Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club

4.0435000000 4.0 stars from 5 (23)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6333 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

  • 15816 Lynch Rd, Holley, New York 14470, Orleans County
  • (888)346-5458, (585) 638-4653
  • (585) 638-8410
  • www.hickoryridgegolfresort.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Peter Craig
Type: Public/Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6333 yards 70.4 124
White 72 6018 yards 68.7 116
Red (W) 72 5038 yards 69.1 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 23 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

20 out of 23 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes narrow fairways  

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"Great value"


Jim6201989's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the price! Corse was in great induction and was able to get the round in in three and a half hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"You will use every club in your bag"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hickory Ridge is a blast to play.

You start off with a couple of wide open holes, and then the course just tightens up. The greens are a bit tricky and they were in great shape.

Hickory Ridge has some of the most unique golf hoes anywhere in the area.

It's about 50 miles from home, so we don't get there too often, but I can certainly say that we can't wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fair"


dlaniak's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a nice challenge for the money. It really takes advantage of elevation changes but also has some nice easy holes as well. Some narrow fairways can be challenging from the back tees. Overall, it was fun and tested my skills.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"hidden Gem"


Chris5778860's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
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Reviewed on

Quiet little course tucked away outside of rochester


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"stunk"


emgeiss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very bad never come again played to slow behind a group of 3 we were a group of 2


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A good play"


TimothyThomas's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good day on a course that will challenge your shot making skills and distance from blue tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't judge it by the RV park and clubhouse"


Kathleen8073989's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wasn't impressed at first look but glad I stayed and played. It was a fun and interesting course. A variety of challenging holes and looks. I did lose a couple balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Need of a Marshall forr slow play"


rbbryant2125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After the mixed foursome had hit their 8th shots apiece and not being on the 1st green, I mentioned it to the Starter and was told that there wasn't a Marshall today. We passed them on the 2nd hole and finished up 18 as they were finishing the 9th!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


carolinadh2006's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
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Reviewed on

I love the layout. Good mix of holes where you can let it rip and ones that require accurate yardage and placement. Everyone was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great round"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
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Reviewed on

Had a great time. Met some new friends & plan on doing it again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


u209304276's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly, everything from the greens to the tee boxes were in really good shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cups and tee boxes need repair!"


bert4205's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
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Reviewed on

Booked it two hours before tee time.<br/> Looked like the tee boxes haven't been maintained in weeks. The fairways were mowed and flowers were in bloom and were a nice touch. The greens had many spike marks (teed off late morning) and the cups were beat up, pieces loose all over the rim. Felt bad for the folks playing the weekend.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great, friendly course"


AMolz's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was a nice course a little out east of Rochester. Plaid with family while visiting. COULD NOT beat the value. It was a simple course with only a couple really tricky holes. It was perfect for being a casual golfer and out catching up with family. The facilities were nice, the value was unbeatable, and the staff could not have been friendlier!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"waste of time"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off the fairway had no noticeable difference in cut to the rest of the rough or grass growing in the woods. Lost several balls in what was supposed to be a fairway. Pace of play and nonexistent staff was a huge problem. Course let out 4 2-somes and didn't ask or even tell anyone to pair up. Round also took 5.5 hours because of a 4some that had a teenage girl in the group that was learning to play. Everyone has to learn to play somewhere but i shouldn't have to play ranger myself and go ahead 4 groups to tell them not to take all day, but then again i had to wait 15 minutes at every tee box so i had the time to kill. Only staff member working that i could see was at the front desk taking money, and one person in the kitchen cooking. A starter, or ranger would have solved the problem and gotten our round done an hour and a half earlier. Also, no excuse for the poor conditions. Hasn't rained in over a week why is your fairway not cut? why is nothing cut? are all of your mowers broken ? Don't know how they expect to get you to come back. Avoid this course or expect a bad day is all i can tell you.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Very fun course to play"


wyldwoodny's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course provided elevation changes not typically seen in Western New York. Very fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"awesome coarse"


123456789Hooper33333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

awesone coarse cant Wait to go back everybody really enjoyed ThemSelves


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"hickory ridge"


mdenny57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the young gentleman that greeted us was amazing, very polite, went way out of his way to make sure we had a great time, we will be back for sure very fun and challenging course, our foursome are average golfers, again thank you young man for everthing


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course for a great price"


tmizerak's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was a little more challenging for me as a relatively new golfer than the easy 9 hole courses I usually play at home, but it was still very enjoyable.

If you can get a special or a discount, this course can be a tremendous value. It is well-maintained and the staff was very accommodating.

The only drawback was the pace of play. Granted, it was Sunday afternoon on Memorial Day weekend, so the fact that we were still able to get a good price on a round on such a popular day is worth noting. However, we had to bail after the 13th hole in order to make a dinner date with family, but we could have finished our round in approximately 4-4.5 hours. I had naively hoped to do it in 3.5 as a twosome but the holiday weekend had other plans.

I will definitely consider playing here again next time I'm visiting family in the area. Though I may shoot for an early morning tee time or avoid holiday weekends, but that's almost always the case no matter where you play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"great deal"


larryv's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great deal through golf now. Fun cousce. friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Friendliness"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course is located on a RV site also called Hickory Ridge and from the staff " Marie " at the RV site to all the other personal they are their to make your stay as much fun as possible. The 17th hole is rated number 1 toughest. It plays roughly 375 yards from the whites and is a dog leg left. Your first shot should be 225 yards down the middle and you will be left with 150 yards to a very elevated green. Because of this steep elevation if you have difficulty walking you should consider renting a chart.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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