Old Hickory Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5980 yards||75.1||135|
|Raspberry (W)||72||5143 yards||70.4||125|
|Black M: 74.5/146 W: 80.0/151||340||356||532||396||215||529||217||426||465||3476||383||446||404||182||589||367||404||196||630||3601||7077|
|Gold M: 72.6/141 W: 78.6/146||326||333||509||373||184||497||162||407||444||3235||362||402||383||161||555||351||387||178||601||3380||6615|
|White M: 69.6/136 W: 73.9/134||306||294||470||347||157||464||149||370||391||2948||319||336||350||125||518||308||339||158||579||3032||5980|
|Raspberry M: 65.8/126 W: 70.4/126||253||258||425||263||131||386||137||337||335||2525||286||306||312||89||467||283||311||112||452||2618||5143|
Course in good shape despite the recent rain. Fairway bunkers a little washed out, other than that good condition.
I was very disappointed with this course, I picked it and drove about 30 miles because the photos look so amazing but they do not accurately represent what you will see when you get there. overall, the layout is very interesting with a lot of dog legs, short holes, long holes but the overall conditions of the greens Fairways and especially the bunkers was extremely poor. I recognize that the area has gotten a lot of rain over the summer and I can understand some challenges with dealing with the wet conditions, but what I experienced at this course was Way Beyond what you would expect given those challenges. The bunkers were pretty much all washed out or filled with water, the fairways were splotchy and wet and the greens were like walking on a sponge. I'd say the staff was overall very friendly but unfortunately I can only give this a couple of stars because the golf just doesn't live up to the hype. Much better options at lower price points, I would be really upset it had I paid the full rate of 90 some dollars , but even at a hot deal for 55 I don't think it was worth it.
Greens were not in good shape, bunkers horrific some with tire tracks. Very disappointed with overall condition. I’ve played this course frequently but not for a while. Probably will look elsewhere for next round.
Pretty good, all things considered...
Weather continues to wreak havoc on conditions and OH is no exception - tees, fairways, bunkers and greens all spotty, but still a nice layout and very playable. Nice people working there, but they seem several staffers short. Warm up area gets worse every year and pace of play is not very good. Still like the place and will come back even though it probably deserves a lower rating in its present condition.
I was really looking forward to playing Old Hickory, I heard it was a nice course that was a good layout. I also know the Raspberry Courses are very well-kept usually. The routing is wacky, but the holes are well-designed. The bunkering was very good, and the course was sufficiently challenging. My only issue was the condition. Now I understand that the rain we've had has been killer, but it hadn't rained in 5 days but more than a few bunkers were still flooded. The fairways had more than their fair share of dirt exposed, not burnt out grass but dirt. The greens had a similar problem, and were completely chopped up. I couldn't read putts and the speed was incredibly inconsistent. I really expected more from the Raspberry Trail; it just did not meet my expectations condition-wise. I've played multiple Municipal courses in better shape even with the crazy weather we've had. I'm hoping to get out here again in springtime so the condition is better, but I don't plan on playing for a while.
Course a mess for the money, staff friendly
While the staff was very friendly and the clubhouse is nice, this course just isn't worth the money based on the condition it's in. They say it's the weather, but have been to other courses and it's not half as bad...and less expensive. If it was cheaper, you could call it even, but when the course is in THAT bad of shape, you have to lower the price IMO. It's too bad b/c I like playing there, but even when the course is in great condition, still too expensive.
This course was hit hard with the heavy, concentrated rains we got over the past few months and it showed. However, you can tell the staff has been working hard to get it back into playing shape! I've played here a bunch over the summer and saw the quality of conditions drop as the rain kept coming, but this last round is giving me hope that this course will be back to one of the premier golf courses in the area..
Also, they offer really good discounted tee times on their website (especially in the twilight hours).
Great time at Old Hick
Was a hot day and the weather's been crazy but the course was in great shape except for occasional bunker still having water due to rain. Otherwise, course and staff were fantastic and made the experience great on an otherwise blistering hot day. Ran into the course pro and superintendent at pro shop and both were approachable people who showed us around. Thanks for a great Friday of golf!
I played this course at 7:52 on Sunday morning. It was a hot day and the tons of rain we've had only slightly affected play. I was paired up with some guys who wanted to play from the gold tees, which I usually wouldn't have played by myself. Regardless, I put together a nice round. I found myself thinking a lot on this course. You have to play course management or you can really get into trouble. I only pulled driver five times off the tee. Bunkers are strategically placed in the fairway and around the greens so you have to be aware of your safe misses. We didn't know it, but it turned out to be the club championship that morning, so the pins were TOUGH. Most were tucked away in a far corner or on a ridge, making it quite challenging. I'd like to see their normal pin placements. The fairway is zoysia which kept the ball propped up like it was on a tee. It was joy to hit from, both on full shots and chips and pitches. The greens were very fast. They were a little burnt up in places, but it never affected roll. Overall, it's a beautiful course in great condition and I'll definitely be back.
Course in pretty bad shape
I understand that we have had a lot of rain over the past couple weeks but I was not expecting the course to be in this bad of shape. Grass over grown pretty much throughout the course. Tee boxes either non existent or weed everywhere. This course is on par with how bad VA Oaks was before they went under....
stay away from this course.
Course has a lot of overgrown areas and bunkers are in bad shape. A lot of players do not rake leaving deep foot prints and sand divots. Several ball marks on the putting greens. Practice area was in horrible shape and very muddy. This course “was” a ver well kept and great place to play but it seems to have had its time.
I like this place!
The course was in really good shape, the greens were a bit slower than normal but still at a good pace. Rolled very true. Fairways were great. A few bunker need some love but the course played really fun.
Staff is always great, new golf carts, great pace of play.
I'll be back soon!
Bad green and fairway
The green is bad shape and the fairway is not ideal. Depending on the price you can get, I don’t recommend paying this course at this moment unless you get get a tee time for under 35 dollars.
Great layout, greens still healing
First time playing, great track but greens still a bit bumpy and thin in places (could likely benefit from another tine and some sand actually but doubt they want to punch again as a public course in mid May). The range is terrible but the course layout is very good and overall decent value. Rough thin in places around greens so can get into some almost unhittable spots just a few yards off and bunkers could use sand and edging but pretty much what you expect at this price point. Played gold tees as a scratch and would have preferred a mix of gold and tips as some of the tees were up so played less that 6600.
Solid layout, not so solid other things
Great layout, never great conditions. Considering what they charge on the weekend, the conditions are crap. Awful greens that will never recover from aeration, sand traps are a joke, tee boxes patchy, fairways shaggy. I have no idea where the money goes. And the ranger thinks a 5 hr round on a Saturday is the standard. It doesn't matter if I'm a twosome, a 5hr+ round is a 5hr+ round. Don't tell me I should have played at 6am if I wanted a good speed of round. This course is a 5 of 10 when it should be a 9.
Great course but, never sand in bunkers and the greens almost have holes in them.
Great layout and fun, challenging course
This is a fun yet challenging course to play!! A number of really good golf holes. I like the elevated tees and greens ... played from the gold tees at about 6,600 yards. Greens were aerated a few weeks ago but should be in great condition by mid-May
Some warning would be nice.
This is a nice track with good facilities and great staff. My only gripe is not knowing ahead of time that the greens had been aerated and were quite rough. They had also suffered from recent heavy rains but had managed that pretty well.
I will definitely go back, just would have appreciated the courtesy of fore warning about the greens when committing to the course for that round.