like there aren't options. On 2 for example, they moved the tee to a rarely used forward tee on the right. Think it would be better? Nope. Horrible.

What's worse these days is that they clearly don't have the landscaping budget they used to have, and perhaps not even the paltry budget that Casper Golf had. You WILL lose tons of balls and you WILL lose them within two feet of the cart path. You WILL lose them even if you had your eyes on the ball and tracked it into the junk. The "grass" is so long and unkempt that you stand no chance. And I'm not talking about really bad shots here. Just marginally offline shots that you should at least play or be able to drop as a lateral.

It's totally unfair and a waste of money. Greens are okay. Bunkers spotty but getting better, but if you like plaging the Bridges at Gale Ranch, then you;ll like this. Unfair and ultimately not fun. If you get stuck behind the legions of slow players (getting worse now), then it has almost nothing to recommend it. On the plus side, the food in the grill isn't bad.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


miketbb3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only negative I will say is the tee boxes aren't in the best shape. Otherwise the fairways and greens were terrific.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hiddenbrooke G.C. State of course."


torch892's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course. Everything is good, except for some tee boxes that need some T.L.C.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



Doc3254496's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001316532's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course is fine but needs TLC"


bolt65's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This once perfectly maintained track is not perfect anymore, but it is still good. Anyone who says that the course lacks character is way off. Its still very playable and a good test of golf. Greens roll neatly, slope is there so beware still. Tee boxes are in need of a roll and tape, but I am teeing it up so not a problem. They need flattening out and grass though on a few of them to say the least. Sand is perfect to ok on most holes, tough in some other spots, to be expected from a HAZZARD! Layout is good, so play Hiddenbrooke when price is right. I would not pay more than 30 weekday or 45 weekend. They are close to those ranges so I'm still in. $85 for weekend play early is criminal though, unless they tend to the course more. And to be fair, they could hold a tournament qualifier there right now. I have seen worse. I always highly recommend Hiddenbrooke in any condition, and its not bad right now. We will see how they do into 2018 and re-evaluate this course as we play there often enough.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course not very well maintained"


kplovespizza's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

At one time this was a tour caliber course which hosted the LPGA for several years but that hasn't happened in 15 years or so. The tee boxes and fairways were extremely dry, with dead grass and bald spots of dirt. The greens were not well maintained and the putting surface was bumpy and uneven (I could see the ball hopping the entire way to the cup). The cart paths from one hole to another was overgrown was 4 feet tall weeds adding to my allergies and the overall unattractive aesthetics of the course. It looks like they rarely water the fairways/greens and they certainly haven't mowed any time recently. I was very disappointed in the course condition. Additionally, I noticed that there was no cart service with beverages and snacks. My colleagues told me that they have never seen a snack cart working in Hiddenbrooke. Sadly, I will not be golfing here again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"No excuse"


supertex's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played here much in the past, and with the amount of moisture we've had this year there's no excuse for the tee-boxes to look that bad. Mounded and barren are the only way to describe what we played on. Also the bunkers looked and felt like they hadn't been raked in months. Grounds crew should be fired.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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