Hickory Point Golf Course

4.7131058824 4.7 stars from 5 (45)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6848 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6848 yards 72.4 125
White 72 6514 yards 71.0 122
Gold 72 6150 yards 69.3 118
Green 72 5901 yards 73.4 122
Red (W) 72 5779 yards 73.1 121

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 45 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

45 out of 45 reviews


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"excellent fairways and greens"


uQRVY6483QR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The best golf course in Forsyth/Decatur Illinois, because of friendly staff, and hardworking greens keeper. It's November, and all the leaves from the trees has fallen, and the greens keeper worked hard to keep the leaves vacuumed and blown out from the fairways and greens, which makes it easier to find my ball. I played from different golf courses this time of the year, and I had a hard time finding my ball because of all those leaves on the fairways, but not this golf course. The greens are also clear of leaves, and well maintained. I definitely give those hard working greens keeper a big thumbs up, and also the pro shop for keeping an excellent customer service. Sometimes I showed up thirty minutes early, and if it's open the pro shop staff normally let me tee off. I went to the other golf courses in town and the pro shop staff won't let you tee off, although it's wide open. I highly recommend this golf course to anyone from any level of golfers.


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


"Tough course"


fltdck's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long hard course from White's 6,500 plus but great shape, greens fast but too pricey for Decatur


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u6041103's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Always in great shape, very playabal golf couse, nice practice facility


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Booked on golf now app"


Brian7269324's avatar
Skill:  Beginner

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Walked in the club house said my name, they grabbed a key for the cart handed it to me. Asked me if I had any questions, I didn't and was teeing off with in 10 minutes!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Golf Course in Forsyth IL"


uQRVY6483QR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can't get tired playing this golf course over and over again. The lay out is perfect for me and the greens are well maintained... friendly staff, clean bathrooms, and very affordable.


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



ralph10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The best golf course in Decatur Illinois"


uQRVY6483QR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
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Reviewed on

A must play golf course when you visit Decatur Illinois, affordable, well maintained greens, some challenging holes, friendly staff, and excellent practice putting green/driving range.


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


"The best golf course in Decatur Illinois"


uQRVY6483QR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are well maintained, excellent customer service, golf carts are in good conditions, some challenging holes, fair price for 18 holes with cart, awesome clubhouse, and good parking lot. Clean bathroom and pro shop have a few golf apparel, shoes, balls, and golf clubs.


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


"Interesting mix of holes"


njordan3233's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice practice area. Course is well maintained. Course offers some nice holes that require strategy and shot making. Very playable and unique.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



David3013606's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
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Reviewed on


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging but scoreable"


halenaww's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course . We found a hot deal on GN and played for 37 bucks for the pair after taxes and fees. We played 18 in 3 hours and hardly waited . A couple walkers let us go through or we would have been there all day. Will definitely go back.


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


Paul4932310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather was windy however our foursome had a great time! The pace was quick on the front nine until we came up on two fivesomes playing a scramble. We had to wait almost every shot on the back nine. Still we had a great time!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent course that is fun to play."


Chuckieg51's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
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Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this course because the fairways are generous and the greens are large. In addition, the staff is friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hickory Point always enjoyable"


Scott6890013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was as always enjoyable. Normally greens are some of the best in the area but they had been aerated recently. They were recovering nicely, just made a difference in how it played. Pace of play is always good here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course n good criends"


fltdck's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
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Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition and played tough. Rough is high and sticky, greens were perfect putting and he shots really well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dog Day in Decatur"


gopherlee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very Hot, but few golferswere out so pace was great. Love what they have done to the clubhouse and tees. Greens were in great condition. Oddly with all the rain the rough was dying in spots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Late in the year course was in good shape"


Lon2357170's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was good.<br/> Greens were just a tad slow but it is almost winter here so they not expected to be as good as earlier in the year!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hole 15"


mrping09's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

check the condition of hole 15 before you go. It's a great par 5 with trouble everywhere but, floods often and is played as a par 3. We really missed the challenge of the double dog leg.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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