Bidwell Park Golf Course
|White (W)||73||5991 yards||74.7||131|
|Gold (W)||72||5440 yards||71.2||121|
|Blue M: 70.4/126||368||128||416||156||520||412||165||481||488||3134||364||480||176||365||416||344||182||385||517||3229||6363|
|White M: 68.4/123||361||121||369||139||499||392||139||451||471||2942||351||430||168||357||403||332||150||368||490||3049||5991|
|Gold W: 71.2/121||327||107||314||100||453||292||126||408||369||2496||344||368||146||335||401||282||125||344||439||2784||5280|
Cooling off at creek Photo submitted by mjmateyka on 09/06/2017
Geese on Bidwell 9 Photo submitted by mjmateyka on 09/06/2017
Clouds build over Sierras Photo submitted by mjmateyka on 09/06/2017
Coexistence Photo submitted by mjmateyka on 09/06/2017
Fawns near 10th Fairway Photo submitted by mjmateyka on 09/26/2012
Nice Buck on Fourth Fairway Photo submitted by mjmateyka on 09/26/2012
Water Hazard Photo submitted by mjmateyka on 09/26/2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
Slow Due To Tournament
There was a men’s club tournament in the morning that backed things up. Once they cleared things picked up.
Great course and some challenging holes. Earlier rain did not affect the play.
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.
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.
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.
We (golfers) are spoiled.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.