Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

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3.8
400
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
184
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
78.4%
Recommend this course
328 out of 395 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
35
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 35 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
66
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.8%
Recommend this course
52 out of 66 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6782
Slope 143
Rating 74.0
Type Public
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Hiddenbrooke Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Palmer 72 6782 yards 74.0 143
Blue 72 6241 yards 71.1 138
White 72 5769 yards 68.8 134
White (W) 72 5769 yards 73.8 134
Gold (W) 72 5199 yards 71.1 128
Gold 72 5199 yards 71.1 128
Red (W) 72 4647 yards 67.6 121
Scorecard for Hiddenbrooke
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Palmer M: 74.0/143 388 481 151 351 586 207 330 440 389 3323 399 417 478 171 435 202 570 227 560 3459 6782
Blue M: 71.1/138 365 462 135 325 539 172 315 402 373 3088 359 386 456 151 402 180 521 179 519 3153 6241
White M: 68.8/134 W: 73.8/134 313 429 112 295 507 162 286 374 346 2824 338 374 426 126 382 163 494 155 487 2945 5769
Gold M: 66.6/129 W: 71.1/128 279 387 91 288 468 133 265 347 321 2579 272 341 393 101 335 137 468 126 447 2620 5199
Red W: 67.6/121 214 362 73 266 444 112 247 347 299 2364 269 286 347 84 261 115 406 92 423 2283 4647
Handicap 9 1 15 17 5 13 11 3 7 10 4 12 14 2 18 6 8 16
Par 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 1 15 17 3 13 9 5 7 18 4 6 10 8 16 2 14 12

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1995) Ed Seay (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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

Reviews

3.8
400

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 16
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 69
Bunkers 57
Water Hazards 52
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 49
Locals 42
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 30
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 54
In the 'Burbs 37
Convenient to the City 23

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Golf God

Wonderful layout. Some areas had no water and others had too much to the point if sinking in the turf like a bog. The tee boxes were a little rough. Greens are very good and I really like the thick rough. If you hit it in the rough you should be penalized at least half a stroke .

Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

father son at hiddenbrooke

pros; course layout, challenging, greens excellent condition and challenging, staff very nice, 10 yard apron around greens conducive to pitching/chipping-nice lies, most fairways and first cut nice and plush. Tim the grounds keeper very friendly and motivated with enthusiastic ideas to better the course

cons: some black tees out of commission or blocked by trees or under sanding repair, bunkers somewhat thin and grainy-more and better sand would be nice, fairways in spots bare and burned dry brown grass, members playing talk too much around the greens while waiting. driving range is poor and limited-for course of this caliber practice range is worse than a farmers field

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Good day of golf, but deteriorating conditions

I walked this hilly course so my blisters are just now healing. I need the exercise and haven't been getting it pushing my foot to a pedal. Hiddenbrooke is always challenging with it's altitude changes, tall grasses, and sometimes windy conditions but I have to say I was disappointed with the lack of care for the course and perceived deterioration since golfing hear last year. The tee boxes especially need work. In several cases the boxes were hacked away with no real place to get a good footing. There were also numerous second cut sections where the tractor didn't pick up the cut grass leaving it to ferment and turn yellow and making it easy to lose a ball.

I scored well and my partners enjoyed the great weather, but I believe there is plenty of room for course improvements.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course conditions. Pace of play was show due to a tournament but overall a good day golfing

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout, very poor course conditions

Keep coming back for the creative, challenging, modern course design. The canyon creates challenging wind conditions, there are holes where club selection changes by the minute with the swirling winds. Holes 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 and 18 are wonderful golf holes. Hole 16 is one of my all time favorites when the green side ponds are full and the brook is running.

Today was the first time I have played here in a couple years. Walked away majorly disappointed in the course condition. T boxes were terrible. Some t boxes were being redone, every hole needs to be addressed as I was hitting off dirt with patchy crab grass. Municipal courses are better than this. Also, overgrown trees impacted t boxes too. Mr Palmer would be ashamed.

The course is generally wet, more so today. The rough was gnarly, creating a unique look and feel, penalizing shots that even just missed the green. No issue with this type of setup, except I think this was due to deferred maintenance rather than a creative superintendent. Most of the greens were in good shape. The traps were distressed, lacking what looked like months of attention.

