Heather Glen Golf Links - White/Blue Course

4.0769000000 4.1 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6822 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 650 Heather Glen Way, Little River, SC 29566
  • (800) 868-4536
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Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Clyde Johnston
Type: Public
Greens: Tif Dwarf Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6822 yards 73.0 135
White 72 6381 yards 71.3 132
Gold 72 5801 yards 68.5 122
Red (W) 72 5082 yards 70.0 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

12 out of 13 reviews


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"A wonderful design in need of some TLC"


GregMBRP's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Growing up I always wanted to play Heather Glen on my trips to Myrtle Beach. It was one of my favorites on the strand. So when I played the other day I was expecting similar feelings to remain, however, I found myself a bit underwhelmed.

The course design and layout are still fantastic as the layout forces you to hit the right spots and the smaller greens place a premium on accuracy. Your short game will need to be sharp.

The conditions are not up to par compared to my memories. Having lived in the area the past several years conditions this winter were prime for all courses to be in wonderful shape, yet Heather Glen is lagging in this area.

The fairways are not barren but they are far from pure. Green wise the white 9 are slower and not as great as the blue 9. However, the greens were firm on approach shots.

The value for what we paid is there and if you are someone coming from the North you will see conditions similar to what you are accustom to in April in the North.

The clubhouse and the pro shop are a bit unwelcoming. The exterior could use a paint job and some grooming. The pro shop is rather empty and lacks large merchandise choices. Its almost as if they are working under the idea that the land is going to be sold in the near future.

Overall, the course layout and the value are still there and worth playing if you are looking for a Scottish influenced course. We paid around 60$ I wouldn't pay more though, so keep an eye on price when booking. My hope is that this course will not disappear and with a little TLC can return to its formidable self of years past.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Layout"


u000003851658's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Tee Boxes & Greens are in good shape but the Fairways are very thin & bare in some areas. Nice layout. Hopefully conditions will improve when Spring arrives. Staff is always very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great design, conditioning could be better..."


MillerOutdoors's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
New Hampshire Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Very interesting target type course. Cool design with pot bunkers and lots of dog leg holes. The superintendent should be sent down to the minors though. Fairways were only about 25% grass and a ton of unfilled divots on all the fairways. Very poor job overseeding. Green looked great, and we're freshly cut, but they were very slow. Maybe not even a 7 on the stimp. Such a drastic change from other courses in the area which are much quicker. Had a hard time getting the ball to the hole. Even affected chipping and pitching. Had to fly the ball so much more aggressively at the hole. The greens were very receptive and anything with any amount of spin would back up, especially on the many greens which slope back to front. A couple of time I landed wedges pin high and they ripped back 15+ feet, twice off the front of the green. Not ideal. If I played it again I'd play a hard, non-spinning ball. Played a Callaway Chrome Soft this round. On the last hole, a really cool par 5 over water, I had a full gap wedge from 115y from the wiry, dormant bermuda rough back up 8 feet. That never happens to me.

I'd rate the fairways a 3. The greens a 6. Tees a 7. Sand traps a 6. Design a 9+. Too bad it's not properly taken care of as it could be something very special.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Great Day at Heather Glen"


u000005847714's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I live in the Myrtle Beach/Brunswick County area and have often golfed at Heather Glen. The conditions have always been very good but in my last three outings there the conditions have been excellent. The fairways were bright green, closely mowed and without any clippings. The greens were immaculate and true. It's simply a bargain to golf at such a superbly maintained course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Layout"


u000003851658's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Tee Boxes & Fairways are in great shape. Greens recently aerfied but doing OK. Staff very accommodating except no beverage cart due to the heat.........


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course. This is a must play!!!"


4mac4golf's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course is excellent and I have played it 2 more times since this review was written.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"one of the best in sc"


asnead12's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Fair weather

Reviewed on

This is the best layout on the beach! We had a great time from the beautiful drive in to the expert staff. The course was flawless from tee to green. I will spread the word about this hidden gem!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great track"


mark5174291's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Loved the place---clubhouse looks like an old European cottage. Greens are pristine. Extremely fun and fair test for your game


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


mark5174291's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Loved it ... open fairways, proper bunkering. Greens were fantastic..true rolls, holding all day. Loved the place.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


jaredgraves's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/9/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course, the design was fun, yet challenging. Had been raining for the past few days, yet it was playable. Highly recommend it, look forward to playing it again in the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome layout!"


patrickhutchinson70's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/22/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the red/blue (1st & 3rd nine) track. I had wanted to play the white nine because I love the 9th hole, but it was cart path only and my 75-year old dad doesn't get around too well. The course was in excellent shape. However, I was disappointed to find the greens playing extremely slow. It didn't take long to get used to the speed, but I did have a hard time hitting putts online because I felt like I had to hit them so hard. The rough was a unique challenge around the greens. It was at least two inches deep starting just a few feet off the greens and any chips hit from it would take off and roll forever even though I play high-spin balls (Srixon Z-Star). I had to change my strategy on those shots after a few rolled 8-10ft past the hole. Another challenging element to this course was the firm condition of the bunkers. After playing Long Bay's fluffy bunkers the day before, I had a heck of a time with my high bounce SW in these...deep pot bunkers are no fun when they don't have much sand in them. Despite having a lower rating/slope, I thought it was slightly tougher than Long Bay because there were a lot of tight driving holes and many that required some serious shot placement off the tee to avoid hazards (bunkers and water). Overall, I loved the course and the challenging layout, but would like to see the greens faster and more sand in the bunkers.

PS - FWIW, I am male despite what my profile says. I have tried to change it,but it keeps going back to female.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Review"


ArwenP's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were slow and bumpy. Rye grass was just beginning to take over.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful!"


Dax8621130's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/15/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course for the money! Would go back without a doubt!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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