Old Hickory Golf Club
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.
|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|
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!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Absolutely horrible conditions
Tee box, fairway, putting green are in very bad shape. HORRIBLE SHAPE.wish I could get my money back!!!:(
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.
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.
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.
Like where? Recommendations?
Excellent course-poor greens
Greens were very poor. Recently aerated and horrible to putt on. Otherwise very good day
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.
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.
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.
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