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3.7
374 Reviews (374)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
167
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
70.6%
Recommend this course
311 out of 374 reviews
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3.3
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
61.8%
Recommend this course
34 out of 55 reviews
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3.4
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
65.7%
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46 out of 70 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7077 yards
Slope 145
Rating 74.5

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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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.

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3.7
374 Reviews (374)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 53
Undulating Greens 46
Elevation Changes 39
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Locals 43
A Weekend Splurge 21
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 52
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 20

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1.0
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Simply awful

I was simply shocked to see a course in such horrible conditions. The tee boxes looked like a mound of dirt with patches of weed. The fairways were a complete joke; there wasn’t a single fairway that needed repairs. Speaking of repairs, the greens were just as awful.

SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love the course, but it needs work.

Lots of bare spots, most likely caused by heavy rains earlier this year. On Sunday afternoon, no golfers in front of us or behind us - made for a most pleasurable afternoon. Rough and grass around 16 and 17 holes needs mowing. Always surprised ad disappointed when no one when leaving the 18th hole and clubhouse asks about our golf experience to entice us to come back. Hugh the starter was very friendly and informative.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not good at full price

Course is in rough shape. Would not play for the rest of this season unless you are getting half price or golfnow hot deal.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Have played Old Hickory many times and enjoy the layout and course. Today the course was in awful conditions. The tee boxes, fairways and traps are in need of a lot of work
Many many bare spots in fairways, traps.hard as rocks and tee boxes not much better
When checking in it would have been courteous for the pro shop to inform us

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

OUCH! Course has been beat up!

I try to play this course a couple of times a year. I would skip it for at least a month, hoping conditions improve. Most tee boxes have major areas of diseased or no grass. Many fairways are the same. Greens were being worked on today, very small tine punched, those that were punched were in better shape than those that had not. Granted, the course management indicated they had significant rain last night but the course was extremely wet and draining poorly. Very few fairways were not mostly casual water. I would say this course today was the worst shape I have ever seen it!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Dont waste your time or money

Terrible shape. It's not even playable. No grass in the fairways, tee boxes are a joke and the bunkers are unplayable. Large portions of the fairway marked as ground under repair on the back nine. Dont bother coming here, extremely disappointed because the layout is good but conditions are an absolutel joke. They should be more upfront to anyone who calls and asks about the condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Course was in terrible shape. Fun layout but wont be returning this year

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not what it used to be

This used to be a great course. Unfortunately it is no longer what is used to be. Many of the tee boxes, fairways and greens are unplayable. This course has always had a great layout. But course conditions are very poor. I do see some efforts to improve the course but I fear that things have gone too far downhill.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Disappointed Round

Played the course in May and it was wonderful. The Grounds staff is fighting a fungus or something on the fairways and some greens. The rough was tough, but around the greens conditions were terrible. Sad to see the course in this bad of condition. The price was good, so all in all, its worth the money.

It was hot 96 degrees and 74% humidity, making it a sweltering day, and found too many coolers empty! Come on man .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Old hickory = slow and tired

Walked off after 14 holes. Tee time before 8am on weekend and still 4:45+ pace. Paid $91 for chewed up tees, patchy greens, awful fairways. As someone who frequents east Potomac, I don’t mind conditions that are a little rough. I do mind 4:45+ hour rounds before 8am on chewed up courses for 90+ dollars. Nice staff and fun layout, but stay away unless you’re paying 40 or less.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Absolutely horrible conditions

Tee box, fairway, putting green are in very bad shape. HORRIBLE SHAPE.wish I could get my money back!!!:(

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs to be in better condition

They are working on the course, but currently it has a lot of brown patches in numerous fairways. A number of tees are in bad shape, and the greens need to be improved.

However, the pace of play was excellent and it is a fair course for all levels of player.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Potential!

Please understand that I only rated the course conditions poor because they were on the day that I played....BUT You can tell they are working to make the course better. There were a lot of areas under repair when I played. I look at this more as a positive than a negative because they actually care to repair it unlike many lower quality courses who would just let it die. So, I am actually excited to play here again next year when I think it will be in fantastic shape and a very challenging layout.

Off-course amenities are ok. The clubhouse is great, bar is great, food looked good. My biggest issue is that the driving range is pretty poor as was the putting green. While the driving range would be hard to fix, I think more can be done with the putting green.

All in all, I'd say this is a pretty decent track and, when repaired, it will give you a challenging (but fair) round of golf.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not the course I remember

I was disappointed that the course fairways were not in great shape and greens were below average. I love the design of the course. For the cost there are other courses in better shape for less money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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PedroD
Commented On 08/03/2019

Like where? Recommendations?

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course-poor greens

Greens were very poor. Recently aerated and horrible to putt on. Otherwise very good day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible greens

Thegreens had been pilled and haddead and baron patches. Sections of fairway were blocked off on every hole. Course was in awful condition. No discounted rate or deal for next time either.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is unplayable

Greens were just aerated without any communication on their website. I was shocked to come up to the first green and the aerated holes were the size of dimes without any top dressing! You could not putt on them, you might as well have putted blindfolded. Golf ball was bouncing around as you putted. Add to this that it was cart path only on the hottest day of the year on a busy Saturday....unbelievable. Who is managing this course?

Next time, tell the consumer your product is not up to par and adjust your price accordingly......this is poor management and I will not be coming back anytime soon.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Thomas7050564
Commented On 07/26/2019

I played 1st thing the next morning and was given a 2 for 1 coupon due to the conditions. I think that is fair compensation. Maybe if you show your receipt, they will provide a discount the next time.

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Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Course Conditions

The golf course is in horrible condition and we found out after we got there it was aerated which made it almost impossible to read and make putts, and the fact that it was cart path only. Not worth the money or travel for now

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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