Sterling Hills Golf Club

3.7975117647 3.8 stars from 5 (423)
  • 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 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 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: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 423 Reviews
5 stars:
87
4 stars:
196
3 stars:
79
2 stars:
34
1 stars:
27

recommend this course

334 out of 419 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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"Tee boxes"


indylynn8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee box Freds is WAY TO LONG (high). You CAN NOT tee your ball the height you need it. It needs the be cut much much more close. The grass it puffy.

Sand traps need more sand. To many rocks. I don't want to damage my club.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This place is a D-U-M-P stay far far away"


DanPreddu's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

DUMP!!!! This is the worst kept course I've seen in years. Every hole was chewed up. Fairways are terrible. Most have dead grass on large portions. Every fairway is so uneven, it rides in the cart like an old west stagecoach. There must be 20 varieties of wild grass in 10 different lengths and thicknesses on every hole. No smooth lies. In addition to large bare spots on many fairways, there is no rough on most. No first cut. It's all dead grass that is, for some reason, cut to 1/4 inch. Forget about deep rough. You're hitting off dirt on most of them. We're out of the drought but they have no grass on 70% of the course?? Go to a local abandoned, unkept field for a better experience. You can tell they do have water, cause every approach is flooded and greens are saturated, no don't expect any roll. Every wedge shot will plug. Incredibly poor maintenance. Cart paths are a joke. Terrible shape. Made for the most unenjoyable round in years. Staff was friendly, which we appreciated, but no way to overcome the dilapidated dump this is. The pics on website must be from 20 years ago. Don't be fooled!!! There are many, many better course that take seriously the need to care for the course. Patronize them to show your support. Don't reward this undeserving mess.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Dependable and interesting golf course"


Jon8106620's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing Sterling Hills because of the layout. The greens are good, and the challenge is there, yet there is some forgiveness on most holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



billstoll's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000008114583's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 08/18/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Course features"


u000004495783's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful purse when kept up.... it's a little run down. Needs upkeep in fairways and new golf carts


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 08/10/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! Our staff is working hard to maintain the course and golf carts.

"4 Guys Had A Great Time"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape. We played at a steady pace no waiting no stopping helped our games. The course has plenty of challenges to navigate. Look forward to playing here again soon.


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 08/10/2017:

We look forward to having your group back on the course! Thank you for golfing with us and recommending the course.

"Good course for the rate"


u4065336's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are in great condition. Fairways great too, although you may hit some dry patches bordering the sides of some holes so keep it in the middle. The driving range is not the greatest and could use a real bar and eating area for afterward. But the course us nice to play and reasonable rates.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 08/10/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Our staff loves to hear about great greens conditions. Your feedback on the driving range and amenities are appreciated. See you soon!

"Course Conditions"


u000007083819's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our regular 4-some frequently plays at Sterling Hills. We enjoy the layout and tee time availability for early morning rounds. The greens are in good shape and pin placement offers additional challenges. The unfortunate aspect of the course are the fairways and rough areas. Both were in better shape in late Spring and early Summer, but were only in fair condition today and past couple of times we played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 08/09/2017:

Thank you for continuing to play your rounds at Sterling Hills. Our staff is working hard to maintain the course, but we appreciate your feedback. We're happy to hear greens were in good condition and you enjoy the challenges offered by the course. See you soon!

"Had. Great Time!"


u626793734's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a fun time playing! The only thing was the pace of play. There was a group that was two groups ahead of us that looked like was 5 or more playing and was holding everyone up. We had to wait at least 5 min at the tee each time from the third tee going forward. We only saw the Marshall once and it was on the 15th hole so it was a little too late.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 08/09/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! We're sorry to hear pace of play was a little inconsistent. This can happen occasionally when the course gets backed up, but it is not our standard at Sterling Hills.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 08/09/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!


u524610469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 08/09/2017:

Our staff loves to hear from first-time visitors. We look forward to your next round!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 08/09/2017:

Your 4-star review and recommendation are greatly appreciated!

