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Indian Valley Golf Club

3035 Novato Blvd, Novato, California, 94947
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(415) 897-1118
Architect: Kevin Ramsey (1)
                      
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Detailed description of Indian Valley Golf Club

Indian Valley Golf Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Novato, California.

The golf course at Indian Valley Golf Club first opened for play in 1956. The course was designed by Robert Nyberg. The course was rennovated and redesigned in 2004. The redesigner was Kevin Ramsey.

This course's greens are sloping, small, and fast. The tree-lined fairways still afford generous landing areas, and many of them are doglegs. Water hazards (streams and ponds) come into play on many holes.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,253 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,238 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 1, a par-5 that plays to 528 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 4, a par-3 that plays to 120 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 1, a 528 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 4, a 120 yard par-3. The signature hole at Indian Valley Golf Club is #16, a 475-yard, par 5, requiring an approach shot to a four-tiered green.

This course has been reviewed 19 times
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San Rafael, CA

$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, August 2014 at 2:10 PM

One of my favorite courses. I try to get out at twilight in the summer when you can get a pretty good deal on a walking rate. Otherwise it is getting to be a little too pricey to be a real gem. Lots of trees that can get in the way but look pretty. Lots of wildlife to see. Lots of elevated shots that I think are cool (adds 40 yards to my drive!).

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 027526
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Kentfield, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, February 2014 at 8am

Beautiful course & getting better all the time

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021567
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San Francisco, CA

$66 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2013 at 10am

The ONLY course I have played with an elevator for golfers! (technically, a funicular rather than an elevator...). Lots of elevation changes made for some great vistas as well as challenging golf shots. Fun to play, so it is popular and hence can be slow. But I shall return for the golf challenge.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 021247
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Novato, CA

$56 (cart not included), played on Saturday, January 2013 at 6am

I really like this course. No houses, great scenery, interesting holes.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 019384
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Novato, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Monday, November 2012 at 6am

Best course in the area for price and view.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 019174
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Tiburon, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, March 2012 at 10am

The management has really created a great atmosphere for their regulars. Always enjoy going to the bar/restaurant after a round. Their tournaments are excellent and they really prepare the course well. No houses and beautiful scenery on every hole. If I lived closer, I would definitely become an annual member.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 017166
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Sebastopol, CA

(cart included), played on Monday, December 2011 at 6am

I've only played here twice, and the last time the fairway grass needed to be cut and conditions were fairly sloppy. Great layout with challenging holes and nice views. I hope to get back to this course soon.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 016749
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San Rafael, CA

$71 (cart included), played on Saturday, November 2011 at 8am

Good value and very pretty setting.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 016527
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Petaluma, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2011 at noon

Enjoyed my round

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 015654
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Novato, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2010 at 6am

Best conditioned course in Marin and i complimented the staff on that after the round. It never had a history for that but they have done a spectacular job on preparing it for competitive play.....especially early morning fresh cut greens.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 010603
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Sausalito, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2010 at 2pm

Greens need to be rolled. Ball bounced on way to cup. Bunker side grass is a dark green ball-eating thicket. You have to be lucky enough to step on your ball to find it. Fairways are in decent shape. Bunkers have real sand, but wet sand this time of year. Some Tee boxes are a mine field of goose poop. Nice course. Good value. Pleasant folks. Too many geese.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009888
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Novato, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2009 at 6am

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 008431
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San Francisco, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2009 at noon

Great views. Very Peaceful. A wonderful place. The only problem is that it is so far out in the country. But that is what you get if you want to play a course without houses surrounding each hole. And yes, some holes are short. But challanging. A straight downhill 120-130 yard shot on the Par-3 #4 and #17. The other two Par-3's are much more difficult. A fun course. Even if I am not a big fan of #18.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 008412
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Hayward, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 2009 at 10am

very challenging course

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006573
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Tiburon, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 2009 at 6am

A lot of fun....

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 006513
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Novato, CA

Member (cart not included), played on Sunday, January 2009 at 6am

Management of this course is constantly putting money back into the course in the way of improvements. Seeing new greens, new tee boxes, and changes in the layout are the norm, not the exception.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006074
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San Francisco, CA

Member (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2008 at 10am

Great place to play

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 005120
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Novato, CA

$21 (cart not included), played on Friday, August 2008 at 4pm

Play here often. Tremendous value and beautiful views.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 004266
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Merced, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, February 2008 at 2pm

A very peaceful walk in the trees. No where near any roads or buildings.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 001682
3.9/5
Based on 19 reviews
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