Hidden Valley Golf Course, located in the small town of Cottage Grove, OR is a quaint country nine hole course where jeans and tees are the primary garb of it’s regulars and a home town feel is the norm. Featuring an uncustomary ten hole layout, Hidden Valley is a bit quirky but a great golf experience none the less. Why ten holes? Hidden Valley features a unique set up in which you play eight holes the exact same when playing the front and back nine, but one hole is unique to the front nine, while the tenth is only in play when on the back nine. That being said, it’s not uncommon for players to tee it up to get an emergency 10th hole in when playing Hidden Valley.
Rolling fairways and straight away tree lined holes are the name of the game at Hidden Valley and while not necessarily difficult for the experienced golfer, Hidden Valley is a great track to get in a quick round of golf. Not far from downtown Cottage Grove, your round begins and ends with two fairly flat holes, while the remainder of your round traverses up and down the Cottage Grove hillside it sits on, leaving tricky lies throughout your round. The penultimate hole in particular features a nearly blind uphill Par 3 and significant elevation changes. Marsh lands exist throughout the course, so beware or be ready to open a new sleeve of balls. The greens at Hidden Valley are fairly slow, but do roll true to their line.