Royal Hylands Golf Club
|Red (W)||71||4590 yards||68.0||120|
|Blue M: 72.0/133 W: 72.0/135||506||403||408||211||317||399||178||500||132||3054||341||373||144||486||444||404||211||447||548||3398||6452|
|White M: 69.3/129 W: 71.5/125||496||397||387||169||304||383||167||489||124||2916||327||279||126||471||366||382||196||384||475||3006||5922|
|Red M: 68.5/120 W: 70.1/122||380||281||310||125||207||274||111||387||72||2147||275||227||113||417||288||324||124||311||364||2443||4590|
Best of Lists
Golf Advisor: Best of Golf Advisor
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S.
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S.
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Indiana
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S.
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S.
The course was in great condition. I love it when the roughs are cut.
Round of my life
Royal hylands is parkland style layout with a beast of a par 5 as an opening hole that plays down a shoot of trees into a tough sloping green. This is the hardest starting hole in the circle city area. It is indicative of the round to come. The course has the friendliest staff and best customer service of any course I have ever experienced which just adds to the over all experience. The course has had some water damage due to all of the rain as of late and it doesn't drain well. They are extending the green on the 10 hole which will make for a nice landing area on the three tier hole. I was able to finally birdie the dreaded 15th hole which as one of the craziest greens I've ever played in the state of Indiana. It is multi tiered and slopes hard front to back. Being above the hole is three putt city generally.
This course is just everything you'd want in a round of golf: Pristine greens that roll true and can be very tricky, lots of elevation changes tee to green, scenic views, and great bunkers. They have the whole package here, and it is the best deal going at under 50 dollars. GET OUT AND PLAY IT!
Great course at a reasonable rate
This course was very well maintained especially compared to a lot of the others right now. Challenging, but very fun. Would highly recommend this course.
This course was very well maintained and a major change of pace to the most other courses. Would strongly recommend this course.
I have always loved this layout, even though i have never scored well. The course is in the best shape i have ever seen. The greens are the best in the area. Not only does the grounds keeping staff know what they are doing, the members are obviously conscientious and know what to do with a ball mark. i will play this course any chance that i get.
Impressive course, nice 'cozy' pro shop & bar. More hills on the first 12 than almost any other course we've played. Considering it's mid-summer, course is in good shape.
Greens a bit slow, as other reviewers have said, but not a big deal. But the play also became slow, mostly due to 'leisurely' 4some(s) not inviting smaller/faster groups to play thru. Became a bit frustrating on the back 9, which took a long time to play as a result.
A couple holes, 10 and 11 for sure, are on the crazy side given extreme hills. Don't walk this place unless you're in decent shape.
We really enjoyed the overall experience.
Course in Great Condition
What an excellent value. $80 per round if closer to Indy. Staff is great.
Just got to play nine holes till the rain came but the course is in immaculate shape we will be back
13 Club Course
I haven't played this course since they had whicker baskets for the pin flags and the black-n-white poles positioned in the fairways indicating your distance to the middle of the green, but still challenging and fun! This course really challenges your skill off the tee box to position yourself into a makable shot to the green. I used every club in my bag more than once. Every hole has something unlike the previous hole. I really enjoyed playing a course that made me think about my approach from tee to green on every hole.
Quickly becoming my favorite course around
I have been playing this course off and on for the past 15 years, and I always feel like it is a treat to play it. The layout is outstanding and offers lots of challenges for golfers of any skill set. The opening hole is probably the most difficult first hole around the city, and it gives you a good taste for what is to come. There are some picturesque signature holes on this course including #4 and #10 that will leave you wanting more. The staff is outstanding and the friendliest that I have encountered at any course I've ever played.
The greens are very tricky with lots of undulation and they generally are very fast. The fairways are plush and roll out well when it is dry. This course can be very difficult if you are not playing well, but it can also be scored on with a good ball striking day. The greens make the course formidable.
I would dare anyone to find a course under $50 that is better anywhere. I highly recommend everyone give this course a go.
We play this course a lot. Best bent grass fairways in the area with wonderful greens. If this course were closer to Indy it would be $75. We used golf now and got a great price. Everyone I know rave about this course. Well worth the drive.
One hour drive from my house, but what a great find. Will definitely put this course on my must play monthly list. Staff is fantastic.
This course is always in perfect condition. Beautiful bent grass fairways. If this course was closer to Indy it would be $75. Great course for the money and a steal on Golf Now hot deals.
Outing review - quick thoughts
Played an outing here, so it's a bit of a struggle to really get my thoughts right (always playing in fairway, no bunker play, etc).
Really cool place though, lots of humps, bumps and hills, with some weaving in between trees. Conditions were pretty good and some fun holes that will require you to know where you're going/how far to hit, etc.
I'm playing a regular round here in a few weeks, so I'll post a more thorough write-up after that.
Always a great track
Royal Hylands is a great course and hard to beat the value. The location of the course is about 45 minutes from Indianapolis and if they were closer to the city could certainly charge more. Great layout except for hole number 10. Always in good condition.
One of my favorites in Central Indiana!
The Epitome of “Hidden Gem”
I wish I could give more than 5 stars in the “Value for the Money” category. It is such a beautiful, interesting, and well kept course. It’s so good that it’s becoming my new home course in spite of being 45 minutes away. The greens are always in excellent condition and they are as challenging as it gets around here. If you haven’t played Royal Hylands you really won’t regret the drive.