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4.4
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
111
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
96.8%
Recommend this course
199 out of 210 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.3%
Recommend this course
42 out of 45 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.6%
Recommend this course
65 out of 68 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6527 yards
Slope 118
Rating 71.1
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Bennett Valley Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ben Harmon

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
210 Reviews (210)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
Patio Dining 30
Watching the Game 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Narrow Fairways 19
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 35
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Worth the Drive 15
In the 'Burbs 9

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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great greens

Wonderful tough tract with narrow fairways and well maintained bunkers

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Extremely Backed up

We played at Bennett Valley on MLK day,
My friend's foursome was 22 mins ahead of us, and yet there were 4 teams in between us
that leaves 5.5min to finish one hole!
And of course it took longer than that, and every team was backed up
and the group behind us yelled at us for not playing fast, while most of the time we were waiting at the tee for the group playing ahead of us to clear out.
It was not a pleasant experience and I wish the course at least give 8~9 mins for each group to complete.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great track

I played Bennett Valley for the first time and it was a great course. Mostly flat course with a lot of trees, well maintained and the staff was awesome!! I will be playing here again for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 135
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Bennett Valley golf course was soggy

Bennett Valley is one of the nicer course around but when it rains it gets very soggy.. The pace of play is always very slow as there were a lot of walkers.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pace of play killing me

I guess the concept of a golf marshal is dead me buried somewhere on the 2 hole. 5.5+ hour round is ridiculous.
I blame the course operators not necessarily the golfer due to ignorance
Why would operators want the golfing experience marred by slow play??

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

North Bay Gem

A great course! Worth the drive from the city. Great lay out, nice people. Good pace of play. If you hit it straight, you will do well here. Greens are fast and true, I visit where ever I can. A north bay gem!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Easy, consistent course, affordable

This isn’t a difficult course, but it was kept up pretty well and the staff was helpful. Good value for the money as well.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Bennet Valley Golf Course

Playing Bennet Valley was a good experience, a serene and picturesque environment.

The play was painstakingly slow for a Tuesday. Started at 12:45 and completed only 14 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A very enjoyable experiance.

It was a fun day. The greens were smooth and fast, and conditions couldn't have been better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

This tree-lined golf course has a lot to offer and challenge every level of golfer. Set in beautiful Sonoma county, this golf course was in very good condition and well maintained- well worth the visit if you’ve never played here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Late Fall Experience

Bennett Valley is a classic muni course. The layout is fairly pedestrian, particularly the back 9 which is essentiallly a series of back and forth par 4s. That said, they do a good job of maintenance, particularly this year with all the extra use.

Today's round was played on late fall, hard and fast conditions. Lot's of roll out. You felt like a much bigger hitter than perhaps you are. The greens were a bit faster than you might expect at a muni. The pace of play was great (4 hrs 15 min). COVID precautions were well in place and it seemed like a safe experience.

The setting in Bennett Valley itself is beautiful, with a nice backdrop of mountains behind you. All in all a very pleasant round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of play was slow on the front nine--had to wait at least 20 minutes on some holes but then it got better on the back nine. I'm surprised they didn't start some foursomes on the 10th tee instead of everyone going off the first tee.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

North Bay Gem

Bennet Valley is always a good choice.
Good people and a great course. Because it is a nice walk, sometimes it can be a little slow. Right now the course is in good shape. Fairways are very firm and could use a little water, The greens are in great shape and running true. We started at 12: 30 and finished just at dusk. A 1pm start would not have been able to finish.

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

Tough but fun

Very enjoyable. Tight fairways, plenty of trees. Definitely will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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