A sunny day view of a green from Hills Course at Red Hawk.
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4.2
244 Reviews (244)
5 Stars
119
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
89.1%
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228 out of 244 reviews
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4.1
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
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3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.2%
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25 out of 29 reviews
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4.2
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
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3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.4%
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38 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 7106 yards
Slope 127
Rating 73.1

The Resort at Redhawk is known to golf travelers around the globe and is one of the highlights of the grand golf destination that is the High Sierra. Located in the town of Sparks, next door to Reno, the Hills Course is one of two 18-hole runs at Redhawk and draws raves for its challenging play and incredible scenery.

Designed by three-time U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin, the Hills Course offers players a Scottish links-style layout that has small and dastardly greens, dramatic elevation changes, deep bunkering and immaculate views of one of the most scenic golf destinations in the United States.

While the Hills Course is a must play in the Reno area and will challenge long hitters with a 127 slope rating, Irwin added another touch to the resort. A unique, 18-hole putting green will have players competing, all the while improving their putting game, helping to make Redhawk and the Hills Course a standout in the High Sierra.

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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 5/6 - 10/15
Architect Hale Irwin (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
244 Reviews (244)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Dinner 9
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Bunkers 17
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Playing Multiple Courses 15
Locals 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 11

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Reviews 38
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Smoke from fire, slow play due to tournaments

We tee'd off during the hottest part of the day and it started out smoky from the California wild fires but got much worse by the end of the round. The whole round took about 5 hours due to the slow play from the two (2) tournaments that started earlier. By the time we got to the back nine there were 3 groups waiting on the 11th so we turned around and played Hole 10 again. Course was in beautiful shape. Starter was really nice

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot

The course was in very good shape. I thought they had more trees, it was over 100 degrees and very, very hot.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Not a true resort course

It's a fine track, but the overall experience is not resort-worthy. Check-in was not very friendly or helpful unless you asked all the questions you needed to ask, no one to take your clubs and put it on your cart, and a driving range that was embarrassing. Terrible mats and yellow, bad condition range balls are what you will get once you drive all the way over to the practice facility. The course is in pretty good shape and the layout is nice, but a very far cry from a resort.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Try Eagle Ridge instead

They opened at 8am, I had a tee time booked for 8:32. I got there on time and had checked in. By the time the starter let me go, was already a group waiting to tee off, and another group who had just teed off. I got to finally tee off at 8:55

First nine took 2.5 hours, I called it after 12 holes as I had a flight to catch. There was no Marshall.

For the price it is simply not worth playing here on a weekend.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the Hills!

Best round this summer! Loved the course! Great conditions. Saw some wildlife (Antelope). Amazing views! Greens were in excellent condition! Fantastic!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

First time playing at Red Hawk played the hills course. We started the morning having a great breakfast at David’s and checked into the golf shop. The staff was extremely friendly and efficient. Course played well and the greens were fast. We will play at Red Hawk again might try the Lake course next time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the money

The course itself is in decent condition. At over 100 bucks a round, I’d rather play in Tahoe. This place is clearly trying to reimburse themselves for the new golf carts, employee uniforms and new pavers at the driving range. Beyond these items, nothing justifies the insane cost.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great Layout and challenging

The Hills Course was in excellent shape and had a great layout. The views from the back 9 were awesome and was challenging. I would play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Hills

I was somewhat disappointed with the general course condition. The sand traps were in poor condition. There were many areas on the fairways bare or browns and greens were in just fair condition. Years past the course was in better condition at this time of year.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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