An independent, unbiased review of Hickory Hills Golf Club Green and White Course in Jackson County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System. All public Michigan Golf Courses are considered for review.

Address: 2540 Par View Dr., Jackson, MI 49201

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 5,377; Gold tees – 6,141; White tees – 6,432: Blue tees – 6,723
Stimp meter: 6.5

Hickory Hills Golf Club Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 4.26

The clubhouse at Hickory Hills is adequate but does need a little care. There are the normal hot dogs, chips, and candy available for food, and there is a good full bar. Parking is a bit below average as are the carts and cart paths. There is no bag drop. There is not much for equipment or apparel offered. The service however is very friendly and makes up for what it lacks.

Hickory Hills Golf Club Green & White Front Nine

Hickory Hills Green and White Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 4.86

Red: 330 yds
Gold: 340 yds
White: 350 yds
Blue: 360 yds

Level, medium size tees begin your round here. The rolling fairway runs downhill with medium rough, and a water hazard left of the fairway. Bunkers are real sand but are unraked and have some grass growing in. Fringe is not maintained and has some dead spots. The small green is very hard and difficult to hold. It putts at a medium speed.

Hickory Hills Green and White Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 5 – Rating 4.57

Red: 425 yds
Gold: 500 yds
White: 510 yds
Blue: 525 yds

Your first par 5 has level, medium size tees. The fairway is rolling, and runs uphill as you near the elevated green. The rough is short and there are a few small ponds to avoid mostly down the right side. The bunkers are real sand but unraked with some grass and the fringe is unmaintained with dead spots. The small green putts slow, is receptive and sloped back to front.

Hickory Hills Green and White Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 5.33

Red: 261 yds
Gold: 345 yds
White: 355 yds
Blue: 370 yds

Tee off from elevated, level, medium size tees. This rolling fairway runs downhill with medium length rough. Unraked bunkers contain real sand with some grass and unmaintained fringe included dead spots. The receptive and rolling green is large and runs at a slow speed.

Hickory Hills Green and White Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 5 – Rating 7.00

Red: 469 yds
Gold: 515 yds
White: 530 yds
Blue: 559 yds

Large and level tee blocks allow you to send your golf ball to the rolling fairway. There is short rough but not much else to worry about. Bunkers contain real sand, unraked with some grass, and fringe is not maintained. This green is medium in size, slow of speed with a receptive and rolling feel that slopes back to front. There are a few bare spots.

Hickory Hills Green and White Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 4.86

Red: 300 yds
Gold: 335 yds
White: 352 yds
Blue: 381 yds

This straight-away par 4 has large, level and elevated tees. The rolling fairway is edged by medium length rough. There is a water hazard lurking to the right. Bunkers are unraked, real sand and they have some grass in them. The fringe is not maintained with some dead spots. The green putts slow and is medium in size. The surface is rolling, receptive with some bare spots.

Hickory Hills Green and White Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 3 – Rating 4.67

Red: 140 yds
Gold: 175 yds
White: 185 yds
Blue: 200 yds

Your 2nd par 3 is quite a visually appealing hole from level, large and elevated tees. The rough is short, there are real sand, but unraked, bunkers with some grass and the fringe is not maintained with a few dead spots. The green is receptive, rolling, sloped back to front with some bare spots. It is medium in size and slow in speed.

Hickory Hills Green and White Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 4.57

Red: 340 yds
Gold: 380 yds
White: 390 yds
Blue: 401 yds

From level and medium size tees you can attack this dogleg right hole. The fairway is rolling with medium length rough. Water hazard sits to the right of the dogleg. Real sand bunkers are unraked and have grass growing in them. Fringe has a few dead spots and is not maintained. Green is elevated, medium size, with a receptive and rolling surface that putts at a slow speed.

Hickory Hills Green and White Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 4.86

Red: 325 yds
Gold: 360 yds
White: 380 yds
Blue: 390 yds

Small and level, elevated tees point you down this straight par 4. The flat fairway runs downhill with medium rough and a water hazard cutting across the fairway. The real sand bunkers are unraked, and the fringe is unmaintained. The green is small and receptive with a few bare spots, running at a slow speed.

Hickory Hills Green and White Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 3 – Rating 4.86

Red: 166 yds
Gold: 186 yds
White: 215 yds
Blue: 225 yds

Play the final hole on the first nine from large and level tees. It runs uphill to the green. The rough is medium length, and there is a water hazard directly in front of the tees to clear, which should not be a problem. Bunkers have grass in them, are real sand and not raked. The fringe around the small green is unmaintained and the green surface is rolling, receptive, sloped back to front with bare spots. It putts at a slow speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 5.06

Hickory Hills Golf Club Green & White Back Nine

Hickory Hills Golf Club White Course Hole 1

Hole 10 – Par 5 – Rating 4.28

Red: 470 yds
Gold: 480 yds
White: 510 yds
Blue: 525 yds

Start the 2nd nine with a tee shot from level, medium, elevated tee boxes. This rolling fairway runs downhill and back uphill with short rough and a few dead spots. A water hazard sits to the left of the fairway nearer the green. The bunker is dirt and the fringe not well maintained. The small green is elevated, slow of speed, with a receptive and rolling feel.

