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Temple Terrace Hickory Heritage Weekend

Feb. 18-20 Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club Temple Terrace, Fla. This is the 7th annual golf tournaments weekend organized by host Mike Stevens and the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club. Three hickory golf outings are planned. Saturday is the Temple Terrace Hickory Hacker, a four-person scramble. Sunday inaugurates a new event this year, the Mike Stevens Hickory Golf Challenge, […]

Arizona Desert Hickory

2/25/2017 – 2/26/2017 Pebblebrook Golf Course Sun City West, Arizona   “It’s hickory golf in the desert. Get away from winter,” says event organizer Ken Holtz. He’s right, of course. The 5th annual Arizona Desert Hickory promises warm weather and plenty of golf and fun. Event organizers have lined up a wonderful schedule of golf, awards, food, and good times. […]


Gutty Golf Spectacular

March 11-12 The Links at Summerly Lake Elsinore, Calif. The Pacific Coast Hickory Golfers are pleased to announce their second annual Gutty Golf Spectacular, the first all-gutty tournament west of the Mississippi. The Links at Summerly provide a near-perfect setting to test the old sticks and the auld game. The event will take you back in time, promise the event’s hosts. The […]

2017 Onion Creek Hickory Classic

March 23-25, 2017 Onion Creek Club Austin, Texas A long-time favorite with hickory players from Texas to Canada, the Onion Creek Classic features 18 holes of match play on March 23 for the Swift Trophy. This is with teams from the U.S. vs. Canada, or East vs. West, depending on how many from the far north travel to the event. On […]

Victoria Hickory Open

March 27-28 The Club at Colony Creek Victoria, Texas The Club at Colony Creek plans a two-day 36-hole individual stroke play hickory competition. Victoria is 125 miles south of Austin. For information, contact George Barnett at or 361-894-1569.


Southern 4-Ball Hickory Championship

April 20-22 Highland Park Golf Course Birmingham, Ala. USA One of the earliest hickory golf events, the Southern Hickory Four Ball Championship is a must-play event on the hickory golf calendar. Hosted by Tad Moore on the Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham, Ala., the event has enjoyed a full field for the past several years. It is one of […]


All American Hickory Championship Returns for 2017

May 5-7 Arsenal Island Golf Course Arsenal Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Announcing the revival of the “All American” Hickory championship. After much discussion over the last few years, it was determined that gutty/hickory golf should return to the Arsenal Island Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill. Connor Lewis started this event to get more people involved in the history and […]

Homesteader Hickory Golf Tournament

May 6-7 Beatrice Country Club Beatrice, Neb.  The Homesteader is a fun, two-day stroke play hickory golf event played on a very challenging golf course. The original nine was built in 1917 and designed by Tom Bendelow. The new second nine keeps some of the same design as it winds south of the original nine. There are nice reasonably priced motels in […]

National Hickory Golf Day

May 7 Golf Courses Everywhere Every city, Everywhere North America and abroad National Hickory Day is the second annual event for a yearly homage to hickory golf, designed for the first Sunday in May. The promotion was proposed by SoHG member Durel Billy, who is chairman of the APNational Golf Club in Seattle, Wash. Hickory golfers, regional hickory golf groups, the Golf […]

Whistling Straits Beckons for Kohler Challenge

May 12-13 Whistling Straits and Irish Course Kohler, Wisc. Agenda for the Kohler Challenge: Your entry fee includes your greens fee for both Friday on the Straits course and Saturday on the Irish course and your corresponding caddie fee for the Straits course on Friday (caddie is mandatory) and awards. What it does not include is your tip on Friday for the caddie (course […]


Chambers Bay Hickory Open

June 3 Chambers Bay Golf Course University Place, Wash. The Chambers Bay Hickory Open is open to all players and presented by APNational Hickory Players. It is an 18-hole gross stroke play event with Open, Senior, Super Senior, Ladies, Junior, and Novice divisions. Yardage will be set between 4,000 and 5,510 yards. SoHG/USGA Rules of Golf (handicaps) will apply. McIntyre golf balls […]

National Hickory Championship

June 8-10 Oakhurst Links White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 2017 marks the 20th National Hickory Championship.  The event was established in 1998 for those who enjoy pre-turn-of-the-century golf. With a keen eye for detail and a stern eye for conforming equipment, host Peter Georgiady has done his best to create what he likes to call “the ultimate test” of hickory golf. It is […]

Belvedere Hickory Open

June 15-17 Belvedere Golf Course Charlevoix, Mich. The Belvedere Golf Club is scheduled to host the 12th annual Belvedere Hickory Open, June 15-17, 2017. The Belvedere Club membership enjoys hosting the event and welcomes all participants and guests to Belvedere Golf Club and the lovely town of Charlevoix, Mich. The schedule includes a Thursday practice round and scramble event (golfing spouse […]

2017 Gearhart Hickory Classic

June 23-25 Gearhart Golf Links Gearhart, Ore. The historic Gearhart Golf Links is the site for the 36-hole, two-day event. There will be four divisions for competition – Open Championship; Senior (60 and over), both with a gross and net; and a Woman’s and a Super-Senior (over 70). All divisions will play 18 holes medal play each day to determine a winner. Prizes will be awarded […]


The 2017 U.S. Hickory Open

July 10-12 Del Monte Golf Course Monterey, Calif. The 2017 U.S. Hickory Open has a dedicated web page with links for schedule, registration, travel, rules, and other info. Click here to go directly to that page. This will be the first USHO in the western U.S. and the 10th playing of this premier event of the Society of Hickory Golfers.

