The Par 72, 7,190-yard championship layout is the work of architect Tim Freeland of Jacksonville, FLA., who previously worked for the design firm of golf legend Gary Player and also worked on the design of Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club, sister course to Old Hickory. Old Hickory Golf Club is a challenging course with lots of creeks to cross and sights to see, but it is also a course that all levels of golfers will enjoy playing. The beautiful scenery and layout is sure to impress your guests and also provide them with many memorable moments.
"It is gently rolling terrain covered with pine, oak, maple, and hickory." said Freeland. "It's bisected by Beaver Creek with about nine holes to the north and nine to the south of the creek. For about half the holes, we didn't have to move any earth at all; the holes just set down into their site naturally." Many other creeks, tributaries of Beaver Creek, trickle through the property, and Freeland incorporated them into the design of his holes. Where housing sites are located, they lie toward the high side of the fairways to make it more comfortable for golfers.
"Every hole is bunkered on this course, but the course is not overly bunkered," said Steve Clark, the director of operations for Old Hickory. "We are known for our fast greens at Raspberry Falls, and the greens at Old Hickory will be just as fast. The grass on our greens is A4 bent grass, known for creating fast greens."
You will find our fairways very wide and open, but also mounded on the sides so balls will bounce back toward the middle. But you can also use those mounds to get a forward bounce if you're a skillful player. There are four sets of tees here and tee boxes are generally elevated. You will always know where the challenges are and what trouble lies ahead for your ball.