Old Hickory Golf Club
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
Very nice course. Challenging but fair. The first 9 was slow due to a large outing but picked up on the back. The staff explained all of this when we arrived so we weren't surprised or frustrated by it. Worth playing.
August 9, 2014
This is a good course with a number of challenges. Staff was very friendly. It was an enjoyable round of golf on a very nice summer day. Anyone playing this course will find it challenging but rewarding.
August 7, 2014
I had a really bad experience on Wednesday. They didn't have a starter so people were going out entirely to early and everyone was clustered. I was a single almost all day and there were foursomes in front of me that had no intention of letting me play thru. So I skip a few holes, soon to be caught behind another foursome. If there was a starter all of this would have been sorted easily.
August 1, 2014
Player maintenance is lacking
Overall, Old Hickory is a great layout with stunning scenery, challenging holes and risk/reward opportunities.
Unfortunately, the course is in "so so" condition due to a lack of sand in the carts, which leads to many unfilled divots in the fairways. Similarly, golfers do not appear to repair their ball marks on the greens. The greens themselves are in great shape, but are pock-marked and do not roll true.
This would be worth every penny of full price if those two simple issues were fixed.
July 29, 2014
Exceeded My Expectations
My brother-in-law recommended this course as a backup for days when our course is closed. He described it as enjoyable and in good condition.
His comments were an understatement. The course has the feel of a private club with the conditions and amenities. The layout is great, the pace was perfect. I am definitely putting this on my short list of courses to play.
July 25, 2014
PACE OF PLAY
DO NOT PLAY HERE ON THE WEEKENDS: PACE OF PLAY IS 5+ HOURS. For $90 you should expect more. We were the 5th tee time on Sunday and we were already behind 10 minutes. By the time we got to hole 12, there were 4 groups waiting to play. 1 group on the green, 1 in the fairway, 1 on the tee box and 1 waiting for the tee box. When we called to ask them to send a marshal, they did nothing. We finished 12 and 13 and arrived at hole 14 at 10 a.m. At the current rate of play it would have taken 5.5 hours to play the course. We decided to call it a day and let the assistant pro know. He was quite unprofessional and let us know that we were not behind. He said that they don't count the time the reservation is made as the starting time. They use the time that they here the first ball struck on the first tee as a starting time. So i guess there is not point in making a tee time there as they do not count starting late as a pace of play issue. Even with out the 10 minutes differential we were behind. Overall we waited on every tee box, there was no sand on the carts, they greens were recently aerated (should be an automatic discount), and the practice facilities are not up to the $90 price tag (can't use driver and mats were very badly worn).
July 22, 2014
Great Course for all levels
This course is very well designed and very enjoyable. There is one issue and its the pin placements. For some reason, the management insist on placing about half of the pins 10-12 feet from the edge of the green. It makes the round of golf seem like a trip to the family put put course with clowns and windmills. I wish they would stop doing this. I have seen it every time I have played the course and kills the experience.
July 19, 2014