Sterling Hills Golf Club

3.6408000000 3.6 stars from 5 (387)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6813 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 901 Sterling Hills Dr, Camarillo, California 93010, Ventura County
  • (805) 604-1234, (805) 604-1234
  • (805) 604-1873
  • www.sterlinghillsgolf.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Graves Pascuzzo
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 387 Reviews
5 stars:
79
4 stars:
174
3 stars:
75
2 stars:
34
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

301 out of 383 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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"Sterling Hills"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was matched up with Jon & James on the first twilight tee time, extremely enjoyable guys to play with. We played the Blues (6395/71.1/127) in clear, fairly calm conditions with temps in the 80's. The POP was a leisurely 4H, 30M, we rarely waited or held up the group behind.

The course was fairly busy today. SH is an okay layout set over rolling hills with numerous fun and interesting holes.

The tees were lush, mostly level and only the par 3's needed divot attention.

The fairways were fairly lush. The many areas they have previously resodded are filling in and becoming more and more playable with each visit.

The primary rough is about 50/50 lush/thin. The outer edges are mostly hardpan, you can really tell where they concentrate their watering.

The large greens are almost completely recovered from their spring aeration. They are still firm, but they held full shots well and putted fairly smooth and medium fast. I find the greens here usually have hardly a straight putt with lots of subtle break, and a few greens have hills or crests that produce severe breaks.

The traps were decently maintained.

An okay layout set over rolling hills with numerous fun and interesting holes. The customer service was excellent from both the Pro Shop & the Starter. Drink cart gal was very pleasant and around numerous times. No GPS on the carts, average driving range. Recommended as a slightly above average course in slightly above average condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



res1fhlz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was good. I will play again soon. I recommend to e

verybody.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Joseph2150923's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



govea's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course i in great condition, very beautiful layout the staff was very friendly. the only complaint I have that no one was paired up , we had two twosomes and one single in front of us and we were a twosome with two twosomes behind us.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Sterling Hills"


mdena31878's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this course; especially playing with good friends! The course looked as if it had been recently punched, however, it hardly affected play. The course is a challenge; especially if you do not hit the ball straight, then, you can get a high score on a hole that should have played easier! The carts are outdated, but, who cares as long as you can get a discounted price!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sterling Hills"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blues (6395/71.1/127) in clear, breezy conditions with temps in the low 80's. The POP was typical Sunday afternoon slow, around 4H, 45M. I was matched up with an inebriated 2some that were usually hilarious. They certainty kept me entertained as we waited. The tees were fairly lush, mostly level and only the par 3's needed divot attention. The fairways were probably the best I have ever seen them here, I would now classify them as good. Fairly lush, the many fairway areas they had previously resodded @ different times are filling in and becoming more and more playable. The primary rough is about 50/50 lush coverage with thin areas mixed in. The outer edges are mostly hardpan, you can really tell where they concentrate their watering. The large greens are recovering nicely from their recent aeration. However, they putted medium speed and will need another 10 days+ to get back to normal. Still firm, but they held full shots well. I find the greens here usually have more break than I read. Hardly a straight putt anywhere with lots of subtle break, and a few greens have hills or crests that produce severe breaks. The traps are always nicely raked. However I have a hard time grading them highly because they are more dark brown dirt than sand. Par 71 layout where you do not see the 2nd par 5 until the 16th hole, which I see as a detriment. However, okay layout overall set over rolling hills with numerous fun and interesting holes. The customer service was excellent from both the Pro Shop & the Starter. No GPS on the carts, average driving range. No drink cart, but they do have a snack shop available @ the turn. Recommended if you can get a deal for less than rack rate.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fun, Challenging, Enjoyable"


ARBoyko's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course layout, the fairways are nice and wide. Great elevation changes. Greens are well kept and seem to get faster in the evening. Truly a players course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First Time"


u000006518117's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So I shoot around 100. People very friendly. Greens had just been plugged and sanded. Nice no traffice noise. Course looks wide open, but played much harder than expected. Plenty long and plenty of trouble to get into if you are not careful. Surrounded by houses but they are set back far enough that you don't have to worry to much if you miss hit a shot or two like me. We finished 18 in just under 4 hours starting at 3 pm. Bring a jacket if you golf in the afternoon as you get the ocean breeze and it can get cool as the sun starts to go down.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 04/22/2017:

Hi u000006518117,

Thank you for the 4 star review! It sounds like you had a great day of golf with consistent pace of play. The course can play a bit harder than expected at times, but it sounds like you were up for the challenge!


