Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West

3.1862000000 3.2 stars from 5 (494)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7002 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 20002 N Star Ridge Dr, Sun City West, Arizona 85375, Maricopa County
  • (623) 584-1500
  • (623) 546-9138
  • www.hillcrestgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1978
Architect(s): Greg Nash (1978), Jeff Hardin (1978)
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

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: 3.3 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 494 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
188
3 stars:
123
2 stars:
86
1 stars:
51

recommend this course

336 out of 489 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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"Pace of play"


Mike9140941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"Pick Another Golf Establishment"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
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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
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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
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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
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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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
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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
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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


"Best Value in Greater Phoenix"


Mkimmins's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was fortunate enough to play Hillcrest this past Saturday. The course was in fantastic shape. Tees, fairways and greens can compete with anyone in the valley. They are currently remodeling their cart paths, which they mentioned before we went out. The paths that are still on the course are in great shape. They have some areas where the cart paths have been removed. If you know the rules of golf, these areas are ground under repair and are a free lift, which would not effect you in any way. Some fairway bunkers were hard, but that just made them easier to get out of. All greenside bunkers had been groomed and were soft enough to get out of.

We saw the Beverage Cart multiple times and she was more than attentive.

I moved from the west valley awhile ago and it had been some time since I have played Hillcrest. I was very happy with my choice. The staff is really putting time and effort back into the facility and it shows.

Thanks for a great round!


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



u000003851907's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



7462011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
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Staff was very friendly

The course is poorly maintained

Bird goose and other dropping everywhere

It is cheap and easy to get tee times


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"What has happened to Hillcrest?"


Griggs22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many years ago this used to be one of the best courses around the west valley. A great layout in great condition. Not anymore. They are taking out sand traps or should I say letting them go to weeds. Most traps had little to no sand in them.....REALLY???? I guess the price of sand here in the desert must be up. They removed a lot of cart paths...sort of??? What a mess. The course needs a badly needed renovation. I hope someone saves this course soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice day"


billgolf2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The place is always fun for me. I like the course and they really went out of their way to please yesterday.

The ranger was the best I've ever had. Looks like their working on some of the side areas, cart paths etc so that was ok.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice course"


uDPHY2066DP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course in good shape and the greens were very good and fast. The sand traps were hard and not nice to play out of.

Over all I would go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/08/2017

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the online review. We look forward to seeing you back at the course.

~HC



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