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4.1
249 Reviews (249)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
85.7%
Recommend this course
233 out of 249 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
66.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
81.8%
Recommend this course
27 out of 33 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

4.1
249 Reviews (249)

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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Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Worth the trip

Course was not crowded but pace was a little slow. Greens were decent but slow. Beautiful layout and terrain. Some very different holes. Will continue to make the trip and play 2-3 times a year.

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

To be a state course it was embarrassing

The greens were not good the fairways were fair tee boxes not good , the layout is fantastic, I don't think our tax dollars are being used at all on this site!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course, But...

Hickory Know is a good course. It has a variety of holes that range in difficulty from easy to very hard. I have 2 bones to pick with Hickory Knob: 1) when I was there this past week, the greens had been worked on and were not in good shape. They were bare in some places and very bumpy in others. 2) No. 4 requires an uphill drive and then a downhill approach to a green requiring a forced carry. The fairway is mown so tightly that a drive that gets to the downhill slope with any velocity will not stop short of the pond. Bad design and maintenance.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need a lot of work

I played this course alot this was my first time playing this year 80%of the greens had no grass just patches they were not fun putt on . The course also needs a Marshall to move pace of play their was 3 drunks holding up the play they were playing so slow and obnoxious

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course. Challenging with lots of water. Heavy rains had made water areas larger than normal.

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

Great layout!

Course was recovering from high lake level and rain. Greens were aerated and hard to read. Really a well layer out course and lots of fun. Would like to play again when course not affected by high lake level.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

We played twice this course
Challenging and great
Pace of play was very slow on the Sunday but this is normal as family day
We will return any time

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet course

Cart path only and greens are slow. Probably why only a few of us on the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Awful greens

Several years ago the course was in excellent condition, but today the course was in poor condition at best. Range had no grass. Greens were sandy, bumpy, slow, and only had patches of grass. Tee boxes were not good either. Layout of the course is great. but the course needs serious attention and should close down until they make some improvements to the condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lost balls

Great weather! Course was in decent shape... too many leaves on the 2nd cut, caused balls to be lost multiple times.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but could be better

The staff was great. The pro shop pricing was great. The course layout was great even though some of the fairways can be a little narrow. My biggest issue was it had entirely to much debris on the greens. We had to clean almost every one to be able to putt. The grounds keepers should blow them off more often.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gorgeous Course!

A solid 9/10... couple rough spots, but greens were perfect. Traps not take, but who hits into them anyways. Played from the tips, challenging par 3s, a few long par 4s and a beast of a par 5 in #10. And the views! Wow! Would go back in a heartbeat, can't beat the price. Went off early, played in 3 hours... looks like it gets busy after 11am.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome condition at 100 degrees heat index

This course is a hidden gem , 2 Savannah Lakes courses nearby are not in near the condition, the new golf course superintendent definitely has made a difference!! Pro shop personal so polite friendly and helpful!!!!! Can’t wait to play again soon .. nice to see drinking water on the course , some new concrete golf cart paths !!!! Thanks for providing a nice outing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

From central Fl.

A friend recommended the course to us and we came here to try it it. Camped at Hawe Creek and played here for the first time. The staff was outstanding, since the back was being worked on she suggested we play the front, go to lunch and play the back. It worked out great. Course typical SC., dog legs, up and downs and great fairways. The greens were a little stressed and holes a bit rough on the edges but I would come back in a heart beat. Also great water crossings.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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