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4.4
177 Reviews (177)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
96.2%
Recommend this course
170 out of 177 reviews
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4.3
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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4.3
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.4%
Recommend this course
34 out of 36 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

4.4
177 Reviews (177)

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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Coarse

Everything about my experience here was great from the staff to the coarse to the view. I play here often and really enjoy it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/02/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us! Please feel free to comment on this review 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 Intermediate
Plays Once a month
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/02/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating of us! 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 4
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 Average
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Commented on 03/17/2021

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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/28/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us! We always strive to provide the highest quality of service to our golfers. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Hidden valley lake is a hidden gem

I drive one hour to play here. Always enjoy it. Course is well maintained. Greens are very fast.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/18/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/28/2021

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/11/2021

Your feedback is important to us! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/11/2021

Hi, We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Worst Staff Ever - No Professionalism

I am very disappointed at how the Golf Course handled the golf cart situation. We were a group of three (myself, my dad, and my uncle), two of which in the higher risk category because of their age. Unfortunately, we were not able to get a separate cart for my uncle even after going back into the clubhouse and saying that we would pay more for an extra cart (we were told this was okay while getting our cart). It is unbelievable that the course was not accommodating enough to make this happen. 6:48am tee time, plenty of carts at the time, drove out from Orange County to support YOUR COURSE, and the best we got was, “we can refund you.” The fact that there was no accommodation or let’s see what we can do for you, is mind boggling. I’m a fan of the course, played here several times, it's actually nice and fun, but not sure I will be coming back after today. You could also tell the guy helping out with the carts to put a mask on. 45 minute drive to deal with that debacle and then not even play.

Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

All good except!

Really nice, challenging, not physically abusive. The immediate rough was too long, bring x tra balls. Also $69 i felt was a little high for recent aerated conditions.
2 thumbs up!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/05/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun course

Once the two curmudgeonly gentlemen in the pro shop were navigated it was all a pleasure. Fun course in good shape with reasonable prices. The back nine is pretty unique, especially the tee shot on 15. Will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/02/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Course Layout

I really enjoyed the course layout. Many different options for playing the holes. Nice setting and pretty scenic course. Greens were in fantastic shape. Only negative was over watering in many spots.

But definitely worth playing if you are nearby. Or spending some time at Clearlake.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/02/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 3
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 08/11/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place

Great place to play and enjoy a great round of golf. Course in great shape. Marshall on course was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Hidden Valley Golf Course

Great course to play, always well kept, fairways look great, challenging course. Always fun to play at Hidden Valley Golf Course,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/11/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great features

Played here with my brother, his first time playing here. He enjoyed it, especially the surroundings and the 15 th hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 89
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

good day in the warmth

Course was in good shape and pace of play was good. Front 9 mostly level and the back 9 has some holes with elevation changes. Weather was in the 90's with a pleasant breeze making a good day for golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Default User Avatar
Commented on 07/20/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

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