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4.0
220 Reviews (220)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
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3 Stars
39
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
88.3%
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190 out of 220 reviews
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4.0
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.4%
Recommend this course
35 out of 41 reviews
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4.0
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.9%
Recommend this course
51 out of 58 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

Reviews

4.0
220 Reviews (220)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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
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
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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 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
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
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
4.0
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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
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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Fairways not in great shape but mostly due to weather. Greens were great just very fast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cow pasture with fast greens

Was in the area so we decided to play this course. Meandering thru corn fields to get there was the tip off. The first sign you see at the "clubhouse" is "NO COOLERS, NO BYOB" in very large caps. No beverage cart roaming the coarse, and bottled water on only 2 holes. I will not venture out on a summer day and rely on the course to keep me hydrated!
Course conditions:
GREENS: good shape, very fast, unfair pin positions on at least 6 holes.
FAIRWAYS: tattered, mixed grasses, bare in many areas.
TEES: decent shape. some locations were head scratchers.
LAYOUT: why the course designer would pick this tract (the side of a mountain) is beyond me.

It was really not even worth the "deal" price of $26 with cart. Will not come back here again, and will only recommend it to friends I have a beef with :-)

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT....

I played Hillsborough yesterday with a business associate. The place is extremely dated, which is obvious from the moment you pull up and park your car. The course itself has many pros and cons. The greens are clearly the best part of the course, as they are in absolutely perfect condition!!! That was surprising since a good portion of the tee boxes were loaded with crabgrass. How can you maintain such impeccable greens, when you can’t keep a tee box free of crabgrass???? You also cannot hit out of the bunkers, since they are mostly rock and very little sand. There are areas on the course where there is construction going on, or maybe just never fixed up. There are many areas where there are rocks or danger areas right around the green. Should your ball hit there, you quickly find yourself in trouble.....and it is not intentionally meant to be that way. There were several areas of the course where the fairways were “bald” or burnt, and basically played like cement. In several instances, a dead-straight tee shot down the middle of the fairway winds up rolling off into the woods, resulting in a lost ball. I felt the course was challenging enough. The cons of it simply made play that much worse. While a $35 green fee is attractive, you definitely get what you pay for. I would not necessarily rate this place as horrible, but it is in need of updating and better care. I would consider returning should more care be put into its maintenance.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are in great shape. Fairways..Ehh. Nice layout

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Course seem's out dated

Maybe this course had some life back in the day but this place seems out dated. Looks like the course may be under construction as well. (Some cart paths are totally gone)
Not bad price but you'll understand the price once you play.

Greens are not immaculate.

Very hilly course creates a challenge in where you need to hit your tee shots and iron shots. Some shots will bounce in all directions

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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