29 Jun Golfer’s Shangri-La – Hickory Knob
For those visitors to Old 96 District, there’s no lack of things to see and do! Spend your day antiquing, or looking for one-of-a-kind treasures, in the shops of Abbeville. Go back to Colonial Carolina as you learn about the history of Old 96 District at Edgefield’s acclaimed History Wall. Hiking, biking, and waterspouts abound in any of our six state parks and our fertile lakes invite anglers from all over to “Hook ‘Em in Old 96 District!”.
No doubt the area offers a wealth of opportunity to escape and enjoy a break from the day-to-day grind. You can sit back, relax, and take in the sights, or shop-tip-you drop. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find it in Old 96 District.
If you are-or know-a golfer, you understand that every advantage to get away is an occasion to “hit the links”, and South Carolina is a golfer’s paradise. With 368 golf courses open to play, you can tour the state for a year and never play the same course twice. Old 96 District offers ample opportunity for golfers to play challenging courses, no matter your level of skill. By far, the most exciting and popular course in our area is Hickory Knob.
Golf at Hickory Knob is as challenging as it is relaxing. Nestled along the shores of Lake Strom Thurmond, in the quaint town of McCormick, Hickory Knob State Resort Park is an excellent golfer’s retreat. The course was designed by golf architect Tom Jackson, and golf at Hickory Knob provides a layout as lovely to look at as it is arousing to play Cutting through the center of a lush pine forest, the course breaks above the lake, for challenging drives along a stunning backdrop.
Being located just up the road an hour and change from the golfer’s mecca-Augusta National-home of the PGA Masters Tournament-has its perks. Locals as well as those regular guests won’t settle for the mundane when it comes to golf at Hickory Knob. For those who respect the game, in all it’s tradition and classic competition, golf at Hickory Knob delivers.
Golf at Hickory Knob doesn’t have to end with the back nine. Extend your game when you stay on site. Hickory Knob State Resort Park is the ideal golf retreat destination, for a twoosome, foursome or whole team.
Overnight accommodations at Hickory Knob include basic one bedroom cabins, the hotel-like lodge, or the two bedroom Guillebeau House, a historic French cabin, ideal for 2 couples to share. There is also an onsite restaurant. The Hickory Knob Restaurant serves up down-home favorites, menu- or buffet-style, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. Turn golf at Hickory Knob into a vacation!
Fun for Families
Of course, there’s more than golf at Hickory Knob. This state resort park seeks to please everyone by offering fishing, archery, skeet shooting, and mountain biking. If golf at Hickory Knob isn’t your game, perhaps you’d rather play tennis. The tennis courts are available at no charge for overnight guests.
Gorgeous Strom Thurmond Lake is a boater’s wonderland. Boat rentals are available, or you’re welcome to bring your own approved watercraft. Swimming is permitted in the lake, and guests of the lodge or cabins can access the pristine swimming pool that’s just-right for children.
Golf at Hickory Knob on your own terms. Visitors can stay the afternoon, overnight, or as long as you like. You may never leave! For anyone who yearns for a golf get-away, family time, or just a break from the daily grind, Hickory Knob State Park in McCormick, SC makes for a have-it-all destination.