A view hole protected by a bunker at Hillsborough Country Club.
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3.9
230 Reviews (230)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
114
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
86.9%
Recommend this course
198 out of 230 reviews
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3.3
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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3.8
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.3%
Recommend this course
29 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 5840 yards
Slope 124
Rating 68.2

Hillsborough Country Club is tucked away amongst the foothills of the Sourland Mountains. The golf course overlooks the beautiful Amwell Valley, sprawling across lush rolling hills gently sprinkled with mature trees. The par-70 layout is player friendly enough for all skill levels, it is even gentle enough for beginners. While it may not be what you're looking for if you want a long and challenging test, it's great for a casual round with a few tricky surprises. Accuracy will be generously rewarded but the golf course isn't overly punishing if you're slightly errant. Golfers will come across a fair amount of strategically placed sand traps as well as the occasional water hazard. In addition to the course, you can get even more short game practice in on Hillsborough Country Club's practice chipping and putting greens and there is also a driving range available.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Fazio

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
230 Reviews (230)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Narrow Fairways 16
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Locals 9
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 9
Worth the Drive 8

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Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Course conditions need to be improved

T boxes are not well maintained and some greens are also going bad. If it continues this way might stop playing here. Must have played here 20 times atleast in last 2-3 years but only worth the $40 twilight time not the 60-65$ morning time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather

Good value

Course was in good condition for end of July. Staff were very friendly. Shorter course, but still enough of a challenge to keep it fun. Holes a little closer together.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Hillsborough Country Club

Terrible course conditions. Dirt tee boxes, unkept fairways, dirt/gravel sand traps, and unkept greens. If you’re going to put a course on the side of a mountain you have to make the course playable and maintain course conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hillsborough never disappoints

Course is always fun. A lot of tight fairways makes it challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 94
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 94
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Tough Greens

This is a short and tight parkland course with some really neat elevation changes. This is a challenging layout and the greens are quite small and undulated. This course will challenge your ball striking and short game. It was a in very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fast greens and side hill lies

Try to stay below the hole as many a green will reward a good approach shot with a chip from off the green. Important to stay below the hole. With that being said a very pleasant afternoon of golf with stunning views of the surrounding valley.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Day

Nice day to play. This time of year if your off the fairway you're in the leaves. Greens were very fast my type. Finished play in four hours never had to wait,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Had a nice day of golf at a fast pace. Challenging greens . Despite the leaves falling, maintenance crew did a great job removing them.

Conditions Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Greens

Course has an excellent layout and great greens. They are in great shape but fast. Need to land the ball short of the green or else it will roll. With the weather being dry the fairways were a little hard but good for extra roll. Unfortunately sometimes due to the slope of the course the ball would roll where you didn't want it to go. Short course but tough especially the back nine/

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 90
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No ranger

It took 31/2 hours to play 10 holes... foursome in front of us. Spent way to long looking for ball... just sucked

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Fun/Challenging Course, Extremely Friendly Staff Team

My wife and I played 180 rounds in 2018, from coast to coast, and Hillsborough remains one of our favorite "go to" courses.

The staff, Drew and Bobby, are fun, knowledgeable, and very focused on the satisfaction of the golfers.

The pace of play is always excellent, last week we finished a round, while playing multiple balls, in 2:45. Like many local courses, the weather has taken a small toll on Hillsborough, but it is still far better condition than most of the local courses we play.

The layout is challenging, with several side sloping fairways ,elevation changes, doglegs,, and many holes requiring course knowledge to plan the right shot. Every hole is unique and requires thoughtful play to get even a par.

Many of the greens are daunting, and if the greenskeeper had a bad night, it is very possible to hit a four foot putt off of the green, then down a hill, for a 30 yrd return chip shot.

Hillsborough is a course that needs to be played many times before a golfer really understands it. While it is a short course, the layout favors accuracy and course management overr distance in order to score even reasonably well.

I highly recommend Hillsborough to golfers of all levels. It is fun, the staff is great, and it will make you want to come back and try it again, and again. It is an excellent value and should be supported by all.

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