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