Player's Ridge Golf in Hickory, North Carolina, USA | GolfPass
GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.9
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
94.8%
Recommend this course
55 out of 59 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 29 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.2%
Recommend this course
47 out of 51 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6319 yards
Slope 138
Rating 71.9

Previously known as Links at Oliver's Landing, River Crest Golf Club, Oliver's Golf Club & Taverna and Ole Still Golf Club.

Book a Tee Time at
Player's Ridge
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Karl Litten (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.9
59 Reviews (59)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens need work but they’re working on them! Rolling fairways, tough little golf course

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Me and my father in law really enjoyed playing here. I will definitely be going back again! It was nice that it wasn't packed so we could take our time and not rush.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Continually working

I actually enjoy this course. I’ve only been playing for a few months now, but it does seem like they are trying to make this courser nicer each time I’m there. There is still a bit of work to be done to get in in good shape but it is a fun challenging course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 95
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Interesting layout

Fairway and roughs were in good shape. Sand traps were hard packed sand. Greens were medium speed, not holding the approach shot, putting true. Grass on greens was missing in spots on several greens (30-40% of greens) and somewhat long, leading to the medium speed. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great layout and sceneries.

The mountain and the lake was a great mixture. Greens need major work. They are working on the greens and fairway. I can't wait until they get done with the renovations.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improving

Played here two months ago and the course conditions have improved dramatically. Some of the greens still have sandy areas but the correct grass with no poa annua anywhere is a good sign. The 14th green looked almost perfect. Definitely worth playing again as they improve the conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Course Layout, Great Staff, Terrible Greens

Only 2-3 of the 18 holes we played had a green with no dead spots and no massive bald spots where the roll is completely unpredictable.

Fairways and Tee Boxes seemed pretty well maintained and the overall layout was fun. Challenging bunkers and pretty interesting hazard areas. Would definitely play again, but only if I get a deal on the tee time as the money is not worth the condition of the greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Recent Round

Greens need attention ASAP! A lot of dirt spray painted green.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 87
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

On The Mend

Improved since last time i played here. Greens finally have grass and most in decent shape. Price right in line and good to see back in playable condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Hickory, North Carolina
Private
0.0
0
Hickory, North Carolina
Public
2.1428571429
5
Granite Falls, North Carolina
Semi-Private
2.0
1
Conover, North Carolina
Semi-Private/Resort
4.6375
355
Conover, North Carolina
Private/Resort
4.4022
92
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Semi-Private
3.7259647059
45
Newton, North Carolina
Private
4.0
1
Granite Falls, North Carolina
Semi-Private
1.3333333333
3
Lenoir, North Carolina
Private
4.3828411765
175
Golf Packages
FROM $227 (USD)
ASHEVILLE, NC | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations and 1 round of golf at Maggie Valley Club & Resort.
FROM $447 (USD)
HOT SPRINGS | Experience the ultimate Buddy Golf Captains getaway at the iconic Omni Homestead Resort, September 30 - October 2.
FROM $267 (USD)
BRASELTON, GA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Château Élan Winery & Resort (Inn at Château or Villas at Château) and 3 rounds of golf at Château Élan Golf Club - Château, Woodlands, & Executive Courses.
FROM $167 (USD)
CHARLESTON, SC | Enjoy 5 nights' accommodations at The Francis Marion Hotel and play 4 rounds of golf at the Links at Stono Ferry, Dunes West GC, Charleston National Country Club & Rivertowne Country Club.
FROM $267 (USD)
ISLE OF PALMS, SC | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodation in a Oceanside condo at Wild Dunes Resort and play 3 rounds of golf at Links Course and Harbor Course.
Now Reading