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4.5
141 Reviews (141)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
97.7%
Recommend this course
136 out of 141 reviews
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4.6
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
5.0
Layout
4.9
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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15 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
31 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6708 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.5
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Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs 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, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts required; No tank tops or halter tops.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2018 #21)

Reviews

4.5
141 Reviews (141)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/26/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

My wife and I loved this course.
One thing is make sure you get a cart, you definitely need it. We walked the front 9, and got a cart for the back 9.
Awesome experience from start to finish

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/27/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review dwleith67 ! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

An incredible Spring day in February

The course was in absolutely great shape, the fairways were hard enough for the ball to bounce down the Fairways, the greens were very receptive and pure, the breeze added a challenge; it was just another great day on my home course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review rkeith! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/05/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wow sunny February

First off I would like to just tip my hat to the greenskeeper, and all the staff on the course; and of course the incredible people who work in the pro shop; they take such great care of this golf course, and are always extremely friendly. It is always such a pleasure to play this course regardless, whether or not I brought my “A” game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/19/2020

Wow, Thank you for leaving 4 stars Rkeith! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/13/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A chilly day

A beautiful winter day, absolutely enjoying the opportunity to be outside and playing golf. All the fairways were open for carts, the course is in great shape especially for this time of year, and the greens couldn’t be more pure; always a pleasure playing golf In my neighborhood.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/28/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/05/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good decade

The course was pretty wet, but still very playable. Another enjoyable day in the neighborhood; it felt wonderful to leave 2019 behind as I smashed long drives down the middle of the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Thank you for the great feedback rkeith and Happy New Year! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunshine and gray skies

I thought the course was in really good shape for as much rain as we have received here. There are a few holes that you had to keep the cart on the path and walk to your ball; not inconvenient for me, it’s part exercise for me.
As usual the staff and groundskeepers are always absolutely friendly and very much care how your experience was on the course. I am always taken back, for their commitment and dedication in keeping this course in the best shape possible. It is such a pleasure at this time of year, with as much rain has that occurred that we are getting a golf course that can be played, and enjoyed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/06/2020

Thank you for the great feedback Rkeith! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Winter Golf Rules!

I've played a lot of courses in the winter time, but none compare to the course conditions at Hidden Valley Lake. Most holes allowed carts on paths just days after rains. The putting surfaces were true and fast and I've never putting that good before. The most welcoming staff greeted me when I walked through the door.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/19/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another day in paradise

This is my home course, and I play it quite frequently. Each time I come out here the course seems to be in a better shape. I think for community golf course this is outstanding, and they do an incredible job to keep this up. The greens are absolutely beautiful after being irritated about a month ago; it just is in prime condition. I have always found the staff, whether it’s in the pro shop or out on the course, are always friendly helpful and always want you to enjoy your experience here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/20/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review Rkeith! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A beautiful fall day

I play this golf course quite regularly, it’s always a pleasure. I am always taken back at the pride the entire staff takes in its maintenance, conditions, and it’s commitment to improving the course. The greens were aerated about a week and a half ago to two weeks, the greens will be unbelievable when they are ready; but it’s still absolutely fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

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

Out of the way gem

Nice little course loved the layout :) wished we played a couple weeks after they punched the greens but still overall a nice course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Valley

This course is very challenging!!! If ur a long ball hitter this course is for u!!! I play a lot of courses in Mendocino county and Sonoma county and this course has challenged me the most!!! I’ve played it twice and lost to this course so I’m definitely going back to conquer this course!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Zen of golf

It was a beautiful breezy day, with the weather smiling at my every shot. The entire staff at Hidden Valley Lake golf are always working on making the golf experience what I think it should be. They take such pride in the care taking, ground keeping, to making sure you are enjoying your experience. I am a a pretty fast player, and I never have to wait, and it is never difficult to pass if necessary. Always a pleasure

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

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

Great golf course

The best course around , best greens around should pay the course superintendent more so you don’t lose him

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another day in paradise

As usual it was a pleasure to play, I keep noticing the improvements that they continually make on the course. It’s a pleasure to play here, I sometimes play as much is three times a week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course really good greens

Hidden Valley is one of the best courses in Nor Cal , greens are fast and smooth, the course is in great shape compared to couple years ago ,they have made improvements all around the course ,some of tee boxes are even level know but still needs improvements on some tee boxes
Could use more inventory selection in Pro Shop
but over all great course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/30/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

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