Spotlight: Hiddenbrooke GC

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According to Golf Digest, there are only two courses in California that were awarded more stars than Hiddenbrooke Golf Club.

Those are Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

Yep, Hiddebrooke is that good.

Given 4½ out of 5 stars by Golf Digest, Hiddenbrooke is one of the most popular and beloved layouts in Northern California.  Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, the course offers up stunning views, spectacular golf and an experience unmatched in the area. 

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By today’s standards, Hiddenbrooke isn’t overly long tipping out at 6,678 yards.  But don’t let the length fool you … you need your “A” game to score well here.  Dubbed a “thinkers” course, a mix of long and short par-3s, 4s and 5s move right-to-left and left-to-right providing plenty of risk-reward scenarios.

Palmer designed it to be entertaining for both the aggressive bomber and the conservative course manager.  A great example is the inviting 462-yard, par-5 second hole.  A solid drive makes getting home in two possible, but an approach 60 feet uphill with terrain promoting a right-to-left shot into a green that rewards left-to-right ball flights makes things a little tricky.

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Sneaky Mr. Palmer, very sneaky.

Among its memorable holes is the drivable 325-yard, par-4 fourth hole that entices the longer hitters to go for the green.  The downhill 171-yard, par-3 17th hole (pictured above) is another fun test with its tee box perched more than 70 feet above the green.  Club selection is key to avoid airmailing the green.

For more information, check out the website or call the pro shop at 707.558.0330 and book your tee time today!

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