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4.2
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
96.9%
Recommend this course
124 out of 129 reviews
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4.2
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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4.3
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.4%
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27 out of 28 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Pro 72 6560 yards 71.9 132
Men 72 5951 yards 69.5 123
Senior 72 5325 yards 69.9 121
Ladies 72 4905 yards 70.3 124
Scorecard for Hickory Knob
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Pro M: 71.9/132 331 552 177 397 326 195 349 542 445 3314 574 320 337 148 359 403 511 176 418 3246 6560
Mens M: 69.5/123 308 501 156 369 293 179 300 504 429 3039 518 267 306 120 329 354 486 143 389 2912 5951
Seniors M: 69.9/121 255 465 140 340 270 145 260 450 370 2695 460 260 275 110 305 295 470 110 345 2630 5325
Ladies W: 70.3/124 243 459 104 327 230 119 241 434 361 2518 439 223 264 95 284 274 371 104 333 2387 4905
Handicap 17 1 15 7 9 11 13 5 3 6 18 14 16 12 8 4 10 2
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 1 11 3 9 15 13 7 5 6 18 8 12 16 14 2 10 4

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

Reviews

4.2
129 Reviews (129)

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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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Greens

This a great course within the state park. The layout is awesome. Very challenging. Would highly recommend this course. If there is any negative to the course it is the greens. There is no consistency to them. Some are almost bare and others are spongy.

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

Always enjoy

Course is in very good shape as always, especially this time of year and with all the rain. Greens were good and rolled fine. People that complain about greens don't understand beaumda grass is dormant this time of year. Enjoyed our day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent value

Everything about course was great except for pace of play, twosome in fromt, seemed to be very slow. Much talking and not courtesy to our twosome behind!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Understand what you’re getting for money

Great layout but as a state park it gets less attention re conditioning. I’m surprised it was open given how wet it was. But I’m sure they never close as every revenue dollar is important. I would definitely recommend but remember what you paid before you judge.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nic layout

Considering the wet winter we had the course is in pretty good shape. The greens were a little bumpy. All in all I would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst Putting Greens Ever!

I have played this course often in the last 20 years, but it looks like someone used Green Spray Paint over hard packed dirt on most of the greens on St. Patrick's Day. Many of the Greens had pin placements on step inclines in areas where no grass existed on the surface, causing well hit putts and chips to roll of the greens because there was no grass there to stop the golf balls. I had several uphill putts on greens that rolled right up to the hole only to come back and roll off the putting surface. If you didn't hit the hole on any downhill putts, say goodbye to your golf ball! If you don't have decent grass on the greens, why putt pin placements on hills that are nearly impossible to hold the balls? I was planning on playing there Masters Week in April, but no way will these greens be ready in early April. I will be canceling my reservation that week. Hopefully they can fix these greens when it warms up.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice!

This course was a great experience. If your from the Columbia area, it has a golden hills feel but with a Timberlake style. Fun design and very challenging, some of the holes are very rewarding even after bad shots. Don’t get discouraged looking up the huge hill.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thanksgiving round

Course was in good shape. Greens rolled true and were consistent. A couple of tee boxes needed work, but they were playable. Staff was great, very friendly, and the pro shop had a nice selection at reasonable prices. I will be going back to play again in the spring.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

course condition

Although it is fall and the leaves are going to be an issue, the maintenance of the course was behind schedule. The leaves a" re being blown just off the first cut and of course piling up excessively. That is somewhat understandable, however, I lost three golf balls "in the fairway". The leaves were not being removed quickly enough and finding the ball in the fairway was challenging. When they weren't covered in leaves the greens were very consistent and fast. Two of the pin placements were totally unacceptable, there was absolutely no way to get the ball in the hole and it would not stop within 15 feet.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Players need to learn golf etiquette

For the 3rd or 4th time in a row, I have gotten behind some slower golfers who would not even acknowledge that I was behind them. If they were playing at a decent pace I wouldn’t mind but 1-2 of them would slice the ball 30-40 yards and go look for it for 4-5 minutes as I am on the tee box and could get in front and out of their way. I am pretty sure it’s the same group because I go at the same time most Saturdays. Someone should go out and marshall the pace of play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great place to golf

I found the course to be challenging but playable. staying in the fairways is a must for a good score. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed

My wife & I always enjoy playing this course. With it's up and down layout it provides the challenge we like to play.

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

A very good challenge.

This course represents an excellent challenge to experienced golfers. Nestled among mature trees, narrow fairways, vertical approaches and intimidating water holes, it can wear you out. The thick rough and slow greens can take a toll on your scorecard..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, Cheap food

The course was in pretty good condition. Greens were a little slow and the tee boxes a little dry. But overall pretty well (fairways were great). This is a pretty tough course, Very very tight. Pretty short course as well. The staff was very friendly and the food was really cheap. Hot dog and Gatorade for only 3.50. Overall great course for the price.

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

Awesome Layout

Great hidden gems in a state park. Awesome challenging layouts. Greens and fairways were in tip top shape and the staff was friendly personable and professional. Will definitely play again and hopefully better real soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Nice course. Enjoyed views of Lake Thurmond. Several challenging holes with tighter tee shot landing areas - at least for a hacker like me. I played from the white tees, but probably should have played from the gold tees. Favorite hole was #16, a par 5 with approach shot over water to green. Friendly staff. Will certainly try to play the course a second time.

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

Great value

Nice hidden gem on Lake Thurmond. Great layout. Staff is always courteous and friendly. Well worth one’s drive to come out and play this course. You won’t be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hickory Knob

The course is in great shape. It is like playing on a private country club because so few people are playing during these warm days.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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