Hickory Hills Golf Club White Course Hole 2

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 4.40

Red: 154 yds
Gold: 173 yds
White: 183 yds
Blue: 200 yds

The first par 3 on the 2nd nine has medium size, level tee boxes. It is all rough to the green, and it is longer, denser and thicker. There is a water hazard, but it is far right in the trees, if you find it just drop another ball. The bunkers have dirt and some sand, but we saw no rakes. The fringe is unmaintained surrounding this small, slow green with a receptive surface which is sloped back to front.

Hickory Hills Golf Club White Course Hole 3

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Red: 310 yds
Gold: 320 yds
White: 370 yds
Blue: 387 yds

Start from large and level elevated tees. The rolling fairway has a slight dogleg left and is sided by short rough. The bunkers are real sand and there are multiple rakes available. There is an unmaintained fringe around this slow, medium size green. Green features a hard surface, many rolling breaks, and slopes back to front. There are some bare spots.

Hickory Hills Golf Club White Course Hole 4

Hole 13 – Par 5 – Rating 4.57

Red: 380 yds
Gold: 480 yds
White: 505 yds
Blue: 520 yds

Level, elevated, medium size tees start one of the top holes on the course. This rolling fairway runs uphill, downhill and doglegs left. Rough is short and the bunkers are unraked with grass, even the fairway bunkers. The unmaintained fringe edges the medium size green. The green itself is receptive, rolling and crowned with a hill in the middle. It runs at a slow speed.

Hickory Hills Golf Club White Course Hole 5

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 5.00

Red: 250 yds
Gold: 357 yds
White: 367 yds
Blue: 383 yds

Small, level and elevated tees start this straight par 4. Tee off to the rolling fairway running uphill and then back downhill. The medium length rough here is denser and thicker and the bunkers are unraked but real sand. The small green has a unmaintained fringe, is receptive sloping back to front and putts at a slow speed with a few bare spots.

Hickory Hills Golf Club White Course Hole 6

Hole 15 – Par 3 – Rating 5.33

Red: 156 yds
Gold: 180 yds
White: 190 yds
Blue: 225 yds

Large and level tees begin this rather routine par 3. There is an approach fairway that is flat and the rough is medium length. Water hazards are to your left and right. Unraked, real sand bunkers with some grass guard the small green. The fringe is unmaintained. This green is receptive, rolling and tiered, putting at a slow speed.

Hickory Hills Golf Club White Course Hole 7

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 5.00

Red: 266 yds
Gold: 330 yds
White: 340 yds
Blue: 352 yds

Large and level tees start this slight dogleg left so keep your tee shot to the right side of the fairway. The fairway is rolling, downhill and has medium length rough. The bunkers are real sand but we saw no rakes available. The fringe has dead spots and is not maintained. The medium size green is slow putting, receptive, rolling, sloped back to front and has a few bare spots.

Hickory Hills Golf Club White Course Hole 8

Hole 17 – Par 4 – Rating 5.14

Red: 310 yds
Gold: 320 yds
White: 330 yds
Blue: 345 yds

Medium size, level tees give you a clear shot to the flat fairway with a slight dogleg right. The rough is medium length and the bunkers are unraked with grass growing. There is a marshy, wetland creek bed running left of the fairway with little actual water in it at the time of review. Fringe has dead spots and is not maintained. The green is small, slow putting with a rolling and receptive feel.

Hickory Hills Golf Club White Course Hole 9

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 5.00

Red: 325 yds
Gold: 365 yds
White: 370 yds
Blue: 375 yds

The final hole has level, small tee blocks. The rolling fairway makes a severe dogleg right and then runs uphill all the way to the green. The rough is medium, Bunkers are real sand but unraked with some grass and the fringe is not maintained. The rolling, receptive green is sloped back to front, but is small and slow of speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 5.12

Overall Course Rating: 5.09

SUMMARY:

The Green and White Course at Hickory Hills Golf Club, named after the colors of Michigan State, rates slightly lower than its sister course, The Maize and Blue Course. But it does contribute to the overall scope of the Hickory Hills Golf Course. There are multiple sets of tees and from the longest tees, the blue tee, it plays a respectable 6,723 yards. It is a fun course to play with many water hazards and can appeal to golfers of all skill levels, including junior golfers. Once again though, the concern for this course (as is with the Maize and Blue Course) is the overall maintenance. The layout is very good and with some upgrades and care this course could revive and shine. See our video of Hickory Hills, Green and White Course. See our video of Hickory Hills Golf Club, Green and White Course.

The fairways rate the most consistent at 6.00.

Pricing: Refer to www.hickoryhillsjackson.com or call (517) 750-3636 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +1.81

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