Royal Hylands Golf Club

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4.8
145
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
99.9%
Recommend this course
144 out of 145 reviews
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4.8
19
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 19 reviews
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4.8
22
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6452
Slope 133
Rating 72.0
Type Public
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6452 yards 72.0 133
White 71 5884 yards 69.0 129
Red (W) 71 4590 yards 68.0 120
Scorecard for Royal Hylands Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 1 3 9 5 11 7 13 15 17 4 14 18 16 6 8 10 2 12
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 35 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1980
Fairways Bentgrass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/31
Architect Gary Kern (1980)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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4.8
145

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 22
Bunkers 19
Elevation Changes 16
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 21
Locals 19
A Weekend Splurge 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 28
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was in great condition. I love it when the roughs are cut.

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

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

This course was very well maintained and a major change of pace to the most other courses. Would strongly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful place

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in Great Condition

What an excellent value. $80 per round if closer to Indy. Staff is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Just got to play nine holes till the rain came but the course is in immaculate shape we will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather

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.

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

great

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Perfect

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Indiana Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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 Excellent
Amenities Good

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$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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