Decatur-Forsyth Classic Presented by Tate & Lyle and Decatur Parks District

Jun 13-15

Decatur, Illinois

Decatur-Forsyth Classic Presented by Tate & Lyle and Decatur Parks District Course Info

Hickory Point Golf Club

Decatur, Illinois


Par: 72

Yardage: 6514

Course Architect: Larry Packard

Date: 1972/73

Course Grasses

Tees: Bluegrass blend: Midnight, Award, Rugby and Typhoon

Fairways: Bluegrass blend: Midnight, Award, Rugby and Typhoon

Greens: Penncross bent

Rough: Bluegrass blend: Midnight, Award, Rugby and Typhoon

  • Hole 1

    New tee makes this elevated tee shot move from right to left, long hitters can get past new fairway bunker on right center of fairway of this par four.

  • Hole 2

    Reachable par five for longer hitters by staying left of fairway bunker but a blind left to right uphill tee shot makes that more difficult. Double greenside bunkers guard the green making a right to left second shot a must.

  • Hole 3

    Long uphill par four requires your best two shots.

  • Hole 4

    This elevated par three tee shot is one of the most difficult on the course, it is over water and always has a tricky cross wind. Small bunker guards the front hole locations and green is always one of the fastest on the course.

  • Hole 5

    This elevated par three tee shot is one of the most difficult on the course, it is over water and always has a tricky cross wind. Small bunker guards the front hole locations and green is always one of the fastest on the course.

  • Hole 6

    This three shot par five has you crossing a creek on all shots, the third shot is slightly uphill and the correct yardage is a must.

  • Hole 7

    This uphill par three presents a depth perception challenge to the hole locations from the center of the green to the back, good ball control is a must.

  • Hole 8

    This par four has an uphill tee shot with a fairway bunker located in the right center of the fairway, good chance for a birdie.

  • Hole 9

    One of the hardest par fours on the course, play the tee shot down the left side moving the ball left to right, the second shot is from a downhill lie and distance to the hole is deceiving.

  • Hole 10

    Straight away par four back right hole location is the most difficult, good birdie hole.

  • Hole 11

    This medium length par five requires an accurate layup shot to your best approach yardage as the second shot landing area has a bunker in the right center of the fairway.

  • Hole 12

    This par four has a green that slopes away from your approach shot making the tee shot position down the left side of the fairway a must.

  • Hole 13

    Hardest par three on the course, large green with two oval shaped bunkers guarding the back left hole locations, large collection area on the right side of green provides for a good bail out shot.

  • Hole 14

    Another long par five requiring a second shot to your best approach yardage, a creek is directly behind the green.

  • Hole 15

    This short par four is a good birdie chance but you must avoid the small fairway bunker in the center of the fairway off of the tee.

  • Hole 16

    Another good birdie hole wide open landing area with a short iron second shot to the diagonal green with two bunkers left and right making accuracy with the second a must.

  • Hole 17

    A short par three back left hole location is tough with a crosswind; there is a lake on the left forcing you to stay more toward the center of the green.

  • Hole 18

    Good finishing par four fairway bunker left forcing you to right center of fairway uphill second shot is usually a short iron good birdie hole.

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