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3.5
1174 Reviews (1174)
5 Stars
170
4 Stars
453
3 Stars
307
2 Stars
153
1 Stars
91
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
77.4%
Recommend this course
867 out of 1174 reviews
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3.3
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
19
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
68.6%
Recommend this course
116 out of 169 reviews
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3.5
304 Reviews (304)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
101
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
73.4%
Recommend this course
223 out of 304 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7002 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.7

Hillcrest Golf Club possesses a championship length course that offers a great variety of game options with five sets of tees. The course has a traditional design that features open fairways lined with trees, which put a premium on straight shots. The greens vary greatly with some that are relatively flat and medium sized and others that are quite large and dramatically sloped or multi-tiered. In addition to several sand bunkers, water hazards in the forms of lakes and ponds come into play. The signature hole is the par-5 13th, which has been touted by the Phoenix Gazette as being on of the best holes in the state. Hillcrest Golf Club not only has a dogleg around a lake, the hole requires an approach shot uphill to a green that is guarded by eight bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Nash (1978) Jeff Hardin (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "John Jacobs' Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirt with a collar as well as no denim bottoms

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.5
1174 Reviews (1174)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 15
19th Hole Specials 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 76
Bunkers 71
Undulating Greens 46
This course/club is great for:
Locals 77
Seniors 53
Advanced Golfers 30
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 59
Convenient to the City 50
Worth the Drive 27

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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Cold weather
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Conditions Average
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Friendliness Good
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Amenities Good
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Great Course

This is a very challenging course and make you use every club.
Loved it !!!!

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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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3.0
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Conditions Fair
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Staff

The staff that work this course are the friendliest guys ever! Absolutely makes it one of our favorite courses!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great value

Great course. Staff was very friendly and efficient.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were clocked at 12.5!

The name HILLcrest is not a play on words! Every pin is on a hill and the greens are extremely fast. My Arccos caddie didn't record most putts because I could barely touch the ball or go way past on every single green!
They were so overbooked we had to wait for carts for our 11:15 tee time. There was 3 groups waiting on the first tee at our start time. The Ranger was continuously coming around, sitting on us while we teed off, and directing us to speed up even though we were waiting on the group ahead of us to get out of shot range. We finished our round right at 4 hours 39 minutes so the rate of play was not slow by any mean on a course of this length. It is disruptive enough to the flow of play to hit and wait and hit and wait but to have the ranger also pressing us to hurry up more to wait longer only served to aggravate the play..
The course was challenging and fun but the overbooking and the ranger's inappropriate assertions into our game had an impact on our ability to play our best round. During the week is probably a better time to try this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great for the price

best course around for the price, but ill warn you greens are like lightning

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fast flipping greens

Had a fun day at Hillcrest today. Folks were friendly & pace of play was good. LOTS of water hazards including lakes & streams. My God the greens are easily the fastest I’ve ever played on... holy crap.... be ready for a little frustration. I’ll definitely be back... refusing to let this place get the best of me !!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 64
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Best shape I’ve seen it in a while...

But still needs plenty of work on the periphery. Tees, fairways, greens and even some of their traps were in pretty good shape. That being said the greens were slicker than dog snot!! If you chipped to above the hole your next putt was definitely a challenge.....

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff

The individual in the pro shop was rude and uncaring

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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