40th Heart of America

July 21-23 Bright-Grandview Golf Course Des Moines, Iowa The Heart of America Hickory championship is the oldest continuously held hickory tournament in the world. Originated in 1978 by GCS President and Iowa resident Warren “Ole” Olsen. The players in this long-standing tournament are a literal “who’s who” in the playing of modern hickory golf and traditions. The Grandview course is a 1902 Tom Bendelow […]

2017 Nebraska Hickory State Championship

July 29-30, 2017 The Prairie Club Valentine, Neb. The second annual Nebraska Hickory State Championship will be contested in Championship, Senior, and Ladies divisions. (Ladies TBD.) Entry fee is $395, which includes two rounds with cart, Saturday night dinner and Sunday awards luncheon. Lodging is available at the Prairie Club for discounted rates. You must make your room reservations separately. […]


Pacific Northwest Hickory Championship

Aug. 19-20 Snoqualmie Falls GC, Fall City, Wash. and Mount Si GC, Snoqualmie, Wash. The Northwest Hickory Players invites you to its third annual Pacific Northwest Hickory Championship.  Both courses, located in the Snoqualmie Valley at the base of Mount Si along the Snoqualmie River, are well maintained year round and known for their beautiful landscaping and picturesque views. Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course (pictured above) is […]


Iowa Hickory Classic

Sept. 8-9 Hyperion Field Club Johnston, Iowa The Hickory Golf Association is scheduled to host the Iowa Hickory Classic at Hyperion Field Club, a private club established in 1900 and contracted with Tom Bendelow in 1910 to design the present day course. The schedule is currently being planned but event information and a registration form will be posted when available. Past years […]

The McNabb Cup

Sept. 8-10 White Lake GC Whitehall, Mich. The McNabb Cup has grown to legendary status on the Michigan Hickory Tour, albeit largely in the minds of its confused founders. Even so, they have scheduled a repeat of the Cup on Sept. 9, 2016 at the White Lake Golf Club. This year’s invitational letters will be sent in the spring. Not to […]

C.B. Macdonald Challenge

Sept. 8-10 Niagara Golf Course Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada Please consider this your personal invitation to join the Golf Historical Society of Canada at the 15th annual C.B. Macdonald Tournament and the Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship Click here for Entry Form. The unique location and format of this tournament makes it a favorite for avid hickory players! Entry fee is $285 and includes Friday’s […]

2017 North/South Challenge Match

Sept. 17-19 2017 North/South Challenge Match & Mike Just Memorial Tournament The Hill Course (designed by Donald Ross) French Lick Resort, French Lick, Ind. Sponsored by the Society of Hickory Golfers the North/South Challenge Match is planned as a Ryder Cup-style format with a maximum of 32-person teams from both North and South regional playing groups. The North/South Challenge Match […]

2017 Wisconsin Hickory Open

Sept. 21-23, 2017 Links Course, The Golf Courses of Lawsonia Green Lake, Wisc. To begin, everyone in Wisconsin would like to thank all of you who attended and participated in the 2016 U.S. Hickory Open.  The weather was perfect and the venue was in great condition. Congratulations to all the winners. Please mark your calendars for the 2017 Wisconsin Hickory Open […]

Long Island SoHG Golf Special

Sept. 22-24 Southward Ho and St. Georges Golf Club Long Island, N.Y. The Society of Hickory Golfers has arranged a special outing for its members at Southward Ho and at St. Georges Golf Club on Long Island, N.Y. SoHG member Richard Schmidt has acted as liaison with the two clubs and will handle RSVPs and registration fees. The itinerary includes a […]

River City Hickory Championship

Sept. 24 Omaha Country Club Omaha, Neb. The 2017 River City Hickory Championship is played in honor of Johnny Goodman and includes a Nebraska Hickory Hall of Fame Banquet. Last year’s inaugural inductees were Alexander Findlay, Johnny Goodman, and Randy Jensen. This year’s inductees are Dr. Gary Wiren and Sam Reynolds. This is a limited field event of from 20-24 […]


Gamble Sands Hickory Open

Oct. 7-8 Gamble Sands Golf Course Brewster, Wash. This is a true links golf course. The Gamble Sands Hickory Championship is a two-day, 36-hole outing with four divisions of play. The Sands course is a true links course set in the high desert of Washington with sandy soil, traditional fine fescue grasses, firm playing surfaces, wide fairways, and massive greens. […]


2017 Mid Pines Hickory Open

Nov. 10-12 Mid Pines Golf Course Southern Pines, N.C. USA Major Championship Series Season Opener for 2017-18 The first event in the scheduling of the major events on the Championship Series, the Mid Pines Hickory Open in Southern Pines, N.C. is one of the year’s most popular outings. Played on a classic Donald Ross gem, the tournament often hosts as […]

GCS Annual Meeting and Trade Show

Nov. 12-14, 2017 Southern Pines, N.C. Each year, the Golf Collectors Society organizes its largest trade show to coincide with an annual meeting for its members. The 2017 GCS Annual Meeting & Trade Show is scheduled at the Pine Needles/Mid Pines Resort, directly on the heels of the Mid Pines Hickory Open. You might see some GCS fellows at the Saturday evening […]