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4.5
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
97.0%
Recommend this course
124 out of 129 reviews
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4.4
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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4.3
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 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.

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Reviews

4.5
129 Reviews (129)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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5.0
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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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

Another day in paradise

I play this course quite frequently, and I always have an enjoyable around. The front nine is relatively straight, but challenging nevertheless; the back nine I find to be a little bit more challenging as the course meander through the hills. It’s always a little warm in the summer, but it doesn’t interfere with my enjoyment.
The people who work in the pro shop, always go out of their way to be friendly and help you in anyway shape or form. It’s a pleasure to do business with them.

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

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

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well worth it

The course was well taken care of and there's nice clubhouse with good food and drinks.

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

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. Thanks for pointing out our playing conditions – as you see they are very important to us. 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!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

No ethics

There is a group of five players in front of me with no respect to other players, no professional ethic on the
golf course. I was with them on the tee box from fifth
hole and choose to ignore and not let me thru. I have wasted at least 30-45 minutes waiting. I finally decided to skip hole 8, just to get thru them.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Need acces LF

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Playable

It is a good course that doesn't beat you up.
It has its challenges but is fair if your game is not 100%

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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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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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another day in paradise

Hidden valley is making great improvements on this golf course, as someone who plays it frequently. I’m very impressed in the condition and the ideas that are coming soon. A great bunch of people from the pro shop to the talented green keepers. Always a pleasure regardless, of score.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/14/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review Rkeith!

We are happy to have exceeded your expectations and appreciate your great feedback. We love hearing from you and are glad you had an awesome experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

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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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Local Course

Hidden Valley has several challenging holes, in addition to some holes that are somewhat easy. They make good use of the terrain and have several holes that have elevation changes in addition to creeks on some holes. Good course to play before the hot summer weather sets in.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/14/2019

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!

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

Another beautiful day

It was a magical day out in hidden Valley golf course. The greens were aerated about two weeks ago the back nine greens were in a little bit better shape then the front because they started a day earlier. It’s a great layout first nine is beautiful, no hills still fun and challenging. The back nine is completely different with hills, more challenging than the front, stunning views; a green that you can’t see from a hilltop tee. The staff at Hidden valley are all incredibly polite and professional golf lovers. The golf course is always very playable.and in good shape.

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

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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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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!

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

Beautiful

Staff are amazing, course was beautiful, my favorite place in California!

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

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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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

very nice golf course

Course is great. Staff is great. The long winter has left some wet spots but they will dry out. A great time was had.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid track

Wide fairways, a few funky holes and a good greens means an enjoyable golf outing. With all of the rain we’ve had lately I was pleasantly surprised at how well the course handled it. Greens were firm and fair. Unfortunately played it after they had a tournament so the pins were in weir positions. I’ll definitely be back to see the normal pin positions and hopefully have a better score.

Conditions Excellent
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!

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