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Getting To Know: Hickory Point

An Insightful Interview With Rick Anderson, Director of Golf

By Brian Weis

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Rick Anderson who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Parkland style course designed by Larry Packard. Recently renovated new bunkers and irrigation. Hickory has hosted the Symetra / Futures Tour for the past 28 years. The tour is the LPGA'S mini - develomental tour.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Always in tournament quality condition

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Short putts should be played inside of the hole and firm, do not over read short putts

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Number one by National Golf Foundation for customer loyalty in our category...hosts the IHSA GIRL'S STATE 'AA' CHAMPIONSHIPS

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Number 4 150 to 225 yards slightly down hill with two bunkers guarding the right hole locations and a rolling collection area on the left side of green

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The beer is always cold and service is friendly breakfast by Carol best in town

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Kurt Rogers 60 and Hilary Anderson 68

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6848
Slope: 125
Rating: 72.4

More Information
Hickory Point
727 Weaver Road
Decatur, Illinois, 62535


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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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