Sterling Hills Golf Club

3.6549000000 3.7 stars from 5 (458)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6813 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire is required. Blue jeans, cutoff pants, athletic shorts, swim suits and jogging clothes are not considered proper attire
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 71 6813 yards 72.9 133
Championship 71 6395 yards 70.9 126
Regular 71 5906 yards 69.0 121
Forward (W) 72 5482 yards 72.7 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 458 Reviews
5 stars:
92
4 stars:
204
3 stars:
89
2 stars:
40
1 stars:
33

recommend this course

357 out of 454 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"course in bad shape"


miranda1999's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is in horrible shape. won't play again for awhile


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course Conditions"


emarroqu's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the front-nine in better shape than the back-nine. The greens are in relative good shape; although, some greens play much slower than others. Fairways need work but did see progress. For the better player, the track is somewhat playable as long as one hits fairways and greens. Bunkers and everything outside the fairways need work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/28/2017:

Thank you for your recommendation and feedback on course conditions!

"grass growing"


Dagmar1952's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape. It needs more watering...to make it in great shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/21/2017:

Thank you for sharing your review!

"greens are so slow"


simonkimarch's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were so slow

Please cut grass lower and rolled down for fast slope

min. 11.0 and green slope was around 4-5

Grass shelf on green was very healthy and good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/28/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your feedback on course conditions!

"Course condition fair at best"


radman143's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens had been punched recently and I wish I had known as I wouldn't have booked a tee time. I felt the fairways were in poor to fair condition at best. Many wet areas mixed in with very hard dirt made for hitting the ball in the fairway almost impossible to hit where the ball was sitting. The sand traps were hard to the point it was almost worthless to even rake after hitting. Overall the price on a Saturday for 18 holes for $49 is ok, however after playing I think the cost was too much for the condition of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/16/2017:

Thank you for providing feedback on your round! New management is excited to provide quality course conditions as we transition at Sterling Hills. See you soon!



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/16/2017:

Thank you for playing #SterlingHillsGC and recommending the course!

"New Ownership"


jkenyon21's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

New ownership took over a month and half ago. they have a lot of work to do to get this course back to were it once was. The previous owners let this course go. Staff was friendly, we played on veterans day. booked for 45 but charged only 25 at the course. Definitely worth the money. My friends and i had a great time. hope to return when the course is in better shape. Im not saying its terrible but i have played it when it was in a lot better shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/16/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! New management is committed to bringing more quality rounds to our golfers. We look forward to seeing you again!

"New owner has lots of work to do"


a123456z's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This used to be a GREAT golf course and a bargain at full price.

Now I would only play it with a HOT DEAL type of price cuz it is pretty beat up.

Hopefully the new owner will get it great again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/08/2017:

Thank you for playing #SterlingHillsGC! Your feedback will help us improve your next round. See you soon!

"Sterling is in horrible shape"


GONZOBB's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Haven’t been here in years, this was the worst looking I’ve seen in years. Due to lack of water & lack of care & just recently sold to new owners, this course is in horrible condition. More dirt than grass in fairways, sand traps are muddy & hard panned.

You’ve been warned play at your own risk.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/03/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback on course conditions is appreciated.

"Terrible"


milostasic7's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst golf course in Southern California. The only bright spot was the starter.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/03/2017:

We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your round of golf with us. Please feel free to reach out to the pro shop to further discuss your experience.

"Great Value"


u000003657353's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall great experience, finished in 4:15 mins. Some of the fairways need attention but the greens were in excellent shape.

We were running late and the new course manager brought us coffee on the 1st tee box.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 11/03/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"TOO BAD"


u000002240326's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing this course off and on over the past 10 years...every time it is in worse condtion.

No sand in the sand traps...hitting off dirt.

Fairways are basically same as the rough, and a lot of bare spots...

Green still in pretty goo shape, but players need to learn how to fix a ballmark!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 10/24/2017:

We're sorry to hear you are not able to recommend the course at this time. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We hope to see you again as we head into the new season.

"Needs TLC"


John7373891's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall I like this golf course. But the condition of the tee boxes and fairways is questionable, the greens though are in excellent condition. This course has always had ups and downs as far as condition hopefully they're on the upswing now. it's a great place to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 10/20/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! We're definitely on the upswing here at Sterling Hills and looking forward to providing great rounds of golf. See you soon!


bari4's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 10/17/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation!


markmullin107's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 10/17/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback on course conditions is greatly appreciated. We hope you can come back and try us again next season.

"Avoid this place for a few years"


johnephoto's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was a wonderful place to play. Beautiful rolling hills near tee complexes, wide lush fairways, and an overall appealing place to play golf......10 YEARS AGO!!! But not now.

The place looks like it has been chocked dry from a lack of water. Fairways are sketchy, and the surrounding environment is dirt patched and ugly. Some fairways are little more than strips of dying, dry or dead grass and weeds.

I played 10 years ago, and it was beautiful. Now, its just pitiful.

Im told that new ownership has come along and they are planning a return to its former glory. But it will take years. The course was abused. Its worth playing, but only if you cant get a tee time anywhere else.

Sorry for the bad news, but you should avoid this place for at least a year....maybe more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 10/20/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Our main initiative is to provide excellent playing conditions. Your feedback will help us improve and we hope to see you back on the course soon.

"Used to be classic now sad"


bluebillbbtcm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a cheap rate. Can't complain too much. Truly a $25 course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 10/10/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! We're sorry to hear you did not recommend the course at this time. We hope to see you again!


bari4's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 10/05/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation!

"Great weather."


Cljonzy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Whenever we want to beat the heat, we head to Ventura County. Sterling Hills is a good value and in much better shape than Camarillo Springs. Not as nice as River Ridge, but good deals. Will come back. Maybe you should think about orange tees for seniors, like River Ridge. Just a thought. It would make it more enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 10/04/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! Your recommendation on the senior tees is greatly appreciated and will be reviewed. See you soon!

"Need maintenance"


u000001317653's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairway no grasses in some area cart took off gps

Need more maintenance


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 10/04/2017:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Your feedback is appreciated.


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