A sunny day view of a green from Hills Course at Red Hawk.
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4.2
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
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3 Stars
21
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
91.6%
Recommend this course
198 out of 210 reviews
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4.1
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
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2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
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4.2
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.5%
Recommend this course
49 out of 56 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
210 Reviews (210)

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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tee Time and Staff

I had a 11:17AM tee time. They decide to pair me up with 11:26AM group. I showed the guy my reservation with Golf Now showing 11:17AM tee time. He didn't even want to see my reservation confirmation. He just stated that he's form showed 11:26AM and asked me not to make an issue out of it. Maybe an apology is warranted and asked me if I would be okay joining the 11:26AM group. Poor customer service.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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Only got 4s because of the greens. They weren't bad but another week of warm weather, they Should be awesome!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just Ok.

I have played this course a few times and always am disappointed after my round. The course was in very good shape and greens although punched a month or so ago were rolling pretty good. My issue is first with the starter, get a personality and be friendly to the guest. Not acceptable in this industry. Other issues we had were with pace of play. We ended up not finishing since darkness was coming and we skipped a few holes on back nine due to slow play, five some playing not ready golf and lack of the Marshall doing anything to help. If play was 4:15 minute round all would have been good. We skipped a few holes and if not it would have been 5 plus hours. This is not right. Will only play again if I am the first one out.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

The course was great, lots of elevation changes. Unfortunately it was very windy the day we played but other than that it was great!

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 Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Capitalizing on Covid

This is a decent course even though the staff is almost always rude. Their latest move during the pandemic is to force singles to share a cart with other singles they don't know. They just bought all new carts, which are nice (except no club cleaner on cart) and they're obviously trying to recoup their investment quickly.
So if you're a single, and you're worried about Covid, play somewhere else.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Red Hawk Hills

Course was in nice condition, some traps were bare.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good shape

The course is in very good shape, the air was very smokey.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

smoky but still fun

The course was in great shape and fun to play, but the fires in the Sierras have made for difficult times this summer. Smoke was bad and impacted the entertainment value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape and just the right amount of challenge.

I enjoyed the play and the course was well maintained. A couple of thoughts:
1. Smoke in the area was choking and was a distraction. Some information in advance of play on how to mitigate personally would be a good touch.
2. Because there is no getting back to the club house until after the round is over, a kiosk or portable snack/drink vendor between 8 or 9 or after 10 would be a great treat especially during the summer. Cart around the course was ok if timing was better for some of the groups.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day for golf!

Course is in great shape, staff was awesome. Had a great time. Defiantly will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The hills have ayes

Thoroughly enjoy playing this course while in Reno. Must have cart ( included)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track! Saw antelope on 10, great experience while playing. David's grill has exceptional food too. Only issue, no outside food or beverages....never saw a food/beverage cart the entire round:(

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