Hillandale is a great course for the price. Anyone complaining about course maintenance should recognize that without charging 4x as much, it would be impossible to keep this course in shape similar to surrounding courses (that do charge 4x as much). It would be fun to see how great this layout could be with better drainage and maintenance. If they had the greens running fast, grew up the rough, and tightened the fairways a bit with this layout, it would be a very challenging course. As it is, three of the par 3s are challenging and a few par 4 pose risk reward decisions. Most of the holes are pretty forgiving though. Plus the prices (including beer) can’t be beat.
Jun 29, 2022
This is a great muni course! It’s generally kept in good shape and the greens are great for the price. It’s hard to beat $13 for a walking round of 9 on a weekday.
The course has lots of twists and turns that keep it interesting and fun green complexes.
Jun 21, 2022
Very nice Lowkey kinda nostalgic place! Good food at grill, pro shop knowledgeable, people very friendly
Jun 20, 2022
Busiest course a round. If you’re in a hurry to play check it out. But it’s a right of passage in golf around here. It’s worth it.
Jun 17, 2022
Played here on June 16. The fairways were spotty, sparsely grown in and hard; bunkers were ill-kept with little loose sand; and the greens were hairy and bumpy. Overall mediocre conditions.
There was a lightning warning sounded just after we had finished the fifth hole and to the course's credit, that was closely followed by staff driving out to explain options to players and clear the course. We opted for a rain check, then were told in the golf shop that the cost would be prorated, not a full amount for the replay. Is that the new norm for rain checks?
May 24, 2022
Great course, I enjoy playing here every time I go. The only thing I would change would be the starter with the red Titleist hat who is always very rude. I have never met a more rude person in my life, every interaction with him has been negative.
Jan 13, 2022
Hillandale is a public golf course that is fun to play, has very reasonable greens fees and a long history of over 100 years of welcoming all golfers of any level to come enjoy the game. Perhaps the most diverse group of golfers I have ever enjoyed playing with in all my years. It is a fair but challenging course. Also offers excellent golf instruction and a driving range to practice. You can pay more, a lot more, to play other courses, but you will not have more fun than at Hillandale Golf Course. One of the great public golf courses in North Carolina. Open year round.
Jan 6, 2022
Probably one of the worst courses I've played in awhile. Greens were smooth and price wasn't bad. Reasons for knocking two stars off was no grass whatsoever in the fairways. I get it, it is winter, but having the fairways so thin it was almost hitting off dirt. Was more grass on driving range. Course does not drain so some holes were almost swampy. Fun layout though.
Dec 11, 2021
Enjoyed watching the golfers and my grandson in the PGA Jr program.