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Golf course dried up

I stopped to see why the golf course was dried up and gone, it is sooooo sad to see it bone dry... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
moeway
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Santa Rosa, California, USA
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This Historical Hotel should be on your list of a place to stay

We stayed in the newer part of the hotel BUT save your money and stay in the original part. We... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2015
bekurt
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Auburn, California
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Sep 12, 2018
“Golf course dried up”
Jun 21, 2019
“The Golf Course Is Back In Action And BEAUTIFUL ”
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Benbow Hotel & Resort Golf Course is a beautiful course located in Benbow Valley. With meticulously tended greens and lovely Humboldt County views, the nine-hole course is one of Northern Califorania's most challenging. The course which winds...more
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7000 Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3603
+1 707-923-2124
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Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

I have been a member of this golf course for several years now and have been SO appreciative of having this little gem of a nine hole course so close to where I live. It had a rough patch (pun intended) while repairing a broken...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I stopped to see why the golf course was dried up and gone, it is sooooo sad to see it bone dry :( I asked 2 people what happened and they said the well was “broken” and hoped to have it back next year. Let’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank moeway
PortNo_California, Owner at Benbow Inn Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thank you for your review. You are correct we lost the 2018 golfing season as we had major problems with our pump and motor for our irrigation. It took the entire year to get it repaired and finally in fall of 2018 the complete repairs...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We planned a stay n play at Benbow Inn and golf course for my wife's birthday. The golf course was high n dry. The person in charge of the course's grounds had passed away previously and the well that was used to water dried up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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PortNo_California, Owner at Benbow Inn Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thank you for your review. You are correct we lost the 2018 golfing season as we had major problems with our pump and motor for our irrigation. It took the entire year to get it repaired and finally in fall of 2018 the complete repairs...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

One of the worst kept golf courses I've ever seen...And I've played in Canada! The greens are worse than a joke! Crab grass, weeds with daisy's growing out of them, scorched cracked earth. I didn't even bother to line up putts because they would just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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PortNo_California, Owner at Benbow Inn Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thank you for your review. You are correct we lost the 2018 golfing season as we had major problems with our pump and motor for our irrigation. It took the entire year to get it repaired and finally in fall of 2018 the complete repairs...More

Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

I stayed near this place at campground. The golf is pretty nice and roamy ideal for good walk and practice your golf skill... I'm saying this coz I heard from friends this place is one of the nicest golf course arround the area. Easy access...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed May 14, 2016

The place is romantic with an inviting lobby-living room public area with fireplace, table games, etc. We saw it once at Christmas and it is Awesome. The river and the trees from all views are stunning. (Too bad there has been so little rain in...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The greens are not taken care of at all . Crab grass and divots have taken over the greens. Probably the most neglected golf course in northern California.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stayed in the newer part of the hotel BUT save your money and stay in the original part. We viewed these rooms before leaving and there was not much of a difference. Our room did have a patio but the hotel is amazing that...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank bekurt
Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Saw the course beside the road and stopped to play. Worst course I have played. Lost balls in middle of fairway because grass was so long. Other fairways brown and bare so the ball rolled off the course. Many blind shots with no idea where...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

Classic historic inn located at the beginning of the Avenue of the Giants and Redwood Forests. The accommodations-while historic-are surprisingly modern and comfortable. Pleasant and courteous staff, on site restaurant with excellent dinner service. Back patio is riverfront with reading chairs, croquet, and small dog...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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