Heron Bay Golf Club
Very good course with plenty of sand traps
Course is condition is very good with a lot of fairway and greenside sand bunkers. For some, it may be kind of boring since every shot that you make, it may go into a bunker. Other than that, there are plenty of elevation changes and contours on the greens.
February 25, 2014
I liked this course, but I think because I beat my father for the first time. Mainly because I managed to stay out of slightly less bunkers than him. Course conditions were pretty good, I thought it was as good or even better than Jacaranda which is claimed to be the best condition currently. I also wonder what condition it used to be in back when it was a TPC course, since, in my opinion, the conditions were not TPC standards. Beautiful course though with plenty of water and real estate to envy. We were the second group off so no issues with pace, the 2 in front must have teed off 10 minutes before dawn because we never saw them. Too early for the range to be open apparently due to mowing and the starter was surprisingly rude about it when asked if it were possible to warm up. that would be my only gripe, but other than that, one of the highest end courses ive been to.
February 22, 2014
How slow can you go?
Quit after 9 holes - pace of play on GPS listed as 17 minutes behind schedule. Was not even close to possible to finish within 4:10 hours and available sunlight. There was NOT A SINGLE time when my group could play ANY shot without having to wait for the traffic in front to move their collective derrieres. You cannot play this game at that pace and expect any kind of flow. I phoned the clubhouse after completing 5 holes at this pace to ask whether they could do anything to move it along and they said they would take care of it - but it made no discernible difference. If my experience was indicative of the normal pace of play - bring along a book to read between shots... maybe War in Peace
February 21, 2014
Fun last hole
The course was in good shape and the greens were fast and true. The last hole is an island hole and sets up as a nice challenge to finish the role of golf. I would definitely play the course again and I would recommend this course.
February 18, 2014
Dreadful Pace of Play
I have never played at a slower pace. We waited on every shot on every hole. We paid for 18 holea, but quit after nine holes since the first nine took us 2 hrs. and 50 minutes. I play nearly 100 rounds of golf a year, but I would rather never golfy again, than play at this dreadful pace. They need a ranger. They need to do something to keep play moving. Never played a slower nine.....had to quit.
February 14, 2014
Condition was good and only bumpy greens kept it from being excellent. Course seems monotonous with straight fairways line with lots of bunkers. Not really strategic. Played once with a slow group, but returned early the next morning and made it alone in under 3 hours.
February 12, 2014
sand everywhere, but very few rakes...
I played as a single on a weekday and was able to finish the front 9 very quickly. As I made the turn, things went downhill. Sprinklers were on as I played. Maintenance crew was working and didn't seem to understand the concept of taking a quick break to let the golfer through. I had to skip 3 holes on the back 9 to get away from the workers.
As for the course, I will say the greens were very nice to putt. Smooth and quick. As others said in their reviews, there is A LOT of sand in play. The bunkers are very large, yet for some reason many of them had only a single rake when a half dozen would have been more like it. Not providing enough rakes is a pace of play issue, and something all courses need to be thinking about.
Over all, this course is a good test of your golf game and I will probably play it again, but they do have quite a few things that could be improved upon.
February 8, 2014
Awesome course guarded by Sand traps
I love this course and I would play it more often if it were closer.
February 5, 2014