Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West

3.1756000000 3.2 stars from 5 (501)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7002 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt with a collar as well as no denim bottoms
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7002 yards 72.7 126
Blue 72 6574 yards 70.3 123
White 72 6381 yards 69.1 116
White (W) 72 6381 yards 75.0 126
Gold (W) 72 5864 yards 67.3 113
Red (W) 72 5512 yards 70.7 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 501 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
189
3 stars:
123
2 stars:
89
1 stars:
53

recommend this course

338 out of 496 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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"Maintainence Issue"


Kfritch1988's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

For my 830 tee time, there was still a mower on the first fairway as well as sprinklers going off. Swampy fairway conditions paired with mowers all over the course, the front 9 was miserable. Started the 10th tee with some sort of fuel truck backing through the course with loud backup beeping as well as a sprinkler actively watering the fairway... at 930! Golfed a pristine course in Wickenburg for the same price the day prior and kept kicking myself for paying to play this joke of a course. Would consider going back if it was free and I needed some mud on my irons. Staff friendliness avoids the 1 star rating, but I would not recommend this course to anyone looking to play a serious round of golf. Only course condition I can commend is the greens, which were in decent shape but painfully slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Fun day"


endlsumer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was really nice to us. It was my wife, son and I for a 1pm tee time. There was no one out there except a couple of singles that caught us on the back nine. We all really enjoyed the round. There were some burnt out areas but they were trying to fix them so it didn't bother us one bit. The greens were fast and not burnt out. Overall we enjoyed this course. The person handling the carts was really nice and helped set the tone for the day.


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


Commented on 06/21/2017

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review. we are glad that you enjoyed it and hope to see you back real soon.

~HC



rnelson297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
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Reviewed on


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


Commented on 06/09/2017

Thank you for commenting on our course hope to see you back real soon.

~HC



u000005920009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Don't go here!"


u883353662's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the 3rd round I've played in the Sun City West area, the other two being Coyote Lakes and Trail Ridge, both of which I would recommend. I wish I could say the same for Hillcrest. At one time this may have been a nice course. Now, it's in dire need of an update. The tee boxes are poorly marked- no yardage signs and some with no numbers, resulting in a first-timer having a difficult time finding his way around- and are in bad shape. The old cart paths have been torn out, leaving anything off the fairway a hard play. Some of the greens badly need repair. Overall, it looks like the result of not enough money coming in. There are many other courses that would be a far better choice to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"You can tell they are not thinking long term"


u000003246191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was very disappointed in the course conditions. They took out the cart paths and it is like a tank trap coming off the tees. Horrible fairway conditions. I will not play this course again. You can tell that they are not thinking long-term with the way the course is. Disappointing because the course is a nice layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



uLRWR4727LR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes need mowing, to much mud on course, no cart paths, guess they are going to be replaced. Staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2017

Thank you for your review we need to water the course because of the heat and the tee boxes are always mowed, hope you will come back and give us another try.

~HC


"Pace of play"


Mike9140941'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

The pace of play for weekend golf was outstanding. Never waited once


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2017

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you back here real soon

~HC


"One and done"


DonnRTaylor's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got an Email about deals at the golf course, so decided to try it. Heard about the course from several other golfers, many of whom had not played the course. Pretty much everyone said the layout was very good, but conditions were very poor. That pretty much sums it up. The clubhouse desk guy said how they were continuing to improver the course, but it must have been really bad before they started improvements. Not sure what they improved. Greens were on low side OK as were the fairways. Bunkers lacked sand and not maintained. Lots of bare ground. Cart paths looked like old wagon train trails. Couple of ruts with broken up bituminous. Overall OK for $28 with cart, but even at that price, will pay more and play other courses in Sun City West.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2017

i am sorry that you feel the course was in bad shape. We will be leveling out and filling the old cart paths this summer along with adding more sand in the bunkers. we would like for you to come back and give us another try.

Thank you

~HC


"Hillcrest"


Dean1476767's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. It allows you to play it, and mistakes won't kill your score. Conditions were good. People were nice, I will return there to play golf in the future


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2017

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review. we are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you soon.

~HC


"Enjoyed course"


u000005333649's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really fun course. Some very challenging holes

Will play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2017

Thank you for your comments on the course. We hope to see you back real soon.

~HC


"Great Day"


artsdeal's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Club house staff was very friendly and very helpful. Cart staff did a great job. Free balls for the driving range, they also have a separate chipping green along with a putting green, Course was in great shape from tee to green. Make sure you know where the water and the creeks are. Great day and score 82.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2017

Thank you for taking time to fill out comment card. We hope to see you back at the course real soon.

~HC


"Pick Another Golf Establishment"


u000006821717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

This place needs a new greens keeper. It used to be in excellent shape. I don't think management is paying attention.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great golf course"


azreneal's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A really good layout, every hole is different. Friendly staff, greens putt very nice.


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



u000002997808's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course



u000003808283's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ralph3843910's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not a bad course"


Bird354's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a good one to play. I enjoy playing this course, but wish they would put in better cart paths or at least level the ground where you go off the cart paths that are there. The pace of play was a little slower than it usually is, but the wind and the amount of people playing were probably why it was a little slower. The greens are pretty challenging and I like that.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2017

Thank you for filling out a comment card. Sometime this summer we are going to be leveling out the old cart path areas to make it smoother and more enjoyable to be out there.

~HC



golfman631212's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course



bubbalee2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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