Hillcrest at the Heartland Club
Course in good shape BUT......
We got stuck behind two foursomes that were beginners. Too bad they dont check handicaps. 2.5 hours to play 9 and we quit. I will be back though!
April 1, 2014
Memory Lane Golf
I was looking for a course to play while in KC on spring break with my two sons and saw Hillcrest on Golf Now. I was a caddy at Hillcrest 35 years ago so was excited about the prospects of a round down memory lane and our experience did not disappoint.
Hillcrest is in early spring condition but the course will only get better as the weather gets warmer. The greens are in very good condition, rolling fast and true. Tree lined and old school
March 21, 2014
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