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3.6
158 Reviews (158)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.8
80.5%
Recommend this course
138 out of 158 reviews
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3.2
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
1.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
70.8%
Recommend this course
17 out of 24 reviews
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3.1
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.9
71.4%
Recommend this course
20 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6704 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.8

Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Amherst is one of western Massachusetts' premier courses. It plays across a gently rolling landscape accented with mature tree that offers an especially scenic round in the fall thanks to the changing colors of the foliage. The course has some subtle contours but it is still pleasantly walkable and offers just enough of a challenge to appeal to low and high handicappers alike. The layout consists of an interesting variety of holes including some that are long, a few doglegs, and also some birdie opportunities. The golf course finishes with one of the area's most memorable holes. This long par 4 calls for an accurate tee shot in order to avoid the river on the left and the rough on the right. The challenges don't end there either with a second shot to a wide, elevated green protected by large, deep bunkers.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6704 yards 72.8 130
White 72 6311 yards 71.1 126
Green 72 5895 yards 69.7 124
Green (W) 74 5895 yards 74.9 128
Red (W) 74 5272 yards 71.1 122
Scorecard for Hickory Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.8/130 509 395 337 402 209 505 337 170 436 3300 393 456 422 362 435 160 517 196 463 3404 6704
White M: 71.1/126 501 380 329 394 193 500 314 158 405 3174 372 447 401 342 349 140 466 182 438 3137 6311
Green M: 69.7/124 W: 74.9/128 475 348 322 311 172 488 243 143 393 2895 363 431 381 316 339 126 455 168 421 3000 5895
Red W: 71.1/122 373 322 312 260 160 399 165 130 363 2484 350 361 318 301 324 111 445 159 419 2788 5272
Handicap 4 6 16 14 8 10 12 18 2 7 15 1 5 11 13 17 9 3
Par 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 12 4 2 16 6 14 18 8 10 3 15 5 1 9 17 11 13 7

Course Details

Year Built 1969
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Bill Robinson (1969) Geoffrey Cornish (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.6
158 Reviews (158)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Forced Carries 17
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Advanced Golfers 14
Walkers 14
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 13
Worth the Drive 12
Convenient to the City 9

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Incredible value for money

Course has a very complicated layout and no maps makes it even more confusing. Greens fairways and rough are well maintained for a public course. Bunkers leave a lot to be desired, hard as stone sand and grass growing through. However for a course that is closing and $29 for 18 holes with a cart, I can not really complain. Hole design is nice and challenging but not too much for a beginner or intermediate player.

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Pace Good
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Conditions Fair
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Friendliness Good
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Enjoyed.. BUT

GREENS & fairways NICE
Rough NEEDS SOME attention

Sandtraps poor .. look untouched with grass growing through many of them.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value and Amazing Service

Yesterday was my second time golfing at Hickory Ridge. It was a hot day but nonetheless I was golfing so couldn’t complain. I had to go to the pro shop two or three times during my round to buy drinks and grab a score card. Each time Rick and Evan were extremely helpful In answering my questions and catering to our groups needs. They operated with a level of professionalism not found at even the most expensive courses in the area. The course was dry in a few spots but for the money and the way they treat their guests this is a must try destination in Western Massachusetts!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value

Our foursome's pace of play was excellent but we had to let several single and double players behind us through. This slowed our pace of play. They should combine these into foursomes!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Sadly the next solar farm

Nice challenging course with large greens. I figured something was up with the pricing $29 with cart all week long. The course will be full of solar panels soon apparently. I guess there is hope for a buyer to keep it a 9 hole course. Can golfers get paid reparations?

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun to Play at Bargain Price

This Donald Ross design is still in good shape and a challenge for the average golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course for the money

Fun course layout, fairways are a bit poor quality, but the greens were wonderful. Being my first time playing there, I learned some tips on which side of the fairway to hit my tee shots next time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 05/30/2019

Hi there - We appreciate the review. You rated us 3 stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Need to catch up on mowing after lots of rain. Ruff is like playing in cow pasture! Greens decent. Sand traps untouched.
Course needs lots of attention

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad. Was such a nice course.

It seems that this course is no longer being maintained. The fairway and tee boxes are covered with grass clippings (clumps) and the mowing is not even- think 12” high strips of grass in the fairway. 60% of the course fairways are now muddy swamps. Again, this use to be a great course. The restaurant is also closed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 05/21/2019

Thank you for playing Hickory Ridge, we value your comments and review. We are committed to maintaining the golf course in a condition you are accustomed to This season. The record amount of rain this spring has made that a difficult task, with extremely soft turf, mowing routines and schedules were severely altered. As we catch up (and mother nature cooperates) you should see a marked improvement in all areas of course conditions. Look forward to seeing you at Hickory Ridge!

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