Hickory Hills

Traverse City, Michigan     2 courses · 36 holes     Driving directions
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Dave Milewski    4 days ago

Left behind a red Buzzz that has been in my bag for a decade deep on 16 South buried in the side of the hill somewhere. Stack of frisbees and a handy for it's return.

Shaun Adkins   4 days ago


Dwayne Kay    5 days ago

Can a local in the know please comment about the current state of Hickory Hills?
How many holes are currently playable?

Jake Messner   5 days ago

All 18 on the south course

Dwayne Kay   5 days ago


Jareth Parker    August 12 at 12:37am

Lost a max weight green c-line pd on hole 8 no name reward if found thank you.

Caleb Behrenwald   August 13 at 12:12am

Found your disc today. I’m from out of town so I just dropped it off at Tilley’s with your name on it. No reward necessary. Coincidently, I somehow left my PD in the car and used yours to birdie hole 9.

Jareth Parker   August 13 at 1:43am

Haha. Thanks brother appreciate it.

Matt Peavler    August 10 at 4:36am

Lost a DiscMania DD2 Driver (somewhere in the Left Rough) ... or I'm assuming it was the Left Rough (didn't really find it) of South 17 ... its color scheme is kind of a pink/purple mix ... I does have my name on it "Peavler" but not really my phone number. If someone miraculously finds it, then you can call or text me at 269-370-3756. I really need it back since it's basically the best disc in my whole bag

Marc Hamlin - Team Tilley's   August 11 at 2:59pm

Haven't seen one turned in at the tournament yet, we'll keep an eye out for it.

Matt Peavler   August 13 at 12:02am

Someone found it and I was able to pick it up at Tourney Central ... (thanks) to all who looked

Eric Trantham    August 3 at 2:51am

I really want tot drive down in the morning and play, I’m coming from Elk Rapdids. Am I wasting my time?

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Marc Hamlin - Team Tilley's   August 7 at 1:18pm

Just the South course. North course will hopefully be ready by next spring, or early summer.

Matt Peavler   August 9 at 1:52am

I understand that there's one of the special tourneys this weekend, but I'm going to be up in TC this weekend ... and I was wondering if the course was going to be possibly closed, tomorrow Friday 8/9 due to tourney prep or will it still be open to the public??

Marc Hamlin - Team Tilley's   August 9 at 4:26pm

Open on Friday for sure!

Adam Anderson    July 29 at 5:20pm

Is this course open yet?


Super Wookie    July 19 at 7:38pm

Hey Greg, I just found about Hickory Hills as I just got into Disc Golf a few months ago. I'll be on vacation in Good Harbor Bay right at the end of July, first week of August. Which looks like the course might be open by then. I see you guys are working on the course/s as of right now. So my question is, which of the 3 courses are open currently, and which are the ones that might be open soon? And then follow up question, if I want to play when fewer people are on the course, what are the ... more

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Super Wookie   July 22 at 3:56pm

Well, that sounds like there's a chance it will be open when I'm up there. And I'm still not 100% sure, are any of the 3 courses open right now? Very much looking forward to playing here! Thanks

Super Wookie   July 22 at 4:15pm

Oh! It seems like from looking here at the description, that there are 3 courses. A main, a North, and a South. So there's only 2 then?

Super Wookie   July 22 at 4:36pm

Ok, cool! Well, hopefully the South will be open when I'm up there. If not, I'll just be playing at Myles Kimmerly this year then, and have to check out Hickory Hills next year! Thanks Greg!

Matt Peavler    July 7 at 2:34pm

Is there a good estimation of when the South (and maybe even the North) will be open for 2019?

Greg Argyle   July 7 at 3:14pm

Sometime this month.

Matt Peavler   July 10 at 4:21am

I understand that sometimes it's quite difficult to be specific, but why did I receive a general answer?

Greg Argyle   July 10 at 11:45am

Many things are out of the control of those helping install the courses, so that's the best answer at this point in time.

Eric Trantham    June 20 at 6:27pm

I'm coming up for the weeks of the 4th, am I going to get to play my most favorite course in the state?

Greg Argyle   June 24 at 4:41pm


Trenton Timlin   June 26 at 3:11pm

You guys are doing a great job. When will you expect the course to be back open?

Greg Argyle   June 26 at 3:21pm

Unfortunately there isn't a date at this time, other than sometime before the Tilley's Open in August. There's been a few delays that have affected the install of the course that we have no control over.

Ed V    June 12 at 4:48pm

Heading up to TC this friday and REALLY want to hit one of these courses.. plan on Saturday afternoon, June 15. PLEASE let one of these be open and ready! Anyone know anything??? Thanks!!

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Ed V   June 13 at 9:05pm

Thanks! Can you tell me where Kingsley is? not coming up in the search here, Also, any timelines on Hickory? I am back July 2-4 so fingers crossed!

Greg Argyle   June 14 at 3:22am

Kingsley Civic Center South is about 20 minutes south of TC. Not set date for Hickory, but everyone involved is doing their best to get it open before July.

Mikal Morris   June 14 at 12:30pm

Thanks Greg, that's what I imagined but was just curious.

Mikal Morris    June 7 at 12:52am

Are either of the courses playable?

Kyle Mihatsch - Highland Groves DGC   June 7 at 1:13am


Mikal Morris   June 7 at 3:28am

That’s what I figured but thought I’d ask. Thanks for the quick response.

