A view of tee #11 at Hickory Stick Golf Club.
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4.1
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
83.6%
Recommend this course
144 out of 160 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.8
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
75.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 32 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6834 yards
Slope 127
Rating 73.0
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Hickory Stick Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tim Liddy (2001) MacCurrach Golf (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
160 Reviews (160)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 13
Bunkers 12
Thick Rough 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 10
Locals 8
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

paid twice for the same round

madder than heck right now . booked a 230 tee time got to course @ 2 said i did'nt have a tee time ended up paying 58.00 again to play . pro shop just kept telling me i did not have a tee time as stated above i had a 230 tee time i paid you for somehow i lost 58.00 thank you golf now for not making mt tee time for 230

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Hot and little windy but father and son day

Course overall condition is in great shape
Enjoyed the experience
Some bunkers excellent some need work
But overall not bad
Rough is sparse of grass in some spots
Greens very good and speed very fair

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I think one of the best on the southside. All the trouble is in the rough. Stay on the fairway and it’s fair all day long. Hope the secret doesn’t get out. I want to ply again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible experience. Unfriendly staff. No rain checks. Wasted a whole round because of rain

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A Bit Like a Roller Coaster - Including the Long Lines

Accuracy is a significant asset on this course due to numerous long bunkers that hug the fairways, water hazards, and unforgiving tall grass awaiting those with a strong draw or fade.

Tee boxes, fairways, and greens are very well kept. I found the bunkers twice in my round of 18 and both were hardened to this consistency of concrete. Very few trees on this course. Greens offered nice challenges, with complex breaks on longer putts.

I'll admit I found the rolling nature of the course frustrating. Countless shots were made blind to my target, and the endless hills would block my view of the ball's final location. Perhaps some will like the challenge, but I didn't particularly care for it.

The bigger frustration however, was the backlog at the tees, occasionally three groups deep, with lengthy wait times. I had read numerous other reviews before playing, seeing complaints about the pace - they weren't wrong. It took us over 5 hours for 18.

All in all, not a terrible experience, but I personally didn't enjoy the roller-coaster aesthetic and the lengthy play time due to waiting around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course

Have played Hickory Stick numerous times. Enjoy the layout as it provides a test for any golfer. It can be tough but is fair. The course was in good condition. On this day some of the staff could use a lesson in customer service and a smile. About half of the staff seemed grumpy and the other half were very friendly and helpful. No matter how your feeling on your work day you need to treat all customers with a smile and friendliness. Without customers you have no job. Be grumpy all you want till the customer shows up. Then it's all smiles and helpfulness. Just my 2 cents. Still like playing here and will return to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience

Course was everything I like in a golf course. Challenging and yet playable. A lot of rolling fairways and greens. Great links style course and the Greens were very fast but yet every one was consistent so it was easy to adjust. Will play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Conditions

Fairway grass was not fertilized and crabgrass was everywhere. I am use to this course being in better shape. Greens were cut very short, so putting was lime grass. The greens were hard which made it difficult to hold on an approach shot.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Links Golf

First time playing course. This course is fun with lots of grass mounds surrounding the fairways. Conditions were great despite lots of rain the preceding days. Pricing is a fantastic value. Will play here again on next visit to the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really slow

The course was in good condition considering the recent weather. The tees were good condition, the greens were in good condition, and the fairways were a 6 on a scale or 1-10. There were two issues. 1) We had to wait about 20 minutes for a cart 2) the pace was extremely slow. We started about 2:00 PM (20 minutes late due to lack or cart, and we had long waits on every hole. It appears as though the course had set up tee times about every 8 minutes. We were not able to complete the course, and had to leave after 15 holes due to the slow pace.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Lots of better choices!

All they want to do is cram as many paying customers on this course as they can....and to bad for you if it takes 5 hours for your round. Never a ranger to keep play moving and lots of lousy, inconsiderate golfers. NEVER AGAIN!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course, Terrible management

I suppose if the goal is to cram as many people as you possibly can regardless of the number in each group, and not even come close to monitoring pace of play, allowing 5somes, allowing 4 year olds to hit multiple balls off the tee box, then the folks at Hickory Stick succeeded magnificently. 5 1/2 hours to play a round of golf? Ridiculous.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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