Hickory Bend Golf Course
|Red (W)||36||2671 yards|
|Blue M: 70.7/121||370||520||135||265||415||330||200||550||360||3145||6290|
|White M: 70.0/118||360||510||126||260||410||320||190||545||355||3076||6152|
|Red W: 67.1/113||345||450||122||234||359||250||135||506||270||2671||5342|
I've driven past Hickory Bend several times, and finally decided to stop. It's a short 9 hole goat ranch style course with very tiny greens. Even with their small size, a lot were slightly elevated and they were all slower than my living room carpet. Most of the cups did not have a defined edge, so they were in that spot for a while. Rest of the course was mostly crabgrass. The rough and fairway could be discerned by a slightly lower mow of the same kind of (crab) grass. Tees were pretty chewed. That said I played 9 holes in about 35 minutes, so if you need a quick round it's not bad. Not worth the $18 to ride 9 though value-wise. But would be a very easy course to walk. Good course for beginners too. You can do worse at this level of course, but you can do better too.
For a quick 9 holes, I would highly recommend. Tee boxes are in rough shape, but impressed with the condition of the fairways and the greens were in great shape. Greens were slow, but had some challenging undulations and were very small, so the approaches were very difficult. No water or sand, but strategic uncut rough and small greens make this a great practice course. Very friendly staff, great price and few other golfers make this my preferred choice to get a quick round of 9 in.
A 9 hole course not targeted at avid golfers. No real fairways or man made hazards. With the exception of green placement I wouldn't say this course was "designed". You will find yourself hitting off dirt or sparse grass off the fairways sometimes. Consistently uneven tee boxes. Super slow greens. Always wide open so a great place for practice.