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3.8
226 Reviews (226)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.6
91.0%
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213 out of 226 reviews
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3.7
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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3.7
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.9%
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29 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6366 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.4
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Bidwell Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Bermuda/Rye
Greens Bent/Poa
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Summers

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted None
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

3.8
226 Reviews (226)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Thick Rough 8
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
Walkers 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 12
Near Local Attractions 6

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Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

bumpy greens

Bidwell can be a good course but maintenance is sketchy. Consistency is nowhere to be found. You never know what you're going to get.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Loud Band on Patio

We have always liked this course but unfortunately, we arrived on a day that they had a local craft fair on the grounds and a loud band playing on the patio. The music was a distraction to the golfers on the course. It could be heard throughout much of the course. Definitely call ahead and see what is happening at the course on the day you want to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are great.

Bidwell greens keeper is doing a great job. It is the best condition that I have seen. The rest of the fairways are ok, but not great. This course is not worth $58. More like $35 when compared to other city courses.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunny day

Greens were soft easy to putt on. But watch out for trees. Definitely had to hit some tiger woods trick shots.
It was really hot and there’s no water thermoses. Very disappointed. Also ball washers were broke or out of water. Once I used a water puddle to clean my ball.
Grass an edges were trimmed well . No trouble find my balls. And good bounces. I shot an 80. Low score for that course.
Saw deer and squirrels everywhere.
4 dollars for Gatorade was a little high.
Have a nice day

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

hot and dry

In this hot (105*) and dry season, water is a critical subject. There are going to be spots on the course that the irrigation system can't reach. But to NOT provide drinking water on the course is ridiculous and is as much or more of a liability as covid is. Heat stroke is a very strong possibility if a person happens to forget to bring their own water. A course 20 miles away but in the same county has had water stations since early spring, so it is not the county health dept regulating the dispensing of water on the course. Water is essential.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time Playing this Course

Fairways were a bit sparse in spots. Greens in excellent conditions. Very interesting course layout. Will definitely return.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Slow play

The slow play put a damper on the day. Tough to find any rhythm we you are waiting on every tee box. Did not finish the round as it took over 3 hours to play the front nine. gave up after 12.
This could be a really nice course with a little care.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Bidwell fairways are in horrible shape

Bidwell fairways are in horrible shape. For as much as it costs to play this course, they should replant the fairways. It looks like there is a fungus that has killed the grass. The company that manages Bidwell does not care because it is the only public course in Chico. Until members and guests stop playing there nothing is going to change.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bidwell course

Staff most friendly, fairways need a lot of TLC, greens are good

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

hard

The grass around the greens was too high and the greens were too dry and very hard.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Course review

The clubhouse was nice and staff very helpful the fairways are quite rough uneven grass an in need of TLC greens we’re punched a few weeks ago so there healing

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

good course.

Aerated greens but a lower rate balanced it out. Fairways still need tlc.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the money

The fairways are in terrible condition. Very little grass and lots of bare spots. Temporary greens that have been like that for months. Greens keeper is not doing their job. Slow play for a weekday and no Marshall. Chico needs another golf couse.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Late round

The course was in decent shape for the time of year the greens were in really good shape

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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