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4.5
63 Reviews (63)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
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62 out of 63 reviews
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4.6
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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4.4
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

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

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

Reviews

4.5
63 Reviews (63)

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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

When we arrived at the course we were told that the front 9 is closed for green aeration. Golf Now made no mention of the closing of the front nine holes at the course. Was dissaointed that I drove almost 5 ours and could only play the back 9.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Very nice but challenging course. Front 9 is definitely easier than the back. The course was in great shape and the staff very friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back and recommend this course to anyone looking for a challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My favorite course in Southern Illinois

Despite the fact that I have not played that much this year, it is still fair to call Hickory my "home" course. One of the best layouts in the area. Plenty of elevation change, with few truly level lies. Always challenging. Hands down the best fairways of any local course. The zoisia grass makes it like hitting off a mat. Greens are good, but had been recently aerated. The only legitimate complaint I think anyone could have is the condition of some of the bunkers. They have been slowly rebuilding them over the past several years, but it is a time consuming and expensive process. The reconstructed ones are great.
The fall colors are really starting to pop, and it was a great day for golf. The super cheap hot deal was icing on the cake.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tricky Layout

The course itself was good. There are a few holes that are very tricky and either having course knowledge, or playing with someone who does is almost a must have. Some blind shots make it difficult to know where your landing area should be.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenger

This course was a challenge. I lost a few balls in the woods and water. The poison ivy sucks, so I didn't venture into the woods to far.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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
Previously Played

Great layout

Hickory is always in great shape. Manicured very well. People working in the pro shop are as good as it gets nothing but positives from me.

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

No problems

Being the first time I've play this course this year and after all the rain and bad weather, I couldn't of asked for a better place to play. Management has done an excellent job at keeping the course in playable condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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