If you have never played on the golf course at Hidden Valley, you should give it a shot - no pun intended. It is a tough, but absolutely beautiful track. Even in the heat of summer they keep the course in good shape. The rough was not too thick and the traps well positioned. You can’t beat the views, or the prices, especially when they have the $40 specials.
There are many private golf clubs in and around the Riverside Country and Orange County area, but in my opinion they aren't as well maintained as here at this public golf club. Shooting from the blue tee was my favorite, though the elevated greens were a bit fast. The marshal eased people along if they took too long on a hole. All in all, it took just about four hours.
Afterwards, we ate in the clubhouse. The staff was well trained and the customer service was overall fairly good. The food was excellent. My wife was impressed when we came to a wedding reception here a few weeks later. It was enough to convince me to be a regular here at this golf club.