Hillcrest at the Heartland Club
A fine old 1916 course with great features
A thinking golfer's course, not long but every shot needs precision... a challenge in windy weather!
November 19, 2013
Hillcrest was excellent, as usual. The course is in great condition. The tee boxes were a bit worn, but the fairways and greens were excellent. The staff was very nice, and helpful. The carts are nice, and have GPS, which is always helpful.
The course itself is pretty challenging. While many of the holes are pretty straight shots, the fairways are a bit narrow, and if you hit an errant drive, you'll either end up in the woods or a fairway of another hole. This doesn't take away from the fun of the course, but it can make for a long day if you're a high handicap like me.
I can highly recommend Hillcrest to golfers of all skill levels, especially for the value (I paid $25 for the round on Golfnow). This is the third time I've played at this course, and it's been great every time.
November 10, 2013
I like the course layout.
The pace of play was fast (3 hours) because I got out as a single and the first tee time on a Saturday morning. I played the back tees, which is plenty long for me (6800 yards), but it was still an enjoyable round. I had heard Hillcrest is known for their Par 3s, and it is true. Holes #1 and #11 required a driver from the back tees. Hole #14 is a beautiful Par 3 over a lake. Also memorable was #10 -- a 621 yard Par 5 that took everything in my bag to reach in 3. The greens were a little shaggy, but probably expected for November in KC. It's pretty neat having a Donald Ross design in KC.
November 3, 2013
Had a 4pm tee time in early October. Had the entire course to ourselves. The course was in good condition given the time of the year. It was a typical inner city course....tight, hilly and surrounded by trees. I enjoyed it and will come back. For the price, it's a great value.
October 11, 2013
Since this club was opened to the public a couple years ago I've played 3 times and LOVED it each time. I went on a saturday at 3pm this time and the course was empty. Course was in excellent shape and played very well. I'll be back
October 7, 2013
This is a great old course
The course is in decent condition considering the lack of play and members
September 28, 2013
Donald Ross saved
A true Gem of KC. Go and play it. A true 600 + yard par five that dates back to the original course when they played with hickory shafts. An excellent test of all your shot making skills.
September 23, 2013
Donald Ross course. Very hilly and sloped. Well maintained. An interesting challenge.
September 22, 2013