Course Designed in 1994
Course Designed by Arthur Hills
Black tees: 6,984 yards, 74.1/143
Blue tees: 6,594, 72.4/138
White tees: 6,339, 70.7/130, 77.1/144 (W)
Gold tees: 5,827 69.2/119, 74.6/138 (W)
Red tees: 5,155 yards, 65.8/111, 70.6/121 (W)
The Hills Course at LPGA International challenges golfers with fairways lined by beautiful magnolia trees and native pines, providing an experience that occasionally stirs echoes of Pinehurst. With no parallel fairways and hardly any homes to speak of, the Hills Course is a 4.5-star design worthy of building a golf trip around.
The layout stretches to 6,954 yards, but is a more manageable 6,255 yards from the white tees, which are the most commonly played. No matter where you tee it up, the Hills provides a fair challenge and rewards players that drive the ball well.
With several forced carries and tree lines that punish wayward tee shots, the first shot on a hole is often the most important. The course is always in immaculate condition, highlighted by greens that are as fast and true as any along the Central Florida coast.
On a layout full of memorable holes, the par 5 eighth stands above. Playing from the white tees, water runs up the left side of the 508-yard hole. Long hitters will have the option of going for the green in two, but the putting surface sticks out in the water, meaning there is no room to miss.
A round on the Hills Course presents risk-reward decisions and delivers the type of experience one would expect at a facility that has hosted some of the game’s greatest women’s players.