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4.1
261 Reviews (261)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
110
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
227 out of 261 reviews
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4.2
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.8%
Recommend this course
64 out of 69 reviews
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4.2
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.0%
Recommend this course
81 out of 89 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

4.1
261 Reviews (261)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Narrow Fairways 13
Elevation Changes 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 11
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 7

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Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight fairways and not to many flat spots on greens.

Loved it, the gentleman behind the counter send me off the back first.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never wanted my money back so badly

Hard to imagine how I could have been more disappointed in this course. All of the fairways and rough were in horrible condition, as though they're not being watered at all. Greens were more sand than grass. Tee boxes had trash cans, but no ball washers or towels. The few water jugs on the course were empty. Neither the tee box signs nor the score cards have any diagrams of holes, so you've no way of knowing what you're hitting into. Moreover, there are ZERO yardage markers on the course...no markers, no sprinkler heads, no stakes, no painted lines on the cart path...nothing. Bring a range finder or you'll have no idea where you are. $15 is too much to charge for this round, let alone the $43 that I paid.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Only Nine Holes Open

Prepaid and found out only nine holes open when I got there. Pretty bush league by Hillcrest.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hillcrest : Only Front Nine available.

Usually love playing here. They weather was perfect for golf , the course not so. They did some aerating on the greens Mon-Tue and they said the machine broke down so they didn’t get the back 9 finished, so unlucky me only got to play the front 9 twice . Got stacked up the second time around and it slowed things down a lot . Tons of sand on all of the greens which made most really hard to play beach golf. Won’t do that again if it happens again but usually love the course . Just an unlucky time to go play.

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

Challenging but nice

Course is very hilly with some challenging holes. Greens and fairways were in excellent condition and the staff was great. Would definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Greens were good, fairways were mostly good and tee boxes were good

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

Always a good time

The course is always in great shape and the staff is beyond friendly!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
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 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A bit dry and hard on the front nine

It was 100 degrees and sunny! The front 9 was very dry and the balls bounced like they were hitting macadam. The back 9 seemed a bit softer. You definitely need to pay attention to the pitches of the fairways to accommodate the bounce and roll. The greens were in great shape as were tee boxes
Mon and Tues is first responder day and it was only 25$!! The staff are super friendly and accommodating as well
I would play it again for sure. The blue tees are very long and challenging for the better players. The first hole tells the whole story for that LOL

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Sir Donald Ross course design didn’t disappoint. The layout of the course was awesome. The greens were what made the golf course. It was a track that played fair - it rewarded good shots and punished miss hits.

I was a big fan and enjoyed my experience. I wish it was my home course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A fun round of golf.

This is a challenging course, but a fair course. There are a good variety of long and short holes. Good shots are rewarded and bad shots have consequences.
I really enjoy this course and it is a lot of fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Narrow but Fun

Good challenge, can be a bit nerve-wracking for those with inconsistent tee shots. Some of the tee boxes are very close to other holes and it can sometimes be easy to hit into other groups if you have an errant tee shot.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round of Golf

Hillcrest was a very nice golf course to play. We would definitely consider playing there again on our visits to KC. Like most courses there is a little local knowledge that would be helpful in a future round there. The greens were in good shape and the staff was courteous. We had an issue with our golf cart which they immediately rectified.

One thing of note is that there isn't a true set of women's tees. My wife played the forward tees which were basically the senior tees. I think having a true set of women's tees would be a tremendous addition.

Overall for the price we payed including a cart it was an enjoyable round of golf on a nice golf course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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