A view from Hillcrest Golf Club
Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.7
963 Reviews (963)
5 Stars
133
4 Stars
386
3 Stars
253
2 Stars
122
1 Stars
69
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
82.5%
Recommend this course
721 out of 963 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.0%
Recommend this course
96 out of 123 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.7%
Recommend this course
152 out of 186 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7002 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.7

Hillcrest Golf Club possesses a championship length course that offers a great variety of game options with five sets of tees. The course has a traditional design that features open fairways lined with trees, which put a premium on straight shots. The greens vary greatly with some that are relatively flat and medium sized and others that are quite large and dramatically sloped or multi-tiered. In addition to several sand bunkers, water hazards in the forms of lakes and ponds come into play. The signature hole is the par-5 13th, which has been touted by the Phoenix Gazette as being on of the best holes in the state. Hillcrest Golf Club not only has a dogleg around a lake, the hole requires an approach shot uphill to a green that is guarded by eight bunkers.

Book a Tee Time at
Hillcrest Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Nash (1978) Jeff Hardin (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "John Jacobs' Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirt with a collar as well as no denim bottoms

Reviews

3.7
963 Reviews (963)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 15
19th Hole Specials 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 76
Bunkers 71
Undulating Greens 46
This course/club is great for:
Locals 77
Seniors 53
Advanced Golfers 30
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 59
Convenient to the City 50
Worth the Drive 27

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Another great day for golf

I always enjoy playing this course. I especially enjoy seeing the staff as they are always very helpful and accommodating..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice place and challenging course to play

The course was full and some browned out fairway spots becoming more apparent. Not sure if this is winter to summer grass transition happening.
With all the driving on fairway it will take it toll especially if more than 2 cart per 4-some with social distancing. Some tees were rough and greens thin but have to say the opportunity to play this challenging course for the money was worth it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Beautiful day

Wonderful staff and excellent customer service ...a perfect day for golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 39
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

This course is a bit of an anomaly for me to review. It has awesome par 5 holes, long dogleg left with water protecting their left flanks on each and I everyone of them. Long par 4’s, some bland but some with real character and same with the par 3’s. So what’s the problem? The problem is shoddy tees, so-so sand traps, and pot holes and really rough spots in the rough. A good management company needs to come in and make some changes and the West side would really have ahem of a course....

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course to play....

Played Hillcrest Golf Club yesterday. Upon arrival was met by an attendant who was very personable in welcoming us to the course and willing to share a lot of information as to the course conditions and course playability. Course was a tad rough around the edges and tee boxes with a number of bare spots on the greens. The fairways were in pretty good shape, though a number of holes had water running on the fairways. The greens are huge with many undulations which make reading your putt and judging your speed paramount to scoring. There were some very scenic holes with numerous blind shots and doglegs. On an overall basis enjoyed our experience and would probably play the course again when in a tad better condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs some tlc

My wife and I enjoyed the course and will play again. The fees boxes fairways and greens were in in good condition however the rough was dead in many places. Cart paths were in need of repair in many places. Great value for the money and we will play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

Best value around the west valley. Love the layout. We play from the blues at 6600. Big greens. With a little work this could be a really really nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golfguy

The course is laid out well. A bit unusual to see hoses stretched nearly all the way across the fairways on three of the holes, but fortunately that didn’t affect my play. Overall though this was fun.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Beautiful course

This is a lovely course and they have excellent customer service. Always a joy to play there and I do often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 05/11/2020

Hi, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf outing

I had a tee time at 2:37p.m. with a friend on Friday the 8th. I was unable to make the tee time, I arrived at 3:30 and asked if I could join my party and that I would pay for the full round. Bill was awesome and very accommodating. He allowed me to take a cart and meet up with my party. I was able to golf 10 holes still. When we got back to the clubhouse, Bill charged me for 9 holes only. Thank you very much Bill for being so flexible. We will be back for sure, thanks to Bill.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not what we expected.

Restrooms were not clean.

Carts were older and brakes very squeaky, very loud with hearing aids.

Fair price for 18.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Beautiful layout!

Great customer service .
Beautiful day to play golf...course is beautifully laid out and scenic
Love this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly Staff - Nice Course

Even with the heat of summertime in Phoenix picking up, this course is still a great value and a challenging layout. A little dry and crusty around the edges - but for the dollar - it’s great. If you’re looking for a more manicured course - it might not be your cup of tea. But, if you’re looking for a fun round and friendly people - it’s great! Thanks for keeping it open!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Courtesy has left the golf course

Let me start by telling you we played this course in 3 hrs & 18 mins. Our foursome teed A bit ahead of our 2:45 start time. There was no one n front of for 1 1/2 holes. By the third hole we had a 3=some waiting in the fairway behind us, when we teed off on 4 they were in fairway on 3. The group in front of us were the same 1 1/2 holes ahead. They went around us on 5 to the 6th tee box, no ask , no heads up just around us to the empty hole in front of us. When they got to 8 tee box they had to wait til the green cleared & were just beginning to putt as we played our shots into 7.
Not cool & just be aware you will encounter this type of player. Most courses don’t allow this & courtesy & etiquette were not part of this groups game! Most courses don’t allowing “jumping” when the course is full!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

This could be an outstanding course.

Hillcrest is in terrible shape.The restrooms are filthy and the facia on the in course facilities iare falling off.The greens lack grass and the rough resembles a cow pasture.Its a travesty that this course has been has been allowed to decay into its current condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dried out

I guess back in the day it used to to be a nice course. Senior Tour played here. It has a good layout, but maintained on a tight budget. Course is very dry and greens were fast and bumpy. Played here because our corse is closed:(

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average

Stay & Play Offers

From $178
Valid dates: May 05, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OTTER CREEK STAY & PLAY PACKAGES The packages shown below are all special rates and designed for the golfer. Each has its own unique offerings, choose any of them and enjoy your stay and enjoy your golfing!
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE