Hickory Ridge Golf Club

4.2800235294 4.3 stars from 5 (120)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6704 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • 191 W Pomeroy Ln, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, Hampshire County
  • (413) 230-3360
  • (413) 256-1347
  • www.hickoryridgegc.com
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Year built: 1969
Architect(s): Bill Robinson (1969), Geoffrey Cornish (1969)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 120 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

109 out of 120 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views watching the game  

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"Best course for the money"


jpstafford's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Reviewed on

The only thing missing on this golf course is yardage markers and to be better defined.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/17/2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club


"Good practice course"


u6780503's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great bunkers, 80% flat lies. Challenging holes. Good amount of water holes.


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


Commented on 05/14/2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We cannot wait to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club


"great conditions & friendly staff"


happycat's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

The Course is in great shape and the staff is super friendly. Looking forward to playing it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/30/2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We cannot wait to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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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


Commented on 04/30/2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club



None's avatar

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club



u000006771689's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club


"Poor customer service"


rpatterson1989's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Scheduled a tee time, cancelled due to weather. Course never once contacted me, drove all the way to the course to find this out. Called 10 times while on the drive over from NY and still have yet to even get a response. Poor customer service experience at its finest.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/05/2018

Hello, We apologize for the miscommunication with the weather. We will address your comments with our staff in order to make an improvement in this area. Thank you for your patronage. – appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge


"Hickory Ridge"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
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Not crowded. Course was a little wet but expected after two days of rain. Greens were in good shape for this late in the season


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/13/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club


"Nov. 1st golf"


uXPCN8935XP's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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Considering the course received 7 inches of rain last 6 days it was decent. Back nine was only for walking. Very wet condition's and cold and raw. Greens were in good shape, fairways were wet. Lift and place was best way to play. The course is great with good conditions


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/03/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We're happy to hear that our continual maintenance still allowed you a great round even through the amount of rain we've been receiving. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club



harabr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good test of golf.have to move the ball because of doglegs.sometime didnt know where to hit the ball,not knowing the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/25/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. I will pass along your comments. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club


"Good course"


choreboy67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Have played this course several times and have never been disappointed in the conditions and pace of play. The only negative was wanting to get lunch after the round and two of us sat at a table for 10+ minutes and were never acknowledged. There were two people waiting tables. While the girl was working hard, the young guy was on his phone and talking to some guys he knew. They walked in almost 10 minutes after us and sat at the table next to us .....and had beers within 60 seconds. Great course and great pro shop ....not so good bar area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/20/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We are glad to hear you enjoy your rounds of golf. I will pass along your comments. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club



Patrick5156004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
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Reviewed on

I really enjoy this course. Great condition challenging. Only to be disappointed by all Ted checkered flags. Would like to see trip colored (red checkered front pin, white/black center pin and blue/white back pin.) Found myself shooting at front pin placements when in middle or back of green.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/05/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club.I will pass along your suggestions to our team. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club



latafun2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/05/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club.. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club


"Solid"


b11dmalo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There is nothing spectacular about Hickory Ridge but the course is fair and fun to play. Greens are in very good shape and the fairways and tees are fine. Nothing super memorable about any of the holes. Drive it, no fairway bunkers to really scare you, chase it, hit it again. If you can work the ball off the tee the course will be a little easier for you. This course is always crowded with college golf teams, members and the public. It moves along but be warned some people say it can be rather slow at certain times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/05/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. I am glad you had a fun time playing out course. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club



scristelli01's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/28/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club.. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club


"Very Nice and Excellent Condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Third time playing this course with friends over the last 30 days.

One of our favorite places!

Great layout and very well maintained. Greens and fairways are excellent.

Staff is friendly and helpful on the course and in the clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Commented on 08/28/2017

Hello , Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoy our club, our staff, and our greens! We hope to see you and your friends again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club


"Friendly place"


Steven1113's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the round. If we didn't hook up with someone who knew the course, it would have been difficult at times knowing where to hit the ball. Way too many goofy holes. Other than that , greens we OK, along with the filairways. Pace of play was very good and everyone was friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/23/2017

Hello and thank you for visiting Hickory Ridge. We apologize for the confusion of the layout but are glad someone was able to help! Thank you for your patronage. – appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge


"Gem out west"


fwgoddard's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in excellent shape. My only complaint is that the bunkers need sand.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/23/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club


"This course is managed poorly"


Raider6984's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
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Reviewed on

Slowest course I ever played with the amount of people on course. Called clubhouse to complain about group with 3 holes open in front and response was pro shop just closed at 4 30 pm! Worst customer service I've seen no wonder this course gets so little play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/21/2017

Hello and thank you for visiting Hickory Ridge. We apologize for the delay in your pace of play. We will address your comments with our staff. Thank you for your patronage. – appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge


"Enjoyable round"


greghancock21's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has many challenging holes. Will put your game at test. Interesting layout !


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/21/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Hickory Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Hickory Ridge Golf Club



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