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4.3
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
96.8%
Recommend this course
73 out of 75 reviews
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3.9
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.2
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 20 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6863 yards
Slope 129
Rating 73.0
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Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William J. Spear

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2017 #22)

Reviews

4.3
75 Reviews (75)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 9
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Locals 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12
Worth the Drive 9

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Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good golf outing

The Course Layout is Good, The sand pits need a little work and the greens and fairways are in good condition, Will play again. Our threesome had a good time. Thanks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Unbelievable

Went there for a round with friends and got called off of the course for lightening. Once off the course, the worker that would not let us return to play proceeded to go outside and putt on the putting green once the rain went away. He would go outside, putt on the green, then come inside to tell us we were delayed 30 more minutes. Me and my group were not allowed rain check despite the fact that a group right in front of us was granted one. I understand that it’s not safe to play in lightening, but if your employee is out on the putting green playing, telling others that they can’t play is not a great look. I will never go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Value and best layout in southern Illinois

If you have never played Hickory Ridge you are really missing out.

Price
For the money this is the absolute best value in southern Illinois and southern Indiana. Hot Deal for 18 holes with a cart at Hickory Ridge was $30 after taxes. Incredible price. Even their normal price at the course is very very good for what your getting. If you were blindfolded and took to the first tee and didn’t know where you were at and was told to play 18 holes and at the end was told to tell what you thought the greens fee would cost for this course it would easily be $70 to $90. If I was on vacation in Panama City Beach I would pay $80 to $100 greens fee for this course.

Conditions
Fairways are nice. Only a few spots in the fairways that are having turf problems. But they are small areas and hardly even noticeable.
Tee boxes are very nice. Giant tee boxes and they are in excellent shape and they are level.
Greens
Good shape have some small areas on the edges that are giving them problems but they are small areas and not really ever affecting any putts. Speed of the greens are about middle of the road, they are not fast and they are not slow. I prefer a touch faster green speed but they were ok. They are soft and approach shots hold very easily.

Layout
This is my favorite aspect of Hickory Ridge. This is a tough golf course and a shot makers golf course. It’s got some very tricky holes and rewards accuracy off the tee but don’t be fooled into thinking you can hit driver all day. It’s tight and the layout forces you into hitting some hybrids and irons off some of the tee boxes but even doing that there is many times there is hardly any room for error. If you have good long iron game and wedge game you will love this course.

My handicap is a 3

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Our group plays Hickory Ridge a half dozen times a year. We always enjoy ourselves on the generous fairways and rolling hills, and we’ve landed some great deals using Golf Now. Most tee shots are fairly forgiving, but a handful require an accurate shot between stands of mature timber. Greens are large, nicely contoured and always well maintained. The staff take Covid seriously and made use feel safe. This a beautiful course well worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round of Golf

Staff was very professional as always. Course was in good shape. Only real problem was the sand trapes. Alot of weeds ext in them but because of the " Covid" I understand why they hadn't been taken care of yet. The rest of the course was in great shape. Definitely will play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Incredible course

Incredible course, great staff and a great time. We cannot wait to play it again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Beware of the bunkers!!!

Overall it wasn't a bad course but I would've rated it higher but all the bunkers were basically waste areas! No sand and they were crusty dirt and it play as if they were ground under repair. Other than that fairways and greens weren't bad.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Was very surprised at what an exceptional course this was based on its location. We drove through some very small towns to get to this course but it was worth it. This course was beautiful rolling hills with tree lined fairways, and with zoysia fairways. The greens were perfect and pretty quick based on it being fall. We enjoyed the course so much that we are going to plan another golf weekend just to go back and play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my Favorites

Course is in great shape tee to pin!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Can’t wait to go again

I play this course several times a year. Somewhat challenging, but nice course. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Public Course

I often play courses in Southern Illinois and this course is my favorite. Somewhat challenging with good greens that hold the ball. Pace of play is always good and the locals are always helpful with hints on how to play the course. Always humid though.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great fairways

Course is in great shape, especially the fairways. Good course layout definitely need to hit them straight.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jeff

Hickory is as good as it gets. Great clubhouse personnel & pro. Play it & see for yourself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hickory Ridge

Everything was as good as one could ask for, ieccepy the 94 degree temperature.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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