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4.6
291 Reviews (291)
5 Stars
166
4 Stars
101
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
95.3%
Recommend this course
279 out of 291 reviews
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4.5
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.9%
Recommend this course
39 out of 42 reviews
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4.6
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.2%
Recommend this course
81 out of 86 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6708 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.5
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Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course (Northern California)
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts required; No tank tops or halter tops.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2018 #21)

Reviews

4.6
291 Reviews (291)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Played On
Reviews 38
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/01/2023

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/01/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/01/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Marshall and all the staff are awesome.

Always a blast playing this course. We look forward to chatting with the marshal as he makes his rounds. He always makes us smile. Just a good vibe out there. Never disappoints.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/09/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/28/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/18/2022

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/18/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 11/28/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Watch out for residents

We started playing hidden valley a couple times a week and love the course. The ONLY issue is that around the 14th hole, we've been cut off by residents every time we've played there. It'd be one thing if they let us play thru to ensure we finish the round before losing too much light, but they simply don't care nor have any golf etiquette. Every thing else about the course is great, if they get rid of the residents cutting off paying players who book a tee time, then it'll be perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/06/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course in Lake County

We always have a blast out there. I will say that lately the locals have been sort of a pain. We drive 35 miles and pay to play there. The last couple of times out we have been cut off by homeowners. We never waited to a hit a shot all round and it was fantastic. As soon as they cut us off, we waited for every shot for the last 4 holes. I don't mind them out there just try not to cut off paying customers that are trying to finish a round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/06/2022

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your feedback to our team at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Local gem

Saturday was a busy day! Greens keepers are fantastic and really know what they are doing. Amenities will soon be the best, doesn’t seem fair to me to hit the survey as they are completely updating the place! I have been lucky to hook up with others, golfing with others is the best! It would seem the water hazards attract my balls! This course will be much harder when the streams are flowing! For me that will make this course Extremely Challenging!

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/02/2022

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Best it’s ever been at HVL

Played HVL approx. 15 times over the past 20 years.
Currently, the turfgrass conditions are the best I’ve experienced. Everything is lush green and healthy.
The greens were incredibly good. Smooth and fast.
Could not believe how nice they were.
Carts are old and fossil fuel burning. Clubhouse, restaurant and proshop under construction. No amenities. But the golf right now is very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/31/2022

Thank you for visiting us at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 10/29/2022

Worthless review

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 10/31/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

Beautiful course with upgrades being made. Friendliest course Marshall you could ask for. The only downside is when residents who live on the course, end up cutting you off in the middle of your round or hanging around on the course. Not a huge deal but can interrupt the flow of your round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/26/2022

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience and feedback to our team at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2nd Time Around

I mentioned in my previous review that hole 14 has the spectacular view. I was mistaken. The view from 14 is good but 15 is the winner hands down.

Another spectacular day of golf. The reason for the low rating on amenities is that the clubhouse is being constructed. When finished I’m sure the amenities will be great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/25/2022

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A Fabulous Day of Golf

This was one of the most fun days of golf I’ve had. It started with a Marshall in the parking lot who drove me across the street to the clubhouse then lead me to the first tee and put me ahead of some tournament players because I was a single. The clubhouse staff were very friendly.

The course is not country club manicured and you don’t want to speed across the fairway unless you have a lot of cushioning on your bottom, but the course is just fun, yet quite challenging.

On the back nine is where the gun really begins as you drive up and up, ending with the most jaw-dropping and spectacular view on hole 14 overlooking the valley with the fairway and green way down below. My phone camera could not do Justice to the beauty of this hole. Be prepared with extra balls for this one.

I love this course and hope that I can come back to play it again before I leave the area. It took 45 minutes to drive to it, part of the drive on a very winding road yet scenic lake view from Nice CA where I am staying, but it was every bit worth of the trip. The new clubhouse looks absolutely great and will be fantastic when it is completed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/26/2022

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/31/2022

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 10/29/2022

Another worthless review

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/24/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

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