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3.2
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.6
59.7%
Recommend this course
33 out of 39 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal/Public
Par 72
Length 6722 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.0

Located in Orangeburg, Hillcrest Golf Club is ranked as one of the best municipal courses in the Carolinas. It is a championship course that is both challenging and at the same time playable. The course is wide open off the tees but there is the occasional raised bunker lurking along some of the fairways. The undulating greens are fair but challenging with strategically placed bunkers guarding the putting surfaces. Mature trees line the fairways and there are a few water hazards but they do not pose a serious threat. Overall, it is a golf course that is enjoyable for all skill levels. It offers a good balance of player-friendly elements with an interesting mix of challenges. Hillcrest G.C. also has a driving range, putting and chipping greens, and a practice bunker. In addition to golf, the club has four lighted tennis courts.

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Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell Breeden

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. Collared shirts required. No cut-offs.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.2
39 Reviews (39)
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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Big groups= long rounds

The course is fun to play and is in okay shape but for 18 holes under $30 you really can’t complain. However when you play be prepared to wait. While playing expect multiple groups of 5-6 players to be scattered all across the course. I don’t blame the players in the groups but I do question management allowing this to occur on busy playing days. I have played this course 4 times and have had to wait and forced to follow groups of 6 players all times.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played

Had to pay full price after reservation.

Gentlemen in Pro shop said they did not recognize golf now. I showed where I made the reservation and he said he did not care.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Never played

I booked the time through golf now and when I went to the course they said, they do not use golfnow, and the course was having a tournament and there were no times available!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Poor Maintenance

Golf course was poorly maintained and overpriced. Friendly people though.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

First Time but will be back!

This was the first time to play this course and I honestly was amazed at how great the greens were for Winter. The staff was very welcoming and wanted the player to have the best experience!

I will definitely be back and will bring friends next time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs improvement

I read a lot of reviews saying the greens were basically gone. I’m happy to say that the greens were in decent condition, however the fairways and landscaping were not. I played here because I was planning to play in a tournament here in June. It is a good course for beginners, wide open, but not for the serious golfer. Almost every par 4 is a drive and a wedge and all of the par 5s are reachable in two shots without much effort. Par 3s were decent. The worst part was out of the course’s control. There was a bunch of obnoxious hip hop music blasting in a parking lot bordering the 12th hole. You could hear it all over the golf course and it was very distracting. I did like the $35 all you can play rate. The course was pretty much wide open and when I did run into a group, I could just cut over to another hole The course was pretty much wide open and when I did run into her group, I could just cut over to another hole.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Okay place

It was spring but course burnt out and no in best shape. Pretty good layout and greens in fair condition and fast. Will be better once grass starts growing in and if improved I would recommend Hillcrest. Friendly staff.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Affordable

Course was good. Greens a bit sandy. Many holes had wide fairways. Overall good track. Great deals on golf now. Will return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

This is a great course. Really enjoy playing this course. Would highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Much better

Dramatic improvement over a year ago. Course in really good shape. Still needs a little work but so much better than it was. Super value for the money. Great layout, not too difficult, not too easy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Both ways

Nice course for the money. Just be prepared to hit a draw and fade on the tee box.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Much Umproved

Staff is working hard to improve course conditions. Fairways looking very good. Greens are almost there. Rough getting better - still needs work. Well worth the green fees overall!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Work left to do but improving

I booked a 2-some for $10 each and enjoyed our round. The girl in the pro shop was very helpful and explained to us that the course was going through changes and slowly improving. The course itself was in good condition but the greens still need growing in. They rolled slow and definitely need top dressing to level out. The tees and fairways were weedy but for the most part full of grass. For the discounted price I would recommend and would definitely play again- not ready to pay regular price of $27 until greens roll true.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Easy layout from the tees

Played this course right after the Sunday tournament and there was along line of people waiting for the return of any carts from the tournament finish. We could not detect a trace of grass on almost all of the greens, maybe in 6 weeks there will be some grass. All the greens had just been dusted with sand so putts were not going as read.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is a county course

Good course for the average golfer. Not very difficult but challenging enough to require attention to shot selection and direction. Very good for the higher handicap and senior golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need work

Staff friendly. Facilities dated. Carts perfect. Tee boxes healthy. Fairways healthy. Greens crusty. Had some type of dye on them trying to cover up how dry they were. If the greens were healthy it would rate a 10 in this area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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