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4.5
185 Reviews (185)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
98.7%
Recommend this course
180 out of 185 reviews
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4.8
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
25 out of 25 reviews
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4.7
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
38 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6560 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.9
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Hickory Knob State Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1982
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.5
185 Reviews (185)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Water Hazards 17
Forced Carries 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Locals 11
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Hickory Knob

Course is in great shape!! Be prepared to hit iron off The tee on a few holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A fun and challenging course.

Course is in very good condition. Greens were a little slower than expected. This is a very scenic course and a joy to play. It's an 80 minute drive for me but I'll be back.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun golf course with great views.

This is a great place to play. The layout is challenging at times but fair. Wonderful views of the lake. The putting surfaces are in good shape but difficult to judge break and speed. Spend a little extra time on practice green beforehand. Very convenient location to Elijah Clark.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Highly Recommend

We travelled 1.5 hrs to play this course because we heard that it was a real good deal.
It was everything I had heard and more. The course is well kept and the natural beauty of the surrounding area was awesome.
We plan to play there again. I normally do feel a need to speak to the grounds keepers, but we found ourselves commending them for how well kept this State Park is.
The precautions taken due to COVID-19, made us feel good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Greens are coming back from being aerated, so a little bumpy. The course overall is good.

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

Tough course

Great spot that really challenges those who dare to try. Awesome view and well kept course. Friendly and professional staff. Only downside is the course gets busy quick.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful Day!

Course if good shape. Greens ran at a decent speed. Pace of play was great. Enjoyed a day with family and friends. Would definitely go back.

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

Hickory Knob

Conditions of fairways and tees were excellent. Greens received well played shots. Putting speeds were about 8 to 10 on the stimpmeter. Greens have a lot of slope/undulations and putts are influenced greatly by the grain of the grass.

Total experience was great: Speed of play= 3.5 hr; conditions, and cost very positive.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hickory Knob

Great value!! Beautiful layout with elevation changes and doglegs!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A secret gem

i hate to share this great review. I want more time on the course for myself. I drive 50 min one way to play this course twice a week and I live in Augusta which has plenty of golf. this is awesome

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

This course was challenging. It was in very good shape. The rough was super thick which made it a bit tougher. Not very crowded and that’s surprising for a Friday. Thoroughly enjoyed playing here. I am from Atlanta but will definitely have to play here again!

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

Great Shape

Hickory Knob is probably in the best shape I have ever seen it. Fairways are plush, greens are. Great and putt true

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awestruck by Natural Beauty

What a beautiful course with a challenging tight and hilly layout with plush fairways, luscious greens and sifted bunkers. It was a beautiful day only surpassed by the natural beauty of Lake Thurmond and wildlife and plants and shrubs. The place is a hidden jewel and my brother and I have vowed to play it more often. The facility and carts were spotless and the staff was second to none and as we passed one of the grounds workers they shouted have a great day and enjoy your round and truly we did. See you soon

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
Previously Played

Great Value

Ive played here many times and the course is in the best shape I’ve seen. Maybe some of the tee boxes need help and some bunkers need sand, but fairways and greens are great. Overall great value!
Worth the drive from Augusta.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable course

Beautiful course and a perfect day to play made our experience wonderful! I had to travel pretty far but wanted to play it and glad I did. I'll put this place on my favorites list.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

Today was the best I have seen the golf course. Hats off to the ground crew for an excellent job. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Played here many times Course overall was in good shape. Got behind a 4 some that was slow as Christmas on the back and wouldn’t let us play through. The greens needed to be rolled. But the course management was rolling them when we got done.

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