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2575 Mountain View Rd
Hickory, NC  28602-9444
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Henry River Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 5,443 yards | 112 slope

67.5 rating

Henry River Golf Course

The 18-hole "Henry River" course at the Henry River Golf Course facility in Hickory, North Carolina features 5,443 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 67.5 and it has a slope rating of 112. Designed by Jim Ditze, the Henry River golf course opened in 2005. Chad Wyrick manages the course as the General Manager.


Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

Decent practice round place. Maintenance is day course is good, next day absolute sand pit and not worth playing for $1. I've been sometimes and the grass is so tall on the fairway that you can't find your ball and I quit after 2 holes. When I go I make sure to check out the course before paying. However, when it is maintained, this is a good value to spend an afternoon for a low price with family or friends. Definetly don't go here if you're looking for a well maintained course.

Reviewed July 03, 2010

All I have to say is that there are much much more improvement that this course can have. Do not expect much, but the pricing is attractive.

Reviewed July 04, 2009

Highly doubt i'll be going back. Just spend the extra $5 or $10 and play a real course. If you are looking for a cheap practice go play a par-3 and if you are looking for a golf course then look elsewhere.

Reviewed June 14, 2009

There's no doubt that HRGC has its problems. Course maintenance waxes and wanes; greens terrible one day, then 4 months later they're fine. Cart paths almost require an ATV (this never changes!). If you're expecting a country club, don't go! If you want an interesting layout and friendly staff and can look past the spotty maintenance, then you'll enjoy HRGC. I look on it as a great value (currently $20 on weekends and $15 during the week).

Reviewed April 18, 2009

I play here only when I cannot find anyone to play with. The course sucks. Bad greens, floods out, bad fairways, and only is good if you want to practice. Be prepared to get dusty and dirty like you have been playing in a softball game.

Reviewed February 06, 2009

Well Me and my friend Golfed here back in the summer.And let me tell you it really sucked like it was awful. But today we went back because it's cheap and It's turned into a great golf course like the green's are amazing and the whole course has improved a lot. So i would def Go check it out..

Reviewed January 26, 2009

Don't let some of the more negative comments listed on here fool you; this course is a sound investment and fun to play. for the price, you will not find anything better. This is an excellant course for the novice or beginner (like myself). It is challenging and the pace is slow during the week. Henry River combines a nice rolling terrian that will test your shot placement skills with the tradional "links" design where you better understand carry vs. roll. Yes the bunkers are red sand, creek sand from western Catawba county, and it plays just like other isn't dirt. I didn't see one cow anywhere near the course so whoever mentioned that needs their eyes examined. Besides, cows are rather cool.
The cart paths were rough, but who cares? It was 15 bucks.
With tough financial times looming I bet this course will get popular as you can play for half of any place else.

Reviewed September 03, 2008

Flash: A New Grounds Crew Was Installed Last Week.

(originally posted 8.6.08)

Greetings Golflink Readers !
I found Henry River Golf Club (H.R.G.C.) here on GolfLink.Com last year in late August of 2007. Since then I have played a number of rounds there every week, and also became a member back in the Spring.

I appreciate the quiet and relaxed atmosphere that I find at H.R.G.C. The members and “regulars” that I’ve met and played many rounds with at H.R.G.C. were major factors of my decision to join and I have been made to feel very welcomed by the staff; Linda, Larry, Jim, & Johnny in the clubhouse, Rangers: H.L., Marvin, Scott & Jeff; and Benny at the helm - (THANX GUYS)

I enjoy seeing the many Deer that roam the course early in the mornings and late in the evenings; Falcons, Squirrels, Hawks, Rabbits, Crows, Ground Hogs, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Plovers, Bluebirds, Gray Herons and many other songbirds are all part of the serenity you’ll find during a Henry River golfing experience.

If you feel like a sandwich as you’re passing by the grill at #9, then be sure and try one of H.R.G.C.’s “Hickory-Smoked” BBQ’s or a “Henry River Hot Dawg”. (or do like I do . . . get them to go and find a quiet shade tree near #10's Tee-box to “open your cooler” under)

If you feel that every blade of grass has to be trimmed to perfection in order for you and your flight to play golf, then maybe H.R.G.C. isn’t for you. But, if you are looking for a challenging course at a great price that has an unforgiving creek system and a lot of “fun play” incorporated into its design that challenges your game on every hole, then come on out and give Henry River a try; maybe you'll find it's your kind of place too. (just be sure and put a few extra balls in your golf-bag just in case)

C-Ya There . . . . .
Lynn Starwalker
Hickory NC

Reviewed May 13, 2008

Reviewed December 10, 2007

played this course for the first time on dec.10th 2007.the course needs some TLC,but it's not in bad shape. the greens look good and so do most of the fairways.
i've played on worst and paid twice as much.with a little bit of work this could be a nice course.can't beat the price.

