About

Hillandale Golf Course History

Hillandale Golf Course was donated to the Durham, North Carolina, community in 1911 through the philanthropic interests of long-time Durham resident John Sprunt Hill. The original nine holes were designed by renowned golf course architect Donald Ross, with the remaining nine designed by Perry Maxwell.

In 1960, the Hillandale Golf Course was moved to its current location and was redesigned by George Cobb, who designed the Surf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C..

A Leader in the Durham/Research Triangle Park Community

Hillandale Golf Course strives to be a Durham/RTP community leader by hosting many special interest groups, such as:
Special Olympics
Swing Pals-a non-profit building character and health in children facing adversity
The First Tee-reinforcing values through the game of golf

The Environment

The environment is also a major focus at Hillandale. On our course is the North Carolina State University Wetlands Restoration program, where students and faculty are provided with numerous hands-on learning experiences. Also, the Ellerbee-Neuse River Basin renovation and beautification project will greatly impact the community and provide increased water filtration and visual enhancement to the area.


Whether enjoying a great round of golf or shopping for golf equipment at one of the best golf shops in the country, come discover for yourself what the Durham/RTP, NC area already knows about Hillandale Golf Course…..At Hillandale Golf Course, enjoy the experience and satisfaction of a great golf facility!