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2727 West Glenn Road
Carbondale, IL  62902
United States
P: (618) 529-4386
F: (618) 457-6243
Hickory Ridge Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,863 yards | 137 slope

73.3 rating | Zoysia grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Hickory Ridge Golf Course Description

The 18-hole "Hickory Ridge" course at the Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center facility in Carbondale, Illinois features 6,863 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.3 and it has a slope rating of 137 on Zoysia grass. Designed by William J. Spear, ASGCA, the Hickory Ridge golf course opened in 1993. Michael Day manages the course as the Golf Professional.

Course Reviews

One of the better courses in southern IL. Consistently in very good shape. Played this week after heavy rains, but fairways and greens were excellent. Some very interesting holes (one or two that may be too "gimmicky"). Been there frequently and have never had problems with the staff, but have heard others complain.

In my opinion, there are two things that keep this from being a good course. The first is that many of the staff act like they own the place and do not want you on the property. This is a management issue, but unless they have new management, that attitude extends there, too. Actually, all other problems pale in light of the first problem. The people are why I do not play there.

Hickory Ridge is a nice track and a very good value. Although fall weather had set in, the greens were in very nice shape and the course played well. Many communities would be lucky to have a muni course of this caliber.

I liked this course. Even though there hasn't been practically any rain in Carbondale for a month and a half the course felt and looked really nice. The greens are challenging and some of the holes are obsecenely long. I think this course is well worth the money. You may even get lucky and get to see the Saluki girls golf team out playing. That adds a little to the scenic beauty.

The range is a little pricey. $3.50 for a small bucket of balls which is a about 35 balls if you're lucky.

Very scenic. the greens are sloped. afew holes are tight! Most holes are grip it and rip it. Not much sand in the bunkers. Good range but not so good range balls. good cartgirls.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Luke B. 29 59 30 07/17/10
2 Dave C. N/A 63 63 07/10/08
3 Sami E. 18 83 65 08/15/07
4 jon M. 48 118 70 07/22/08
5 jon M. 48 119 71 09/24/07
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
13 Scott S. 20 99 79 07/20/11
6 Luke B. 28 100 72 08/28/10
15 Luke B. 28 109 81 08/22/10
21 Luke B. 29 124 95 07/24/10
1 Luke B. 29 59 30 07/17/10

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About Hickory Ridge Public

Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center

Golf Only facility

40 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Hickory Ridge Public

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Hickory Ridge Public

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Michael Day, Golf Professional
Mike Green, Superintendent

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