Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course

4.5306764706 4.5 stars from 5 (92)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6708 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • 19210 Hartmann Rd, Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467
  • (707) 987-3035
  • (707) 987-2752
  • www.golfhvl.com
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Year built: 1965
Architect(s): William F. Bell
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts required; No tank tops or halter tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 92 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

88 out of 90 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals   Challenges include elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"HVL Golf Course"


duffinator's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is Lake County's only 18 hole golf course and the best one in the county. The course is maintained well for the most part. Sometimes they can't mow the rough because of rain and it sometimes gets very thick to where you have a hard time finding your ball in it. The white bunkers are average but are much better than the red sand bunkers which are horrible. Sometimes when your ball goes into a red bunker it skips out from lack of sand. There was talk of them removing the red sand and putting in white river sand but to date it has not happened. Stay out of the red bunkers at all costs. The front nine is flat, pretty much wide open and has a few holes that are hard to par consistently. The back nine has a lot more character with elevation changes and more interesting holes. You would think it would be easier to score on the front nine but for some reason I score much better on the back nine. Generally speaking the golf course is well maintained with the exception of the red bunkers and the greens are always in good shape. In the summer the course can play very fast with a lot of roll, which I like. The staff is helpful and friendly and the food and bar are very nice as well. I play here a couple times a month or more, weather permitting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


Jugghead10's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in great shape and the staff are the best around


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u752804621's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live in Calistoga. We play at many corses from Mare Island to Napa to Oakmont to Petaluma and beyond. HVLGC is the best course in the area. Greens are challenging and always in great conditions; the course drains well the fairways are long and challenging and the staff is welcoming and friendly- Love to play at Hidden Valley!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Winter"


slicenplenty's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course year round. But especially great in the winter. Just got 3 plus inches of rain 3 days ago and only a few holes were cart path only. Greens in great shape and totally receptive. Fairways had some bounce and roll out. All and all great golf, food and beverages.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"very nice golf course"


goldbar4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable course. front nine is walkable but cart needed for back nine. However views on back nine are fantastic. All in all a great course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Favorite Golf Course"


u752804621's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions , Tee boxes, fairways and greens , are great!

Staff are helpful and friendly.

HVL has become my favorite course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout and excellent conditions"


moscoejeff's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

teed off at 10:30 on Sunday morning and played the round in 4 hours. Greens were flawless Clubhouse was very friendly and had one of the best Bloody Marys at the turn i've ever had . Overall excellent course great layout very friendly staff


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course ... tough but fun"


golfdogg4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here many times . In good shape don't like red sand traps . I think one of the harder courses to score well on . Will play again . S


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Mvera's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"AWESOME!"


Stoveguy707's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So, my dad came up for a relaxing weekend, and a round of golf with me. It's been 20+ yrs since he played this course. Our scores definitely did not impress, but the experience did. Course is in fantastic condition. Friendly staff ( getting more rare), pastoral setting, and almost driving the green on the signature hole made the day unforgettable! Happy Birthday Dad!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Weird."


EricTHEmidget's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

No clue who's rating this place 4+ stars. Good supervision from the marshalls, Greens were perfect, bunkers needed to be edged badly, inconsistent sand in all the bunkers (some had a strange red gravel in them and others with traditional sand) fairways decent but had lots of weeds, dead spots and swampy areas, tee boxes good condition. Front nine was a total bore, flat and really basic. Signage, ball washers and tee markers all beat up and old. Tons of houses on every hole, all trashy looking with junk all over the yards. Back nine was better with some really nice holes. I'd say there's about 4 decent holes out there out of the entire 18. The rest are completely unremarkable. This is not a course for advanced players. Lots of pony tails, tank tops and blue jeans on the course too. Clubhouse was a dump. Gas golf carts annoying. One of the locals told me it's the only course in the valley area. Maybe that's why it's getting such great reviews, zero competition? Whatever the reason was, I'm seriously not seeing what all the fuss is about. First and last time playing there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course on 09/19/2017:

Hello Eric, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. We are sorry to hear that the course layout and off-course amenities were not the best, but hope that the pace of play and perfect greens were able to make your round a little bit better. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make better improvements. Thank you for golfing with us in the Hidden Valley Lake, CA area and we hope to earn your business back soon.

"Great course and conditions"


moscoejeff's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even after the long summer of heat the course continues to play a great very Lush fairways and greens are flawless staff is friendly finished my round in 2 hours and 20 minutes excellent restaurant onsite. Definitely worth the drive to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



BKlion's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden Valley Lake Golf course"


u838785534's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition with the nicest group of people running it. Would recommend it anyone


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



darron1250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A delightful and surprising experience"


Paul4110207's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful staff! The front 9 is just an introduction to the back 9. The two couldn't be more different! This course is fun, challenging and rewards good shot placement. Greens, tees and fairways are in excellent condition!

What a great experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A very nice play to play"


u5706108's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is fair. The staff is friendly and the pace of play was not an issue. I'd play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great place to stay and play"


u040464959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We took off at 2 and we were done at 435 .. no one in front of us and no one behind us .. the corse is in great condition for this time of the year.. nice staff as well ...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed The Round"


u752804621's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This was the second time playing the course. While there were many wet spots still remaining on the fairways, the course was in very good condition considering the huge amount of rainfall that occured the prior week. Greens were in great condition. A very pretty , challenging and playable course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



footeosprinter's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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