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3812 Painter Rd
California, KY  41007-9376
United States
P: (859) 635-4653
F: (859) 635-0474
Hickory Sticks Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,118 yards | 122 slope

69.4 rating

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Hickory Sticks Golf Course

Hickory Sticks Golf Club offers an affordable, 18-hole par-71 golf course with all the challenges and obstacles you would expect, including elevation changes, water hazards, strategic bunkering, and tree trouble lurking. Hickory Sticks Golf Club is in California, Kentucky, just a 27-minute drive from Cincinnati. It sits in Northern Kentucky right along the Ohio River, which serves as the border between Kentucky and Ohio. Hickory Sticks uses a dynamic pricing strategy, meaning green fees are always changing to accommodate supply and demand. In other words, you’re likely to find a better deal during an off-peak time with bad weather in the forecast than a beautiful Saturday morning in the middle of the golf season. It’s worth noting, however, that Hickory Sticks offers senior pricing during certain times that can be around 30% off the full rate. Hickory Sticks also offers a 5-day season pass for $600 for a single or $900 for a family, with junior ($200) senior ($525), couple ($800), and senior couple ($650) options also available. Hickory Sticks measures 6,148 yards from the back tees with four total teeing options, playing to a par of 71. The course rating from the back (black) tees is 69.1 with a slope of 131. There are four par 5s and five par 3s in addition to nine par 4s. The par 5s are tucked at the beginning and end of the round, with Holes 1, 3, 17 and 18, offering a chance to get your round started and finished hot.


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Reviewed June 12, 2014

What a beautiful golf course! Also challenging due to hills, trees, and a killer par 3 hole (you will know it when you get there). Not a good course if you have a bad slice (what courses are though), and a few holes will make you really think about laying up or going for the green. Highly recommend giving this one a try.

One important note - they do a FANTASTIC job of regulating the tee-times and ensuring smooth play.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Tom M. 25 50 25 02/18/13
2 Andy K. 15 43 28 03/16/16
3 Bill H. N/A 37 37 05/09/08
4 Roger B. N/A 42 42 06/24/08
5 Harlan D. 7 72 65 08/05/10
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About Hickory Sticks

Hickory Sticks Golf Club

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Bradley Biddle, Director of Golf
Jeff Gates, GCSAA, Superintendent