Porter Valley Country Club

3.1176470588 3.1 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6090 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 70.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6090 yards 70.6 129
White 70 5769 yards 69.2 126
Red 70 5476 yards 72.5 128

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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"Feel of a muni"


sooner90's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Played under ClubCorp so this was my first visit to the course. To be fair, we were warned about a slow play due to team play taking place (took 5.5 hrs). The cold weather didn't help the matter any.

The clubhouse is aged. The proshop had the feel of a muni course. Driving range and practice putting greens were compact with very little room for players. The driving range were on mats. The course condition was average (cart path only due to rain) and the greens were inconsistent (fast on some, shaggy and slow on others with lots of bumps). The cart paths were all shaped as a drainage so any ball hit in one on uphill hole all ran back to the tee box. There are few challenging holes, but mostly pretty straight and wide. Felt very much like Knollwood / Simi Hills.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Porter Valley"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blacks (6090/69.5/126) with kviser, Mdames & RGM2525. Fun round, it's rare that I get to play with 3 guys on my GK Guru list! The POP was 4.5H, we played for $35 w/cart on a member for a day shotgun. The weather was nice, low 70's, partly cloudy and just a little breezy.

First time playing here. Hilly, shorter, fairly tight in spots layout that has some fun holes. Kind of typical for most privates in this immediate area, build more for the 65 year old weekend golfer and to be playable for golfers of all skill levels more than a track that would challenge low digit handicappers. I saw a little bit of DeBell and some Knollwood in this layout, but in nicer condition. Nice views of the SF Valley on many holes.

The tees were punched but it did not affect play. They had good coverage and were mowed close, generally well maintained. A few could use divot repair.

The fairways were fairly lush with few unfixed divots.

The rough was lush and fairly thick/penal. Much more lush than most courses in this immediate area this time of year.

The sand traps were decently maintained with medium coarse sand that was thick and tough to play from.

The greens were very nice, medium fast and held approach shots well. They were treacherous if you were above the hole as our group had numerous "lag" putts creep 6' to 12' past the hole going downhill.

A minus is that their driving range is irons only. No drink cart out today, the customer service in the pro shop was good. Nice clubhouse.

The layout I would rate as average, but everything is above average to well above average condition wise. This would be a challenging course to walk because of the hills. Glad I teed it up here, but not a course I would play very often.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great staff, great conditions"


mr79golf's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Very nice experience at Porter Valley CC. From bag/cart attendant to pro (Tracy), to restaurant staff, everyone was welcoming, friendly, and professional. Greens conditions were 10/10. Absolutely perfect. The course winds through a residential community and many homes are right up on the course, but because virtually every hole is designed in a small valley, errant shots tend to roll back to fairway. Fairways are narrow and rough is significant. A fun track that isn't long but the group of par 3's certainly is. Fun drivable par 4 and a couple of reachable par 5's make for an interesting round. We teed off behind a group and a group teed off shortly behind us but pace was excellent. We barely saw either group all day. Green undulations are severe in some spots, but are a fun challenge. Lunch was very good with good staff, and the patio is very nice. Overall, a nice little club that is a good option for ClubCorp members when in the LA area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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