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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
84.5%
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168 out of 185 reviews
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3.8
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3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
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Amenities
3.6
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4.3
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Conditions
3.2
Value
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Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
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3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6374 yards
Slope 123
Rating 69.0
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Indian Valley Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6374 yards 69.0 123
White 72 5931 yards 67.7 121
Red (W) 72 5281 yards 69.4 120
Scorecard for Indian Valley
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.0/123 528 408 485 120 289 367 420 158 365 3140 360 324 425 188 395 375 528 148 491 3234 6374
White M: 67.7/121 523 389 464 110 261 332 387 148 323 2937 300 313 415 165 379 323 475 139 475 2984 5921
Red W: 69.4/120 425 374 454 96 239 298 327 138 264 2615 232 301 374 136 359 260 429 123 452 2666 5281
Handicap 1 5 9 18 13 3 7 15 11 14 12 2 16 4 6 8 17 10
Par 5 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 7 3 17 15 9 5 13 11 16 6 4 14 10 8 12 18 2

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Nyberg (1958)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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 No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.8
185 Reviews (185)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 25
Narrow Fairways 13
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12
In the 'Burbs 11

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Handicap 20-24
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather

Fun course to play with lots of variation in the holes

This course has lots of elevation changes and different types of holes, which makes it fun to play. We walked and it took about 4 hours and 10 minutes to play. Lots of slope changes on some of the holes especially the back 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Beautiful Marin County Course available to all

Only 18 hole course in Marin County that is affordable and available for everyone to play. Course is fun to play with lots of different types of holes. Somewhat hard to walk if your are not used to walking.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Still Spring Conditions

Course was in fairly good shape however the greens were extremely uneven, causing putts to hop along. Recently were sanded adding to condition. Several holes had areas that were still wet.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Nice Spring Round ! High rough !

Very windy today, but the course is very playable. Fairways are rolling.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the layout

Always a great round at Indian Valley. Course is opening up with the trimming of some fairway trees. The course is a bit beat up by all the rain hut still played well... Looking forward to getting back out there soon.

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

No Cell phone coverage!

Indian Valley is beautiful. Hills. Remote. West Marin County perfect. But no cell service.! Due to winter rains (thank god!) course was still cart path only. Which would have been fine except for no cell service, which means no yardage readings for me. Probably had 5 or 6 shots where I brought the wrong club(s) and did not go back for the correct ones due to not knowing yardage

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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uFTTY2765FT
Commented On 04/13/2019

Spend a few bucks and switch to Verizon. Excellent coverage on the entire course

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather

Good day to play between storms.

Ground was wet since it just rained the day before, but no standing water. Grass was wet so if your game relies on a roll there was not much of that today. Still was a enjoyable round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sloppy conditions

The course is great but with all of the recent rain the conditions were very sloppy and one of the holes was entirely washed out.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather

Good Day to play before storm comes in

Course was wet in places but when walking the course it didn't make a lot of difference. Balls could roll some on the fairway, but if the shot was high and dropping it could plug in the rough and be hard to find. With the next storm coming in it will probably be cart path only for a week or more.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather

good course for winter play if you love walking

Course was cart path only but we always walk this course. It has lots of ups and down which makes it a challenge but fun to play. It rained two days before we played but course was in good shape considering the recent rain.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Not as good as I would expect.

Usually a beautiful place. Greens were bad, bumpy and not cut. No good reason.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course with the most character

Love this course. A little out of the way but when I have the chance I make the drive. No hole is the same plays to the terrain. Can't wait to play this in summer. The views are amazing it's like playing in the mountains without having to go to the Sierra's.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Course needs some Work...

Contrary to some of the reviews below, the staff in the pro shop were really inviting. Omar helped orient me with the course amenities and where everything was with a cheerful attitude.

IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING BUT VERIZON, YOU WON'T HAVE CELL/DATA SERVICE. The pro shop does have Wi-Fi though!

The Course:
#4 Hole is closed with what I heard was another 2 weeks from 15DEC. They have an alternate card as well as an extra short par 3 hole behind the club house to make up for the lost hole.

#2,3,7 greens were in horrid shape. The greens were bumpy and definitely had not healed properly from getting punched. This was the case for most all the greens on the course. Putts consistently were bouncing not rolling true. I'm almost positive they haven't been rolled since they got punched, they were SLOW and inconsistent. When you can clearly see and feel (with your hand) the indentions from the tines... it's pretty bad. The weather probably didn't help, the greens were so saturated that there were footprints left by groups ahead.

Fairways were in typical fair muni course shape, so not too many complaints there.

Pace of play was great, we finished within 4:30.

Course is definitely a plotters course. If you're going out there for the first time, make sure you research the course on google maps before you head out. The cell coverage is slim to none unless you have Verizon.

I might give this track one more shot in the summer, the views and wildlife on the course were a pretty neat experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Damaged greens

Greens were severely damaged from a failed aeration attempt and mold/fungus growth.. Malfunctioning mower created random lines of untrimmed grass that ran through some of the greens which severely effected putts. Unfriendly pro shop provided no mention of course conditions when charging full price for a Monday am round. "Out of towners" get the cold shoulder from staff.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced and unfriendly

Check in was met with an unfriendly, dry and cold attitude, maybe the guy was having a bad day, but then he shouldn't be posted at the check in desk which is the primary customer service point at a golf course. Same with the service at the cafe, I couldn't tell if the lady was upset or having her own bad day or if that was just her normal demeanor.

Greens had been punched and sanded with no prior notice before booking the round. Every green was rittled with divot-like punches, and even that wasn't the only problem, they were soft and spongy, very slow and unpredictable. Course was in muni condition at best (even aside from the greens). Fairways were bare in many places, rough/course boundaries were unmanicured and overgrown. Layout and design were definitely interesting and worth a round, but even so I could not ever justify coming back unless they dropped their prices by $20-$25.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Got a great Hot Deal price on a Monday morning, course was nearly empty since there was a shotgun tournament start at noon.
Course is in nice shape, and it's a beautiful place to play on a nice day. Almost no houses or signs of civilization at all, out in the country.
Aside from having a huge old Oak in the dead center of the 1st fairway, it's a pretty fair course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Too slow pace of play!

Great weather, nice course, challenging elevation changes for those walking but good exercise. All of this was made much less enjoyable due to the 5 1/2 hours that it took to get through 18 holes.

The marshals at public courses need to take their job seriously. They can politely tell groups to skip a hole to catch up to the next group. It is ridiculous for the rest of us to be camping out at each hole. We literally had 3 groups sitting at one par 3 hole waiting for the group in front of us.

For those of us who love the diversity of playing different public courses instead of being a member of a private club, I beg of you marshals, please take your job seriously. And golf course managers, when hiring marshals, please hire employees who have maturity, grace, and have perfected the velvet hammer approach. We all will really appreciate it!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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djcat57
Commented On 08/13/2018

Marshalls at public golf courses won't do anything because it's a PUBLIC GOLF COURSE !!!

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JohnNicklaus
Commented On 08/06/2018

Well said and helpful. Thanks

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good golfing

Course was really good. A bit windy but met some nice guys.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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