Hillcrest Country Club is another Perry Maxwell gem located in the acclaimed architect’s home state. Floyd Farley would make a round of renovations during the ‘60s, as would Arnold Palmer during the ‘80s, however the course is now as close as it could be to the original Maxwell design thanks to a 2011 Tripp Davis restoration, aided by aerial photographs from the era.
Nos. 5, 6 and 7 will give a healthy taste of what those Maxwell hazards feel like. The fifth is a short par four angled perilously against those who don’t challenge its left fairway bunker, the sixth is a par three surround by gravedigger bunkers, and the seventh is a reachable par five...assuming you’re willing to chance both a burn and a trio of deep greenside bunkers to get there.