A view of green #4 surrounded by water at Old Hickory Golf Club
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3.3
603 Reviews (603)
5 Stars
145
4 Stars
245
3 Stars
103
2 Stars
58
1 Stars
52
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
60.6%
Recommend this course
439 out of 603 reviews
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Average Rating
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2.9
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
51.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 45 reviews
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3.3
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
13
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
63.2%
Recommend this course
55 out of 87 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7077 yards
Slope 145
Rating 74.5

Beaver Creek divides Old Hickory Golf Club with nine holes sitting north of the creek and nine holes south. The course has a classic parkland layout that plays across gently rolling hills. The fairways were cut through forests of mature hardwoods but they are wide and carefully sculpted to direct balls toward the middle. Skillful players could even try to use the contours to their advantage. Each hole has a bunkers but the bunkering is not excessive. In addition to the mounding and bunkering, the undulating terrain provides natural elevation changes. The golf course finishes with what is arguably its toughest hole. This monster par 5 is 620 yards from the back tees. It requires a drive over a ravine with a natural waste area to the left. Many consider it to be the toughest golf hole in northern Virginia.

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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent grass
Greens A4 bent grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Timothy Freeland

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Raspberry Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Men: all shirts must have sleeves and a collar. Women: shirts must have either a collar or sleeves.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.3
603 Reviews (603)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 53
Undulating Greens 46
Elevation Changes 39
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Locals 43
A Weekend Splurge 21
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 52
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 20

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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

With a little more care...

Course seems to be typically wet, hence "cart-pathy/only rough" all the time. Because of the many trees, many leaves on the course, making it difficult to see/find balls in rough and fairways. Under all the debris, the greens are actually pretty good and fast (putt), holds and spins well (shots into)...if players would fix their ball marks (and an extra one too) and maintenance team use their blowers (am & pm). No rakes in the bunkers, they could use a maintenance run too. Would pay around/under $40 but not more than, considering pace is always an issue here.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very slow.

We did get a late tee time with plenty of time to finish 18. There was three groups in front and it took almost three hours to get through the first nine holes. We didn’t see a Marshall out there moving groups along. The staff was great and gave us a voucher for the 9 holes we didn’t finish.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible

If I could give it 0 stars, I would. The pace of play is unacceptably slow. It took 3 hours to finish 9 holes, and was only able to play 15 holes, in FIVE HOURS! The Marshall was asking if it was slow behind us. That doesn’t even make any sense! The club house is nice, but the fairways are beat up. The bunkers should be GUR. I won’t be playing this course again, and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. It’s a shame because the layout is pretty good.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Do not recommend

Poor conditions, poor tee sheet management, would not recommend ever playing this course. They pack the tee times 7minutes apart and do not Marshall slow play. Hardly a good patch of grass from tee box to green.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Course had just been aerated but in good shape. Greens generally very good but tee boxes need work

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Upscale?

It seems like most of the course is in some form of renovation. Some bunkers filled in covered in weeds others grown in under repair. Fairways have so many different grasses growing unevenly. Cheaper courses in the area are in far better shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Old Hickory has definitely improved over the last year. The course conditions were night and day difference from earlier in the year. Cart path only on a lot of holes but given the improvements in the fairways and greens, I can see why. Good round and course for the GolfNow price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Overall a great course. Had some issues with fairways with mud and either work vehicles or carts driving on the fairways after the amount of rain the course had the days prior. Staff was very friendly and amenities were decent. Overall great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course - VERY BAD CONDITION

Better drainage is needed and this course is in need of a very good superintendent that can get this course in optimal condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

awful conditions

one of the worst courses i’ve played in this area.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Surprisingly bad

Hard to believe the cost for this course considering the conditions. Most bunkers were littered with rocks and crabgrass was on some greens. I’ve played out of the rough that looked better than most of the tee boxes. This course used to be a course I’d circle on the calendar to play. I have a hard time thinking that I’ll be going back anytime soon…

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Driving range
Fairways and tee boxes look like an abandoned out if business golf course. ...the last time I saw a course in this bad of shape the following year it was sold to builders for a new home development. I'm guess that's what's happening here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice layout

Greens were in great shape. Fairways are a mess due to disease - no notice when booking on site which is disappointing. Staff was great.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun and painful

The greens were ok the fairways were trash. Not worth the 50+ bucks we paid.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways and tee boxes are dead, greens are weeds, bunkers are were poor

Wow, they should inform potential guests that the course is in such bad shape. fairways were literally dirt. Must have burnt them with fertilizer or some other catastrophe.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over priced

Course not in good shape cart path only lots of dry damage spots a $40 dollar course for now.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Friendly People, Fairways are in bad shape

I played this course for the first time on 9/5/2021. I was very happy with the layout and elevation changes. As many other people have mentioned, this course lost its fairways (probably due to the lack of rain early, then the deluges we’ve had recently) and they’re in rough shape - pretty much unplayable. The good news is that they are working hard to restore the fairways and I think things are moving in the right direction for recovery next season. They are also working on the tee boxes, so the tees for the most part were not in their normal spots. I imagine when everything is sorted out, this course will play much differently.
The greens are in decent shape and I found them to roll true and a good speed. Of course, they have the usual issues with people not fixing their pitch marks - makes me crazy. I always make it a habit to fix at least 2 on every green
I didn’t take advantage of the off-course amenities, so I can’t comment.
I recommend this course, but wait until next Spring if you can.

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

Growing back to former glory.

As one of the guys in my group mentioned, and many people have mentioned in the comments, this course has seen better days. I’ll take their word for it as it was my first time playing OH. That being said, the clubhouse is aware and they are working to grow the grass on the fairways back by September, even offering a discount to come back again in the Fall, which was a nice touch. The course layout is fun but challenging and the employees are extremely kind and helpful. Looking forward to returning soon.

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