Course is in rough shape. Poor layout, with burnt out fairways, and terrible greens. I suspect there must be a water restriction in North Reading. It is a hackers course at best. It's pretty short with a few drivable par 4s for the big hitters. In fact there is even one ultra short 230 yard par 4, albeit it does come after a long 200 yard par 3. It's not very challenging, although I played horribly. It does not look like they put much effort into upkeep. That said there are worse choices. But there are many far better public courses in the area. I will definitely take this course off my play list.
This course is pretty nice, with the usual limited concentration of flaws. It's not too hilly nor is it too narrow. I plan on coming back here, as its pretty well-suited for beginners like myself. Pricing is reasonable.
Not worth the relatively high price as it is very poorly maintained, dirt tees on half the holes, at least 6 tee boxes where you can easily be hit by an oncoming shot to adjacent greens, 5.5+ hour round, had to wait for carts and then another group grabbed carts and got in front of us and the starter did nothing. This was my first and last time, my friends have played several times and will not return. Too bad the course could be fun if the management put some effort into it.
Hillview is what it is, a "just ok" golf course. The good thing about Hillview is that you can always get a tee time, so it's a great course for when you want to play in a moment's notice.
The front 9 is easy to walk, the back 9 not so much, but it won't kill you either. The back 9 is where the HILL in Hillview comes out.
There are no beer carts on the course, so don't expect to be served on the course. Maybe pack a few of your own, although I'm not sure if that's allowed. ;-)
I always play Hillview 3 or 4 times a year, and it's always a good time. Nothing great, nothing horrible... just an ok golf course.
The price is the same as any other golf course for 9 holes walking its 21. I really like this course, it is well maintained especially this year. Last year i wasn't impressed a lot of dead grass. This year, the course is in top shape and its my favorite course to play in the area this year. The back 9 is hilly and makes for a challenging finish. Lots of difficult tee shots. The par 5 17, is ridiculously hilly just hope you don't get it in the between the hills.