Mike Johnson’s Hickory Toyota – Golfing In and Around Hickory
Jan 24, 2020
For golf lovers, there is nothing better than a good game of golf on a beautiful golf course. With six golf courses in Hickory, North Caroline itself and another 11 within a 20-mile radius of Hickory, one is spoiled for choice. The problem is which golf course to choose to play at. In this article, we’ll take a look at five great golf courses in and around Hickory.
Catawba Country Club
Situated five miles from the center of Hickory is the acclaimed Catawba Golf course designed by Donald Ross in 1946. This private 18-hole championship course with a course rating of 71.1 gives the ideal golfing experience. Catawba Country Club golf course challenges golfers at every skill level. The well-groomed greens and fairways are a great choice for your regular round of golf, or as a new destination while you visit Hickory
Hampton Heights Golf Club
The well-maintained, centrally situated 18-hole golf course at the Hampton Heights Golf Club in Hickory has a slope rating of 108 and course rating of 67.9. Opened in 1970, the course offers 6,448 yards of golf. With well-kept greens, no lakes, ponds or sand traps, this is a great course for any type of golfer. The club also offers a driving range, putting green, and club repair services.
Glen Oaks Golf Club
The semi-private course at Glen Oaks Golf Club is situated just 16 miles from the center of Hickory. Specials programs are offered for juniors, women, men, and seniors. Golfers will find the course to be a beautiful collection of varied and challenging holes, with tees for all skill levels. The 72 par course features 18 holes over 6,430 yards of golf with a slope rating of 125. Amenities include a snack bar, driving range, pro shop, banquet facility, and pool.
Ole Still Golf Club
In 2014, the Ola Still Golf Club located just outside Hickory, in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain reopened after a complete renovation and rename, previously known as the Rivercrest Golf Club. This semi-private 18-hole golf course designed by Karl Litten, offers an amazing golfing experience on Sunday Bermudagrass. It has a course rating of 72.1 and a slope rating of 137. Besides golf, the club has a clubhouse with facilities for meetings, weddings or outings, along with a full-service bar.
Rock Barn Country Club and Spa
This family orientated club at the foothills of western North Carolina 10 miles from the center of Hickory features two championship golf courses, dining, wedding, and corporate venues, a full-service day spa, and so much more. There is something for the whole family to enjoy.
North Carolina Magazine, ranks the Robert Trent Jones, Jr course number 25 in the state. Both the Jackson and Jones course will challenge you in the most picturesque setting. The Jackson course presents 6,500 yards of golf from the longest tees, while the 72 par,18-hole, Jones course features 7,127 yards of golf, the longest course in North Carolina. Visit any of these today for a superb golfing experience.