Hillcrest Country Club – A Hidden Gem!
| J. Andy Murphy
Hillcrest Country Club has long been a private oasis nestled in beautiful Avalon Hills. The grand Spanish Colonial-style clubhouse, which is on the National Historic Register, is full of charm. It has hosted weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and monthly civic meetings for decades.
The clubhouse has meeting rooms that range from small to large to suit the needs of groups and families. The full-service dining room has surrounding ground-level windows that set a peaceful atmosphere for club members and guests. A diverse menu ranging from soups and sandwiches to delicious dinners is topped off by luscious desserts, a wonderful way to end the dining experience.
The 18-hole golf course is a time-honored Bill Diddel design from 1924. It is extremely well manicured and features lightning-fast greens. Measuring 6,518 yards from the tees, the par 71 layout has always been a favorite of local golfers. The practice range is complemented by a large, separate complex for putting, chipping, and bunker practice. There is a full-service Pro Shop.
When out on the course, golfers feel as if they are far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, even though the course winds its way through the beautiful Avalon Hills neighborhood located just west of 1-465 on Fall Creek Road and Shadeland Avenue.
Club Membership Options include Golf, Junior Executive Golf, Corporate Golf,
and Social (pool and clubhouse or dining and clubhouse).
The club facilities are also available for tournaments as well as business, social, and civic events.