Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course

4.2698176471 4.3 stars from 5 (130)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6266 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required. No blue jeans, cut-offs, tee shirts or tank tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6266 yards 70.2 127
Silver 72 5695 yards 67.2 120
Bronze (W) 72 5178 yards 73.1 126

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 130 Reviews
5 stars:
59
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

119 out of 130 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for playing multiple courses wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes  

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"Great greens!!"


ddwolford's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course the other day and had a frost warning in the early morning for half an hour. After hitting serveral balls on the driving range I proceeded that 1st tee and was met by the starter. He was extremely helpful in providing useful information on the course and advice on several difficult holes. I was playing by myself and came upon a foursome of members after a few holes. They graciously waved me through and I sped through 18 holes in no time .

The course was in pretty good shape even though the rough and the fairways were dormant. The greens were in great shape putted truly even with a lot of moisture on them. I would like to return and play the course when the grass turns green. There is a lot of water on the course but a lot of if does not come into play. I played the blue/white combo tee that was about 5800 us a and found it just about right for my abilities. All in all a good day on the course and recommend you give it a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 11/30/2017:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed your first time playing our course. We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations and that our staff left a great impression on you. We can't wait to have you back again for your next round!

"A very fun challenge."


u797132500's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ran short on daylight at the 15th so we skipped to 17 & 18. Otherwise, an absolutely awesome course. Looking forward to going back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 11/30/2017:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us and the challenge that our course presented. We appreciate your review and look forward to having you back again soon!

"Again and Again"


TimothyThomas's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A must play for those who appreciate a course that is well maintained with the player in mind


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 11/20/2017:

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions as well as our layout. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you back soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 11/20/2017:

Great! Come back soon!

"Must play"


Rene5300220's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course some difficulty but manageable. Fantastic day out with friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 11/08/2017:

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented. We're pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to have you all back for another fantastic day!

"Fantastic"


Rene5300220's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Reviewed on

What a great golf course, we had an enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 11/06/2017:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us and we can't wait to have you back again soon!

"Dry & Fast"


Thomas7435192's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Lack of water made fast fairways and greens. Difficult to land ball and stop. Course layout good without much variation. Played Blue Heron least complicated


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 11/06/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and the challenge that it presented. We look forward to having you back again soon!

"I love this place!"


edkopp's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this place - Fords Colony! They have 3, 18-hole golf courses. This (Marsh Hawk) was the standard course for guests. Pace of play was very good, invited to get around a slow 2-some, and then a 4-some. Despite the cold and wind it was a good day. A nice place to play, plenty of class, and friendly people.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 11/02/2017:

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and that you were able to play at a good pace. We look forward to having you back again soon at Ford's Colony!


u000003003164's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice, nice course. I would recommend it to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/31/2017:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us and we can't wait to have you back again soon!

"Beautiful challenging course"


nancy195's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was extremely wet (cart path only).

Understood the fallen leaves along the fairways, did not like the leaves on the greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/27/2017:

Awesome! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. we apologize that the course was a little wet but we hope to have you back once the course is a bit drier!

"Golf course of choice!"


edkopp's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course of choice!

I always try to play one of the three golf courses at Fords Colony. Especially when I can get a low rate. Great place to play on any of the 3 courses. The courses are in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/25/2017:

Fantastic! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions and that you were able to play at a good pace. We look forward to having you back again at Ford's Colony!

"Sunday fun"


kevincarol's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Course in really good shape; relatively flat. Not tremendously difficult


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/24/2017:

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions as well as our layout. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Ford's Colony!

"Great day of golf!"


dmd1213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, staff helpful & efficient. A very enjoyable round of golf!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/24/2017:

Excellent! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions and that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you back soon for your next round!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/24/2017:

Awesome! Come back soon!

"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on windy,cold rainy day. Did not see any other golfers out tbere. Done in 2hrs 45 minutes

Greens were average speed with lots of indulations. Played white tees,a little short, but lots of fun . Can't help the weather


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/19/2017:

Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us despite the windy, cold, rainy weather. We're pleased that you were able to play at a good pace and that you enjoyed the challenge of our course. Hope to have you back again soon!

"Great course, even with a little rain."


dmd1213's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff, pace of play & will certainly return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/19/2017:

Outstanding! We're glad that our staff left a great impression on you and that you were able to play at a good pace. Can't wait to have you back again at Ford's Colony!

"Fun times"


Mark3902745's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place- course in GREAT shape, beautiful layout .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/16/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions as well as our layout. We can't wait to have you back for more fun times at Ford's Colony!

"Wet and windy"


jerrybuck's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
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Reviewed on

This course has a great and unique layout can be very challenging.always enjoy playing and meeting new people.the course was wet,cart path only,but that's golf.I still recommend it to others.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/13/2017:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented. We're also pleased that you enjoy meeting new people at our course and we look forward to having you back more in the future!


Dickenson06's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Really enjoyed, just sorry our game was cut short by the weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/16/2017:

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your first experience at Ford's Colony. We're sorry that your round got cut short, but we hope to have you back for a full round soon!

"Course is a great layout,great features"


jerrybuck's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course,from tee to greens was in great shape,challenges different aspects of your game.all staff were very helpful.would recommend playing it when in the area


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ford's Colony Country Club on 10/16/2017:

Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your first time with us. We're pleased that you enjoyed our course conditions and the challenge of our layout. We're also glad that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you back again soon!


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