Indian Valley Golf Club
|Red (W)||72||5281 yards||69.4||120|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
Nice Spring Round ! High rough !
Very windy today, but the course is very playable. Fairways are rolling.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not as good as I would expect.
Usually a beautiful place. Greens were bad, bumpy and not cut. No good reason.
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.
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!
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Course was really good. A bit windy but met some nice guys.