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3.9
464 Reviews (464)
5 Stars
147
4 Stars
214
3 Stars
61
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
82.7%
Recommend this course
402 out of 464 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.5%
Recommend this course
56 out of 64 reviews
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4.1
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.6%
Recommend this course
87 out of 96 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6369 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.8

Hickory Valley Golf Club boasts two 18-hole, regulation-length courses, named the Ambassador and the Presidential. The Ambassador Course is the shorter of the two at 6,450 yards but it still offers a fair test. The classic layout is routed through towering hardwoods forests that stretch to over 70 feet high. The tall hickory trees loom over the fairways. The small greens are sloped back to front, presenting a challenge for even the most seasoned players. Water hazards come into play on several holes and there are a few tricky doglegs to contend with. The bunkering is minimal but the abundant trees will be enough to keep you on your toes. The golf course has some challenging holes but it's not overly punishing for the high handicapper.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.9
464 Reviews (464)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Watching the Game 9
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 40
Narrow Fairways 37
Bunkers 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 40
Advanced Golfers 30
Playing Multiple Courses 30
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 45
In the 'Burbs 34
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great course and great price!

Challenging course, well kept, definitely worth the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
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1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club.

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Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Unlucky Bad Weather

The only truly bad thing was my swing and the wetness of the course. The pace of play was excellent - finished in 3 hours with cart path only. The conditions were extremely wet due to a good amount of rain - no fault of the course. The best thing about the experience was the starter, he did a great job welcoming us to the course and it was our first time. He went out of his way multiple times on an early morning tee time which was really appreciated.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We're sorry to learn your experience with us was anything less than 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another shot soon.

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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hi, u737563617. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always a challenge

Even though a huge amount of rain had fallen on the course lately, it was quite playable. The greens did have more ballmarks than normal as every high shot into the green left a big mark. We always enjoy the nice people at Hickory Valley and the challenge of the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

The team here at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club is thrilled with your positive rating, bradco. We hope to see you again soon!

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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good shape considering Ida

Considering Tropical Storm Ida had recently come through this area the course was in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

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Commented on 10/14/2021

The team here at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club is thrilled with your positive rating, darbillcco. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

It is a popular place to play which I understand but there is not rangers to help with the pace of play and I think they overbook. I like the staff there . They are friendly for the most part. I still like the golf club it’s just slow play kills it for you

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/10/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/07/2021

adeitzel, thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I’m a Hickory

Course played well even after a big rainfall last night.
Lady at kitchen offered to bring the breakfast sandwiches out when they were ready which was a kind gesture.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/13/2021

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/13/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/13/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience and what we can do earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/13/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

36-holes of fun, challenging golf

Visiting from Chicagoland, loved both courses - Ambassador and Presidential. Not sure why people think the Ambassador is that much easier than the Presidential. With that said, the back-9 Presidential particularly from the back tees is very challenging - couple of par-4s over 460+ with very narrow fairways and tough greens. But overall, a fun 36-holes golfers should consider playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/13/2021

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Ambassador at Hickory Valley Golf Club.

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