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4.0
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
87.8%
Recommend this course
157 out of 186 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.0%
Recommend this course
40 out of 46 reviews
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Avg Rating
4.1
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.3%
Recommend this course
44 out of 51 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6763 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.8

Previously known as Hillcrest at The Heartland Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1916
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1916) Bill Amick (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Tank tops, half shirts, cut off shorts & gym trunks are not permitted. Golf shirts/shirts with a collar are required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Missouri (2015 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #16)

Reviews

4.0
186 Reviews (186)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Elevation Changes 12
Narrow Fairways 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 17
Worth the Drive 7

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Dry and rough

I heard good things from my friends who played this years ago, but has gone down hill since then, the fairways were super dry and the greens just were punched they leaves were everywhere!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Hillcrest

I enjoy Hillcrest. Fun layout and challenging. It can get really backed up weekends in the Summer. $65 to play it in late October is crazy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Getting better,but...

Course getting better but a long way to go.
Condition of course vs price does not come close

Great layout but still a long way from being in “good” overall condition

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Day for my 2nd Hole in One

I've played Hillcrest a number of times in recent years, but this was only the second time this year. I'm no longer a Great Life member since they radically changed their plans.
Hillcrest is in much better shape this year. The sand traps are in much better shape with the new white sand, but they aren't raked regularly. Fortunately, they now have rakes in the traps so I was able to rake the trap and move my ball from the foot print depressions they rested in, before hitting out the few times I ended up in traps.
I hit a hole in one on Hole #14, 140 yard 8 iron. Pretty special day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained and managed

The staff is friendly, the course is well maintained as well as challenging. Great place to develop your game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Kcmo Hillcrest

It was a very bad experience. We paid for 18 and left after 9 it was so poor. The course had been reserved for a tournament, as a 4 man scramble, but with cart path only golf, that doesn’t work. 3 hours for 9 holes was awful. I will not be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time Last Time

Driving range closed on Sunday because couldn't get the necessary work done during the week. Starter less than cordial. Fairways very dry, greens not bad though. Didn't like the very hilly design. Course was PACKED.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Donald Ross Course

Really fun course that's getting back into great shape. I'd love to see the clubhouse and snack shack get back to their glory days though. But can't complain, great golf at a great price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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

great day at Hillcrest.

Love the course, love the care that is being given to this historic tract. Keep up the good work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Return to Hillcrest

Great to see new ownership and MANAGEMENT a very fine old course.
Glad to see it survived Great Life.
As a former member, I am looking forward to playing it again soon!

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