Indian Valley Golf Club

3.9570058824 4.0 stars from 5 (185)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6374 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6374 yards 69.0 123
White 72 5931 yards 67.7 121
Red (W) 72 5281 yards 69.4 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 185 Reviews
5 stars:
59
4 stars:
92
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

168 out of 185 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Fun course to play with lots of variation in the holes"


treeranger's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Marin County Course available to all"


treeranger's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Still Spring Conditions"


John2787360's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Spring Round ! High rough !"


tyguy415's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2019
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Jeanclaude4903662's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Love the layout"


utesox's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"No Cell phone coverage!"


jeffbutler55's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Indian Valley is beautiful. Hills. Remote. West Marin County perfect. But no cell service.! Due to winter rains (thank god!) course was still cart path only. Which would have been fine except for no cell service, which means no yardage readings for me. Probably had 5 or 6 shots where I brought the wrong club(s) and did not go back for the correct ones due to not knowing yardage


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/14/2019

Spend a few bucks and switch to Verizon. Excellent coverage on the entire course


"Good day to play between storms."


treeranger's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2019
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ground was wet since it just rained the day before, but no standing water. Grass was wet so if your game relies on a roll there was not much of that today. Still was a enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sloppy conditions"


petersean's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great but with all of the recent rain the conditions were very sloppy and one of the holes was entirely washed out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Good Day to play before storm comes in"


treeranger's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2019
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was wet in places but when walking the course it didn't make a lot of difference. Balls could roll some on the fairway, but if the shot was high and dropping it could plug in the rough and be hard to find. With the next storm coming in it will probably be cart path only for a week or more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good course for winter play if you love walking"


treeranger's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2019
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was cart path only but we always walk this course. It has lots of ups and down which makes it a challenge but fun to play. It rained two days before we played but course was in good shape considering the recent rain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u1740263's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not as good as I would expect."


Michaeldashew's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Usually a beautiful place. Greens were bad, bumpy and not cut. No good reason.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Course with the most character"


sandersrun's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love this course. A little out of the way but when I have the chance I make the drive. No hole is the same plays to the terrain. Can't wait to play this in summer. The views are amazing it's like playing in the mountains without having to go to the Sierra's.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course needs some Work..."


Guardian1068's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Contrary to some of the reviews below, the staff in the pro shop were really inviting. Omar helped orient me with the course amenities and where everything was with a cheerful attitude.

IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING BUT VERIZON, YOU WON'T HAVE CELL/DATA SERVICE. The pro shop does have Wi-Fi though!

The Course:

#4 Hole is closed with what I heard was another 2 weeks from 15DEC. They have an alternate card as well as an extra short par 3 hole behind the club house to make up for the lost hole.

#2,3,7 greens were in horrid shape. The greens were bumpy and definitely had not healed properly from getting punched. This was the case for most all the greens on the course. Putts consistently were bouncing not rolling true. I'm almost positive they haven't been rolled since they got punched, they were SLOW and inconsistent. When you can clearly see and feel (with your hand) the indentions from the tines... it's pretty bad. The weather probably didn't help, the greens were so saturated that there were footprints left by groups ahead.

Fairways were in typical fair muni course shape, so not too many complaints there.

Pace of play was great, we finished within 4:30.

Course is definitely a plotters course. If you're going out there for the first time, make sure you research the course on google maps before you head out. The cell coverage is slim to none unless you have Verizon.

I might give this track one more shot in the summer, the views and wildlife on the course were a pretty neat experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Damaged greens"


Harper9738772's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were severely damaged from a failed aeration attempt and mold/fungus growth.. Malfunctioning mower created random lines of untrimmed grass that ran through some of the greens which severely effected putts. Unfriendly pro shop provided no mention of course conditions when charging full price for a Monday am round. "Out of towners" get the cold shoulder from staff.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Overpriced and unfriendly"


Amisk8er's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Check in was met with an unfriendly, dry and cold attitude, maybe the guy was having a bad day, but then he shouldn't be posted at the check in desk which is the primary customer service point at a golf course. Same with the service at the cafe, I couldn't tell if the lady was upset or having her own bad day or if that was just her normal demeanor.

Greens had been punched and sanded with no prior notice before booking the round. Every green was rittled with divot-like punches, and even that wasn't the only problem, they were soft and spongy, very slow and unpredictable. Course was in muni condition at best (even aside from the greens). Fairways were bare in many places, rough/course boundaries were unmanicured and overgrown. Layout and design were definitely interesting and worth a round, but even so I could not ever justify coming back unless they dropped their prices by $20-$25.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



schreibee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a great Hot Deal price on a Monday morning, course was nearly empty since there was a shotgun tournament start at noon.

Course is in nice shape, and it's a beautiful place to play on a nice day. Almost no houses or signs of civilization at all, out in the country.

Aside from having a huge old Oak in the dead center of the 1st fairway, it's a pretty fair course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Too slow pace of play!"


ppalmer63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great weather, nice course, challenging elevation changes for those walking but good exercise. All of this was made much less enjoyable due to the 5 1/2 hours that it took to get through 18 holes.

The marshals at public courses need to take their job seriously. They can politely tell groups to skip a hole to catch up to the next group. It is ridiculous for the rest of us to be camping out at each hole. We literally had 3 groups sitting at one par 3 hole waiting for the group in front of us.

For those of us who love the diversity of playing different public courses instead of being a member of a private club, I beg of you marshals, please take your job seriously. And golf course managers, when hiring marshals, please hire employees who have maturity, grace, and have perfected the velvet hammer approach. We all will really appreciate it!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/13/2018

Marshalls at public golf courses won't do anything because it's a PUBLIC GOLF COURSE !!!


Commented on 08/06/2018

Well said and helpful. Thanks


"Good golfing"


u000002506945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was really good. A bit windy but met some nice guys.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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