Championship at Hillcrest Golf Club

3.6621000000 3.7 stars from 5 (219)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7076 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.7

  • 4600 Hillcrest Dr, Hollywood, Florida 33021, Broward County
  • (954) 987-5000
  • (954) 987-8616
  • www.hillcrestgcc.com

Year built: 1966
Architect(s): Robert von Hagge
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7076 yards 72.7 130
Blue 72 6677 yards 71.3 124
White 72 6270 yards 69.22 119
Red 72 5207 yards 71.0 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 219 Reviews
5 stars:
40
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

178 out of 216 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole scenic views  

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"THIS PLACE IS CLOSING - THEY HAVE LET IT GO - IT"S A GOAT TRACK!!"


hurstgo3722's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Wow, what a disappointment. At one time this place was a very nice public golf course. Not anymore. It's closing at the end of June 2016. There is fungus on the greens (!). There is crabgrass in the middle of the fairway. My drives were bouncing 50+ yards due to lack of water. It's a goat track. While it's only $50 I was incredibly bummed out and felt I wasted an entire day on this pathetic course. Do yourself a favor and go to any one of the other well maintained public tracks in North Miami.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2016

Sad to see played many winter golf here use to see some of the jockeys play.The starter a all in all I will have fond merits of being part of the hillcrest gang


"A Dying Gem"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't worry about playing this course.. The City of Hollywood is closing it to build more houses.. Just what the area needs.. This was one of the best public courses for many years and it is painful to see it in such a rundown state and as of June 30th will cease to exist..


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"My experience"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Driving range hitting area not in very good shape. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Fairways need some weed control and the greens had many dead grass areas on them. Pace of play on the first seven holes was good but after that it was horrible, there was a fivesome in front of us and this was on a weekend, no marshals in site anywhere but there was a beverage cart. We finally got tired of waiting and left after 12 holes. The reason we played here was because it had a three and a half rating but I would put it about two stars.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"The greens are in horrible condition"


sylvesterb60's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have enjoyed playing at this course for the past 4 years, however, the recent round I played there was not very enjoyable. I guess there is some question as to whether the course is going to be sold and shut down. Some of the greens have big black blotches on them that interfere with the rolling of the ball. With the price that is being charged, it is not a good value. Golfers should be told of the condition of the greens ahead of time so they can decide if they want to play there or not.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"What a mess!"


u813425415's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Extremely slow play, six hour round with no course Rangers. Course is in very poor condition with large clumps of crab grass all over the fairways. Greens had large sections of dead grass and big patches of dirt. Staff was very unfriendly and very unprofessional. Lunch took over an hour to fix simple sandwiches and then the food was cold and poor quality. Apparently the course is closing and will be converted to a housing development so everything has been let go and the staff no longer cares. Do not waste your time or money at this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very accomidating"


bhanson123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout. Poor fairways. Pace of play was very slow. Greens were above average. Looked like fairways were just starting to grow in, but crab grass is taking over,


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"not bad at all"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

some are saying its in bad condition and its closing in June.

the closing part is true...but the course was in fine condition...we've played in many times and this was not far off from all the other times

the greens were good to very good / fairways were fine / sand traps were thin / tee boxes are just ok

they are offering some good deals here....i would take them if i were you


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


"Not well maintained"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course not well maintained - Informed that the course was being sold when we arrived - Greens were in poor condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2016

Sad to see my favorit. Bit the dust. Fun times at that venue will be in my mind forever.


"Not bad..."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course plays shorter than listed (and in fact IS shorter than listed). Early in the season so greens weren't in best of shape. Staff was awesome. Bunkers were in HORRIBLE condition! Overall, not a bad play for the money.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"1st time"


earri's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1st time playing the course. It's refreshing for S. FL, in that albeit quite challenging, it's not because there's water water, everywhere. This course has some changes in elevation. with many doglegs; both right and left; the ability to shape your shots off the tee is beneficial. Tee boxes and fairways where less than stellar but still well maintained and sand in traps was predictable. The finishing hole provides a small Island green after a nearly 90 degree dogleg left; nice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrible Condition."


ChMtz07's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played this course for the first time in 2014 and had a great time.

After two years, went back to a totally different course, due to lack of adequate maintenance.

Very sad to see a course that used to be nice and fun to play, completely abandoned and in terrible condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Closing in June 2016"


RobStroud's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course is closing in June, so they have left it in a bit of disrepair. Fairways are spotty and greens could use some love. Layout seems like it would have been a good course to play, and the staff was very friendly and accomodating


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Very recommended"


Luis9113531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a very fun layout, water in several places that makes it fun. The greens don't look that nice but they actually are true and are true. Great place for the value. Only downside to me was a group of very slow out of the country foursome who has no gold ethic and took over 15 minutes on each hole and stopped at every puddle to get they're ball retriever and waste time while holding us up and the group behind me which teed off well over 30 minutes past us. I teed off at 7:30 and was done at 12 after skipping the slowsome in a par 3.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/01/2016

can someone please tell me if this course is at least playable or not??

the reviews are all over the place?

i realize its closing in a few months


"Course layout is fun"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in pretty good shape and priced well for the area. Some greens are a little more run down than others but overall they run pretty true. Amenities aren't the greatest but the golf course is what you go for and its always a fun experience.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Last time playing one of my faves"


u000004735312's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Heard course was closing down to build condos. Used to be a great course. Staff said they aerated week before, but fairways were full of weeds and dead grass, greens were brown or compact dirt with dead grass. Cost $52 to play on Saturday at 1pm, could of played 6 courses in area for same or less in a lot better shape. Extremely disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"this couse is to expensive for his conditions"


19431947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the greeens are very bad<br/> the fairway not in good shape<br/> the starter at each hole are bad<br/> not a place i will go back


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Greens"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All greens are burned.<br/> Impossible to putt


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible Greens!!! UNPUTTABLE!"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is closing in June so they are NOT spending any money on upkeep it would appear, however, they were aerating brown greens during play without shutting down their machines


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Greens ugly but true"


97collinsd's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice little course in good shape, the greens look an ugly brownish color but are true and a nice test.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The course is suffering from mismanagement!"


mberry5330's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens terrible! Pace of play very slow because no personnel on the course except cart girl.<br/> Staff very frustrated because of speculation of being developed in to condos. Can't charge these rates if in such dismal shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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