Indian Valley Golf Club in Novato, California, USA | GolfPass
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3.0
201 Reviews (201)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.2
Value
2.2
Layout
2.6
Friendliness
3.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6374 yards
Slope 123
Rating 69.0

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Nyberg (1958)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.0
201 Reviews (201)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 25
Narrow Fairways 13
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12
In the 'Burbs 11

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Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Needs more bulldozing

Great if you’re a masochist. Very hilly with several blind shots. Some holes had no flat areas on the fairways. Number 8 green diseased and in poor condition. Plus it’s shallow and crowned so unless you’re perfect you end up 30 yds short or long. Similar for 18. Out of bounds in play on several holes. Many lateral and other hazards. And at least two holes had large trees near the middle of the fairway. Plus the driving range was closed but they gave me water balls to hit into a pond. Really?!? Save your money and sanity and go elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not As Good AS I expected

Don't know what's happened, but the course was in the worst shape I've seen it in. It's the first time I played here this year, but compared to my visit from last year, the course seemed to be lacking. The greens were very bumpy and slow, Tees showed a lot of wear. Only course I play in the bay area, that doesn't include a cart in their Hot Deals.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

5 Star Indian Valley

Indian Valley GC is a true gem in Marin. Conditions were wet (winter season) but the course is very well maintained and a joy to play. Greens and bunkers in excellent playing condition considering the dampness. It is evident that drainage is efficient. The full service pro shop and restaurant are excellent with many offerings and a very friendly staff. Even if you don’t live in Marin Co. it is well worth the drive to play this beautiful course which offers different challenges to every level of player. I look forward to walking this track many times in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Worth a drive if necessary

Driveworthy for quality of design, conditioning, and beauty. Though sited on hilly terrain, it is still very walkable. No houses on the course (can't count the distant house along 3 fairway) and the view from 16 blue tee box is world class. Choosing the correct tee box will provide an enjoyable and challenging round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Still nice to play with the past rain.

Challenging and fun course to push a walking cart. Cold air with a NW breeze. Stay warm and walk fast. Fairways are draining well and greens running smooth. Finished the round under 4 hours. Looking forward to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Difficult journey but wonderful destination

Come here whenever I catch the deal on golfnow. Worth the drive. Greens were in great shape along with fairways. If you want a course where you are one with nature yet a stones throw from urban cities then this is it. Check this place out at least once and you will be like me and keep returning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens were atrocious

I usually have good experiences here but lately the pace of play has been awful and the greens and practice greens are punched way too often!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Surprised

Beautiful day, but it would have been nice to know that the greens had been punched and the tee boxes on 3 & 4 had been moved way up due to tree work. Otherwise great day out on the course as always

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The elevator/lift is out of service!

I was looking forward to experience the elevator/lift on a golf course. They seemed not to care to repair or service the elevator/lift to be operational. It was horrible and very disappointing to walk up a very steep hill with your heavy golf bag with a pushing golf cart. I will not recommend walking this golf course, unless you have a strong legs and a strong heart!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented on 12/22/2019

You base your rating on a elevator lift. Should have gone to Six Flags if you want to ride a ride. Lol

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 108
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Fun course to play with lots of variation in the holes

This course has lots of elevation changes and different types of holes, which makes it fun to play. We walked and it took about 4 hours and 10 minutes to play. Lots of slope changes on some of the holes especially the back 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 108
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Beautiful Marin County Course available to all

Only 18 hole course in Marin County that is affordable and available for everyone to play. Course is fun to play with lots of different types of holes. Somewhat hard to walk if your are not used to walking.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Still Spring Conditions

Course was in fairly good shape however the greens were extremely uneven, causing putts to hop along. Recently were sanded adding to condition. Several holes had areas that were still wet.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Nice Spring Round ! High rough !

Very windy today, but the course is very playable. Fairways are rolling.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the layout

Always a great round at Indian Valley. Course is opening up with the trimming of some fairway trees. The course is a bit beat up by all the rain hut still played well... Looking forward to getting back out there soon.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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