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Layout
3.6
Friendliness
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Pace
4.8
Amenities
2.3
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Style Executive
Par 34
Length 2759 yards
Slope 105
Rating 33.2

Course Details

Year Built 1956
Fairways Blue/Rye Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Fleming (1956)

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, RV Camping

Reviews

3.2
35 Reviews (35)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 6
Walkers 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, but that's about it.

The greens were well manicured weeds, and were very unpredictable. The staff were friendly, and the layout was nice. The fairways were dead, or just weeds. This would be a nice course if someone would put a little money into it.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Diamond in the Rough

First time playing and visiting Calistoga, stayed at Meadwood resort first night and Solage Calistoga resort the following night. I live in LA, play courses throughout Southern California, I’ll say this course definitely a “Diamond in the Rough” it has much potential for a supreme 9 hole course unfortunately fairways are bit dry. Every hole on course about 90 yards or so to pins are lush and green!! You forget condition of fairways! It seems like course is receiving renovation or a revamped, trees are being planted along several fairways, the pro shop is nice and clean, wildlife on course adds a beautiful therapeutic touch, Looking forward next summer for another fun round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing

there‘s a lot do

the course is not in a very good shape - there is a lot do

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mt St. Helena Golf

The city of Calistoga needs to plunk some money out to resurrect a once very fine 9 hole golf course. It seems as though the powers to be do not wish to put any more money than they have to, including watering the fairways.

The greens are in some good shape but the fairways either have long weed grass or hard pan, giving the golfer one heck of a bounce. If you go on a hot deal at least there is some saving grace and no complaints. Otherwise it is not worth the green fee.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor sad condition

As much as we have struggled, the locals in Calistoga, it seems the board of directors of the Napa County Fairgrounds including the golf course just does just not get or know how to run a golf course. Between the soggy wet spots and the hard as a rock Brown dry spots it's hard to have any sort of consistent play. Something better be done soon or all will be lost.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great design, poor conditions

This municipal course was designed by Jack Fleming(Pebble Beach) with some excellent views and well designed holes for a short course. They have issues with sprinkler system and conditions.
A great place to tune up your game and have some fun with your friends.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Pretty sad what's happened

Having played this course for years, I remember it as a sweet little diamond in the rough for Calistoga. I don't know why, but it has fallen into severe disrepair. Parts of the course were green, many were parched, a few were soaked.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked

Course Needs Water

A typical local municipal golf course. The problem is that they are not getting enough water on the course. They have access to recycled water so that is not the issue. When you ask them why they aren't water more they say a broken sprinkler system. They have been saying that for 3 years. It it time they make it a priority.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nine Hole Course

Lots of fun, perfect for the short game, and long enough to challenge the every day hacker. There is enough of a challenge even for the most meticulous of golf enthusiasts! Play is easy as no one is trying to press you. Just a neat little upcountry course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very dry conditions on fairway.
We are new to golf, so not reviewing as experienced golfers. That said, for the price, and convenience in wine country, glad we could play, given recent rains !

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mt. St. Helena GC

The course is quite stressed at this time, mostly due to water rationing, I suppose. It is not a bad 9 hole track. Would be nice to play it when it is in good condition. Currently has 3 temporary greens. With the condition as is, you can walk for $15. I will be playing again. It is very convenient to where I am staying

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What Happened?

What happened to this place? I guess it's kind of like a golf course. Fairways, tee boxes, greens all terrible on what used to be a fun little family course. Only positive was pace of play because there was only a handful of people on the course. And two of them were riding bikes! This course used to be a great value and fun spot for kids and beginner as well as your average golfer. Green fees more than doubled and in return the conditions are Rock bottom. $10 hot deal with cart included was about right for this goat track. What a shame.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

small greens views alright

fairgrounds golf course. for the hot deal price worth it .I would not pay more than that. next rv park. & race track,

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Lost a ton of balls but still had fun

I played the course after two weeks of rain, so the fairways and rough were uncut and ball magnets. I lost 2-3 balls in the middle of the fairway, and another 3-4 in the "short rough" next to the fairway. Good thing they were mostly found balls anyway.

On the plus side, it was a nice sunny day and the people I met were all nice. I was playing alone, and when I caught up to several groups of 2-3 they let me through without any fuss. Overall a friendly place.

This is not a "bucket list" course, but I would be happy to play it again (hopefully with shorter grass).

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

pleasant

enjoyed playing several balls at each hole since I was stuck behind an Asian couple who did not speak English and would not let me play through! But I enjoyed it anyway!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

don't expect much

this course is in pretty rough condition. save your money and play somewhere else. not even worth the 8 bucks i played with a cart...

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great 9 hole course to swing a club...

there's nothing fancy about this course, but if you want a very relaxed atmosphere in the Upper Valley this is it. And especially when you get the hot deal of $5/per person.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Tree lined course

You have to hi it long and straight to shoot par.
The pace of play is always excellent because there are few golfers out.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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