RESTORING A LOCAL ICON
Did you Know...
Did you know that golf has a celestial connection? In 1971, during the Apollo 14 mission, astronaut Alan Shepard, a true golf enthusiast, took golf to new heights—literally. With a makeshift club and a couple of golf balls, Shepard executed a unique one-handed swing on the moon's surface, showcasing the sport in a low-gravity lunar environment. Golf on the moon, a feat that combines science and sportsmanship, adds a cosmic twist to the game we love. And in case you were curious, javelin is not the only sport that has ventured beyond our planet!
Discover the unique charm of Hickory Knoll Golf Course, strategically designed on picturesque, hilly terrain. Our course offers an exceptional walking experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings. The small greens, maintained at a medium speed, add an exciting challenge to your game, requiring precision and skill in every putt.
Navigate the wide and generous fairways with ease, designed to accommodate players of all skill levels. At Hickory Knoll, we've crafted an environment where water hazards don't come into play, ensuring a worry-free round that lets you focus on perfecting your swing and enjoying the game.
Experience golf in a setting that harmoniously blends the beauty of nature with the thrill of the game. Hickory Knoll Golf Course invites you to indulge in a walking course adventure, where small greens, spacious fairways, and a lack of water hazards create the perfect canvas for an enjoyable and rewarding golfing experience. Come and relish the unique challenges that make our course a standout in the golfing community!
Hickory Knoll Golf Course holds a special place in the hearts of the Lake Villa Community, earning its status as a local legend. Generations have grown up playing on this iconic course, creating cherished memories that span across time. Now, many in the community eagerly anticipate returning to Hickory Knoll, this time with their own children or grandchildren in tow.
The Gernhardt Family, former owners of this golfing gem, dedicated years of service to the community, leaving an indelible mark on its history. As the new custodians of this beloved establishment, our mission is to honor and extend the Gernhardt legacy. We are committed to restoring Hickory Knoll Golf Course to its former glory, breathing new life into this piece of history.
Join us in preserving the traditions, reliving the memories, and creating new moments on the greens. Hickory Knoll Golf Course is more than just a course; it's a living testament to community, family, and the enduring spirit of the game. Come be a part of the legacy, as we embark on a journey to restore and enhance the historical significance of this local treasure.