Spring Break Trip
Each spring the Golden Eagles make a trip to Hickory Knob State Park located in McCormick, South Carolina to ready for the season. This important event is made possible by First Federal Community Bank, our corporate sponsor.
Hickory Knob is nestled along the shores of Lake Strom Thurmond which serves as a defining feature of this challenging course. The waters of the lake are visible or come into play on every hole of the course. In order to score at Hickory Knob, you have to be prepared to hit a variety of shots. There is a tremendous assortment of slopes, contours, fairway widths, and bunkering, so your 'A' game is necessary when playing this 6560 pro-yardage course which is a par 72 with a slope rating of 123 that winds through the woods.
The surrounding park and amenities are a tremendous asset to this golf course, which has a comfortable clubhouse with a snack bar and full-service pro shop, lodge rooms, cabins, a campground and a full-service restaurant. Hickory Knob is rated a Great Value by Golf Digest for its unique combination of bargain rates, challenging golf and picturesque scenery.
The Golden Eagles trip is planned around spring break week and allows the team the flexibility to devote a week to tuning up their game while not having to worry about classes. A week after the team returns from the trip the season begins with 6 consecutive Friday/Saturday combination weekend tournaments. A steak dinner helps defray the cost of the trip which costs each golfer just $200 for unlimited golf, lodging, gas and food for the week long stay.
Hickory Knob is no stranger to Ohio schools who call it home during the spring months. The course is visited by Lakeland CC, Lorain CCC, Akron Wayne and several other northern Ohio schools during the month of April. With an average April temperature of 72, and gentle spring breezes, "The Hick" is a wonderful place to get our game in peak shape for the season.
Thanks to PGA Professionals Tommy Rankin, Jimmy Knowles and Mike Harger for making our annual visit a success!