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4.3
140 Reviews (140)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
77
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
99.3%
Recommend this course
132 out of 140 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6527 yards
Slope 118
Rating 71.1
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Bennett Valley Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ben Harmon

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
140 Reviews (140)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
Patio Dining 30
Watching the Game 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Narrow Fairways 19
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 35
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Worth the Drive 15
In the 'Burbs 9

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Decent Bang for the Buck

I'd like to give it a 3.5, but I settled on 4 stars. The gentleman in the shop (I wish I could remember his name) was great. I had forgotten my umbrella at home in Oregon and he found one for me to use. The weather was wet, so I was by myself due to low turnout.

The course does not drain well, particularly the back nine, which is flat. I teed off the back first and it was wet in spots. The greens were in good shape however. The back nine is pretty boring. You basically play the same style hole each time - straight and tree lined. Not much variety.

The front nine is pretty good. A LOT more variety and fun to play.

Given the rain overnight I wasn't surprised by the course conditions. It was still playable and I didn't have any plugged lies. The greens were good. I didn't have to fix many ballmarks, which is surprising for a public course. I did notice the bunkers were not raked very often, which you sadly see from lazy golfers.

The value was great. I think I paid $40 for walking 18, renting a rickshaw, and a small bucket of balls.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were in good shape

This course gets a lot of play & for good reason. It has a simple old school design. There are only a few holes that don't lie on flat ground. Basically, everything is right in front of you here. Greens are poa & they are quite tricky. Overall good value golf course. And right now its in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Wet. ?

Work that was done fairways has been a success !!! Conditions were better than ever after rain !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Good course at reasonable prices - pleasant to walk.

There was a frost delay the day I played and the staff handled it very well. The pro shot staff was excellent and promptly paired me up with a local twosome. Enjoyed the round very much.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good Outing

Course was in great shape after the rains. What more can I say? Next time I won't write a review. You should ask for a long drawn out synopsis.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Christmas Eve Present

Course was in great condition for how much weather and play it gets. The staff was as nice as could be. Will play this every year when we're in town for the holidays!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good condition

Pace of play was fast, teed off at 12:15pm. Course was in very good condition, nice fast greens, nice course to walk. $22 was a great deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition, great value

Bennet valley is a city run course and they do a fantastic job. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the greens and fairways are always well groomed. It like every course is suffering from the drought with some bare patches but overall, with all things considered the team do a great job presenting a nice playable, affordable golf course.

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

Slow play

Vary slow play I only play there when I have all day there is know marshells on the course and know one fallows the rulls they all play slow .'!!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Too crowded Too slow pace. Lots of hooligans

Okay looking course. Nice pro shop, nice employees. Low green fees. And ridiculously crowded and slow everyday. I live in town. Have played 6 times, but will Never again. Last round: walked off the course at the 12th hole, 5hours 30 minutes!

Course attracts lots of young hooligans who carry cases of beer and drink it all during game. Lots of bad behavior. You've been warned!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The course was green, not much water hazards, sand around the greens

Nice long, straight fairways to get a good long drive. Be sure to stay right on the 1st hole so you can see the green and shoot it over the creek. Lots of chances to par some of the holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

never again!

Two groups on each hole---2 1/2 hours for 9 holes--so slow my clothes went out of style. Players took so long to putt.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great service

Missed our tee time because of holiday traffic . Pro shop understood and fit us in within a half hour. Great and friendly stalf. Course in very good shape , considering drought , greens in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Good municipal course with nice facilities

This is a very good course and in very good condition. It has a section of the driving range dedicated to practicing with irons on grass, a nice pro shop and restaurant, and a good putting green. My only real knock is that some of the bunkers were a little light on sand but they were not that bad.

All-in-all, this is a very good muni course at a good price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Great Value

California is in a sever drought, but Bennett Valley is still nice and green. The front nine has good charcter, but the back nine has 4 or 5 holes that run parrell to each other and look the same. The tee boxs are alright and the fairways were in good shape, Bunkers had wet, muddy sand, but that may because I played VERY early in the morning. The greens were good, but a bit slower than what I am use to.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mostly nice muni but play can be slow.

Nice public course that gets lots of play during the summer months . Rates are good if you walk, comparable to other local courses if you ride. Unlikely to get a four hour round here. Almost never see a ranger. Front nine is more interesting than the back. Mature landscape with lots of trees. I like playing here but slow play can be annoying. Afternoons have club events during the week that go off both nines which is unfortunate if you make the turn after that happens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Father's Day

On this Father's Day, I got to do what I believe many Dads would prefer to do on our day...spend it doing something I enjoy! GOLFING!
The course is in tip-top condition. The ball ran a good distance on the Fairways but they were green and lush. The Greens were great..no browning or dead spots, all green and lush too, even got some ball marks on landing. The wildlife was out in full review, including deer, turkeys and cranes. Just a great day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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