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4.4
72 Reviews (72)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
96.3%
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71 out of 72 reviews
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4.4
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.9%
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13 out of 14 reviews
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4.3
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.8%
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15 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6848 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.3

Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur is one of central Illinois' most popular courses. It has a player-friendly layout that appeals to a wide range of skill levels. The course features flat, wide fairways that make it ideal for beginners while the lengthy holes and blustery winds provide enough of a challenge for more advanced players. The par 4s are particularly long. There are some tricky holes, but you'll do well as long as you're able to keep the ball in the ample fairways. There are strategically placed bunkers coming into play as well as a few water hazards. You'll have to cross a creek on the 16th hole. Hickory Point G.C. also offers a lighted driving range and a six-hole course built specifically for beginning and youth golfers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Larry Packard (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16.00
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.4
72 Reviews (72)
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Handicap 15-19
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good fun

Tough course long holes w great greens. They hold well n put perfect

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

S-L-O-W Play

Since Decatur closed one of its popular courses, they are down to only two public courses for the entire city. It shows. I was by myself and it took over four and a half hours to complete 18. In a cart. It's not the course's fault. The course was in great shape. If you want to take all day for a round of golf, Decatur is the place for you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Play This Course

What a great course. Maintained as well if not better than the private clubs in this area. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and do their best to get you golfing. Considering the winter and spring that central Illinois went through, the course is in great shape. Well worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course layout is jive, fairways are primo the T-boxes are in great shape and the greens are perfect. Will play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition considering the weather we have had so far this year.

The tee boxes were in bad shape, but the rest of the course was in great shape considering the amount of rain that we have received so far this year. The greens were smooth and fast. It was a great day and place for golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

very saturated today

When I arrived I noticed that the carts were not out, so....yep, walking only. It seemed easiest to go ahead and play with what I had already paid and I did not mind walking.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great place to play

Course I great condition. Interesting layout, each hole was unique.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Can't blame the course

Had a great time at the course. Didn't play great but that's why I'm here, to get better. The course was in good shape. Greens were in great shape for sure. Everything was playing pretty fast. A couple greens were kind of soft and almost plugged a hig pitch, but most were firm and reactive. All in all it was a good course. The view coming up 18 back to the clubhouse is awesome. The power lines got one of us on 18 and killed a nice shot, so I knocked the layout back for that.

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

No push-over

Hickory Point was playing beyond expectations today. Getting some roll in the fairways eventhough the grass is very green and well watered. The greens seemed very fast but fair. Maybe because a tournament ended only a few days ago. All in all the course is in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great time

Still n great shape tough track, great greens variety of holes w dog legs, water , sand traps

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great time

Course is long n tough but fair, greens r awesome. Fairways wide enough, rough is usually long n tough

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

I rate this course a 3.5 overall. Could have been a 4.0 , but the fairways were to long(short rough like). Greens were in great condition.

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