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3.6
814 Reviews (814)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
330
3 Stars
213
2 Stars
113
1 Stars
65
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
83.7%
Recommend this course
599 out of 814 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.0%
Recommend this course
51 out of 60 reviews
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3.8
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.1%
Recommend this course
115 out of 129 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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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

3.6
814 Reviews (814)

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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4.0
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Previously Played

Nice course

A lot of back and forth. The recent reseeding made for a lot of walking and the new grass slowed down the ball a bit.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Surprising

The course was in pretty good shape when most of the courses in the area are in the process of reseeding or recovering from it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

No Looker, But A Challenging Course

This is a typical Sun City course where the fairway grass is in reasonable shape, but what you get in the rough is pot luck. Upkeep of the course is a bit lacking, but the layout has appeal; most golfers would find the course a decent challenge. The driving range and practice areas are adequate to get you ready for the round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A nice day for a round

Overall course is recovering from summer so greens were slow and a bit splotchy. Like this course as it is forgiving on errant shots . Overload time

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Grass

No grass,,,no sand ,greens not mowed, should not be open what a shame great lay out

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in rough shape. Staff was great! No cart or beverage service on course. Restaurant no open until 7:00

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hillcrest

Some of the greens and tee boxes need work , staff is very friendly from the person behind check in counter to the lady at the snack bar

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Don’t waste your money!

Staff is great but course is in terrible shape. Sand traps aren’t sand, full of rocks, fairways are rough. Greens are good though.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent customer service

Excellent customer service
Love this course and the layout. The customer service is outstanding and the individuals that work there are very accommodating and friendly. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to have a great day at golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st time

I’m new to the area, have played about 6 times in 6 weeks at all different courses. This is the first one I can honestly say I won’t play again. The fairways were horrible and the guy from the cart barn in charge of the carts was a cranky old guy. I won’t play here again.

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

Hiilcrest golf course

Overall good value. Course was real wet greens were a little to slow for me. Layout presented some challenges and caused you to be creative at times.

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

I play this course often

This course plays very well & stayed fairly good until about two weeks ago. Very dried out, not all but most greens are really bad. Fairways have multiple dry patches/dirt. Course is a great play, staff is awesome, I will return but might wait until the course gets into better shape. Just that time of year

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Value but hardly worth the price

Restaurant services are unavailable weekdays. Few golfers were on the course at 10:30. Tee boxes were acceptable condition, though some had no Tee number nor par markings. Fairways were generally in very poor condition. Should be playing "winter rules" in summer, but wasn't worth trying to find a good grass spot to move ball to. Greens and bunkers were acceptable condition though greens still rough after aeration. Good thing I knew routes between holes as cart paths were almost nonexistant in many locations. Don't expect to play here again this summer and don't recommend.

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