"Sterling Hills"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blues (6395/71.1/127) in 4H, 10M Thursday twilight. Matched up with Dave, Tom and Dave, fun group to play with! We played in sunny, calm conditions with temps in the upper 70's.

The Kikuyu tees were lush and only the par 3's needed divot attention. However, numerous tees could use leveling and they could be mowed down lower. You had to use super long tees because they were maintained about 1/2" higher than what I think is optimal to play off of.

Overall, the fairways had good coverage and were decent, semi lush. Several front 9 fairways were thin and rock hard. The back 9 fairways were much better than the front 9, perhaps because they are more tree lined and sun protected?

The rough here is below average. You can see where they do not concentrate their water budget. The rough has many hardpan areas where the ground is cracked it is so hard/dry. The rest is a combination of thin coverage with some lush to very lush areas mixed in.

The traps were in decent condition with dark brown sand.

The greens here are undulating and firm, but they still held full shots well. They were quick today, tough to get chips and lag putts to stop around the hole.

The customer service was okay at best. Second consecutive round here I prepaid for the round ahead of time and the pro shop wanted to again charge for the round. The guy behind the counter was adamant that I owed $39. He finally verified with another employee and they waived me through. Nice starter and the Marshall was out riding around trying to speed up POP. Decent par 71 layout overall with many fun/interesting golf holes up/down rolling hills. Decent course in okay condition, but it's a step down from the last time I played here 6 weeks ago. Recommended if you get a deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 07/19/2017:

Thank you for the detailed review and recommendation! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the course with a good deal. See you soon!


jndonia's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 08/09/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"This course is an excellent paced course"


KIho7454773's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although it was a holiday, it was not crowded. My friends and I had a great time playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 08/09/2017:

We're happy to hear you spent the holiday with us! Thank you for golfing with us and providing a great review. See you soon!

"Nice Greens"


u000006314795's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There were many bare spots in the fairways. It is unfair to routinely have bad lies in the fairway. The greens are excellent. Some of the tee boxes are rounded making it tough to find a flat spot to hit the ball.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 08/10/2017:

Your feedback on course conditions is appreciated by our staff. Happy to hear about great greens, but we're working on the fairways and tee boxes. Thank you for golfing with us!


u000003171824's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played Sterling many times and the course has never been in better shape

The greens are true and the fastest I've ever experienced

My son and I played Father's Day at 6:30 and finished in

3hr and 20 minutes .

It was a great time at a great course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 06/22/2017:

We're happy to hear you spent a great Father's Day with us at Sterling Hills. Thank you for golfing with us!

"Everything But The Sandwich"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course. Very undulated and fast greens. Would have been a perfect round.... except. Called in an order on the 8th tee, with the course provided phone. Got to the turn, no sandwich. Nothing ready. The young man pouring drinks casually called to the kitchen to START our order, and told us 10 minutes. I grabbed a granola bar and tried to not eat my arm on the back 9. Like the title suggests, this round had everything.... but the sandwich.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 08/09/2017:

We're sorry to hear the clubhouse was not able to accommodate your sandwich order. Thank you for golfing with us and providing a 4-star review!

"Great conditions, brutal POP"


imgreen's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a great $23 Golfnow tee time deal at 3:06 as a single. Checked in around 2:30 and starter said tee off whenever you are ready, which is always nice to hear at twilight. Long story short, because this would otherwise be a very very long story, conditions were excellent, weather was perfect, views were gorgeous, POP was unbearable. Teed off at 2;50 pm, finished at 8:10 pm. Need I continue? Imagine if every red light in your town was 10 minutes long and you will begin to get a feel for what it was like out there this afternoon. This course seems to be good about apologizing for negative reviews but guys, you have no starter at the tee box, no marshals that I saw, no POP guidelines for golfers to follow, and a ton of POP complaints. In lieu of apology, please come up with some kind of plan to improve POP.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sterling Hills Management on 07/05/2017:

Hi imgreen,

Thank you for golfing with us! Our staff is always working to accommodate golfer requests and improve pace of play. Hopefully, you can find another good value and visit us again.


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