The Takeaway: Boise’s premier country club with an old school, classic layout featuring tree lined fairways and doglegs. Conditioning and landscaping across the property is immaculate and bunkering is strategic. Perhaps not in Idaho’s top 10, but certainly a can’t miss in Boise. Grade C+
Designer: Vernon Macan in 1940
Phone Number: Dave Carollo, Head Professional - (208) 343-1769
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Hillcrest Country Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 4610 Hillcrest Dr., Boise, Idaho 83705
Accolades: Ranked 15th in Idaho on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.
What to Expect: Hillcrest is a classic golf club with tree lined fairways and gentle doglegs throughout the course. Water comes into play on three holes of the front nine while a river runs through the back nine. Accuracy is the name of the game at this relatively short course that requires course management and shotmaking over brute and brawn. This Vernon Macan layout is reversed when the pros come to play which allows two of Hillcrest’s funnest holes, a driveable par four and a steep uphill par four, to play a big factor come Sunday.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 1st Hole – 359 Yard Par 4
Best Par 3: 13th Hole – 182 Yards
Best Par 4: 9th Hole – 399 Yards
Best Par 5: 12th Hole – 561 Yards
Birdie Time: 6th Hole – 293 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 2nd Hole – 462 Yard Par 4