Hickory Sticks Golf Club

4.0632117647 4.1 stars from 5 (157)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6148 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 69.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6148 yards 69.1 131
Gold 71 5770 yards 67.4 127
Blue 71 5332 yards 65.3 123
White 71 4634 yards 62.8 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 157 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
71
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

138 out of 155 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Wow, what a treat!"


Chipcinnati's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on

My wife and I played Hickory Sticks on a perfect clear, 80-ish summer Saturday. Never played here before. We knew the course would be hilly, and it certainly is. But the first 3 holes aren't terribly so, which gives a good warm up to the round. Other holes do go up or down, sometimes both in the same hole. But the shorter distances of some of the hillier holes (especially on the back nine) equalized the challenge of the hills. The primary exception to this notion is the long par-4 9th-hole, where you can't see the green from the tee, and you can't see how much climb you have in your very long second-shot approach. At 410 from the second-longest tees, it's a very long par 4, just barely short of par 5 status.

The tees, the greens and the fairways were all in excellent condition. The greens today ran very fast, and they have a lot of subtle breaks, so putting was a challenge. Staff was exceptionally friendly.

Our twosome was sandwiched amongst a line of foursomes, but we were off the course in 5 hours, which is average and appropriate. We didn't have to wait too long between most shots.

Food selections at the turn were pretty slim. Hot dogs and brats and sandwiches and packaged snacks.

We cannot wait to return to play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #HickorySticksGC on 07/16/2018:

Thank you for the great feedback and 5-stars. On behalf of our staff at Hickory Sticks Golf Club, we value your comments regarding our course and hope you enjoyed the day with us. Come back soon!

"Poor Pace Of Play"


JamesC78's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Maybe having a starter or a ranger to keep the pace of play would be nice. Between the pace of play and the hack golfers who into you while in the middle of the fairway will stop me from playing here again, the only thing missing was a moron with a Bluetooth speaker. The best thing about the course was the friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #HickorySticksGC on 07/16/2018:

James, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4-star review, however, we're sorry to hear your recent experience with us may not have met our usual expectations regarding the pace of play. Your comments will be shared with our staff for any improvements, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a better round soon!

"Looking great"


Jacob5193948's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have been going to Hickory Sticks for around seven years now, and I can say that this is the best the course has ever looked. My best friend and I went to play on a Monday which meant a 25 dollar round with a cart, which is an amazing deal. I haven't been playing there as much recently these past couple of years, but I will definitely start to go back and play there more often with the way the course looked. Greens weren't incredibly fast, but they were rolling smooth with no bumps, and that's all you can ask for at a public course. Keep up the great work Hickory.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from #HickorySticksGC on 07/13/2018:

Thanks for the 5-stars and kind feedback, Jacob! We truly value your comments and dedication to playing at Hickory Sticks Golf Club over the years. Come back for another great round soon.

"reat Chalenge"


Joseph3094028's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wife Had a hole in on on #8

great greens -lots of break- Hit um straight or pay the piper.

play here once a week=say hi to JEFF !


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #HickorySticksGC on 07/02/2018:

Joseph, thank you for the 4-star review and taking the time to share your feedback with us! We hope you and your wife had a great day with us and can make it back to Hickory Sticks Golf Club for another round soon. Congrats to your wife on the hole-in-one!<br/>

"Hidden Gem"


kaholloway's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The new ownership and crew have done a tremendous job with the course. I love the solitude, and rolling terrain. The greens are some of the best I have played on this year. With the elevated greens the course provides an excellent challenge from the back two tees. I will be going back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from #HickorySticksGC on 07/02/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and sharing your kind feedback with us! We truly appreciate your comments regarding our course and staff, and we hope you can make it back to Hickory Sticks Golf Club for another round soon.<br/>


Adel5951321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather 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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #HickorySticksGC on 06/18/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and hope you had a great round. Come back to Hickory Sticks Golf Club again soon!


