The Hills Course at Red Hawk

4.3287176471 4.3 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7106 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 7106 yards 73.1 127
Black 71 6695 yards 70.8 123
Blue 71 6244 yards 69.0 116
White 71 5733 yards 66.6 114
White (W) 71 5733 yards 72.0 132
Combo (W) 71 5561 yards 69.9 123
Red (W) 71 4980 yards 67.8 121

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
48
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

98 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Great Course"


JRTgolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The hills course is in the best shape its been in in years. Even the sand traps are in good shape. I still dislike the matted range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in need of maintenance"


wildfiregolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Red hawk runs a local television commercial that states they are in the best shape of any course in the area. Maybe they should go play the course and see what shape it is really in, not bad but not great. Weeds in a lot of the bunkers that the sand is hard pan, dead tee boxes and bumpy greens. I know it is early in the year but course could use some help before it's in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens are in good shape"


eddiejordan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Really my only issue on the hills is no snack bar, cart person didn’t have any food except for candy.

They should also provide range balls at the price you pay. Other than that the pace was okay and it was in good shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course lay out to natural terrain"


dacorrente's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is not my first time playing this course. It has a challenging layout that goes with the natural terrain of the area. Course was in good shape considering the amount of rain in the past month.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



JasonHitchman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Day in the Hills"


beprimeau's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing in Reno for the first time. It was a Monday, but we had no one in front of us or behind. Course was in pretty good shape, a layout with some elevation changes, variety of holes to keep your interest. It was not too punitive, always somewhere to put your tee shot, but it was not wide open by any means. Plenty of bunkers, both for the drive and the approach shot. Greens were a little slow, but there was enough slope to the greens to demand your attention. We only lost two balls in our twosome and those were some very wayward shots, one OB and one in the weeds. My only complaint is the golf cart restrictions, where the cart would not go all the way to the far edge of the rough? Huh? Who makes up these rules? But I would happily play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Red hawk Reno Nevada"


Pramirez53's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Red hawk has 2 courses. They both are in GREAT shape. Putting greens are a little slow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course but the pace of play was way to slow. 4 1/2 hr round for a twosome.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good conditions for april"


adamjaypeterson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always worth the money if you can play for a discount. $75 each rack is too much but $35-40 is about right with this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great winter conditions"


CJL11485's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Played the Hills yesterday (March 12, 2018) and had a thoroughly enjoyable round. The starter was bit “surely” (he seemed stressed and continued to call us up to his starters hut 20, 15 and 10 minutes prior to our scheduled tee time which completely interrupted our warm up routine). But once on the course was pleasantly surprised with the course conditions. Although the grass is winter brown, the fairways were well groomed and the ball sat up beautifully. The greens were “green” and rolled true and fast...highly recommend this for a nice winter course in the Reno area!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf course/dog course"


desertstar's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Played this course last summer, nicer then. This time we shared the course with dogs and dog droppings. There were also children playing in the sand areas, of concern to us regarding their safety. This is overall a lovely course, nice visas, challenging runs, comfortable pace. Not sure when it turned into a community park, hoping it can get back to being just a golf course ~


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Red Hawk"


awpankonen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Girlfriend and I loved it. Got a great green fee price on Golf now. We will be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wish We Were Told"


Golf073's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all we traveled 2 1/2 hours to play. We reserved a room in Reno for 2 nights and we're excited about the trip and golf. When we arrived the staff took our bags placed them on our cart. We checked in and was sent to the starter. We putted on the putting green for a bit it was awesome! I told my husband the greens are fast really nice. We tee'd off on 1 on the Hills Course got to the green and it was freshly plugged! GolfNow was not made aware I phoned they always post aerated greens. We would have never played had we known. I made GolfNow aware so our fellow golfers have a choice!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



u2951319's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



pat12345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun interesting course"


rockawayjay's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I usually play muni type courses. So this was a treat. Totally fair feeling course wideish fairways with much elevation change. Especially on the back nine. I would happily play this course again. Also less break than appears on the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


KBDuffer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Greens were not consistent. Some were fast and others were slow. Sand traps need to be filled up with decent sand and the rocks removed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Jeffrey4557571's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Mashburn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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