The Hills, which is the back nine of the original eighteen, is so named because it begins high and follows the natural contours of the Hill Country, with homes perched above the holes. It displays a beautiful shot in the opening, then turns up and right. Tom Kite did a masterful job accentuating the natural terrain on this nine-hole course. Most greens have a .5% to 1% slope, with a soft, undulating surface that will give you a chance to make your putt. If you are within 25 feet to 30 feet, you have a great opportunity. Holes #2 and #3 are par 3’s that sit down in the hills, then #4 is a nice par 5 with a slight dog-leg and meandering creek – a gorgeous setting. Hole #5’s most unique feature is its two-tiered fairway. If you hit onto the lower ledge, you do not have a clear view of the green. However, if you land on the upper ledge, the view is unmatched.
One of the best holes of all is #6. It originally was a short hole, but a redesign that came with the installation of the third nine made it a little shorter. It is a drivable par 4 with great mounding and native grasses behind it, so it stands out. Then you work your way back up the hill again on the finishing holes. Hole #9 is memorable as a par 5, with impressive bunkering and strategic trees that provide an outstanding risk/reward finishing hole.