ChefJeff56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #HickorySticksGC on 07/02/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope you can make it back to Hickory Sticks Golf Club for another great round soon.<br/>

"Bang for buck"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a fancy country club, but a lot of fun to play. Some great risk reward shots. Course is kept in good condition and the staff is great. Good value. You will pull your hair out putting on # 12's green!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from #HickorySticksGC on 07/16/2018:

Thank you for the great feedback and 4-stars. On behalf of our staff at Hickory Sticks Golf Club, we value your comments regarding our course and hope you enjoyed the day with us. Come back soon!<br/>

"Hidden Gem"


u000007269736's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Fun to play. Course was in overall very good condition.


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


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 05/31/2018:

We truly appreciate your feedback and 5-stars! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us regarding your recent round at Hickory Sticks Golf Club, and we can't wait to have you back for another one soon.

"Hickory Sticks"


avery812's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course, staff and pace of play are on point. The only hurdle is getting to this place. For me, it’s a far drive but once you make it there, it’s awesome!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for the 4-stars, Avery! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your recent day with us at Hickory Sticks Golf Club. Your feedback is truly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back for another round soon.


Guy4513370's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hickory Sticks is in good condition, Pace of play is usually very good. good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 05/17/2018:

We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a 4-star review and share your feedback with us. On behalf of our staff at Hickory Sticks Golf Club, we're glad to hear we can provide you with a valuable golf experience! Come back for another great round soon.

"Longer Drive"


u1799778694's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had aerated greens and fairways a few weeks ago and it still was evident on greens. Rained at half Way point but got rain check. Enjoy playing here even though a long drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 05/09/2018:

Thank you for the 5-stars, and taking the time leave us with your feedback. We're sorry to hear your round was cut short due to the weather, but we hope we can welcome you back for an even better golf experience at Hickory Sticks soon!

"Hilly country setting"


scottscharold's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. No water out on the course. I will play again and recommend to others.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course, great value"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was pleasantly surprised I didn’t know about this course. It was beautiful and difficult. I would definitely recommend and will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 04/08/2018:

We truly appreciate your review and 5-stars! On behalf of us at Hickory Sticks Golf Club, we look forward to welcoming you back for another round soon.

"Better Course than I was expecting"


Kyle7586729's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

After recently moving to northern Northern Kentucky, I mostly play Ohio courses.

I have played 3 other southern Campbell Co courses - AJ Jolly, NKY Golf Club & Twin Bridges ea once this year. Out of the 4, I can't say that I would prefer any over the others as they are all nice courses in the country.

The greens at Hickory Sticks were recently fertilized, but they rolled true and were fairly fast. They have kept up with clearing leaves, and the fairways and rough are in good shape for this time of year. Being up on the hills near the river, there is definitely some elevation change on a few holes. Finishing with back to back par 5s is a nice touch.

I will play Hickory Sticks again in 2018.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 12/12/2017:

Thank you for playing Hickory Sticks Golf Club, Kyle! We appreciate your kind words regarding the course conditions and layout. We look forward to seeing you back out here for another round next year!

"hilly but fair"


Joseph3094028's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout ! slow group up front,no marshal.

fast greens ( hey it's November)


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 12/05/2017:

Thank you for playing Hickory Sticks Golf Club, Joseph! We apologize if the pace of play was slower than normal but we're glad that you still had a good overall experience.


bigdw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 11/29/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars!

"rained Out"


chefron55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were rained out.I called the course and they said there was water on the Greens. I had guest from out of town and we are all 60 plus and nobody was willing to go.It rained all day long.


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 11/02/2017:

We are sorry to hear that you were rained out. Give us another try soon and let's hope for better weather!

"New Greens Keeper is great !"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a new greens keeper that clearly is working his magic on the greens. Rolling very fair and getting smoother. Can't wait until next year to see what another season can do for the course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 10/26/2017:

Thank you for taking notice of the great improvements we have made, Marty. We hope to see you out here for a couple more rounds before the end of the year.

"Played many times and is always a challenge love the hills,valleys, and water"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This is a very challenging course greens are fine and there are many hills and valleys got to be on your game to score well. played this course many times and is always fun to play. Getting to the course is not easy but is nice once you are there.


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


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 04/20/2018:

Thank you for the kind words and 5-star review! We hope you had a great day with us at Hickory Sticks Golf Club, and that we can welcome you back for another round soon.


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