Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.3
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
92.9%
Recommend this course
119 out of 123 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 7106 yards
Slope 127
Rating 73.1

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.

Book a Tee Time at
Red Hawk Golf and Resort - Hills
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 5/6 - 10/15
Architect Hale Irwin (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs.

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
123 Reviews (123)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Dinner 9
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Bunkers 17
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Playing Multiple Courses 15
Locals 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 11

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Redhawk Golf

Pace of play was very good. Playing conditions were very good. I recommend playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Always fun

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!

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

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hills 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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

OK, but...

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

5 stars!

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good

Stay & Play Offers

From $350
Valid dates: Jan 21, 2020 - Jan 31, 2022
Stay at Solitude Inn on the Green and play one of the best course in SE Michigan, Solitude Links Golf Course. Learn more.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE