Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course

4.7119470588 4.7 stars from 5 (166)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7016 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: No denim, mesh, cut-offs. Collared shirts are preferred.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7016 yards 73.6 129
Blue 72 6670 yards 72.0 128
White 72 6331 yards 70.4 126
Green (W) 72 5955 yards 68.5 121
Red (W) 72 5417 yards 70.7 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 166 Reviews
5 stars:
118
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

152 out of 165 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole specials patio dining  

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"nice course"


aaronjantzi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2019
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice course, lots of rain did not allow for much roll. place was still in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"tough track first time"


u000007152317's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time player and there had been a good bit of rain several days before so no roll and slow greens.

It’s a nice course and well-conditioned. Never saw a marshal which is bad though pace was acceptable. Several design flaws on a handful of holes. First hole is long par 4 and fairway bunker in middle is where you normally would want your drive to be. Number 15 is long par 4 with bunker and deep grass right next to green. Too penal. Tee markers were poorly placed for our mixed foursome with ladies penalized. Very difficult for first timer to know where to hit the ball. Fun course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u1427519's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape w all the rain, I would golf again , great course challenging, just a beautiful layout of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect day"


u000007947141's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was my foursome and the tumbleweeds the course was wide open.We had a great time I wish it was like that every time I play golf.i would recommend this course to all my friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spring golf at it’s best"


Referee11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course shaping up for a good season and drying out nicely. They are working hard at getting the grounds in prime condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005979481's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bull$£!+"


Doyle5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather was lousy so we didn’t go it called for snow canceled and still got charge can’t control the weather


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great fall golf course"


u417019061's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful setting, very playable. Got around in 3hrs 15 min on a fall weekday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Possibly my favourite course."


Roland7144496's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I Love this course! I played it last year and couldn’t wait to make the trek back to Niagara to play it again. I’ve played many 5 star courses across North America and this is the one that really sticks with me. I can’t wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mikereid's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


mikeybaby's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Weather, perfect. Course beautiful and challenging.

Staff friendly and helpful. Five hour round could have been 45 min less if people knew how to use carts properly. Drive to the mid way point between balls, passenger take 2 or 3 clubs and goes to their ball, driver goes to his. Passenger hits their ball and walks toward hole driver picks them up. Saves 3-5 minutes a hole.

Besides that, a fantastic day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent value"


zahara's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and challenging with friendly staff and well maintained greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Greens - Challenging Par 5's"


lengreer's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The practice greens rolled perfect with good speed. The course greens were slightly slower, and some golfers don't repair their ball marks so you have to make sure your putting line does not hit a ball impression. They are very nice. Course layout is interesting but you need to know distances to carry hazards. Will play again - Hickory Stick's team does a good job keeping this course in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough Track"


Marc2886766's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice place, great conditions. Friendly staff. They charge extra for range balls, but mine were comped by the pro. Thanks! Other reviews talk about the difficult layout. Totally agree. Toughest course I have played. Many forced carries, many blind shots. Several pin locations looked like they were not even on the green when viewed from the fairway. Many elevated greens with blind shots. Might get better, the more you play the course, but not typical for a resort type course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



mikereid's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best in WNY"


RogerW34's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Had it all. No doubt one of the best in western New York. A little slow but worth the wait.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jinsheng's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



king102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mikereid's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Phenomenal Course"


DrOldSchool's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Loved the layout from the first hole to the last. The course has 5 3's and 5 5's and all of the holes are tough but fair challenges. Fairways are pretty wide, though if you spray you will find fescue and water. Well laid out through the woods and rolling hills. Even as the course baked out in the heat (rough and fairways were pretty brown on the back since it's been so hot the last few days) it played well. Greens were in great shape, and are not big but not too tiny either. If you find yourself visiting Niagara Falls or Buffalo it's well worth the trip!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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