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4.3
233 Reviews (233)
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
91.0%
Recommend this course
221 out of 233 reviews
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4.1
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 reviews
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4.1
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.4%
Recommend this course
38 out of 45 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

4.3
233 Reviews (233)

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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
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
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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 18
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
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Delay

Was unable to play due to rain . Staff was nice
Did say we could try to play the next day but today to far to drive . Maybe next time . 6.00 buck lost to the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs Attention

Have played this course several times over the past 4 yrs. This is the worst condition I've seen and it is borderline unplayable. Tee boxes are poor, fairways play like first cut on good course, greens were horrible. Sandy, patchy inconsistent. Bunkers are barren, mud pits. Pace of play was slow. Course manager did try to help keep groups moving. Staff was friendly. Just wish they would attend to waht was once a nice course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff friendly as usual, fairways in great shape. Greens were a little bumpy due to recent aeration but putted okay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

We’ve played several times here at Hickory Knob. We enjoy it’s challenges and always greater with a smile in the pro shop. Course is in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent shape

The course is in excellent shape. The fairways and greens are outstanding. The only thing wrong with course is the lack of sand in the bunkers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Usually find state park courses a good value and average course design and conditions. Course layout has too many poorly designed holes. Bunkering was good, but greens were largely uninteresting, Definitely need to hit the ball straight. Conditions weren’t horrible but nothing to write home about,. For $25, you got what you paid for.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 17
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
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