Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

3.8188000000 3.8 stars from 5 (287)
  • 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 287 Reviews
5 stars:
71
4 stars:
139
3 stars:
47
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

242 out of 282 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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"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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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
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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


"Course is in good shape, especially the greens"


mlindstrom's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I was surprised by the course conditions. Considering the conditions of other courses around the area this course has really held up. Look, this is California and we're in a water shortage all over the state. Golf courses should NOT be using water as they please so of course some areas will really struggle, like areas off to the side of a hole.

BUT, Hiddenbrooke has done a nice job of keeping the fairways and greens in really nice conditions. A lot of the courses I have played recently have had slow greens with dead patches of grass in the middle of the fairway. I was pleasantly surprised.

Pace of play has always been a problem here, part of the reason is because they get a lot of foursomes, also the fact that the course is very challenging from the 1st hole to the 18th hole plays a factor. We tee'd off around 2:30 and didn't finish until close to 730 (getting close to dark). Definitely waited on a number of holes but once you realize it's busy that's just part of the journey. Honestly, how can I be mad that other golfers had the same idea I had!

Great value for the money, I believe we paid $27.

Another thing Hiddenbrooke has been dealing with that every other course has dealt with is their sand traps. Some traps are hard, you can blame some of that on the water shortage and the heat but regardless unless you're playing a country club you can expect marginal sand traps.

Overall, it was a great day at Hiddenbrooke. As always, lost a few balls, hit some good shots and had a blast. Staff is friendly and professional as always.

Also, like everywhere else they've had huge sales on their Nike clubs. We walked in and they had a golf bag with some brand new Nike Wedges. The Wedges were originally priced at $144 (of course marked up!) but were selling for $60. Heck of a deal for a brand new wedge.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"JUST A GREAT LAYOUT"


rottietwo2's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played several times, LV IT!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love the Course and Staff But.............."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the course and staff.... but the range reminded me of Tin Cup, 1/2 the tee boxes with large barren spots often leaving you with uneven footing and many of the fairway are dried out. My guess they lack water rights, budget and/or their sprinkler system is faltering. That said Hiddenbrook is a “don’t miss” golf course but at the moment only if the price is right!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Aeration Special"


u000006503170's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Greens had just been aerated yesterday 8/7. If you like putts that roll true with speed wait a couple weeks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worst conditions in the Bay Area ( well second behind)"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course layout, new management must be close to going under. They have choose to let tee boxes go, on hole 2 they have decided to not maintain 3 sand traps and put ground under repair signs in them instead ( which continued on other holes)

On the 9th tee box it was similar to playing softball as there were 3 holes and no where you could get a flat lie.

this once great course is only behind glen eagles in regards to course conditions.

$37 was too much for a Sunday at mid-day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Golf Outing"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Cold and windy the first hour and a half but nice the rest of the way.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/29/2016

Thanks for playing and for the review. We appreciate it!


"Keep Looking"


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 07/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Hiddenbrooke was once one of the best daily fee courses in the Bay Area, but a series of management changes have left it desolate and in need of major TLC. In fact, the management should pack it in, because they are ruining a once proud course. The current management will put out a tournament on the back nine after letting you tee off on the front. It's all great until you run into the tournament on 12 and your day comes to an end, This has happened not once, but twice to me and my weekly crew. The course director recently quit without notice, so maybe the new guy can turn it around. As for the course, Hiddenbrooke has among the worse tee boxes around (think Franklin Canyon) and the bunkers have us taking a free drop.

If they could pump some mone into this course, it still has among the best layouts around, however, the Casper Club isn't even worth it any more. They stopped even caring about the areas off the fairway. You can lose a ball in the rough, and if you hit it into the junk, forget it. Hasn't been weedwhacked in years. You're much better off heading over to Eagle Vines or Chardonnay than plahing Arnies old course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/01/2016

Couldn't disagree with you more. I played there last weekend and actually thought the course was in really good condition compared to other courses in the area.

Right now good sand traps are really hard to find, with the water shortages all over and the heat the traps really suffer.

The only thing I would agree with is that pace of play has always an issue here.


"Need some TLC"


Jason9893899's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Once great course now has fallen on hard times. Lots of dried out spots on fairways right next to overly watered mushy areas. Overgrown tee boxes. Bunkers marked as GUR's. Need to improve ASAP before things get out of hand.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/29/2016

Jason - Thanks for the feedback. All areas you commented on are part of our improvement plan for 2016. Progress has been made and there is more to come. We are sure you will notice the improvements next time you play with us.



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