Hickory Sticks Golf Club

4.0014764706 4.0 stars from 5 (145)
  • 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 4.0 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: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 145 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

126 out of 143 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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"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.


drbobfoote1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 11/01/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star rating!

"Hilly, scenic, fair course"


sig747's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course 3 times now. I'm not sure if it just fits my eye or what but I had my best scores on this course. It is hilly but you tend to have flat lies because of the layout. Nice views on some of the holes and the greens are average speed. You'll like this course if your not a long hitter. Some of the par 4's are very reachable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 10/03/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you continue to come back to Hickory Sticks Golf Club. Be sure to book another tee time with us soon.


dylan6443540's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 09/26/2017:

Thank you, Dylan! Come back and see us again soon.

"Hickory Sticks. Hidden Gem"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played at Hickory Sticks the other day and had a great round, moving at a steady pace throughout. We had trouble on a few holes where the ball was hit to the second cut and lost. Yet, overall, the course was is in nice shape. A beautiful day and great views!

For the money, I would say Hickory Sticks is my favorite course!


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


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 09/28/2017:

Thanks for your great review! We're glad to hear that you consider us to be one of your favorite courses and we look forward to your next round with us.

"Nice test of golf."


jasson04's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff and maintenance crew. Like the layout. But putting 12 was a chore. We will be back for sure.


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 Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 09/19/2017:

We appreciate your 5-star review. We look forward to you booking another round with us soon.


Guy4513370's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a long course but it can be challenging. Course conditions are decent but there are a few spots where the fairways have some issues.

Good value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 09/19/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback. We're glad that you consider our course to be a good value. Hope to see you out here again this season.

"Fun course"


u791404770's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have always loved playing this course. It has quite a few elevated tees and great scenery from those which makes it a fun course to play even though I don't play it well usually:)


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


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you have fun playing our golf course. Be sure to book another round with us soon.


evan7003066's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very fun course with a lot of challenging but manageable holes and well worth the value.


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 08/24/2017:

Thank you for choosing Hickory Sticks Golf Club. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our challenging but fun golf course. Book another round with us soon.


u5750390's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

just getting to the course is a challenge. The road that leads to the course is about 18 feet wide with no shoulders, it seems somewhat dangerous. In beautiful area. Course seems stuffed in when there seems to be a lot of empty space around. Never heard 'fore' yelled so many times due to close quarters of holes. Fairways, rough and tee boxes in rough shape. Greens lightning, don't get above the holes. Staff friendly.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry if you were not the thrilled with our course layout. We are continuously working hard to make the necessary improvements to our course conditions. We hope you'll give us another opportunity to exceed your expectations in the near future.


u631104231's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No starter courses with out a starter is bad because no one has any golf manners anymore bad crab grass they call fairways cow pasture an the road to it one lane dangerist I guess an garvey parking lot not my car joke didn't enjoy from start to finish


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 09/05/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you didn't have a more positive experience to share from your round with us but we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Commented on 09/08/2017

gravel parking lot ruined your dsy ?



u2153405's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 08/08/2017:

Thank you for choosing Hickory Sticks Golf Club and for rating us 4 stars. Join us for another round soon.

"Ups and Down"


u000007766139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course. The hill's and valleys make for a beautiful and challenging day. Fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Hickory Sticks Golf Club on 08/02/2017:

We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words about Hickory Sticks Golf Club. We couldn't agree with you more about how challenging but beautiful the layout of the course can be. Thanks again and be sure to join us for another round soon.


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