Hillcrest Golf Club in Findlay, Ohio has recently found its way out of the rough and onto the green just within the past few years. Not long ago, Hillcrest Golf Club was bought out by Andy Clouse, owner of Fostoria Country Club and Loudon Meadows in Ohio. Hillcrest Golf Club opened in 1963 and was originally designed by Ed Rettig and Gene Cleary. Unfortunately, this once admired course went many years without being maintained. Since Clouse took over in 2017, this 134 acre property has gone through many renovations, bringing the course that was once playable back up to par. From the clubhouse, to the fairways, to the greens and the cart path, everything imaginable was and still is being renovated. Dead trees have been cut down, new grass has been planted, and over 300 tree stumps have been removed. The clubhouse was completely remodeled and now includes a full service bar – perfect for enjoying a cold beer after a round of golf. Hillcrest Golf Club now has two sister courses: Fostoria Country Club and Loudon Meadows Golf Club.
Aside from the renovations, playing at Hillcrest Golf Club gives you great value for your money. The 18 hole course was measured to be 6,987 yards of golf at a Par 72. Bent grass is used on both the fairways and the greens. Golfers have the option of walking the course or renting a cart. As most courses, there are four sets of tees for different skill levels – blue (professional), white (men), black (senior), and red (women). There are no bunkers at this course, making it easily playable for all levels. Hillcrest Golf Club does not offer a driving range, but does have a teaching pro and club rentals available.
Hillcrest Golf Club had its Grand Reopening in May of 2017. Within the last few years, the course has seen many improvements, and still has the potential to develop even more. People from Ohio have renewed their excitement about this course, and soon, Hillcrest Golf Club will earn its way back to the top spot for the city of Findlay, Ohio.