A Legacy of Golf,  a Tradition of Excellence

One of the premier, private courses in the nation, Hickory Hills Country Club remains, undoubtedly, among the most challenging. The home course of Payne Stewart, two-time U.S. Open Champion, Hickory emits an aura of greatness, attracting accomplished golfers to Hickory’s lush greens.

Meticulously kept greens help ensure that golfers of all skill levels will have a memorable sporting experience. Here, you’ll walk the fairways in the same footsteps of two Masters Champions, Horton Smith and Herman Keiser, along with pros Ky Lafoon, Leonard Dodson and LPGA Champion Cathy Reynolds. 
"I was fortunate to grow up at Hickory Hills Country Club. Hickory's Course is the next thing you will find to a U.S Open Golf Course."  - Payne Stewart, Two-Time U.S Open Champion

Meet Our Pros

PGA Director of Golf
Rick Neal
Voted PGA Professional of the Year in 2016, and #1 Best Teacher in the State by Golf Digest, PGA Professional, Rick Neal joined the Hickory team in 2001 as the club’s Director of Golf. He started his golf career in 1978 at Cardinal Golf & Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, and went on to Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pensylvania. Other directorships included LaQuinta Hotel & Resort, Castle Pines Golf Club and Oak Tree Golf Club. Rick has received multiple honors, including 2016 PGA Professional of the Year for the Midwest Section, 2011/2012 Best Teacher in the State Ranked by Their Peers by Golf Digest, 2010 Teacher of the Year for Midwest Section PGA and 2000 Teacher of the Year for South Central Section .
PGA Assistant Golf Professional
Billy Neal
Starting his golf career in 1984, PGA Professional, Billy Neal served as the Head Golf Professional at Westin LaPaloma Resort in Tucson, Arizona. After two years, he moved to LaQuinta, California as Director of Tournament Operations/Head Golf Professional at PGA West Resort. Other positions include Director of Operations & Instruction at Dave Pelz Golf Schools, Director of Golf at Winter Creek Country Club and Director of Golf at Emerald Falls Country Club. Billy joined the Hickory team in June of 2010, and currently acts as the club’s Assistant Golf Professional.
Assistant Golf Professional
Jordan Yockey
Jordan started at Hickory in 2013 and was promoted to Golf Shop Manager in 2014. He's been an Assistant Golf Professional since 2016, and currently pursuing his PGA Membership actively through the PGM (Professional Golf Management) program. He looks forward to serving Hickory Members for years to come.