Phil H   June 7 at 3:14pm

I'll be coming the end of the month, is there an anticipated date that the course will be playable? Thanks in advance!

Greg Argyle    May 30 at 11:58am

We need help getting tees ready for concrete at Hickory.

We'll be there tonight and tomorrow by 6pm. All day Sunday. We'll be digging and setting frames on the South course.

Please let us know if you can make it so we can plan ahead.

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Dylan Courtade   June 2 at 2:24am

I'm going to have to bail Sunday, if you need help Monday in any way I'm there

Mikal Morris   June 7 at 12:53am

Either courses open for play?

Marc Hamlin - Team Tilley's   June 7 at 12:25pm

Not yet Mikal.

Mark Perica    May 28 at 8:49pm

Has the course reopened from construction? Getting close? Heading up to the area next month and would love to get a round in.

Greg Argyle   May 28 at 10:56pm

No, sorry. Goal is to have the first course open and playable sometime in June. As soon as it's open to the public, something will be posted on here, DGCR, UDisc.

Greg Argyle   May 28 at 10:57pm

Myles Kimmerly, Kingsley Civic Center South, and Almira Twp Park are all open for play.

Mark Perica   June 5 at 3:17pm

Thank you!

Paul Broadbent    May 13 at 6:40am

So I’m making a trip up Memorial Day weekend, last time I played the course was 3 years ago and I’m seeing things about construction going and that there’s a north and south now. I don’t doubt that they will both be great, but I’m just trying to get more info, so is one 18 done and the other still under construction or both under construction or is there just one 18 that currently under construction. Or if anyone knows if it will be done by 5/23

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Paul Broadbent   May 20 at 9:39pm

Any updates on the likelyhood of the course being open this weekend?

Marc Hamlin - Team Tilley's   May 21 at 12:15pm

Sorry, won't be open this weekend. They still have some trail work to complete up there, and don't want to open the course just to have to shut it back down in a week or two.

Paul Broadbent   May 21 at 10:54pm

Okay, thanks for all the help. Guess I’ll just have to plan another trip for later this summer

Luke Hallop    May 7 at 3:37pm

any one know if this place is open for play as of now?

Eric Piedmonte   May 7 at 3:52pm

It is not. They hope to be putting in tee pads and baskets in the next few weeks

Luke Hallop   May 10 at 5:36pm

Do you have any idea when the baskets will be going in? Heading up there next weekend.

Marc Hamlin - Team Tilley's   May 13 at 3:52pm

Luke, they will not be ready by this weekend.

Shane Miller    April 21 at 12:53pm

Is Hickory Hills open for play?

Marc Hamlin - Team Tilley's   April 21 at 1:06pm

Not until at least the middle of May. Kingsley Civic Center South and Myles Kimmerly are open.

Shane Miller   April 21 at 2:17pm

Thanks. When it does finally open, I'd like to know.

Lee Slikkers    April 1 at 2:41am

Headed up to TC this weekend, does anyone know if Hickory is open for play?

Jake Messner   April 1 at 9:41am

It’s is not open for play yet. Baskets won’t be in for another few weeks probably. Also probably snow still on the slopes. Kingsley Civic Center South is going to be your best bet this time of year.

Zach Power   April 1 at 1:41pm

I had same question, thanks Jake.

Greg Argyle    August 30, 2018 at 3:11pm

Holes 7,8,9 are currently unplayable due to recent rain washout & seeding (per City of TC). Please STAY OFF these areas. North Woods Disc Chuckers are working on getting some other holes in the ground in the next couple of weeks.


Roman Korol    August 29, 2018 at 5:57pm

Hey all, I'm going to be in the TC area this weekend (probably not the only visitor for the holidays). What is the state of the course? Is the original 18 gone and never to return? Loved that layout. Lots of memories. Do you still recommend getting a map at Tilley's before playing? Are the new North and South courses utilizing any of the original holes or is this a complete redesign? Thanks in advance.

Greg Argyle   August 29, 2018 at 6:05pm

Some of the holes from the original 24 exist in the current temporary 18. Second course has not been completed yet, construction is still on going. A map from Tilley's is definitely recommended. Look for orange "NEXT TEE" signs to help navigate

Marc Hamlin - Team Tilley's   August 31, 2018 at 5:06am

City removed three holes today (Thursday) due to re-seeding of a ski slope.

Nicholas Fortuna    August 8, 2018 at 8:35pm

Coming into town this Saturday 8/11 and will be there for a week. Came in mid july and could not complete due to construction. Is the construction complete? Is the second 18 in? Lost that yearly nostalgia of coming up and playing this fantastic course. Looking to rebound. Any information would be appreciated!

Jacob Spencer   August 8, 2018 at 9:53pm

i know it is still fully playable with the construction, just tough to navigate since a bunch of the holes have been moved or removed. Best bet is to find a local to show you around, my buddy went up last month and walked off because it was too much of a pain to find the next hole

Greg Argyle   August 9, 2018 at 1:13am

Most of the holes are playable. Construction is still going on. There are orange NEXT TEE signs to help with navigation. There is also a map available at Tilley's. All distances on tee signs are correct.

Mike Rota   August 9, 2018 at 11:49am

Check out Terrence Park Course while you're there. It a great course