Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West

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3.4
735
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
298
3 Stars
190
2 Stars
111
1 Stars
62
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
78.1%
Recommend this course
530 out of 735 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
52
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.4%
Recommend this course
47 out of 52 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
131
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
81.7%
Recommend this course
107 out of 131 reviews
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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.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7002 yards 72.7 126
Blue 72 6574 yards 70.3 123
White 72 6381 yards 69.1 116
White (W) 72 6381 yards 75.0 126
Gold (W) 72 5864 yards 67.3 113
Red (W) 72 5512 yards 70.7 120
Scorecard for Hillcrest
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.2/125 363 365 212 582 430 372 547 168 454 3493 518 370 345 536 211 397 432 234 466 3509 7002
Blue M: 70.5/119 347 346 192 552 407 353 524 150 430 3301 482 356 325 515 190 368 404 219 430 3289 6590
White M: 69.0/116 W: 75.1/124 325 320 181 512 392 345 510 135 413 3133 462 340 319 500 168 347 392 200 420 3148 6281
Gold M: 67.1/112 W: 73.1/120 296 313 162 505 295 337 493 121 308 2830 445 323 309 490 155 337 383 190 402 3034 5864
Red M: 65.6/110 W: 70.5/119 292 292 148 482 282 333 480 111 303 2723 436 287 300 444 137 285 365 180 355 2789 5512
Handicap 17 15 11 3 7 9 1 13 5 8 12 18 2 14 10 6 16 4
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 13 15 1 7 9 3 17 5 4 12 14 2 18 10 8 16 6

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

3.4
735

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

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy

Started out a nice day but the wind started about 8th hole. Still a good day on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

Fairways were in decent shape. Roughs are easy to find miss hits. Greens were fast but a little bumpy. Overall it is a good value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Okay

Very slow pace of play , they were running 2 foursomes behind in starting times . We finished in the Dark .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course with challenging greens

We played this course for the first time on a chilly day. The course was in good condition and the greens challenging with multiple levels and slopes. The rough was easy to play from. Many bunkers guard the greens, adding to the challenge. The bunkers were in nice condition, although some had hard dirt making controlled shots more difficult.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

You need to putt well

Easy to find, can't take carts to car, easy check in, water buckets for your towel, carts ok, tees good, fairways fairly nice, cart paths fairly rough, roughs dry and sparse grass, bunkers with minimal sand, greens pretty large and putted pretty fast and you better not be above the flag, fairways wide mostly, most greens elevated, seems to play tougher than it appears, pretty far from Mesa

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice course

Hillcrest is a bit rough around the edges, with a wide shot finding some bare and rocky ground.

Knowing this going in, the golfer can enjoy a round with wide fairways, a variety of holes, and large greens that although marked up a bit, putt true. Our pace of play was good, 4:15. There are all kinds of golfers that play Hillcrest, so sometimes a bit of patience is needed.

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

Good course

Course was in good shape from tee to green. People were friendly weather was good had a good round

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

Walked first time

I walked today for the first time and for the price of playing 9 holes l would have been better off using your Cart. I expected a break on golfing if I walked, boy was I wrong. I won't do that again!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing

Interesting Layout

Hillcrest is an older Sun City West course that probably saw better days. Though the layout is interesting enough, lots of 'worn out' areas that make you feel this could have been a better experience with a little upkeep. That said, the fairways were reasonably playable and the greens were rolling fast. I will probably return during the winter season due to the high rates of other courses this time of year.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is în good shape

Fairways are in great shape. Greens are fast and challenging. Well worth the green fee paid.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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