Hickory Grove Golf Course
About Hickory Grove
Built in 1965, Hickory Grove Golf Course is a long and strong course with multiple tee locations for all skills. It has large undulating greens and is well bunkered. The back tees provide the perfect setting for some championship style golf.
Hickory Grove has nice gently rolling fairways and greens. These ideal greens use Bentgrass, while the fairways use Bluegrass.
Hickory Grove is a great place to get some golf in during the season. Come enjoy some time outdoors during a summer day and be sure to find some time during the fall when the colors add even more to the experience!
Tips for Playing Hickory Grove
Best way to play the 1st hole
This is a challenging dogleg to the right. You can try to challenge the right hand side as much as you feel (depending how strong you are that day). The farther you hit to the right, the more risk, but the shorter your second shot into the green. Don’t be suckered by a pin placement. Aim for the center of the green.
The best par 5s
Hickory Grove’s 5th hole is great risk/reward hole. With a powerful tee shot down the right side, it opens up the hole for an attempt to find the green in two, but a sloping green with a pond in front also makes for a tough shot. Out of bounds and trees surround the back and sides of this green.
Best par 3s
Hickory Grove’s no. 6 is the most fun par three on the course. It’s only 160 yards, but well protected by bunkers on the right and left. It is a large undulating green – one of the toughest on the course to read.
Toughest holes on the course
#7 is a tough hole – with long length and a large sloping green with surrounding bunkers. Out of bounds along the entire left side and the elevation change from tee to green also add to the difficulty.
Closing with a par 5 and shorter par 4 give you a chance to redeem your score at Hickory Grove.