Royal Hylands Golf Club

4.7631411765 4.8 stars from 5 (123)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6452 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
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
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6452 yards 72.0 133
White 71 5884 yards 69.0 129
Red (W) 71 4590 yards 68.0 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 123 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
30
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

122 out of 123 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"Wonderful course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing this track for 30+ years and feel this course is a gem. Greens are severe, fast and true. Longer holes are beasts. Short holes are tricky. The easiest hole will whip your tail. Staff has been nothing but pleasant every time I've been there. Golfnow deal let us play for 15 bucks.


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


"super course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

played on a rainy day course drains very well and was in great condition, greens were very good, if you want a very excellent golf course this is the one you should play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nicest course I have played tee to green-seriously!"


u972674934's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was immaculate. Not a blemish on the fast greens and fairways were the same. The rating is not an exaggeration. I play courses all over Indy and this is a hidden gem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


Bradm50's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best kept secrets in the Indianapolis area. From the service of the staff, the conditions of the course, the pace of play, and the grilled chicken sandwich afterwards, you couldn't ask for more. If only this course was closer to home, I'd play here 3/4 days a week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is a diamond in the rough"


wlautner's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Royal Hylands is one of the best golf experiences in the area. It has challenging holes throughout. The greens are usually pretty fast. The price is reasonable for the quality of the course. But the GolfNow hot deals are not as good as last year. But it's still a good deal for what you get. The condition is always excellent from tee to green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic coursr"


Charliedant30's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

One of the nicest and well kept places I have played around Indianapolis. Course has it's challenges and it's beauty. The course layout provides 18 unique holes and I would recommend the course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Enjoyable"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was very surprised by this course. From the first hole till the eighteenth there isn't one hole that in anyway resembles any of the other holes. The fairways are perfect, they could be putting greens if cut shorter. The greens are very challenging, and I suppose that for the superintendent finding easy pin placements is also challenging on some of the holes. Driver is not always the best play off the tees as placement can be critical. The greens are kept very well and are a very nice speed. My only complaints are the condition of the teeing grounds both on the course and the practice range. It's not that they aren't maintained with plenty of grass, it's that it is a challenge to find a level surface to tee up in. I'd recommend using a sod machine to cut the grass off the top of the boxes, level them and replace the sod.

Thanks for the very enjoyable experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome course!"


u000005243370's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Annual trip for me and my son. One of the best courses around! Very well manicured!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u838698567's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is well maintained and groomed. Has a couple challenging holes but over all very fun course. Worth trying out.


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


"Well worth the trip"


Sean9871545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My buddy and I had been following all the reviews about RH so we decided to see what all the fuss was about. It was a 2+ hour drive for each of us.

The day we played was just after the area had been pounded by rain for 2-3 straight days, so there was an issue with standing water in some spots and some bunkers being a little washed out.

But other than that, this course was in FANTASTIC shape. It's a fun layout, not too tricked out and was pretty fair.

In retrospect I am glad it had rained because it slowed the greens down just enough. Those are some fun, interesting greens and I imagine they can put the pins in some spots and roll those greens and make it very difficult in some spots.

The only negative I have to say was there were a couple holes -- No. 2 and another uphill par-4 on the front -- that didn't really belong. 2 was a complete 90-degree dogleg.

All in all a fantastic round on a supremely well-maintained course with super friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem of a course"


u545190576's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Royal Hylands is easily the nicest course in the Henry, Hancock, Rush County areas. Beautiful mature course, that is well marked.

Only negative on the day was the massive amounts of rain that flooded the course. Fairways were incredibly "spongy" that very much altered the game a bit. Other than that, the course was a great round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


u947018709's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We always go a couple times of year. A favorite for area. Some tough holes. Good condition. Good greens. Pace can be issue at times.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Returned to my Alma Mater"


Cambrummett's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is the hidden gem of Indiana. I was fortunate enough to play it as my home course during high school so I am very familiar with it. I hadn't played there since 2007 and let me tell you, the course is in fantastic shape. The greens are fast, fairways are well kept, tee boxes are groomed, and the club house has been updated. You would not think you were playing golf in Indiana the way they've designed the course with all of the hills. About 5 holes have significant elevation changes. This is not an easy course, it's still challenging to me even though I must have played it over 100 times by now. Bottom line is to play a course of this quality anywhere near Indianapolis it would be $70 and up easily but because you've got to travel to get to it, you'll only pay half of that.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course - highly recommend!"


u666411724's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent layout. Challenging holes. Very well conditioned. Very friendly staff. Come and play as often as you can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u8369673's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love it"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's always nice to play here. Very easy going club house that makes you feel welcome as soon as you walk in the door.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"course was in excellent shape"


u000004062240's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time at Royal Highlands. It is obvious that they take care of the course. And the sand in the traps had been tended to... not crusty, but lighter. The course offers some interesting holes. I liked #10 the best... significant slope change and somewhat hidden green. I intend to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u761638830's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect"


Ryan6661928's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in immaculate condition. It has always been in great condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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