With meticulously tended greens and glorious Humboldt County views, the Benbow Valley Golf Course near Garberville is not only the lone public golf course in southern Humboldt County, but also one of Northern California’s most challenging. This nine-hole, par-35 course features two sets of tees, allowing golfers to play 18 holes. Described by many as “unforgiving,” players are often surprised to discover just how challenging it is. There is an additional set of tees for the junior or beginning golfer, making this a perfect family activity.
In addition to its golf course and well-stocked pro shop, the Benbow Valley Golf Course offers a putting green and practice sand trap. The manicured putting green, flanked with sand bunkers, allows players to practice their putting and improve their chipping skills. It’s fun for serious golfers and beginners alike.