Jagdish9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 04/12/2017:

Hi Jagdish9,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

"This course was in disarray."


Tim7062482's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were only allowed to play front 9. Our cart broke down twice. The greens were covered in sand. All in all it was a miserable experience. We did not find out that the course was in this condition until we arrived.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 04/12/2017:

Hi Tim7062482,

Thank you for golfing with us and providing feedback on your experience. We're sorry you were not aware of recent course conditions. It is our standard to notify all golfers before purchasing a round. We hope you can come back so we can provide a better day of golf next time.

"Great shape"


wdp35's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, greens rolling really nicely

Tee'd off at 7am and was done by 1045am.

I was told they'd be punching the greens on 3/27 so just a heads up there if you plan to go play around then.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 04/12/2017:

Hi wdp35,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're happy to hear you played with consistent pace of play and good course conditions.


u837562247's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bar and grill lousy. Out dated carts. Enjoyed the course though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 03/30/2017:

Hi u837562247,

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course. Your feedback on amenities is appreciated. We hope to see you back on the course real soon!


fallriverkid's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in pretty good condition

The rain brought life and color to the course

Greens look good and run fast and smooth but tricky

Pretty day !


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 03/23/2017:

Hi fallriverkid,

Thank you for the review and recommendation. Your feedback on course conditions is appreciated. See you soon!

"Awesome"


u448217166's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course

One of the better courses around the area


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 03/23/2017:

Hi u448217166,

Thank you for the 5 star review! One of the better courses around the area is what we like to hear from our golfers. See you soon!


Jarrod4631617's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 03/21/2017:

Hi Jarrod4631617,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

"SH"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blues (6395/71.1/127) in clear, calm conditions with temps in the low 80's. I played with Brian & Trish, a couple who played best ball all the way to the hole. The POP was dreadful, 5H. You could have used a sun dial to time the 4some in front of us. Par 71 layout where you do not see the 2nd par 5 until the 16th hole, which I see as a minus. No GPS on the carts, average driving range. However, okay layout overall set over rolling hills with numerous fun and interesting holes. The tees had decent coverage, were mostly level and only the par 3's needed divot attention. I would have thought with all the winter rains that the many fairway areas they had previously resodded @ different times would be full and really blended in. However, several are still roped off and the now open ones do not play as well as they look. More thin than lush with little cushion. Many sections of most fairways are flat out hard, seems like they need to aerate their fairways? The rough has mostly thin coverage with some lush areas mixed in. The outer edges are mostly hardpan, you can really tell where they concentrate their watering. The large greens were smooth & putted medium fast. While firm, they still held full shots well. I find the greens here usually have more break than I read. Hardly a straight putt anywhere with lots of subtle break, and a few greens have hills or crests that produce severe breaks. The traps even though decently maintained were at best average. They are more dark brown dirt than sand. Very inconsistent, some were crusty & thin, others soft & fluffy. The customer service was excellent from both the Pro Shop & the Starter. No drink cart, but they do have a snack shop available @ the turn. Recommended only if you can get a deal for less than rack rate.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Third week in a row."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was challenging from the blue tees. The weather was great! The greens were in fair condition, but the grass surrounding fairways needed trimming. Also, there were quite a few areas roped off for repair on the fairways themselves. The pace of play was considerably slow due to the group ahead of us. It would have been great to have a marshal there to monitor this and remind them to speed up or let the group behind them pass. We were waiting at least a full three minutes, and sometimes longer per shot for them to get out of the way.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 03/15/2017:

Hi johmette,

Thank you for the review and recommendation. Your feedback on course conditions are appreciated. We're sorry to hear pace of play interrupted your day of golf. Thank you for playing with us!

"Pavement of play"


indylynn8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A Marshall really needs to be driving course pushing players along. On a busy Saturday you should not allow a golf lesson from a player to another who has never played and plays 3-4 balls per shot. Players also need to play from the correct tee boxes. If you hit the ball 100 yards you don't play from the BLUE TEES. I FEEL A MARSHAL COULD FIX THIS.

That is my only complaint. I hesitate booking next week because this happens every weekend we have played.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 03/15/2017:

Hi indylynn8,

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We allow golfers of all skill level to enjoy our beautiful course. We're sorry to hear your pace of play was inconsistent. This is not our standard and will be considered for next time. Thank you for golfing with us!


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