Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

3.7129411765 3.7 stars from 5 (390)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6782 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

  • 1095 Hiddenbrook Pkwy, Vallejo, California 94591, Solano County
  • (707) 558-1140, (707) 558-0330
  • (707) 558-1427
  • www.hiddenbrookegolf.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1995), Ed Seay (1995)
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 390 Reviews
5 stars:
96
4 stars:
178
3 stars:
73
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

319 out of 385 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Best value in the Bay Area"


Peter8260343's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging & fun"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


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


"Slow Progress"


dsweingard's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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),


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


CHUEY65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"A good product"


u000002963392's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, needs maintenance"


cavman10's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course but needs better T boxes"


T8804582's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u114878208's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u1663210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens and Fairways are Great"


Michael3508090's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As the title states, the greens and fairways are in outstanding shape. Greens rolling true, pretty slick and firm, but holding approach shots. Troon golf has taken over management of the course, and clearly these have been their two areas of focus. The bunkers are hard, almost not maintained. Tee boxes are mostly a mess and need an overhaul. But some tee boxes not in play appear in great condition, so they will probably rotate to those and start work on the others at some point. The rough is tough but fair when mowed. When not mowed it is very penal, and finding your ball is next to impossible (which is unfair for a public track). Pace of play early morning is exceptional. Range has always been iffy, hitting into a hillside, and isn't always available if you have an early tee time. For now you can't beat the price for the fairways and greens on a former LPGA tour stop layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course conditions really slipping"


dnimura's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This used to be my favorite public course in the East Bay, but the course conditioning has really suffered. Tee boxes are a mess and the greens are bumpy. I'll still keep this on the rotation because I enjoy the layout, but I hope they put some effort in the conditioning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Getting Worse!"


danstone360's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Today the driving range was closed without notice.

Could have posted on the website, Facebook, called or emailed those with tee times booked in advance. The design of the driving range is terrible and ripe for balls getting lost, but this is a known issue that apparently has escaped management. They have balls "on order" but apparently didn't anticipate the need. No offer was made to compensate players for the inconvenience. Way to care about your customers Troon! Easy thing would have been to offer a free small bucket of balls when I come back. Total blown opportunity. I won't be back any time soon and probably will not renew my Troon Card membership.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Tee time issue"


u000001413317's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked 10:50am saturday only to get to the course and be told we were booked at 11:18. I checked my email & had 2 emails from golfnow. One confirmed 10:50 & another for 11:18. How? We waited. The course layout is good. The course condition is poor. All the tee boxes are brutal. Rounded dirt piles. Our cart had 2 bald front tires. One cart died on the 14th hole. My cart would lurch forward 5 seconds after I parked it every time. The pace was slow slow slow, nobody moved anyone along. The staff was friendly but I definitely got the impression this course is in serious trouble.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointing"


u000004771095's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we arrived after my hour and thirty minute drive we were told we had to wait for a cart. When we received a cart they said it should be good enough to make at least nine holes then they will change it after nine holes. I'm willing to work with that. After the first hole we were pushing it to the second green where it wouldn't move anymore. None of the bunkers were raked prior to play. Not like previous players didn't take but the ground crew doesn't take care or them after the course gets watered. You would expect after the long drive and the experience maybe compensation would be in order but i emailed their director and nothing as far as that. Not worth the gamble of taking that drive and having the same experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"aweful tee boxes"


ronst's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the tee boxes were really bad, not flat with lots of bald patches. in some areas the rough had been mowed and tons of clumps of dead grass were laying around and obviously had been there a few days. fairways and greens were okay. love the layout but this course has seen better days.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs more time"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Positive

Friendly staff

Notice improvement (still a lot to go)

Course layout

Not good part

tee box is still in bad shape

green needs fix.. there are still fungus disease w/ uneven green

pace of play: 5 hr 40 min..

last part was torture.. It was windy, so that might affect pace of play. However, still too long.

I hope new Owner improved course better (pace, course condition), then it will be great course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good like always"


thecgclan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course condition was just OK. Greens are mostly recovered from aeration. They appear to be just being able to mow the rough. It was long, thick and brutal to find balls in. I know, I know....hit the fairway...

Always a good day out there. It was windy which made it very tough. Tougher than usual.

As always, staff was friendly. Food was good. Great day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"disappointed"


rick5634133's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

after all I've heard that this is supposed to be a challenging course that's kept in great condition, I was surprised to find it in poor to average shape. Lots of mowed grass left on the fairways, sand traps very hard and mud in some , greens were bumpy and not cared for and there was trash on the course with several trash cans full not emptied. This was mid morning . Staff was very friendly. Pace of play was very slow with no marshall to help correct it. May give it another chance but for the cost of play, there are several courses in the area that are more cost effective.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Golf Now Good Value"


stevewheeler48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course design one of top public courses...fairways, rough good, greens final stages recovery from aeration, traps need work...worth the price....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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