Hickory Stick Golf Club

4.3553882353 4.4 stars from 5 (70)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6834 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6834 yards 72.7 135
Green 71 6404 yards 70.5 131
White 71 6007 yards 68.7 126
White (W) 71 6007 yards 74.7 131
Gold 71 4944 yards 63.9 108
Gold (W) 71 4944 yards 68.1 144

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 70 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
26
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

65 out of 68 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers  

loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

Deadheadgolfer's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course!"


mholmberg51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing at Hickory Stick. Great course and facilities!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007442148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"What a day!"


jeremy5040's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. I recommend playing the green tees - just a little further back. But, it seems to take some trouble out of play. We paid for the $15 replay and played 2 rounds it was so nice out. Love this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u374342134's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Variety"


ISUSycamore89's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course for the first time and found it very nice. It played shorter than the tees indicated but was still very enjoyable. It def rewards good shots & rejects bad ones (quickly). We liked the run off/catch basin areas around the greens (don't have that where we typically play). We also liked the subtle bends to the fairways-- not many straight holes. A few holes are hard to figure out the best way to play since it was our first time (#9).

All in all-- if we are in the area we will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



shadrap's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways decent, greens medium quick. Did have difficulty locating any balls in rough. Overall good experience


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course deteriorating"


efaustinin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This used to be a nice course. The maintenance has gotten very poor. The bunkers are awful. The grass is not cut often enough. The greens are to fast for the size and shape.

Overall...this is a $20 course now. At $40 regular price and $30 twilight there are better places to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Tough but fair"


UnderwoodB's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Keep it in the fairway and you'll be fine. The rough, however, is another story. If you find yourself in the thick rough, best to just get the ball back in play. Don't try to be a hero. Greens were excellent and the ball did what you asked it to do. Bunkers are in bad shape due to recent flooding, so if you find yourself in a bad one, take a drop.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



u1859851054's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


jeremy5040's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s the one course I would consider getting a membership at. I prefer to play different courses throughout the summer. But, if I were to pay for a membership somewhere. This would be the place. It’s just the perfect challenge. Par 3’s are great. Back is a little tougher than the front.

My 1 suggestion would be to stretch the 5th hole tee box back 50yards and make it a par 5. Making it a par 72


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of the best"


u8902229's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played Hickory Stick several times and it never disappoints. The course is always in fantastic condition; the staff is always helpful and friendly. I would recommmend Hickory Stick to anyone without hesitation.


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



RUSTY46234's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bunkers are gone need some work, greens for 1/27 where in great shape, fairways hold water but playable in most areas, cart were on paths but expected from rain prior day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Links Test"


dovelake's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really good golf course unless you like trees. Open, generally windy with large undulating greens that will test your putting as well as chips to. The fairways are generally wide and accessible with fairway bunkers that resemble those on an Irish Links. Even in January the greens were reasonably quick. And added bonus, its fairly easy to find a wayward shot here and there isn't a lot of heavy vegetation just off the fairways. Recommend this to you. The 3 finishing holes provide a stern test with plenty of water.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Steve36's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001308989's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in less than ideal condition . Fairways were wet and greens were just aerated. I've played here several times and this was by far the worst .


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Waste of time and money"


baxp's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I made tee times for 16 guys which I had done on other occasions at this course. When we get there they tell us that they had just aerated the greens on the front and were going to do the the back that day. Because of this the back was closed. Well trying a course that would take 16 people on a moments notice was not an option. We decided to play the front twice. The greens had been punched but the sand was laying around in piles. Needless to say, paying full senior rates for a piece of crap like this was the last straw. On top of that they never started aerating the back nine because they didn't have enough help show up. Will schedule our golf group there again. We will take our 450 to 500 dollars elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun course, but overpriced"


kgant4's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played out at Hickory Stick on Sunday, September 3rd. Hickory Stick has always been one of my favorite courses to play. The layout is great and the greens always seems to be in great shape. My biggest problem with the course are the bunkers. I've never seen bunkers like this before at a course that is charging $50 to play. No sand whatsoever. Fairways and greens were still in great shape except for a few little spots, but I expect that this time of year. No issues with that at all. It was still a great day of golf. I will still go back and play there. I hope they plan on fixing the bunkers for next season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


u8902229's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hickory Stick is one of my favorite courses to play in Southern Indiana. I chose to play the tips this time around, which makes it a completely different course. I have never played this course and been disappointed. The clubhouse staff isn't always the friendliest to those that aren't regulars or members, but the course makes up for that. I HIGHLY recommend Hickory Stick to golfers of all ages and abilities. They offer 4 different sets of tee boxes to accommodate all skill levels. Enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed