Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

3.7380588235 3.7 stars from 5 (351)
  • 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 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 351 Reviews
5 stars:
86
4 stars:
164
3 stars:
62
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

290 out of 346 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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"One of the best designed courses in the greater SF Bay Area"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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Reviewed on

It is one of the most challenging courses in the area. Every single shot required golfer’s full attention otherwise she / he will find troubles in the hazards or water. It is worthy of a professional tournament level course. I loved this golf course when it was in its prime and still love it today, hoping it gets a bit more TLCs.

However, in the past several years, the maintenance has gone to almost disrepair.

- Most bunkers are not maintained. There is NO sand in them and often are played as “ground under repair”.

- Most of the tee boxes are chewed up, crowned, uneven.

- the greens are spotty with different kind of grasses, some are just bare.

Many golfers are skipping this venue due to its lack of maintenance. Because some feel disrespected.

I hope that management / owner can pay some attention to the minimum maintenance and bring the course back to its deserving winning reputation.

Sincerity, Best wishes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Getting better"


jeffbutler55's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Troon took over course management several months ago and there are definite signs of improvement. Bunkers (at least the ones I visited) had sand in them, as opposed to previous rounds where it was like hitting off of clay. The rough was actually manageable and not left at U.S. Open depths. Took a chance playing on a holiday, but the pace was good and we (a threesome) were allowed to play through on the turn. Oh, yeah...getting birdie on the 18th always leaves me in a good mood!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



penah1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Relax and Enjoy"


bobtgolf's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First Tee included 3 deer and a great PAR. This is a fun course, like 2 different 9's. Front is in the valley and back 9 is on the top of the hills. There is one of everything in on this course. Have fun but you may need extra balls.


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


"A very good golf course"


Chester4005564's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes could use some work. Fairways and Greens are excellent. Greens are fast, Bunkers are currently getting attention some have been redone and have been filled with new fluffy sand


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 Winter Conditions & Value"


TKESSU2010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great overall experience this week at Hiddenbrooke. Played with my Dad, and had a blast. For mid-winter the course looked great, fairways were awesome, and the greens rolled true. Highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002113462's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens were super fast"


2aroberts's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Greens are hard and fast. It was windy the day we played which made it tougher.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course could be excellent"


billymark's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fantastic layout and views snaking through hills and canyons. Really good course and fun to play. Many of the greens, bunkers and some tee boxes could use attention to match the quality of the layout and location. Plus they charge as much as other comparable courses in the area that have superior hazards and greens. Many bunkers were more rock than sand. Come on Hiddenbrooke sand doesn’t cost that much. Will I return? Yes!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"As Well as it’s been"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has been as well as I could remember. Greens are mostly good but can still be better. Tee boxes are ripped up for the most part but are not a problem. Still had an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable game"


u2785390's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the course lay out, it’s challenging but not hard. It’s fun and enjoyable to play with.


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


"Definitely worth checking out"


Clark1442727's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course meandering through a natural valley. Rolling fairways, undulating greens, well maintained with plenty of opportunities for the creative golfer to gamble between risk and reward. It's all about ball placement here. Give it a try!!


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


"Not what I remembered.."


u4356316's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Decided to tee off at Hiddenbrooke after not having played it since the mid-2000's and the course has fallen off a cliff. Had a tee time at 1:33pm, but didn't tee off until well after 2:30pm because a) they had two tournaments that day and were behind and b) they ran out of carts so we had to wait for one. After teeing off, the pace was extremely slow (1-2 groups waiting on tee boxes) that we couldn't finish our round and had to head on in after the 15th hole. I'm assuming the marshal(s) were busy trying to get the tournaments going. I wish their staff or GolfNow could let us know if and how many tournaments are being played that day and the overall handicap of the people playing in these tournaments...

Secondly, the course conditions were nowhere near what I remembered playing when I was a kid. Growing up in Vallejo, this golf course was a premiere golf course hosting many LPGA tour events, but now, I'm surprised its up and running. Many bunkers around the greens had no sand and the greens were very patchy and slow. It's such a shame no investing has gone into this Arnold Palmer golf course. The layout is amazing, but playing golf here is not.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/17/2017

Sorry to hear about your bad experience at Hiddenbrooke. Your frustration is certainly warranted and I want to assure you that improving pace of play especially with tournaments is one of our highest priorities. If you wouldn't mind giving me a call at 707-558-0330 ext.213 I would greatly appreciate your further input and hope I can make up for our miss on your last play date. Thanks again.

Dan Durham, PGA

Head Golf Professional


"Hidden"


Ibarracuda9247058's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last time I played here was in the late 90s. Changed so much since. While the staff are friendly. Pace of play too slow it’s hard to stay warm and in good rthym. Although the greens are in decent conditions grounds areound the greens are soggy with cart tire tracks. Some of the fairways are also too wet. This asides would have been good challenging great value course to play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hiddenbrooke review. October 2017"


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 10/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a great deal on GolfNow.

The greens need some TLC.

The bunkers are a bit light on sand.

Overall though, I love the layout of the course and more than half of the holes have character.

Hoping that Troon will be able to get this course back to the way it was at the beginning. At that time it rated 5 stars, across the board.


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


"Very Nice Comeback"


bolt65's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Follow up to a 4 star review a few months back: The tee boxes are improved and flatter...nice work. I have played Black or Blue tees for the entire year and seen about Six rounds this year here.

The GREENS WERE FABULOUS! Tour quality and fast. They have been good all year...today they were a perfect 10. At least running 12 on stimpmeter.

There are still some dry spots on the course with grass nearby, and some overly wet spots near greens where ball plugs, that's an easy fix. Course looks great and plays tough right now. Rough and sand looks good too in most spots, they are not there to be easy. Any complaints about the course are not warranted at this time. I shot rounds of 73, 71, 70, and 68 here this year(had it to 6 under at one point thru 16). Had a tough time breaking 80 today! Perfect weather and a perfect track once again. Thanks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love it"


u651214063's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cant get enough of this course, love the layouts and the challenges.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002843402's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in terrible conditions. Fairways are dried out. Tee boxes are in terrible shape. Rough is kept too long for amateurs. Barely missed the fairway on several holes. I wasn't able to find my ball in the rough. It's a shame because it use to be an awesome course that I didn't mind spending the money on.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/29/2017

Totally agree. I hope they turn this place around. Its seriously a shame to let such an awesome course rot.



u000001359967's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value..challenging course, good condtions, good pace, great staff


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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