Hillsborough Country Club
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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|Gold M: 65.5/119 W: 71.9/130||470||190||350||505||140||300||300||185||495||2935||370||150||290||175||330||465||350||385||150||2665||5600|
|Red W: 69.5/121||460||185||345||495||140||300||295||180||475||2875||365||145||285||170||320||440||315||380||150||2570||5445|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
First time playing this course, got a decent rate online so thought I’d give it a shot. Course was in nice shape, greens were well maintained and leaves were managed which is nice for fall golf. Upon arriving at the course I was berated by the gentleman in the pro shop for attempting to put a few beers in my bag. Pretty sure guy was stalking me from his office window as I took my bag out of my car. Yelled something about his “no beer” sign and their liquor license. Fine, no problem, I’ll follow the rules. Keep in mind it was freezing and nobody was out there on this day. You would think they’d be happy to have 4 customers. NOPE. At the turn at 9 the bar/restaurant was empty, no staff. After 18 the shop was closed, locked, restaurant off limits. No bathrooms, no food, nothing. And it was 4:30! Stalk me, yell at me, then lock up the place when we’re still on the course. Cool move golf shop guy. Never again.
Hillsborough Country Club - not a country club
Not worth $60. Club house was probably a chicken coop. Tee boxes chewed up. Greens were ok. Golf carts are probably 50 years old, had to pump the gas pedal several times to get it to work each time. Seems like a converted farm and they forced in 18 holes with limited thought. I see this place closing soon, its hurting for sure. One and done course, you move on and don't return.
First time playing here and course was in decent condition for this time of year, although some tee boxes and greens need some care.
Layout is quite challenging at times with too many trees (like most courses of its era) and no long string of par 4-s like a lot of courses. The funniest thing I experienced was wet/soft areas where I wouldn't expect them, like on slopes near the top of ridges. Go figure.
The greens were fast downhill and very slow uphill, and while there wasn't much undulation, there were ridges that were steeper than they appear and a lot of natural slope. Some bunkers were unplayable, and the course is also very poorly marked and, hence, touch for first-time players like me. And the fairways needed a cutting.
It's fine for a casual social round, with about 8 solid holes, 4 OK holes, and 6 dogs.
Course is tight, greeens on the back 9 were insane if you did not get ball to the cup as it would rollback downward.
Fairways and greens were in good shape. Very enjoyable round.
Great potential but needs work
Course is laid out very nicely but is in need of a lot of work. T boxes were poor, greens are brutal, nothing sticks and like concrete. Fairways were ok. Challenging course that with right work could be top notch!
Although I enjoyed the layout of this course, the greens were so severely sloped it made it impossible to putt. On numerous occasions, my first putt would miss the hole & should have stopped a few feet past the hole, but the slope would take the ball about 15 ft further! Also, My approach iron shots would not hold on these hard sloped greens. Overall, these issues I just listed ruined my golf experience. I would recommend playing this course unless you do not care about your score. The view is terrific throughout the round.
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Not Worth The Money
Friendly staff is the only plus. Hadn’t played the course in years and remembered it was a quirky layout, very short, and with severely sloping greens and fairways. Course conditioning is non-existent, except for the greens haacing been aerated about a week ago, so they were bumpy and slow- probably for the best, as several holes would have been unplayable with faster green speeds because of the slopes. More weeds than grass in the fairways and tees, which were rock hard where they weren’t dead. At $60 for a weekend round, I would at least expect a course with moderate conditioning.
Not very well maintained
Overall the course was just not in great shape for September. The grass was extremely patchy and several parts of many of the greens were burnt out. The bunkers are also poorly maintained and the tee boxes are atrocious. To add to the lackluster course conditions the entirety of the course was over run with gnats. Obviously that is hard to control but it did add to my less than desirable experience.
This course was in awful shape. The greens seem to have not been rolled or mowed in weeks. The fairway and the rough are the exact same length. The sand traps have no sand.
DO NOT PLAY
Horrible. Would never play again. SAVE YOUR MONEY. Much better courses in the area for $50. Tee boxes and “fairways” (I use that term loosely) unkept and obviously not maintained. Horrible condition. Greens had apparently been aerated, but even considering that, they were horrible, sand ALL OVER, simply impossible to putt. Honestly, GolfNow should issue refunds for even allowing this course to be booked. FWIW, we played Heron Glen later in the afternoon, and for $30 more, you can an absolutely AMAZING course that should be the benchmark for every golf course.