Hickory Knob Golf Course

4.0821882353 4.1 stars from 5 (110)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6560 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 1591 Resort DR, McCormick, SC 29835
  • (800) 491-1764, (864) 391-2450
  • (864) 391-5390
  • www.hickoryknobresort.com

Year built: 1982
Architect(s): Tom Jackson
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 110 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

106 out of 110 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards forced carries  

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"Hickory Knob"


funrazn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value and very relaxing round"


Chris2371242's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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Reviewed on

The course is in great shape and was not crowded at all. Very nice state park course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Shape, Slow Greens"


Carl9896070's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had 11am tee time and course wasn't very busy. Fairways were almost flawless. Greens were in great shape overall but very slow. A couple of them had some thin areas on them but nothing really bad. As we played, the greenskeepers were lightly sanding and verti-cutting the greens, however there was no negative effect on the greens. They were rolling just as smooth and true as the ones that hadn't been done yet. Bunkers were okay but could use a little TLC. Overall, this course should be immaculate in short order.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lakeside Beauty"


u066497575's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The best course for the money I’ve played in the Augusta area. Only draw back was cart path only rule in effect, but it’s due to course getting so much rain lately. Was beautiful from tee to green. Greens were slow, probably rain related. Better than the burnt up greens I’ve seen elsewhere for sure. If you don’t mind the drive, it’s a great place to play. Will go back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course at a great price"


u374165686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Hickory Knob golf course is an excellent value for the price. The course is well kept, long & challenging enough for a scratch player yet a high handi capper can enjoy it too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



RStrickland2018's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Little gem"


Olives's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a fine course hidden in South Carolina . We RV and golf perfect combo for us


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Golf985's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Reviewed on

The course is in excellent shape. They fixed the bumpy cart paths. This is a great little gem of a golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hot, slow day"


RStrickland2018's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Reviewed on

I understand as a single player, pace may be slow but today was very slow. Partly due to cart path only, which is understandable due to the amount of rain that we have had the last 2 weeks, but also with several slow groups. One group of 4 tee’d off on 1 and two of them went back to their car afterwards to get something which slowed the twosome in front of me. Eventually they let the twosome and myself play thru but we caught up with a group of ladies on the 10th tee that were on the 5th green when I approached the 2nd green. At that point we were waiting on almost every shot which made for a 5 hour and 15 minute round. Greens were still a little bumpy and traps were not racked in the morning prior to play which made some of them very hard packed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens Still Recovering From Aeration"


Carl9896070's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are playable but still have sand (light) and holes from aeration. Should be fully recovered in a couple of weeks. Fairways are beginning to green up but are still somewhat thin. Bunkers were fine. The lake level was at full pool +, so it was very scenic. Overall, still enjoyed the course, but it should be in great shape in a couple of weeks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Golf985's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Aeration on the greens"


RStrickland2018's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in good shape but the greens looked as if they were being aerated and were very bumpy. I got there early and was able to tee off alone and I was done very quickly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A good challenge"


uPHLG6024PH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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Reviewed on

This was the second time playing this course, but that didn’t make it easier or less fun. Between the hills, water and generous amount of sand traps, be prepared for a challenge. But also a good time. Who wants boring golf? They work hard to keep the course in good shape despite what Mother Nature does. The staff are very friendly and will help if you but ask. You can get some food in the pro shop and beer to take on the course with you. Don’t turn down a chance to play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u112069941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



1colesdad's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
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Reviewed on

Played this course for years had my first Ace here #6 It's an awesome layout requires every shot in the bag water on 8 holes. Only drawback is and almost always has been the greens. They are better now than late last year when I played and they were spongy slow and very bumpy Know State courses usually get a lot of play especially in warmer months so greens are left a little longer. If they could improve this part (rolling the greens may help) they would get a lot more local players back. Love the Knob.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still dormant. Greens mediocre still"


jdbelko's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout but needs at least a couple more weeks. Greens heavily spotted with poa and many looked more like oil and sand than even dormant Bermuda.

If walking is an issue for you, skip this course. There’s a lot of times where the cart paths are a long way from tees and greens. And there are a few points where large slopes must be climbed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dln39's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Quiet pleasant day of golf!"


u373523431's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Last few times I played the course it was extremely noisy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wish I lived closer to Hickory Knob"


u189980223's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play Hickory Knob about twice a year and thoroughly enjoy each outing. The layout is exceptional, the scenery spectacular, and the people who work there are happy and helpful all the time. I wish I could play there all the time. A word of caution: The resident crows are adept at stealing snacks from golf carts; keep your Nabs in the bag. Can't wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value and Experience"


benwoodward's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took my boys here over Masters Week because price was so affordable and the course was not over crowded. We had a blast- and enjoyed every minute of the day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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