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4.0
222 Reviews (222)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
89.7%
Recommend this course
190 out of 222 reviews
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4.2
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.2%
Recommend this course
31 out of 34 reviews
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4.2
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.3%
Recommend this course
68 out of 77 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6763 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.8

Previously known as Hillcrest at The Heartland Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1916
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1916) Bill Amick (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Tank tops, half shirts, cut off shorts & gym trunks are not permitted. Golf shirts/shirts with a collar are required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Missouri (2015 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #16)

Reviews

4.0
222 Reviews (222)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Elevation Changes 12
Narrow Fairways 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 17
Worth the Drive 7

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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3.0
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Hot weather
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Best condition I have ever seen this course. Rough was tough coming out of multiple rains, but better than other courses around town.

Conditions Average
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Pace Good
Amenities Good
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course

Course is in great shape and wasn’t busy at all. Staff is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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3.0
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Odd day

My one major complaint: They forced us out 20 min early and wouldn’t let us warm up whatsoever. Nobody likes getting out of the car and on to the first tee box without so much as a stretch! Got there early to have a beverage and warm up, putt, chip and was told to forget that and hurry and immediately tee off because we were there. I couldn’t even use the bathroom which forced me to use the course john so don’t even get me started on how crappy the whole round felt as a result. And after all that pressure, we were stacked up by the 5th hole behind a twosome. Didn’t get my money’s worth that’s for sure. Was already 10 over through a rushed 6 when I finally got comfortable. Wasted the card. Otherwise, bartender, cart girl and course were great. Bunkers looked well kept (but I stayed out of them thankfully). Hats off to the course super and the twosome I was paired with were gentlemen.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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5.0
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First Time Playing

What a beauty!

I played this course with my father who had never played there because for the longest time it was a country club. The course is extremely challenging and it was a chilly, wet morning which made it even more difficult. It is an old course so it has very mature trees but as long as you stay in the fairway, you can really get to the greens. There was quite a bit of wind that day and it definitely affects your ball flight on almost every single hole. The pro shop staff were extremely courteous and informative. The carts were in fantastic condition and even though we couldn’t get to the range because of the rain, the short game area and putting clock were in great condition. I will definitely play here again. $25 for Veterans, First Responders, and Active-Duty on M-W-F !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great bang for buck

Not the longest track. But really makes you consider club selection. Long straight hitters can score low without struggle. But your average golfer needs to think about how they approach each hole. For the money it’s worth every penny

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Hillcrest

Came in from Az staff is not friendly try another course

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful scenery. Long, hilly course

Most holes are around 400yds. A fun course. Rolling tree-lined hills. Fairly quiet on weekdays.
Limited refreshments at pro shop. Restaurant and Bar are currently being remodeled. Saw a Red-tailed hawk on the sign for the 18th tee.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

History speaks volumes

What a great course. Challenging, yet at times forgiving. The history of the place , the pin placement and the tree lines, will keep yoo honest and coming back for more

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome Course. Bad Attitudes

The ranger on the first tee was extremely rude because we were two minutes late to the tee box due to THEIR pro shop having technical issues with payment. Told us four or five times to stop messing around and tee off. By hole 4 we were waiting on every hole. Guy was a real piece of work.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not what I would expect for a Donald Ross Course

Kind of surprised when we arrived as there appears to be a bag drop area but not really. Then an attendant brought us a card, he was very nice guy,. So I park the car and walk over and enter the clubhouse. That same attendant was there and asked if we wanted some beverages. Yes, told him what I was looking for and he brought them into the pro shop in a cooler filled with ice. I tipped him $5 and went happily on my way.
First tee is a par 3 and realized that the course was not being taken care of. The left side of the fairway was a waste area in need of a cleanup and TLC. The greens are small (Thanks, Donald Ross) and rolled well. But the fairways are a mess. Cut grass, missing patches and strips, hard as a rock mostly although next to one elevated green 100 feet above the fairway was pooling water that has no where to go. The course is very short and poorly marked. 150 yard markers are painted on the cart paths and on one hole, I believe #7, there were two 150 yard markers. One was for hole #7, the other for hole #8 but not marked which one was for which hole. My better half who is new at golf was very disappointed as I told her about the great architect who designed this course built in 1916. Tragic that it was left to decay. So we played maybe 12 holes and went home, planning our next outing and hoping that other reviews on Golf Now! would be more accurate..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of KC’s best hidden secrets

Definitely not for a novice golfer. I’m mean you’ll love the course, but she is tough and takes another of placement. Best greens in KC as of 4/11. Keep up the good work guys.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hillcrest to pricey

Greens were in great shape, very fast and rolled true. New bunkers were a nice addition. Rest of the course was just average/ below average although they do appear to be working very hard to get in good shape. Biggest complaint for me was the cost, $44 to walk and you can drive about 2 miles to play swope for $20 cheaper. And they are very similar courses.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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