Old Hickory Golf Club

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3.9
306
5 Stars
94
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
77.4%
Recommend this course
266 out of 304 reviews
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3.7
21
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
61.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 21 reviews
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3.9
27
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
70.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7077
Slope 145
Rating 74.5
Type Public
Beaver Creek divides Old Hickory Golf Club with nine holes sitting north of the creek and nine holes south. The course has a classic parkland layout that plays across gently rolling hills. The fairways were cut through forests of mature hardwoods but they are wide and carefully sculpted to direct balls toward the middle. Skillful players could even try to use the contours to their advantage. Each hole has a bunkers but the bunkering is not excessive. In addition to the mounding and bunkering, the undulating terrain provides natural elevation changes. The golf course finishes with what is arguably its toughest hole. This monster par 5 is 620 yards from the back tees. It requires a drive over a ravine with a natural waste area to the left. Many consider it to be the toughest golf hole in northern Virginia.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7077 yards 74.5 145
Gold 72 6615 yards 72.1 140
White 72 5980 yards 69.1 131
White (W) 72 5980 yards 75.1 135
Raspberry (W) 72 5143 yards 70.4 125
Scorecard for Old Hickory Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 13 15 11 9 7 17 3 5 1 16 4 12 14 8 18 6 10 2
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent grass
Greens A4 bent grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Timothy Freeland

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Raspberry Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Men: all shirts must have sleeves and a collar. Women: shirts must have either a collar or sleeves.

Reviews

3.9
306

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 53
Undulating Greens 46
Elevation Changes 39
This course/club is great for:
Locals 43
Advanced Golfers 42
A Weekend Splurge 21
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 51
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 20

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Old Hickory

Course in good shape despite the recent rain. Fairway bunkers a little washed out, other than that good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Maintenance Required

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Conditions

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Improvement!

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).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice track

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

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

Meh...

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course but, never sand in bunkers and the greens almost have holes in them.

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

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

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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