A view of a fairway from South at Hickory Hills Country Club.
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2.6
235 Reviews (235)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
40
1 Stars
82
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.9
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.8
47.7%
Recommend this course
103 out of 235 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.2
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
65.1%
Recommend this course
28 out of 43 reviews
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2.9
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
59.2%
Recommend this course
42 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6018 yards
Slope 116
Rating 67.9
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Hickory Hills Country Club South Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1917
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Foulis

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.6
235 Reviews (235)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 9
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 2
3.0
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First Time Playing

Rolling fairways and elevated greens. Very tough. Green we’re in good condition for this time of year. Elevated tees were nice, but about a third of the holes had very tight driving chutes, with trees overhanging the driving corridor.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Meh

The cart paths are in terrible condition. Course is average.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better

Hickory has needed help for a long time. Course condition has been poor, with tons of weeds, patchy greens, etc. We heard they had a new grounds keeper, so we booked it. By no means is it perfect, but worth the $30. 100% better than our last time there a few years ago. Will be back soon. Hopefully they keep improving

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Much improved

I played this course several years go and wrote it off because it was very poorly maintained. I played around today and was pleasantly surprised. The course was in pretty good condition. Fairways were cut properly, greens were in pretty good shape with some small spots that were under repair. The tee boxes were decent, with a couple slightly beat up. The layout is fun with a lot of elevation changes. Not one single fairway bunker and I only noticed one greenside bunker on the entire course, but elevated greens and mature tree growth still make for a challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the hills!

Really surprised, a big difference from 3 years ago. They are working hard to shape this course up! A pleasure golfing there! The staff is awesome.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a hidden gem

These greens on this course have improved so much from last year, the starter that works on Fridays is one of the nicest guys ever. Definitely recommend going to this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

I liked it

We got out early (7:40) and played 18 in 3.5 hours. The fairways are in good shape and most greens are as well. For $45 you get what you pay for. These other reviews are a bit harsh. The rough is thick and you can lose balls, but the course is open and gettable. Would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better places elsewhere

Tee time was 6am and I understand that is early but they had sprinkles running on the greens until after 830 am. The greens where soaked and we had to wait every hole for someone to manually pull the sprinklers off of each green. The rough was in worse shape than a back alley and the greens had chunks taken out of them. To top it off it was 42 bucks at 6am to putt through drenched greens. Its a total shame because the course layout is awesome and unique as well as challenging but no one at the course seems to care because the place is a dump!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's a course with a lot of potential but no maintenance.

This course was only difficult because it was so poorly maintained. The grass is so deep that you can easily lose a ball even hitting it on the fairway.

I will not be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow pace

Pace was way too slow. Tee time started late. Probably 3 groups ahead of us that all came to a snail pace waiting on one group that was taking forever. Ended up skipping 3 holes just to finish. And still ended up taking +4 1/2 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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