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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6553 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.9

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $15
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.4
28 Reviews (28)
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Really fun course!

I was really impressed with the condition of the course as I had heard it was not very good in the past. I love the 2 completely different 9s. It is a challenging, interesting and beautiful course. Good greens, great fairways. You really have to think your way around this course. Overall I loved the course and can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sudden Valley is a Gem in the Northwest.

Great place to play in the Summer.

Front side is relatively flat and opened and gives you time to warm up before the tight hilly back nine.

Lovely homes line the fairways.

Try the Mexican Grill above the Club House at the 19th hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Bang for your Buck

As a Junior member at Sudden Valley, I have the chance to play the course year round. The course is in great shape now with well cut fairways and greens. Try to avoid bunkers on the course because they are filled with rocks. Other than that, it is a great course for the price and is usually wide open weather permitting. The course has a nice wide open front 9 with a tougher narrow back 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent for the price

Slow course. Back 9 is much better. Probably will improve later in the year. The course is worth the money.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very interesting golf course

Teed off at 2:30. Played in under 4 hours. Because of previous rains the course was wet and soft. Not much roll on any of the shots. Greens had been aerated but were in good shape. Front and back 9s are completely different. Front 9 is open with some water. Back 9 is cut out through the hills. Tight fairways and elevation changes. Very fun and interesting. Will definitely come back for another round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

a drive worth the travel time.

A Beautiful course! Better than i had expected, a nice front 9, long , challenging, water carries, beautiful senic round! Deer on the par 3( 6 )The back 9 has hill's, valley's, tight fairway's and water hazzard's @ 200 td, #17...a round well worththe 1 hr. drive, like Arnold said, I'll be back !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great shape for this time of year

We played in mid November and course was in best condition of several we played in the area. Great value for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well worth the money

The course was in great shape for playing in late October. It has 2 very different nines, the front nine is a little more wide open while the back nine is more narrow. A little too much OB on some holes but overall a good experience.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Love the course layout and setting. Unfortunately the tree lined fairways are getting sparse from lack of sunshine. Also, they recently aerated the greens and they are heavily sanded. Don't think we got a heads up on that when we booked. We rely on that when booking and avoid courses that recently aerated.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play was better than I expected.

Green speed even throughout. Saw some improvements on course condition from last time I played there. #11 & #12 fairways were a bit squishy, but most everything else on back 9 was dry enough for cart. Sudden Valley is always an interesting track with great variety from front 9 to back 9.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is in great condition.

The views of Lake Whatcom and the mountains are outstanding. I really enjoyed playing the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

Nice views

Greens roll true and staff was friendly. Easy to get to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

nice course

one of my favorites in the bellingham area, nice and dry late in the summer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

slow pace of play on a fun track

extremely slow round. played nine holes with 3 friends who had to leave after nine. on the back nine I was alone in between two foursomes. nice course and great weather but the pace of play was the slowest in over 5 years...and it was a monday.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Lots of fun and improving every year. Still needs a nicer restaurant and the ability to sell adult beverages.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

perfect day

Great day 80+ degrees right on the lake. Greens in terric shape for being so dry as of late. Definitely will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2 courses in 1

Excellent value, front 9 is a "lakeside" course, back nine is a mountain course, like playing 2 courses in one go. Greens were really fast. Back 9 is definitely very challenging. Walk it to get exercise, don't be like those lazy butts who cart it, unless you're really old of course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really Nice Course

Had not been on this course for almost twenty years and its a good challenge but not unfair. I took a friend who hasn't ever played much and we had a great time. The course was in great shape and the weather fantastic.

enjoyed the scenery as well as the pin placements.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful layout and challenging back nine.

Located along Lake Whatcom, this course is a true gem. The front plays towards and along the lake while the back nine winds up into the houses. The front is fairly benign with wider fairways and fairly flat terrain. The back is where the fun begins winding through the neighborhood with plenty of elevation changes. You need to bend the ball each way on the back with multiple dogleg configurations. Hole 15 is an awesome trip with a big dogleg left, drive-able for the brave , big hitter. Hole 17, a par 5, is a tricky decision hole off the tee. Do you bust one over the creek, or lay-up? Great course and value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tight back nine---very challenging.

Good time had by all! Course in very good condition. Staff very friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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