The Hills Course at Red Hawk
The Resort at Redhawk is known to golf travelers around the globe and is one of the highlights of the grand golf destination that is the High Sierra. Located in the town of Sparks, next door to Reno, the Hills Course is one of two 18-hole runs at Redhawk and draws raves for its challenging play and incredible scenery.
Designed by three-time U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin, the Hills Course offers players a Scottish links-style layout that has small and dastardly greens, dramatic elevation changes, deep bunkering and immaculate views of one of the most scenic golf destinations in the United States.
While the Hills Course is a must play in the Reno area and will challenge long hitters with a 127 slope rating, Irwin added another touch to the resort. A unique, 18-hole putting green will have players competing, all the while improving their putting game, helping to make Redhawk and the Hills Course a standout in the High Sierra.
|White (W)||71||5733 yards||71.9||133|
|Combo (W)||71||5561 yards||69.9||123|
|Red (W)||71||4980 yards||67.8||121|
|Gold M: 73.1/127||611||405||370||406||155||484||160||529||318||3438||700||242||451||152||403||397||482||441||400||3668||7106|
|Black M: 70.8/123||573||386||323||372||140||473||142||512||298||3219||624||230||423||133||371||380||461||425||429||3476||6695|
|Blue M: 69.0/116||490||355||302||332||128||456||128||481||282||2954||586||213||386||125||360||355||440||407||418||3290||6244|
|Blue/White M: 67.6/114||490||355||302||332||119||423||128||458||282||2889||550||195||386||125||340||355||421||369||368||3109||5998|
|White M: 66.6/112 W: 71.9/133||421||318||280||313||119||325||114||458||248||2596||550||147||353||109||340||334||395||369||368||2965||5561|
|Red M: 62.7/102 W: 67.8/121||396||289||249||273||96||325||95||376||220||2319||418||147||319||102||308||310||395||324||338||2661||4980|
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Nevada
Bad Weather Day, Good Challenge
My wife and I played a scramble at this course for a local highschool baseball team fundraiser. Let me start by saying Red Hawk is one of the nicest tracks in the Reno Tahoe area. I have played most courses in the area and would say it's definitely worth checking out if you are a serious golfer or even a weekend warrior. Golf cart with GPS Tech is great. Just don't drive too close to greens! We had bad winds and some of the holes are tucked in on a hillside. They can really be tough on a bad weather day. Would love to get out and play the lakes course.
Nice day, cold and windy
Red Hawk is close to the house. But one of the reasons we haven't played it very much this summer is pace of play. Need to get some marshal's out there that kick people in the pants!!
Pace of play was very good. Playing conditions were very good. I recommend playing here.
Red hawk is one of the best kept courses in Reno/sparks the price is a bit speedy but worth it! You won’t regret it!
This course had some cool holes
This course had some super cool holes. The round was very pleasurable. The only thing we would request would be water out on the course.
Enjoyed the entire round. Pace of play great. Caught up wit 4some on #17. Was good otherwise. Bunkers are getting better. Most have decent sand in them.
Once a premier layout.
Don't get me wrong I liked the course. But...it is in a state of disrepair.
The travel to the first tee and back from the clubhouse is a nightmare, you can easily get lost.
No drinking water on the course.
Greens were in good condition, fairways were rough.
My son and I played a 3.5 hour round and waited on every hole on the front nine...finally played thru on 10.
I would play again but it is too bad it is being neglected.
Great Course - Staff Needs Lessons in Customer Service
My wife and I played here while vacationing in the Reno area. We got a GolfNow Hot Deal which was $40 each. Beasutiful setting. Two courses - the Lakes is down in the valley floor and the Hills, which we played, climbs the hills on the side of the valley. That means you have to deal with less water, but more elevation changes. There were several holes where good shots were punished due to the sidehill fairways.
Greens and tees were in great shape. Fairways were OK., but nothing more. The bunkers were a mess and highly variable. Some were like wet concrete and others had 8" of fluffy sand.
Our lasting impression, unfortunately, will be of a staff that was unfriendly and didn't seem to care (except for the starter who as OK. When we arrived, the staff stood by and watched while we unloaded our own clubs. The women behind the counter in the pro shop seemed like we were interrupting their conversation - bad attitude. Beverage cart attendent seemed to have an attitude. When we returned. the outside staff ignored us while we unloaded our clubs off the cart and carried them out to the car. Overall, we didn't feel welcome and we won't be back.
Haven’t played this course in years and looked forward to the round. All grass areas were in pretty good shape. “Sand” traps were more like wet gravel pits. Got lost several times between holes because of missing signs. Fairway yardage is almost impossible to determine unless you have a range finder. Maybe the Lakes Course gets more attention? I won’t play here again unless I get a good deal on the fee.
Nice day, enjoyable round
Played this course several times in the past two years. My only complaint regards the golf balls and mats at the range. The balls are horrible, and the mats need to be replaced. This is a resort quality facility, but the range is muni-quality.
Staff is very friendly. I got to play by myself with their approval.
Staff was very friendly. Only problem was cart girl only showed up 2 times and we were out of water and beer for 8 holes. Not good it was hot.
Red Hawk Hills (& Lakes) courses are probably the best semi-private courses in the Reno/Tahoe area, especially with the frequent Hot Deals available on GolfNow.com. My wife and I played the Hills course on a Friday and found it in the usual great shape. When in the Tahoe area we frequently make the trip from Tahoe City to play Red Hawk because of the good course conditions and reasonable prices.
Lucky day for us
The weather report chased everyone away. Practically had the place to ourselves. Course is in very good shape. We had a good rate and the course challenging but fair. Food at the grill is also very good.
May Hills review
Course was in the best shape I've seen in years. Greens and Fairways were both immaculate! Less than 4 hour round for our foursome as pace was never an issue.
Friendly staff. Logan checked me in quick and I went to the starter Nixon and he suggested that I try the Hills course because the first three holes were wide open. I had a great time, although the greens were aerated, and the wind was blowing pretty good, I played a good round. Thanks Red Hawk!!!Cheers