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Value
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Layout
4.4
Friendliness
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Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6366 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.4

Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Bermuda/Rye
Greens Bent/Poa
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Summers

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted None
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
144 Reviews (144)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Thick Rough 8
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
Walkers 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 12
Near Local Attractions 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

I’d go again

The greens were in good shape. Fairways we’re not in the best of shape. They could cut the grass lower for the fairways. The tee boxes needed to be cut also. The layout was a nice change for me from my regular places. Overall I’d play again. I’ve even told a few friends about the place.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love golf

Had a good time. A bit windy tho. Greens were playing really fast. But enjoyable. Need sharpen up my game for sure. Oh yes I won’t forget to say it was windy day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bidwell

The course was busy, but a marshal came by at least 3 times. Never waited too long. A couple of greens needed some work, but in general were in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Staff/great value

I have been playing golf for many years. Bidwell Park Golf Course has always been a challenging layout. The staff is always friendly and helpful.
Wildlife is abundant throughout the course.
Would I recommend Bidwell Park Golf Course when you have the urge to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Due To Tournament

There was a men’s club tournament in the morning that backed things up. Once they cleared things picked up.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good day

Great course and some challenging holes. Earlier rain did not affect the play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

the squeeze

why would you squeeze regular groups between the city championship tournament? The answer is you should not. PERIOD
unneccesary waiting for what should have been a closed golf course for the tournament.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Muni Course - Come for the golf, stay for the wildlife.

Course has enough trees and bunkers to cause problems. I hit three bunkers yesterday. If you can hit straight your will be fine. Roughs will challenge you. Beyond the roughs, it is wilderness. A couple of the greens showed effects of record heat this summer. There are lots of deer, ducks, geese, turkeys, and turtles to distract you. The staff is friendly. My partner is addicted to the wraps from the bar and grill.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great place to play.

This golf course has great features; the staff is a great place to start. The clubhouse serves delicious meals and snacks. The course itself is set within Bidwell Park, Bidwell Park is one of the largest city parks in the U.S.
Wildlife everywhere.
We (golfers) are spoiled.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Golf Course in Chico

Always try to play Bidwell Park Golf Course when we are in Chico. Whether its the deer, turkeys, geese & ducks on the fairways, the course is always fun. It was a busy day and a little slow paced. A lot of locals walk the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fun course, but...

BPGC has a great layout and is in a great location. It is a muni with limited funds for improvements.
When I played it yesterday, the greens had been aerated and sanded which was unusual for this time of year. Had I known it, I would have played elsewhere. Too bad there isn't a way to get the word out before paying online. But because I like the course, I will be back in a couple of weeks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of Play was so slow it took us five hours and 15 minutes because two foursomes slowed everybody down in the Marshall tried to get them to go fast

The pace of play was so slow it took five hours and 15 minutes to play 18 holes there were two foursomes that was causing everybody's problems the marshals tried to get them to go faster but they just wouldn't

Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play terrible

20 dollars on golf now was appropriate for the value of this round. Teed off at 12:00 pm finished on hole 15 at 4:45 pm as we could not take any more. I guess the blame has to go too the course management and a complete failure to enforce any sort of "pace of play standards". The course is very boring but a decent tract to spend a Saturday afternoon but waiting 2-3 groups on most par 3,s was just ridiculous. I guess the management feels they don't have the kind of course to attract serious golfers so anything goes including a lot of beer drinkers and sloppy golfers

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Staff - Decent Course

Started out very nice but half way through hole one we were stopped by Gene the marshal who rudely inspected our ice chest. I understand the course policy on glass and alcohol but it was 6AM and I was with my 15 year old son and Gene was very rude. Gene continued to harass us on the next tee box saying we were holding up play. When a gentleman we were playing with politely pointed out that the players behind us were still on the previous green, Gene rudely said "don't argue with me".

Two holes later Gene stopped us again and again very rudely asked us "are you 12 handicap?" when we said no he demanded we go off the white tee box. We said ok but we had started to play a scramble in order to quicken our pace. He followed us the entire front nine and then on the 10th tee box Gene started yelling at us about not having respect for the course.

After a 5 minute berating he finally left and a nice lady from the course came up to us and apologized for him. My son was very intimidated and made the comment that this may be the reason why the PGA is struggling to attract younger players. We were very open to suggestions and were very respectful but when the course marshal immediately comes at you with an attitude it is hard to give respect.

Very disappointing!! I would rather drive 20 minutes south to Table Mountain Golf Course, which is better maintained and with staff that are actually excited and happy to teach and introduce new golfers to the wonderful game.

It was very clear that we were not welcome at Bidwell Golf Course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the wildlife

Was very hot but staff made sure we had ice and water. We could hear everyone in the creek trying to stay cool. Lots of Deer under trees and by the creek.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

a great day on the course

Beautiful day at Bidwell. The round was pretty slow with lots of people out on the day. Greens were in great shape and the fairways were perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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