Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West

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3.4
685
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
272
3 Stars
174
2 Stars
111
1 Stars
61
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
75.4%
Recommend this course
484 out of 680 reviews
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3.4
38
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
71.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 38 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
173
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
77
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.8%
Recommend this course
138 out of 173 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7002
Slope 126
Rating 72.7
Type Public
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
685

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 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow slow greens

The greens were so slow that one member of our group started chipping with a hybrid for long putts.

On the back nine we actually implemented a max 2 putt rule. That being said, the staff was great and for the cost I guess I shouldn’t expect it to be good.

It would have been nice to know in advance that they had just finished overseeding and we couldn’t drive carts on the fairway. My friend has a very bad knee and found the extra walking very tough and couldn’t play all the holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice course

Had a rough round today but course was in good shape and speed of round was very good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 09/17/2018

Thank you for your comments and hope to see you back out here real soon.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Trying

I've always loved the layout of this course and still do despite the conditions which in the last few years have been spotty. The greens were very slow and bumpy due to needing cut but it looks like they are trying cause there was mostly grass in the fairways. (may have been bad timing for the greens)

They keep the rates so good that its still a place to give a try but bring your own water cause they keep the snack bar closed during the week.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 09/17/2018

Thank you for your comments we hope to see you back real soon.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A great morning

Super friendly staff, very respectful grounds people. They always muted their engines if someone was hitting or putting. You could see they took a lot of pride in maintaining the course, from mowing the putting greens to smoothing the sand traps. A very enjoyable morning.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 09/17/2018

Thank you for your comments hope to see you back soon for more great golf.

Thank you

~HC

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad to see the neglect

Played recently and it was sad to see the results of the course neglect. I’ve been playing Hillcredt since 1992. It’s alwsys been a fav of mine. It’s sad to me to see the condition the course is in. Bunkers that have been abandoned, others with weeds growing out of them, and even one that looks like it’s designated as a dumping pit (right side of 13). The cart paths have been abandoned also. Small signs that say scatter are the replacement. I wish the corse was in better shape, especially because it’s an awesome layout. Not sure when or if I’ll go back. Miss the old Hillcrest.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course

Hillcrest has a fun layout with some risk reward tee shots over water, and an elevated tee shot to a par 3 that plays much more difficult than it looks.

It's in decent condition for the summer in Phoenix. They put a lot of water on it every night so early morning it can be a little wet with some muddy areas where water pools.

Pace of play here is usually very good, and after the early tee times the course is wide open. Overall a nice track if you want to get a quick 18 in.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 07/11/2018

Thank you for playing the course hope to see you back soon.

Thank you

~HC

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

Great Little Course and Good Value

My friend and I played this course. It was very nice and we enjoyed it. We played early because it was going to be pretty hot. The course is well kept and certainly and good value for the money. Staff was very nice and accommodating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 07/11/2018

Thank you for the comments and hope to see you back real soon.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 06/25/2018

Thank you for playing the course hope to see you back soon.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 06/25/2018

Thank you for coming out would like to know why you gave us 2 stars.

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~HC

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 06/25/2018

Thank you for coming out and enjoying the course, hope to see you back real soon.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/25/2018

Thank you for coming out and playing hope to see you back.

Thank you

~HC

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Father / Son

The course is in good condition for the heat of the summer. Fairways and greens are in good shape, the sand traps are not concrete hard. Definitely a value for the dollar. Pace of play was great full round in about 3.5 hours maybe a little less. Friendly staff

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 06/16/2018

Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you back real soon.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor shape for early in the summer

What was once a lovely course has many fairway bald spots, fair greens, and poor course management allowing players to play very slowly and no one cruises by to check. Not very much water on the course, no ice in the golf cart bucket, and even though the cart attendant will drive around the parking lot in a golf cart, he's more then happy to let you carry your clubs to your car without assistance. The only thing it has going for it is price.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 06/16/2018

The fairways are patchy due to the heat, the greens are in great shape for the time of year. If you need ice you can grab it in the grille area. for the time of year we don't have a ranger because of number of rounds and pace of play is great.

~HC

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fun Layout

My Wife and I played Hillcrest for the first time and had a good time. The course was in fair condition being June. Not as nice as I was thinking it would be though since they have hosted Senior Tour events here. A bit rough around the edges and the greens were a little shaggy and slow. But for $30 it was worth it. We will be back when the conditions are more favorable as there were some fun holes. No beverage cart. Hmmmmm?

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 06/11/2018

Thank you for coming out, for this time of the year its in good shape and the tour events were in the 90's when the course was younger.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 06/11/2018

Thank you for coming out to Hillcrest.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

water leaks every where

they should at least fix the ones in the fair way and around the greens

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 05/30/2018

thank you for coming out we are in the process of this right now.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Nice course,friendly folks,course needs some attention

Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 05/30/2018

thank you for coming out and playing hope to see you out again real soon.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Golf Outing

Sandra Day O’Connor held there 6th annual Golf Tournament at Hillcrest this year.. The staff was awesome and very helpful in every phase . The course condition was better than anticipated due to time of year. The room we used for our Lunch was perfect and the food was very good. I can’t say enough about there service everyone from the greeter to the food server was very customer friendly.

Vinni & Spencer Thank You !

See you next year..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 05/30/2018

Thank you we are glad you enjoyed see you next year for another great event.

Thank you

~HC

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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hillcrestaz
Commented On 05/22/2018

Thank you for your review hope to see you back real soon.

Thank you

~HC

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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