Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
|Red (W)||72||5581 yards||72.0||119|
|Blue M: 72.5/128||243||367||530||482||409||388||177||387||414||3397||621||232||333||519||183||352||387||410||347||3384||6781|
|White M: 70.3/123 W: 76.5/127||235||342||492||464||394||360||154||358||369||3168||590||200||303||490||155||339||375||381||327||3160||6328|
|Gold M: 68.5/114 W: 73.9/122||223||290||475||436||380||329||148||344||323||2948||561||167||281||449||130||320||360||334||310||2912||5860|
|Red M: 66.4/111 W: 71.7/122||212||288||435||420||371||310||130||310||313||2789||545||142||269||433||83||293||321||300||277||2663||5452|
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One of the great layouts in Kansas City. Unfortunately the course maintenance is terrible. The fairways and rough have not been maintained.
It’s a course managed by Greatlife. I’m learning that a good rule of thumb is, if It’s a Greatlife course you should not expect much.
Poor rate of play on hot deals
Second time in a row I’ve played on a weekday hot deal and rate of play has been way too slow. Seemed overbooked.
Hillcrest Golf Course
A very challenging and difficult track and always a lot of fun. Especially the 235 yard number one par 3 hole.
Ross Course Challenges
Donald Ross was known for his difficult designs and Hillcrest fits the mold. Sloping fairways, steep hillsides and nasty sand traps make this course a challenge. The senior tees at 5860 made few holes inviting because of shortness and elevation was a constant issue. Poor distance markers make the course even more difficult so bring your technology or be prepared to guess frequently. Still an interesting round awaits.
Fast Greens - Great Course
Hillcrest is one of KC's old time gems! It has been restored to its former glory. The greens are some of the fastest - if not the fastest rolling greens in town. The course is in good condition overall and they are taking great care of the greens. It was a cooler summer day and we had a great time!
Old Course, But a Great Layout.
Donald Ross Layout, of Old. This course requires you to be accurate off the box. There are not many flat fairways and your tee shot placement is critical if your going low here Its a fair challenge for ALL if you follow the layout as Donald Ross wants you to play it, and if you don't, Good Luck. I really enjoyed the test and would recommend this Course to other players.Greens have subtle lines and are in Good Condition. Fairways are in Very Good Shape.
Hillcrest GC - Kansas City, MO
Very nice old style golf course. There is not many hazdards, except for the huge oak trees that line the fairways. The Donald Ross design is very challenging and you never really have a flat lie. It is worth playing.
Average conditions nice old style layout.
Tough course , lots of trees and challenges, but fun and interesting. Thanks
Decent value for the money
Decent value for the money... good rate but course is average at best and conditions were below average.
Love me some Donald Ross! Thank you GreatLife for saving this old gem!!!
Fantastic value for a course this good. Course well maintained. Greens were fast.
GREAT OVERALL COURSE
Pretty decent course. My only complaint was that when booking my round on golfnow, the price was 22.00. When I checked in at the pro shop, i was charged 34. I didnt catch it until after he ran my card and all the guy behind the counter would say was, "im sorry about that.". I didnt feel the need to complain much about 10 dollars and obviously 32 is still a good deal but its just frustrating.
Donald Ross Classic
Hillcrest is a traditional Donald Ross course that uses the natural wooded hillsides with abrupt slopes off the fairways to reveal few flat lies or easy greens. Like Swope Park next door, the course plays longer than its yard markers indicate and has enough deep valleys and uphill greens to make distance calculation a challenge. Course upkeep is getting better but cart paths need some work, so watch your step.
GREAT OVERALL COURSE
My only complaint is that usually when i play here, the bunkers are terrible. Poor maintenance, not raked, mudholes, etc...its just not very fun for a player that wants to be challenged. Sure you can take free relief if you want but if you are like me you always feel A) Guilty for taking that drop and B) robbed of opportunity to play out of a bunker, gain experience, learn and further enjoy the game. Its frustrating, at least to me.
Course could have been in better shape, but overall a good layout and worth it for the money
It's early season but course was still nice. You can usually get a great rate with a hot deal here. I paid full price cause I wanted to get out. Course is a challenge with the amount of trees lining the fairways. But it you can stay on the fairways you will be alright. Awesome course, I've played here multiple times.
Course reasonably priced and worth it
I feel Hillcrest Golf Course is a fair, yet challenging course. You can use all the clubs in your bag and its undulating course makes shot placement important. Now, don't get me wrong, it won't be the nicest course you've played but I do feel like it is a nice course. We played the middle of December and the course was in surprisingly good shape.