1591 Resort Drive, McCormick, South Carolina 29835, US
(864) 391-2450
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About Hickory Knob State Park

The Hickory Knob State Resort Park & Golf Course cozies up to the shores of Lake Thurmond, a reservoir lake that is visible or in play on every hole. Hickory Knob is the state's only resort state park. Not only is there a comfortable clubhouse with a snack bar and pro shop, but lodge rooms, cabins, a campground and a full-service restaurant make this a destination for anybody looking for outdoor recreation.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★
Acres1091
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom
TennisYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Hickory Knob State Park

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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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5.0
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Previously Played

Awesome condition at 100 degrees heat index

This course is a hidden gem , 2 Savannah Lakes courses nearby are not in near the condition, the new golf course superintendent definitely has made a difference!! Pro shop personal so polite friendly and helpful!!!!! Can’t wait to play again soon .. nice to see drinking water on the course , some new concrete golf cart paths !!!! Thanks for providing a nice outing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing

From central Fl.

A friend recommended the course to us and we came here to try it it. Camped at Hawe Creek and played here for the first time. The staff was outstanding, since the back was being worked on she suggested we play the front, go to lunch and play the back. It worked out great. Course typical SC., dog legs, up and downs and great fairways. The greens were a little stressed and holes a bit rough on the edges but I would come back in a heart beat. Also great water crossings.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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Plays Once every three months
3.0
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First Time Playing

Delay

Was unable to play due to rain . Staff was nice
Did say we could try to play the next day but today to far to drive . Maybe next time . 6.00 buck lost to the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Needs Attention

Have played this course several times over the past 4 yrs. This is the worst condition I've seen and it is borderline unplayable. Tee boxes are poor, fairways play like first cut on good course, greens were horrible. Sandy, patchy inconsistent. Bunkers are barren, mud pits. Pace of play was slow. Course manager did try to help keep groups moving. Staff was friendly. Just wish they would attend to waht was once a nice course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Staff friendly as usual, fairways in great shape. Greens were a little bumpy due to recent aeration but putted okay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Nice course

We’ve played several times here at Hickory Knob. We enjoy it’s challenges and always greater with a smile in the pro shop. Course is in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent shape

The course is in excellent shape. The fairways and greens are outstanding. The only thing wrong with course is the lack of sand in the bunkers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 95
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Usually find state park courses a good value and average course design and conditions. Course layout has too many poorly designed holes. Bunkering was good, but greens were largely uninteresting, Definitely need to hit the ball straight. Conditions weren’t horrible but nothing to write home about,. For $25, you got what you paid for.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course Masters week

Staff polite , course in great shape , carts in good condition, rakes missing in sand traps COVID but sand bottles on carts everyone touches !!! New concrete on cart paths !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful course

I love playing golf near the lake and I can’t believe it took me this long to visit Hickory Knob. The course has plenty of beautiful views overlooking the lake along with the picturesque fairways made loosing balls in the water worth it. I will definitely be back many times.

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