Best Golf Courses Near Hickory, NC
Hickory is best known as a North Carolina furniture capital that plays second fiddle only to High Point. Situated 55 miles northwest of Charlotte, this centrally located city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides all levels of golfers with tee time options. Hampton Heights Golf Course is the layout most suitable for novices and seniors in Hickory, whereas the exuberant up-and-down nature of the fairways and greens of Player’s Ridge presents a more complex set of challenges. In Conover, the Jackson Course at the 36-hole Rock Barn Golf & Spa is full of elevation changes and a variety of strategic elements, which is why it rates as one of Golf Advisor’s top courses in North Carolina. Glen Oaks Golf Club in rather remote Maiden is also worth the drive, as players find the layout pleasing and a good value. After golf, you can seek out good value in the furniture showrooms, but there’s also a fine American art museum, historic houses, river and lake recreation, and of, course, North Carolina’s tangy, vinegar-based barbecue to keep you busy and happy in Hickory.