Old Hickory Golf Club
Always a great course
Course overall in good condition, overseedibg/reseeding being done throughout areas around tee boxes and around greens. Greens running good,!
September 18, 2014
Another good option for Beltway golfers
I live in Alexandria, so I have to drive 30 minutes in most cases to find a good public course to play. I'll definitely include Old Hickory in my regular rotation.
This is a tough course with a lot of trouble around the greens. We played the white tees, around 6000 yards, and it was definitely enough of a challenge for a mid-high handicapper like me. The greens were fast, there were lots of elevation changes in the fairway, and the holes were generally pretty tight.
It was hot as heck when I played, and there was a bit of a log jam in front of us. Those were detractors. The course was wet in a lot of places as well. But for a daily fee course, this was pretty darn good.
September 7, 2014
Pro Shop staff was excellent when checking in and paying.
The starter, John, was extremely helpful and the most professional person i've ever met at a course.
I'm only rating this an average because I feel this course is overrated for the value. Now, I did get a discount and paid $56 for the round, but i've seen normal fairs as high as $90. I would never play Old Hickory for that amount of money. The driving range was laughable at best.
Course was is pretty good condition, pace of play was okay. Be sure to not miss the turn to hole 15, it wasn't marked very well and we ended driving by it.
Happy with the course, just wouldn't pay full price or weekend prices.
September 6, 2014
Good shape after very rainy night
2nd time I've played Hickory this year and was in very good shape. Bunkers took major hit from storm the previous evening (1 + inches of rain). Greens were sticking but rolling great
September 2, 2014
Course is in excellent shape and a good challenge to for my game - 9HCP. One of my top choices now...
September 2, 2014
Golf course review
It take too long. Over 5 hours were not what I expected . Also no starter or Marshall .
August 25, 2014
A thinking player's course
This course requires thinking. It is NOT for beginners. There are holes that require finesse and holes that require power. It's a great layout that makes you use almost every club. Some irons are required off the tees and too many people try to blast away---usually with terrible results because this course is narrow with lots 0f waste areas and forced carries.
The 18th hole is nearly impossible to par. Good variety of par 3's but nothing memorable. The par 4's and 5's are the strength of the course.
The cons are that the driving range is irons only and needs to be redone. The course has many outings and the greens and tee boxes get beat up. Far too many greens have unrepaired divots.
This would be a tough nearly impossible course to walk.
August 18, 2014
The fairways were in great shape albeit a little soggy from watering. The greens had been aerated recently but they rolled fairly smoothly. Tee to green is challenging, particularly the 5s on the back, but the real challenge is the greens. They're fast and undulating and you must keep your approach below the hole. Our 3some had numerous 3-putts that day. Staff was very pleasant. Driving range needs much improvement. Definitely recommend the course to anyone with some game...not for beginners.
August 10, 2014