Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
Previously known as Hillcrest at The Heartland 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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Interesting, nothing flat about this course
We had fun playing this course. No houses and very hilly, both positives. Conditioning left a lot to be desired, probably due to Covid and the fact that several areas were being improved at the time (several bunkers being rebuilt and yet to receive sand; however, bunkers that had sand were great). Greens were on the small side with lots of slope and undulations (stay on the low side). Limited staff (Corona) was super friendly. $4 unlimited range balls was nice. Overall, they need to cut about 2” off the ruff and drop the fee by $10 in its current condition, and I would play weekly. Nevertheless, worth playing at least once. Maybe more when the conditioning matches the green fee.
Fun & Challenging
Great old school course. New owner starting to make many improvements. New riding & push carts, white sand in traps, open to the public. A MUST PLAY for golfers looking for a change of pace on a terrific & historic course!
Not ready to be open
This course should be $15. Max. Shouldn’t be opened for play yet. No distance markers at all, no sand in traps. We still had fun but this place needs a lot of love. Heard they have a new owner. Hopefully that will being new life and I would try it again if they get the grounds better for spring.
Fun course to play
Really like the course design some different types of holes.
Only downer was Course condition. Several fairways have large bad spots- no grass, mud holes. Some bunkers are just mud with no sand. Greens were pretty good, played very fast which I like.
Overall OK but could be better.
Great historic course to play. I was the first tee time out, finished in under 2 hours. Good value. Course still in great condition. A few wet spots in the morning. Cart path could use some love, but I’m not there to hit my shots off the cart path. Will play again.
Nice old course
Love the Donald Eoss design, really follows the lay of the land. Green complexes are toigh! Don't want to ne above the hole. Great value on Hot Deals.
Back in Kansas
Expected better course conditions...
Traps unplayable, fairways overall good condition, greens rolled true but had numerous unrepaired divots and cart paths horrible...
Good layout with rolling hills but this is the first course I have played in my life that starts with a PAR 3...
Course was not busy but play was very slow...A starter and course marshall could solve this problem especially with high handicap !!!!!!! members...
Pro shop staff outstanding and that alone may bring me back...
Donald Ross Design
KC has 2 historic courses designed by class architects: Hillcrest by Donald Ross and Swope Memorial by AW Tillinghast. If you love to play golf, you need to play these.
Hillcrest is not maintained at its peak. It is maintained adequately enough for the golf lover to appreciate Ross’ design.
Swope is maintained by the City at a higher level and is a must to appreciate Tillinghast’s design. It is described as a junior Bethpage Black.
We are fortunate to have both of these classic turn of the century courses in our back yard.
Fairly good for been a 1st on this courae
I played yesterday 06/26 on a good Golfnow deal so the price was fairly good. 1st on this course, layout is nice lots of slopes and lies, not easy. Cart path need love but I would not judge the entire course by that. Some tee boxes need care ASAP. Fairways have hold fair even with the crazy amount of rain in KC, I’ve severe damage at other courses. Its good the course is available through GN and not only through GL. Green were tough and need care, not all had the same speed. Sand traps are awfully bad, this is a big fail on this course, only 2 traps were raked and in good shape. This is a no brainer to fix.
Staff was friendly
All in all fairly good and I was pleased with the day. On a good GN deal I’ll come back
Visually the course is great
I enjoyed the course visually. The front nine had tired fareways with a large amount of thin, bare spots from water runoff etc. l would suggest aeration, over seeding and watering on a consistent basis. The back nine was in much better shape. The traps were thin, hard. Needs tic. Other than the golf rate on Golfnow rate , surprised no Senior rates and the rate of $40 is bit Pricey. I would play again based on golfnow $$$.
Course shape just ok. Lots of sand traps with no sand just dirt. Fairways awful thin.greens good. It seems like all great life courses have gone downhill since taking over. Green fees way to expensive for the shape the course is in.
Save your Money
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.