A view of a fairway from South at Hickory Hills Country Club.
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2.9
285 Reviews (285)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
66
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
84
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
58.0%
Recommend this course
145 out of 285 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.3%
Recommend this course
61 out of 76 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.3%
Recommend this course
70 out of 93 reviews
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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

2.9
285 Reviews (285)

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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Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mr. Rick

Great course. Way too many leaves. No one working on course to remove them. Good day. Thanks

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Major makeover

Greens are unbelievably fast compared to last 17 years i been playing there. Definitely well worth the money. Course has good layout. Only downfall is no fairway or bunkers around the greens. Change has come and for the better.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hills and valleys

I like playing this course because I like shooting into valleys

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great improvement

The change in the last 5 months is incredible! Several greens that were unputtable are much better. Greens are rolling great, tees are being groomed and fairways and rough are cut regularly. The addition of a new irrigation system will do wonders for the entire course but especially the fairways. Kudos to the new superintendent!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good little track.

It's been almost 40 years since I have played Hickory Hills. It's been a while in an understatement. I have read some awful reviews about this course over the years. Recently a friend told me that they played it and it wasn;t bad, so I gave it a shot. Overall it was a very pleasant experience, great staff, short ( 6000 yards form the tips) but the greens were in great shape and the tee boxes were pretty good. Accuracy off of the tee box is key, lots of trees, a hilly course for Illinois and some of the greens can have a lot of slope. All in all a fun day, and I will play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun downhill shots, good character, bad condition

There are some very fun downhill shots, it is a cool looking course. I am a beginner so normally I don't notice the condition of the courses a ton, but the fairway is like rough that is grown on top of a rock. So on the bright side, if you top the ball, it will roll for miles. Overall fairly fun unless you're nitpicky about conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Will come again

Hickory used to have terrible fairways and greens. Greens have much improved and fairways do look better but still have a ways to go. You can tell a difference from 3 years ago last time I was here. They also have brand new carts. You can tell they are trying, heard they have a new grounds crew. Some construction on some holes. Will try to make it back again this year. Excited to see what they do next year.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Toto we aren't in Illinois anymore!

Hills! Hills! Hills! When 90% of the local courses are flat as a pancake, HH is an interesting challenge. Just wish that all the fairways were as well kept as the greens.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

!st Time Review

Drainage is poor, some areas are marshy. The course needs work. Signage and yard markers were poor. Cart paths were rough. The staff was great and most helpful.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Easy Course, Bad Conditions

Perhaps it was just bad timing for me, but this course was in horrible shape. Construction was everywhere and workers on at least half the holes, fair way was patchy with lots of dirt, tee boxes were overgrown, and the greens were soaked despite there being no rain. The course itself was very easy and there weren’t really holes that were interesting or creative.

Cart paths and fairways were very bumpy with lots of obstructions such as big bumps or big construction holes in the ground.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Irrigation System will enhance thus course

This course was quite dry so anything hitting the green would roll off. Had to play the approach shot 10-15 yards short of the green if you wanted to stay on the green. They are just about done installing a irrigation system which will help this course. It still was a good play for the $$

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course with brilliant greens.

Brilliant greens, and fairways are getting fixed with irrigation to make this course top notch. I would say that if you have played here in the past and didn’t think the course was good, try it again. The irrigation trench line through the fairways were almost gone. The course is very hilly, hence the name Hickory Hills. Challenging course with long par-4’s and 5’s. Par 3’s are some of divine placements. The Tee’s were at the front of the greens for our play, so that was really challenging. I highly recommend this course for good casual play one which probably will mesmerize with the fall foliage here soon.
Kudos to ground staff for making a tough land geography evolve into an awesome course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dry course

Fairways where really dry and a lot of maintenance was going on. The greens where great, soft feel and good roll.

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

If trump married Liberace and had a child it would lol like the clubhouse. No driving range. No golf balls for purchase in pro shop. No dress code.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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