Won’t be back anytime soon.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Hiddenbrooke Coming Back

You can definitely see a difference Troon is making to Hiddenbrooke. The most noticable is the drainage. Playing a morning round regardless of weather you could always count on puddles on certain holes . Those were gone.

Tee boxes are being rebuilt, currently #13 is in porgress so no 100 foot drop tee shot on to the par three. The greens and fairways were both in good shape. I'm not sure if it was by design but the rough was very long making it a lot tougher if you don;t find the fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hiddenbrooke a very nice layout and nice greens

The course has a very nice and challenging layout,

the greens were in very good conditions, however the fairways are just Ok.

I did not like the roug,h, they are really thick and tall, so if you want to score say in the fairway.

Areas of improvements: no question the t-boxes a lot of opportunities and also the bunker, they are just dirt.

I will play again for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Good
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good track

Always enjoy this course. Greens rolled better than they looked, high rough, fun

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

Hiddenbrooke getting better, every day!

Now that Troon has taken over the management of this course, the course seems to be improving, week by week.

The fairways are green, the greens are green and the rough is being mowed!

If there had been more sand to the bunkers, I’ d have rated the condition of the course as having 4 stars, instead of 3.

I really like what Troon is doing the the course. Keep up the good work!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best value in the Bay Area

This is a hidden gem. You can usually get on easily, the cost is minimal (especially compared with other Bay Area courses), and the course itself is challenging, interesting and well maintained. Tough greens to putt. Palmer made a good one here.

Run by Troon Golf.

Don't walk it- you will be wiped out. Very hilly and can get hot

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging & fun

Loved playing this course. It’s tough - if you don’t hit straight you will become frustrated. Fairways are narrow, hilly, tree lined with water hazards everywhere. Greens are mean. Can’t wait to play again.

Conditions Good
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

Course is in great shape, pace of play was great, finished in 3 hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Progress

I write a review about Hiddenbrooke about once or twice each year, to gauge the progress. Still needs to come a ways, and expected more from Troon. This is a great layout, challenging and fun. Off course amenities are solid, the grill and drinks are good. The course once was so much fun, and is less than ideal because of (1) crappy uneven tee boxes (mats would be better almost), (2) uneven and poorly maintained bunkers (maybe getting better glacially) and (3) poor rough and off the fairway maintenance. The last one is very frustrating because they don't mow off the cart paths and you lose far too many balls that are a foot from the path. I have no idea why it's so hard to fix the tee boxes (17 has been ripped up for so long that weeds have grown back into the area they prepped for a new sod), It still is fun when you don't get stuck behind a slow 4 (or a 5). They need to fix the boxes all of them and move the grill to the main clubhouse and set up a public drinking area where you can watch people come in on 18 (like Half Moon Bay),

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Online price was outstanding and the course is freaking great. Greens are terrific and smooth as well as the fairwaysi. And the burgers are so tasty and get a big yummers.

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
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A good product

Great course! Would be better if there was more sand in the bunkers (what else is new in the Bay Area?). Will be back next week to challenge this course again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course, needs maintenance

Overall, this course is very nice and I do give it my recommendation. Greens run quick but not too quick, and fairways are crisp. Course layout is challenging; some target golf and some long holes from the tips so bring your Big Dog and a go to 250 yard wood/hybrid. Rough could use a little water and trimming. Biggest issues were with the tee boxes and bunkers. Tee boxes need evenly grown green grass and to be leveled out. Bunkers need to have a consistent sand type and be maintained to stay as soft as the sand type will allow. This course has so much potential, and it’s been over a year since Troon has taken over but I haven’t seen the “world class golf experience” as described by Mike Ryan, E-VP, COO, Troon.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course but needs better T boxes

The course overall is a nice layout that is challenging and fun with elevation changes, some water hazards and OB areas. It is quite and somewhat secluded. Course is well maintained with good condition greens that mostly roll true and well manicured fairways and rough. The T boxes are another story. They really need some work, very chewed up and and lumpy to the point it was difficult finding a flat stance on several. Bunkers are also in need of work with very little sand. Overall a nice layout but with some work on the T boxes and bunkers would be more enjoyable to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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