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4.5
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
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3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
95.3%
Recommend this course
112 out of 117 reviews
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4.4
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6708 yards 72.5 125
White 72 6297 yards 70.6 121
Gold 72 5652 yards 67.0 117
Red (W) 74 5349 yards 71.2 120
Scorecard for Hidden Valley Lake Golf & Country Club
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: 72.5/125 434 483 442 189 354 567 461 210 393 3533 429 146 466 399 114 401 483 344 393 3175 6708
White M: 70.6/121 420 458 385 151 347 505 433 201 341 3241 407 131 458 388 99 389 473 336 375 3056 6297
Gold M: 67.0/117 335 438 382 135 347 463 342 150 341 2933 385 113 418 375 99 261 438 336 294 2719 5652
Red W: 71.2/120 326 431 345 125 342 453 315 134 333 2804 325 103 405 321 98 251 430 328 284 2545 5349
Handicap 3 9 5 17 11 7 1 13 15 6 18 8 2 16 12 10 14 4
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 7 17 1 3 11 15 13 10 14 2 4 16 18 6 8 12

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
117 Reviews (117)

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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Handicap 10-14
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5.0
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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
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Hot weather
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Conditions Excellent
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5.0
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shoeless Joe

Felt like it rained 40 days and 40 nights up until two days ago. I was so excited to get out and play, that I forgot my golf shoes. Thought it was going to be a disaster and figured at some point I get one of my shoes sucked off in the mud. Much to my surprise the course wasn’t bad at all, and the greens were great. I have no doubt that in a week or two the conditions will be absolutely great again. Looking forward to getting out here again. Always enjoy this track.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unique experience

Minuses: An unavoidable part of playing the front nine is the general poverty that abuts the course, which may or may not bother you. I did not find enjoyable walking by someone's backyard/ front yard filled with junk.

Pluses: For an inexpensive muni, the greens were in great shape, the fairways decent, and bunkers showed signs of care. The surrounding environment improves on the back nine. Holes 12 and 13 are gorgeous. Still, the overall experience is not something I'll do again or recommend to someone.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 02/26/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience Akira. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. 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
Previously Played

Oakmont

The course is always in great condition and with the new carts . What a bargain!

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

This course is in a very warm area in the summer but the course was in great shape and most of the grass was green and looking good. Front 9 is mostly flat but the back 9 has lots of slope and requires planning on most holes to have a chance to get on in regulation.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprising

This course is very understated in both location and marketing but is a great value. Well kept. Challenging enough and in very good shape.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing

Amazing course! The best greens, beautiful course, quiet, wildlife all around, staff is great and helpful, and the best part is the layback atmosphere, very enjoyable I’m 550 miles from home and I’ve been here three separate times in two months and I will be back in a few more weeks, it is that Amazing!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun golf day

Course was in great shape, love to play there when I am in town

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course

The only thing keeping this course from being excellent is the bunkers. They suck. Especially the bunkers with red sand. I have to rate the course conditions as good at best. Fix those bunkers, especially the red sand bunkers and then I can rate the course conditions as excellent! I hope they keep on eye on these ratings. Fix the bunkers, its not that expensive to replace the red sand with white sand.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day at HV

The course was in very good shape, greens were fast but not dry. Love Hidden Valley, by far the best Lake County golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Find Hidden Valkey

Always fun, staff great, been lucky with pace of play.

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