Hickory Heights Golf Club

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Nice open course and not in too bad of shape considering the heavy rains that have reeked havoc on many golf courses this season. It was inexpensive thanks to “golf now”, and the course was fun to play, it has its challenges but easy to recover because of the openness of the course.

He would play this course again.

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Hickory Heights is a solid, “blue collar” kind of course. Its condition and amenities are nothing special, but the layout is a lot of fun. The tee boxes are a bit rough, but fairways and greens were in pretty good shape, considering the flooding and fungus that affected many course in York County in 2018.

Hickory Heights twists and turns around through and over three ravines, each with a stream, which converge into Ponds in the center of the property. It is not overly long, but lots of doglegs and elevation changes, as well as trees and woods, require every club in the bag and discourage just gripping and ripping.

A snack bar with the basics and a small pro shop are the facilities, with locker rooms and bathrooms.

All in all, Hickory Heights provides a fun course at a bargain price.

He would play this course again.

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I like the course here. It is challenging enough, but not so hard that it will discourage the average golfer from coming here.

My latest visit to this course has got me wondering about this place though. I am no snob when it comes to golf, but I am a firm believer that you should at least wear a polo shirt to the golf course. My round here last weekend was like My Big Redneck Family Golf Trip. I honestly expected Tom Arnold to pop out from behind a tree at any moment and say they were filming a show for CMT. There was an overabundance of people wearing mesh shorts, t-shirts, and sneakers. This in itself wasn't so terrible. I guess not everyone can have the fashion sense of John Daly or Jesper Parnevik on the golf course. What really bothered me about the numerous groups of people looking like this, was their behavior. I have never experienced so much hooting and hollering on a course, when it was not a charity outing where they encourage you to drink as much booze as possible. People were screaming about shots and flying around in carts while you were trying to hit. The play was also so slow. Nobody started for 20 minutes when my group teed off on the first hole, somehow we got to the third tee and there were several groups backed up on our green and the next tee box. The simple solution to this would be to have a course ranger, but there was not one in sight.

I will say that this negative review on the overall experience will not prevent me from returning, however more experiences like this would definitely remove this course from the list of places I will golf.

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