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4.4
212 Reviews (212)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
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3 Stars
26
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
94.9%
Recommend this course
203 out of 212 reviews
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4.0
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
Recommend this course
20 out of 24 reviews
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4.4
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.3%
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48 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6560 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.9
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Hickory Knob State Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1982
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2020 #12)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2020 #21)

Reviews

4.4
212 Reviews (212)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Water Hazards 17
Forced Carries 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Locals 11
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course Masters week

Staff polite , course in great shape , carts in good condition, rakes missing in sand traps COVID but sand bottles on carts everyone touches !!! New concrete on cart paths !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

I love playing golf near the lake and I can’t believe it took me this long to visit Hickory Knob. The course has plenty of beautiful views overlooking the lake along with the picturesque fairways made loosing balls in the water worth it. I will definitely be back many times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet course

The course was cart path only after some rain on Sunday and I do know why. My playing partner has a prosthetic leg and we got him a handicap flag so that we could go slightly off path, but never onto the wet fairways or near the greens. At most we would go in the intermediate rough between fairway and path, but still that was wet but we are always respectful of the course. On TWO occasions we had a person from other groups yell out to us ‘Do you know it’s cart path only?’ To which we replied as nicely as possible that he only has one leg and we do have a blue flag. One gentleman approached us later to apologize because he didn’t notice his leg or flag. The other guy was basically a jerk and went on his way. In my opinion, mind your own business if you don’t know the circumstances of others. I don’t ride up behind people complaining about them not repairing ball marks or dragging their feet. So to the older gentleman who decided that he needed to be honorary Marshall, keep to your group please.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Call ahead to check course conditions

Only nine holes open due to repairs on cart paths. This backed up play. Paths we're chewed up from prep work for repair and was a major obstacle getting around cause it was cart path only. Add to that the repair crews worked on the open nine anyway and major equipment was running/noisey, interrupting play. Crew were play music and used women restroom. On the good side, the lake view is beautiful and there was some challenging holes to play. We will likely not come back here even if course is repaired, unfortunately.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Work in progress

Front nine was the only one open and it had half of the court trails removed while the back nine was close. And it was cartpath only because it was still wet after a couple of days of rain.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 215
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Hickory Knob

A course I play about once a year and although the weather was terrible the round was enjoyable. I need to get back in the summer. Conditions were good, better than most for winter golf, decent lies on the fairways/chipping areas, I was in five bunkers and all were good except one. Greens were OK, rolled pretty quick but a few had some weird grass growing. Front nine has some tough holes, besides #1 the other 8 need all your attention. Back nine plays a little shorter and more manageable, 18 is a tough closing hole. Struggled in at an 85, 11 & 2.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice but

Would be nice to know if the course was going to be cart path only. It rained 3 days before going to the course. Also driving range was closed for the winter?? So, no warm up and took 3 hours to play 9 holes. Ive played the course many times and its a great course thats not usually packed Just wish i’d known these things before i drove 45 min to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Low-cost Eye-Opener

This course layout is wonderfully varied, and can be a brute if one doesn't select the correct tees to play (readily apparent when playing the long 4 pars coming in - 9 & 18). Even though none of the 5 pars are reachable in two shots, the key to preserving one's score lies in hitting precise high iron shots into the greens (especially if pin in front) as most of them are severely slopes (and so very much faster than appearance would suggest).

Conditions could be improved (greens and tees fine, but fairways soggy, bunkers thinly filled, and cart paths decrepit), but will suspend further criticism since traversed in the dead of winter. Playing here is an absolute test, and certainly not a "walk in the park"!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Even though it was cart path only the course was beautiful and well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short but challenging

Any first-time play can be challenging because of unknowns. The greens are small, the elevation change can be significant on some holes, and blindspot‘s all contribute to the challenge of the course. The other reviews that I read talking about items needing repair our true as many of the cart path could use some serious work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful scenery & surroundings

I like the course and appreciate that it wasn’t too long or too difficult. Liked the friendly staff and patrons. The drawbacks were the pace of play, poor drainage and inconsistent greens. But for what I paid, seemed completely reasonable. We did have tropical storm Eta come through recently.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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