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3.6
1901 Reviews (1901)
5 Stars
298
4 Stars
762
3 Stars
499
2 Stars
216
1 Stars
126
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
78.8%
Recommend this course
1446 out of 1901 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
135 Reviews (135)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.5%
Recommend this course
110 out of 135 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
338 Reviews (338)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
152
3 Stars
83
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.0%
Recommend this course
267 out of 338 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

3.6
1901 Reviews (1901)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 15
19th Hole Specials 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 79
Bunkers 73
Undulating Greens 49
This course/club is great for:
Locals 78
Seniors 54
Advanced Golfers 31
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 60
Convenient to the City 51
Worth the Drive 28

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Reviews 40
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Good course needs attention

Nice layout. Things are in need of a refresh...bathrooms, tee boxes, etc. Fair number of dirt patches and sand bunkers were under repair.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

When I arrived they said there was a frost warning from the night before as this was a hoax as it was only 39 degrees the night before. Then proceeded to my tee time at 2:00 pm when my original time was 1:30. It took 2 hours to play the first 6 holes. Never again. Would not recommend.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good track

Nice course. Some dry patches but stay on fairway and you be golden

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 49
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Fun course

Always a great time at Hillcrest, pace was a little slow but hey its the season

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
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 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

poor pace of play

Waited on every hole. Rangers on the course but I assume weren't interested in improving pace of play in the morning and created a mess in the afternoon. Some of the greens have ridiculous slope, which I assume doesn't help the pace of play. If you're even 5 yards off the fairway you're most likely playing off dirt. This is a tired course that is still super challenging from its PGA/LPGA tour stop days from years ago now.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Close to Condo

Hillcrest Golf Course is located conveniently for my wife and me. The course is quite well kept and will challenge any golfer. If you are in Sun City West give it a try. Wait until after the Super Bowl because prices have escalated.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Fun course, decently priced and almost always had available tee times.

Tee boxes looked terrible this week though.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Not bad, but in need of maintenance

The fairways were long, like they hadn't been cut in a week. The Greens were pretty good. I had forgotten that several of the greens have extreme slopes, making them quite a challenge. The tee boxes all seemed to be dome shaped, and the grass was long on them. The bunkers were overly firm, like they hadn't been groomed in quite a while. The overall course could just use routine maintenance.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great fairways and greens

The pace of play was fantastic. Did not see a ranger but all groups I saw were keeping up with the group in front of them. Only issues we had were the sand traps and we played them as ground under repair. They are working on the back 9 at this time. The other issue we encountered was the 1st cut around the green and the grass on the tee boxes. Both areas are a little long which makes it feel sticky. But all in all we’re we’re extremely please with the course.
The staff we encountered was very friendly and mad us feel welcome.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Myself and my wife have only been golfing for shy of two years now. We have played about 10 different courses in this area and majority of them are straight fairways and slight dog legs left or right. Hillcrest has given us something that makes this hobby come to life. This course forces you to make sure you lay up properly, and if you don’t, it will leave you in a bad position. This is great for me and the wife. We really enjoy the course. Only thing I can say is a bit different is the cart paths… they don’t really exist. Great course, and we both want to make it our home course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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