Hickory Ridge Golf Club
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.
|Green (W)||74||5895 yards||74.9||128|
|Red (W)||74||5272 yards||71.1||122|
|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|
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.
GREENS & fairways NICE
Rough NEEDS SOME attention
Sandtraps poor .. look untouched with grass growing through many of them.
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!
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!
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?
Fun to Play at Bargain Price
This Donald Ross design is still in good shape and a challenge for the average golfer.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!