Hillcrest Golf Club at Sun City West

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3.3
683
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
272
3 Stars
174
2 Stars
110
1 Stars
61
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
0
73.9%
Recommend this course
483 out of 683 reviews
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3.3
683
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
75.3%
Recommend this course
61 out of 81 reviews
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3.3
683
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
8
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
80.1%
Recommend this course
145 out of 181 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

3.3
683

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
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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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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
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First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
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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
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Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
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Commented On 06/25/2018
Thank you for coming out would like to know why you gave us 2 stars. Thank you ~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
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
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Commented On 06/25/2018
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Played On
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
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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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