Hidden Valley Country Club

2.8556166667 2.9 stars from 5 (39)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6757 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6757 yards 72.1 127
White 72 6379 yards 70.1 118
Yellow 72 5471 yards 66.0 98
Red (W) 72 4775 yards 68.2 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 39 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

22 out of 38 reviews


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Reviews


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"Extremely Disappointed"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never one of my favorites, but back 9 has some pretty views of Columbia. But yesterday was the worst condition ever played. Tee boxes not maintained, and crabgrass knee high in fairways ?and throughout course. Greens speed consistent and were in pretty good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 07/20/2018:

Thank you for golfing at Hidden Valley Country Club and for the feedback. We apologize that the course conditions did not meet expectations. We are going to keep working to have the course in shape, and we hope you will be able to see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for sharing your concerns with us.

"Good golf experience"


u000008073242's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need work in fairways, especially hole #7. Other players have also complained & some even skip this hole due to its condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Stay away"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play a lot of golf in Columbia. Many of the courses are still recovering from winterkill on the greens, etc. That being said, Hidden Valley must be the worst course in Columbia. The tea boxes are awful. The greens are sub par and the fairways are spotty at best. The greens fees were really low, however I would still recommend staying away from this course. If you are at all a serious golfer this is not the place for you.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 07/09/2018:

Hello, on behalf of Hidden Valley Country Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.


u149066414's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Get what you pay for"


gregenns30's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very affordable but mayb needs to be cheaper than the $19 I paid. Greens horrible and so were the fairways...and the rough...and the sand. Drinking water cold and all over so that was good...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 07/06/2018:

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry that the course conditions did not meet your expectations, but we hope that you still enjoyed your day out there. Thank you for the feedback, and our staff will keep working to have the course in shape.

"Fun course"


u149066414's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Parkland style course with some challenging slope on the back nine


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value for a "hidden" gem"


u5590665's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was 1000x better than I expected. Greens are in decent shape overall, a few have rough patches but we are in early stages of a brutal summer following a brutal winter and I would expect to find the same at most public courses in our area. Superintendent was extremely friendly and eager to hear our feedback on the course. I have already recommended it to friends.


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


"Improving"


u631580812's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played there a month ago and course has improved some. Really hot in SC so not many golfers there. I like to practice there and had no one in front or behind me. Greens are improving but most still have dead spots. Fairways are coming. Off fairways can be an adventure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 06/22/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.

"You get what you pay for."


u631580812's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a poorly conditioned course. Not many players. I go there to practice and hit lots of balls on a course rather than a driving range. Most greens right now have dead spots. Fairways are hard with little plush grass. It’s inexpensive and never a crowd when I have played there. The staff is always accommodating and friendly. No real snack bar food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 06/11/2018:

Hello, on behalf of Hidden Valley Country Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

"Excellent Value"


jaturowski's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played this course for the first time ever today and I read the reviews about the course and were a bit weary since some reviews said the course was in poor condition. However, after my round I was very pleased with the value I had received. The course is not in excellent condition, but for the regular golfer, I had few complaints. The rates for this course are extremely generous and I truly enjoyed my time. The closing hole is a very nice way to close out the round. I will be coming back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disaster"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I would not recommend this course, it is a disaster. Fairways are mostly dead grass and sand. Greens very rough. Sorry but it is a cow pasture. It used to be very nice a few years ago. Don't understand how it got so bad. From 1 to 10 it is a -9. Really a shame whats happened to such a beautiful golf course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 05/25/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the condition of the course. We value your feedback and will be passing this along to our staff. We still hope that you enjoyed your round, and we hope to see you soon.

"upgrade my previous review"


drlevmd's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have not played this course in about 8 weeks.

It is considerable better shape than my last trip there. Greens a bit slow but very puttable and receptive to shots. Saw some progress on front 9 fairways and back side in good shape except for 16th fairway has obvious problems. The course is a very good layout and the value was superb. Despite my last negative review I see some progress in the conditions and I will definitely return


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value for price"


u000008073242's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways need a lot of attention otherwise very pleased.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 04/27/2018:

Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at Hidden Valley Country Club, and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.

"Good Value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course conditions could use some work.. however not bad for the price .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 04/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Hidden Valley Country Club, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Join us again in the near future!

"Its golf"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times. I call it Hidden Grass CC for a reason. They have a sign on 7 that says ground under repair tee to green now. Frankly every hole ahould have this.For 17 bucks on a Saturday at leaat its golf. There is grass on the greens. The layout is good and your hardpan lies skills will be tested.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 03/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Hidden Valley Country Club, in the Gaston area. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Golf Now Hidden Valley Sc"


1stume's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf now allowed a 7:08 am tee time but the course didn't open until 8??! Also, the GN priced had zero discount


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Country Club on 02/21/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Hidden Valley Country Club. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. We hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the South Carolina area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.


jcrawford108's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Needs Work"


arkfan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The greens were superb, which was a giant improvement from the last time I played Hidden Valley, about one year ago.

Still, the lack of grass in tee boxes, weeds in bunkers and the fairways all take away from this course getting anything but below average ratings. Fairways are basically hard-pan throughout the course.

I wish the course was in better shape because I live near by and would like to participate in their tournaments and special play activities. They do have a good program for that in this area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Friendly Staff"


wkreynolds's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is getting better every time we play.. staff is always friendly !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



wkreynolds's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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