Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

3.8102000000 3.8 stars from 5 (295)
  • 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

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

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 295 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
142
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

248 out of 290 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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"Tee boxes are terrible"


pcrmswsm1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
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All 18 tee boxes are in need of repair. They are all lacking grass and level footing. Way too many divots not leveled providing uneven footing. Sand traps are lacking sand therefore unplayable. Arnold Palmer is rolling over in his grave with embarrassment with these conditions on one of his courses. No course Marshall 's available during round when play slowed at 14th tee and for rest it the round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Super beautiful Arnold Palmer design golf course with plenty of private rolling hills that really standout!"


golfer1142's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Enjoyed driving the golf cart.. lots of rolling hills. The views are spectacular! The beautiful course is fun and challenging. The putting greens are large and rolling.. The green speed is fast and fair.. Fun golfing experience!


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tee boxes are a little beat up but the greens were great.

it would be nice if there were 150yd landmarks to help gauge approach shots when on the fairway. The markers on the cart path are sometimes missing or difficult to see.

Really fun course to play. The hot dog and onion rings were terrific and didn't break the bank.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not what it used to be."


timdoukas's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Raved about this course to my golf buddy and couldn't wait to take him but it was clear on the first hole that it's not even close to the well maintained course it was when I last played it 10 years ago. The LPGA used to hold a Major here and now the course looks like every other muni around. Arnold Palmer designed the course so 10-12 of holes are still pretty cool but they are in bad shape. I'm sure the prolonged drought was the culprit here so I'll check back in next spring to see the course is coming along.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"overgrown fairways and bad T boxes"


LonnieOdom's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course in horrible shape, high grass and big clumps of grass cuttings made it unplayable; losing balls on the fairway due to clumps of cut grass; T boxes horrible. Won't play here again for over $70 when played Blue rock last week for $40 and in much better shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fantastic Layout, Very Challenging, Poorly Maintained"


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Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Title sums up most of my thoughts. The layout was really quite nice. The back 9 is exceptional, holes 13 and 14 are standouts.

The roughs weren't cared for at all. Tee boxes weren't level and taken care of. Greens were recently aerated, speeds varied from green to green, but they were in good shape. Sand traps ranged from dreadful to "under repair". Course would have been very challenging even in great shape, but in its current condition, the course was dreadfully difficult. Bring many sleeves of balls.

Staff was very nice, both pro shop and grille were excellent.

Would love to return and see this course properly taken care of. In great shape, they could charge double and fill a tee sheet.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, bad day for grooming"


u000004968800's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing at Hiddenbrooke. It is one of the best in the Bay and offers a good challenge. Unfortunately, the course needs a haircut badly and having knee high grass in the rough is a bit too much.

Lost several balls that appeared to just barely leave the fairway and even lost a ball or two in the fairway under clippings. I take pride in the number of balls I bring home after a round. Will certainly come back but after they call the barber. Also, remove loose grass clippings in fairway and second cut. Thanks....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course needs work."


nacheng58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I remember playing Hiddenbrooke years ago and the course conditions were immaculate. I couldn't say that after playing yesterday. The greens had been aerated 2 weeks prior...so they were looking good. The majority of the tee boxes on the back side especially need to weeded and reseeded. I don't remember one green-side bunker that was playable. In some cases the drainage pipes were showing. The fairways on the backside were soggy and in some areas unplayable They were not marked as such. The fairway roughs needed to be mowed. Looked like they had been when the grass was wet as there were clumps of cut grass throughtout.

In all fairness, the area had just received record amounts of rain during the month of February and it got a good soaking on Friday. I'm hoping the maintenance crew will be working to improve the course conditions as the rains begin to subside and we have better weather.

The food and beverage director was spectacular. We called from Hole #10 asking about the beverage cart...said it was on the front nine servicing the tournament players. Understood, but within minutes...there she was...didn't have coffee, but went back to the clubhouse and brought us back some all before we finished the 10th hole Now that is service!!

I'll be back and hoping for a better experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Larry7584330's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Joe3079718's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"US Open Rough and Little white flowers"


Shadethrower's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Tee boxes, yes, they need work. Wet conditions have kept the rough up and the fairway flowers aplenty. Like the course but have never ever lost so many golf balls on good shots. Hope they can get the mowers out soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course with a couple shortcomings"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Played today with some buddies on their recommendation. We got a great deal on one of the websites and so the price was great. However, I am giving this review based on what this course should be and what they advertise themselves to be, and not based on the bargain I got. I liked the course and by and large the fairways and greens were great. However, this is an upscale club and because of this I look at the whole course. The tee boxes were pretty bad on a couple of the holes. The range was also lacking in terms of teeing area. The recent weather and the fact it is the winter may be the cause of this. So, when I come back later in the year I will see if this improves. The grille and on-course food was really good. I had a lot of fun and by all means I will come back. I just feel for as good a course as this is, the whole experience should be top shelf. Look forward to playing again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/24/2017

Dont expect the tee boxes to fixed anytime soon they have been this bad for the last year. A little over a year ago we were told that they will fix them in the next 18 months. Not sure why they need 18 months for a 2 week process. I still enjoy playing here every weekend plus it just makes me a better golfer when i play courses with legitimate tee boxes lol



u000007920995's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2016
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"short but will designed"


15ironman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are in real good shape. The ball rolls smooth. The fairways are ok but the tee box are as dug up as a baseball diamond. The course is a beautiful design by Palmer although it is very short for being modern. The white tees would be women tees at other places. I played during the week but the weekends can be real slow. A good deal for the money. If you think you are ready play the back tees on a windy day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Going again soon"


Joseph8954928's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Finally got a chance to play this course and was worth the wait. Not the longest but the slopes and wind make up that. Have to be precise with your shots because there is very little room for forgiveness. Traps could use more sand and the flags could use some reflecters for range finders. Overall great experience in a great day. Looking forward to playing here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great views and features"


Brad5442203's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great to play. The pace was awesome. I had 3 guys that I caught up to by hole 14, other than that, no one was on the course. The tee boxes were in pretty ruff shape and unlevel. The greens were fair. Overall, I would play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"seen better days"


alexfong's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Putting greens were generally very good, but a few were a bit slower than the others and a had a mixture of grasses making them somewhat lumpy. Many tee boxes are no longer level so driving is challenging. Not awful, but needs leveling. The fairways were the main problem. Fairways and rough are cut properly, but the fairway grass is very sparse in many areas and my ball frequently rolled to the lowest point which was hardpan/dirt. If you don't mind bumping your ball in the fairway, there was also plenty of grass. Again, not awful, but needs more grass coverage.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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