Hickory Knob Golf Course

4.0634294118 4.1 stars from 5 (95)
  • 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: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 95 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
44
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

91 out of 95 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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Reviews


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"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course I highly recommend this course for the price. Beautiful views and great to see the wild life


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rough greens but had a lot of fun."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I had a great time playing this course. It’s pretty challenging if you don’t know where to hit the ball off the tee box. Lots of bunkers and water hazards. Much more hilly than I was expecting. The greens were very spongy and a little furry than what I’m used too. Had to clobber the ball when putting and nothing rolls very accurately. This may be due to being the off season. I must say though, for the price it’s a lot of fun and the staff was very friendly. If you’re looking to escape the city and want a nice quiet round of golf with pretty views, I would say give this course a try. I will probably go back once spring kicks in and things start to green up a bit more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



GaryNoyce's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very relaxing afternoon of golf. Highly recommend this course!


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


"not long now"


russhamilton's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather getting good. Course is a little wet and cart paths are better but not great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



GaryNoyce's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rained all day. Got nine holes in before the "heavy stuff" came down. Greens were very spongy. I love this course and enjoy playing it. I'm getting too old for rounds in the rain so next time I'll be sure the sun is shining!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Another great round at the knob"


russhamilton's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Course is my favorite close to home and in the best condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u922067291's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Wonderful value"


u7372643's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition for the fall. Don’t hit the ball in the woods! You will never find it! Course is in great condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005483163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tee time"


u922067291's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and staff will definitely be back


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


"golf at the knob"


hotdeal26's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

course in great condition-greens were medium- fairways very good--enjoyed our round-


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Setting!"


Ellis1082183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout along the Lake.beautiful scenery! Greens were in transition, a little slow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



dritz1951's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Mzbc"


mzbc's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Group of 7 men did the "links on the lake" golf" package, playing, staying & eating (food at lodge good & reasonably priced) at the state park. Also played 2 other courses included with the package, Tara @ Monticello @ Savannah lakes village nearby. Jan, traci, joy & Jamie (Jamie especially helpful with weather concerns) all good to work with concerning details & questions. Course above average for a public state park course. Only issue is cart paths conditions because of tree roots. Recommend & hope to do again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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