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4.8
175 Reviews (175)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
99.9%
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174 out of 175 reviews
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4.7
15 Reviews (15)
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10
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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15 out of 15 reviews
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4.7
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6452 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.0
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Royal Hylands Golf Club
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Course Details

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

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.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
175 Reviews (175)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 23
Bunkers 20
Elevation Changes 17
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 23
Locals 20
A Weekend Splurge 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 29

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Super friendly staff

I thoroughly enjoyed my round of golf at this course. The course was great and the staff was staff was amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must play

Best kept course and playability in the area. Fantastic staff. A must play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

Always love playing here but the course conditions were a little rough in some spots this round. Tee box on #9 was one of the worst that I have ever seen. Greens were very hard and had a hard time holding approach shots and even chips around the green.

Overall would definitely play again and the staff is as friendly as anywhere

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Royal Highlands 6/6/2020

Great weather, great price (with reward points via GolfNow), challenging course (for me) equals great day. The staff, as always, was very helpful and courteous. Sand bunkers weren't yet available, which helped my game, but they will be back soon (new sand has been dumped in).
Even though it is an hour from home, I usually play this course two or three times a summer. I highly recommend you give it a try.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Enjoyable course, nice layout, just don't like paying full price when you aerify the greens and don't top dress. Feel like you don't get full enjoyment of the course. Would be interested in coming back once the greens are back to full health.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Some sand traps were flooded. Sand was dumped in some of the traps but was not spread.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun day on the course

Fairways and greens were great greens were fast but they rolled true Really enjoyed playing there today well worth the money

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Value plus

The best golf value in Indiana. Not even close. Course in best condition. Staff very friendly. Played w/wife in 3-1/2 hrs. $28 hard to beat anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course, great value.

Played here late Sunday morning with a buddy. They were running a head of schedule with Tee times and we had no issues with pace of play. Beautiful course, good condition. Sand traps did have a bunch/mounds of sand in them that were not yet completed/raked. Greens were smooth/true. Would play again for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course in great condition

Royal Hylands is a real jewel in Eastern Indiana. Challenging course in great condition. Greens were outstanding, great speed, receptive to full shots. Fairways were in perfect condition. Friendly staff and a great 19th hole. Best course available in the Eastern part of the state.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 191
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a Great Round

It's hard to beat Royal Hylands in terms of value/bang for your buck. I mean that anywhere, not just in Indiana.

The course has a great mix of holes for a parkland-style layout. Some open, some tight, all requiring precision or close to it. Tee shots force different types of plays - cuts/draws, etc. Par 5s are fun risk/reward types. The greens are the real challenge - if you miss in the wrong spot it's 3-putt city. It can be a handful if you're off your game and it can be pride-inducing when you're playing well. Either way you're going to want more when you're done.

Staff is great as well, though I'm not so fond of the new pro - he can go back to Hawks Tail.. But they are good folks overall otherwise, and they have a great 19th hole/mid-point.

If you're anywhere around Indianapolis or Eastern Indiana on I-70 - stop here and thank me later. You won't regret it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

PERFECT COURSE

The course was in excellent shape!!! PERFECT DAY TO PLAY GOLF!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

GREAT VALUE!

This is my "go-to" course. Took an old friend on his 1st trip here. Excellent condition & fun all day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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