Reviewed November 02, 2007

The course is starting to look good i played there today the greens look better and you can tell where the fairway ends and the roughs begin it just looks better all around it has come a long way in two weeks

Reviewed October 10, 2007

I have played golf two times here not a good course falling apart

Reviewed August 15, 2007

Reviewed August 10, 2007

**Posted July 28, 2007** A cow pasture with flags. Worst condition of any course I have ever played. Cart paths look like the road from Baghdad to Kurkok. (Full of mine holes and ditches) Finally just gave up on cart paths and drove in fairways (if you could call them that) Greens were a mixture of crab grass, Johnson grass and NO grass. They even have the gall to charge you the weekend rate on Fridays. The bunkers consisted mostly of PACKED red clay. Fairways had weeds growing two feet high in places. One good thing, you didn’t have to worry about being disturbed by mowing crews, because the place hasn't been mowed in a few weeks.
This place could be a nice course with a lot of maintenance and money invested. Hole layouts and playability are awesome. PS The green on hole number nine is unputtable due to the thousands of piles of duck crap on the green. On a scale of 1 to 10 this course is a 1.

**Updated Comment*** posted 8-10-07 In reference to comments posted by "arkurczi" on Aug. 2, 2007. I have never been asked to leave any golf course in my life. The day I played at Henry River there was not a woman working behind the counter in the Pro Shed (opps I mean Shop). PS Did you find out why the gentlemen you refer to in your post were asked to leave? If you don't believe what I have said about this course just take a drive out to Henry River and have a look for yourself. When you exit the highway the first thing you will notice is the big red cattle gate that controls entrance after hours. After passing through the gate look to your right and left and you will see two cow pastures with weeds growing in them. (you find out later, these are not cow pastures but what they use as fairways) Then you round the corner and see the Pro Shed/Cart Barn. It was probally a nice building when it was built in the 1920's. I have described the best parts of Henry River. Again, don't take my word for it, GO SEE FOR YOURSELF!

Reviewed August 02, 2007

Okay, please disregard the last two posts as the woman working at the counter stated that those two gentlemen were asked to leave the premises, which they allegedly were not very happy about. So heres the deal, this course is cheap. Where else can you ride 18 for $15, nowhere. Now some of the greens do have some crabgrass, bare spots , etc and the greens are very slow, but the value is excellent. The fairways and tee boxes I would rate as average. Now the cart paths are rough, which some people have complained about but this is really one of my favorite features. Anytime you can mix golf with off roading you are winning in my eyes! Overall, this place is an excellent value and if you are a beginner this would be a great place to play.

Reviewed July 21, 2007

I have been to some low budget courses but this place ia a joke. I have been to cow pastures that where in a lot better shape than this place. The Goose @$!*% on number nine is so thick that you have to clear a path with your putter to putt. Has potential but it would take alot of money.Will never play this piece of @$!*% so called golf course again I may sue for my money back because this is the biggest fraud on the golfing public that I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed May 09, 2007

They care!

I have been to this course many times and these people care if you have a good time. It is sort of off the beaten path so mostly the "home-boys" play it. That adds to the cheerful golfing experience. They had a flood a couple years back and it really packed the greens... so play it short and roll.... By the way

Reviewed April 13, 2007

Great Value

I was shocked when I played this course today. Last time we went here the course was in horrible shape. They have fixed this place up and it is a great value for the money. Great place for beginners and someone looking for a value. This is going to be my new practice course.

Reviewed June 25, 2006


The course is straight forward with decent greens and fairways and a little of everything as far as water, sand, and trees. Greens are puttable and it has been improved greatly from the previous management that let the course go completely almost into oblivion.

The biggest complaint is the cart paths which almost dictate 4x4 golf carts or at least shock absorbers.

There are some tricky holes, like Par 3 (#3), but overall a very straight forward course, absolutely fantastic for beginners; a very good value for the money - and it's continuing to improve.


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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 George S. 44 58 14 10/08/09
2 Lynn P. 21 79 58 09/19/07
3 Andrew F. 8 72 64 09/22/07
4 Yerby R. 18 88 70 01/26/09
5 JAMES L. 21 92 71 03/09/08
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About Henry River

Henry River Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Chad Wyrick, General Manager
Trae Goodson, Superintendent
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