Hillcrest Golf Course

3.3970588235 3.4 stars from 5 (33)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6722 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 1280 State A & M Road, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115, Orangeburg County
  • (803) 533-6030
  • (803) 533-6032
  • www.orangeburg.sc.us/hillcrest
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Year built: 1973
Architect(s): Russell Breeden
Type: Municipal/Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. Collared shirts required. No cut-offs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6722 yards 72.0 128
White 72 6104 yards 68.9 120
Gold 72 5870 yards 67.9 114
Red (W) 72 5208 yards 69.1 117

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.1 stars from 5
Value: 2.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 33 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

30 out of 33 reviews


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Reviews


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"Needs improvement"


u000007656288's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Okay place"


Q496's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Affordable"


ratt33's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


u876121291's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Much better"


sclahiga's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Both ways"


vincedaddy's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Much Umproved"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Work left to do but improving"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Easy layout from the tees"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This is a county course"


petealark's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Greens need work"


William7908154's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great lay out . We had great time . Would play here again when in area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money"


Derick2668378's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the price. It has some challenging holes!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This is a very fun course! Relatively open, but required some shot making!"


AdrianWhite's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great value through golf Now. Golf pro was very personal and friendly! Had good food there, but he later sent us to a great restaurant for supper! Very enjoyable course. When the grass comes in, it will be really nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun"


golf62657's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun place to play with variety of types of holes. Some were tight off the tee and some were wide open. I had a great time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course for the money"


u052338404's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very well kept, everything was nice and neat, the greens rolled good, sandtraps were freshly raked, course was very nice for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great way to spend a Saturday"


TABB9773903's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was great. Beautiful day, and the course was in nice shape. Staff was extremely friendly. Every time we go up there, we are amazed of how few people are there. The drive from Summerville is easy and the course is always ready to be played. Well worth the ride and you can never beat the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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