Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

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4.2
309
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
142
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
90.8%
Recommend this course
282 out of 307 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
16
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
27
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.9%
Recommend this course
24 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6810
Slope 133
Rating 72.2
Type Public
The Blue Heron Pines Golf Club consists of two award-winning courses called the East and the West. Located 15 minutes outside of Atlantic City, these public golf courses provide a challenging game and have been touted by many New Jersey publications as the best 18-hole course on the Jersey Shore. Each golf course had a different designer so they do have some differences. The West Course is relatively flat with narrow fairways and fast greens. Water hazards also come into play on seven holes. The East Course on the other hand features wide fairways and difficult bunkers. The East Course also follows a links-style layout and is meant to be played fast and firm. For those who want to play the courses but aren't at the top of their game yet, the club offers golf instruction.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6810 yards 72.2 133
Blue 72 6619 yards 71.1 130
White 72 6207 yards 69.6 127
Gold 72 5604 yards 67.3 122
Red 72 5108 yards 69.0 120
Scorecard for Blue Heron Pines Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.2/133 315 180 533 183 413 412 323 577 422 3358 395 130 415 374 518 421 218 451 530 3452 6810
Blue M: 71.1/130 309 165 523 173 407 402 310 570 415 3274 388 125 405 365 493 408 208 438 515 3345 6619
White M: 69.6/127 W: 75.2/137 290 155 495 163 390 375 295 530 376 3069 367 115 386 342 483 390 177 405 473 3138 6207
Gold M: 67.3/122 W: 73.7/134 278 132 471 151 352 348 265 465 342 2804 332 103 373 326 368 335 151 351 461 2800 5604
Red M: 64.8/117 W: 69.6/120 221 119 428 138 348 280 225 443 308 2510 315 90 330 305 358 321 132 342 405 2598 5108
Handicap 18 16 8 14 2 4 10 6 12 7 17 5 13 3 1 11 9 15
Par 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Stephen Kay (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.2
309

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Watching the Game 11
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 37
Forced Carries 21
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 23
Advanced Golfers 21
Locals 20
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 26
Worth the Drive 23
Near Local Attractions 20
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth it

I’ll start at the tee boxes grass was so high I was getting blades between my teed up ball and my club head, fairways played like first cut of rough and greens were as long as fairways should be, very very slow greens holes had Destroyed lips. Also there were fivesomes on the course at least 3 that I counted over my 5 hour 45 min round of golf

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Wet but playable

I played an early Monday morning round in a threesome.

Lots and lots of heavy rain the days before we arrived made the course soggy in places and we were fortunate that the 90 degree rule was in force and we weren’t restricted to the cart path.

On the par 4 and 5’s I was accurate and 200 to 220 off the tee on all but two holes so that’s the basis for my comments. The front 9 has two short par 4’s which should present birdie opportunities. The second of these is the seventh hole which has a landing area beyond the bunker that you really can’t see from the tee and makes the yardage a little tricky.

There is water in play on 10 holes but only the 10th and 15th really were a factor from the white tees on the second shot for me because I hadn’t hit

good tee shots in those holes.

The big bunker on 14 looks intimidating and without a long drive it will be hard to avoid it. The sand isn’t deep so you should be able to play out of it easily unless you’re up against the edges or the grass mounds in the bunker.

I really enjoyed my round despite the wet conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Jersey Shore Best Course

This is our go to course down the shore. Course is always in great shape and greens always run true. Price has gone up a little over the years and 100+ is the rate in the area during this time but you can still find sub 90 days here and there. Staff is always friendly and pace of play has never been an issue. My only problem is the Par 3 eight at 103 yards over water that you cant be short (obviously water) or long, downhill into trees. Not that the hole is bad, its not at all. I just dont have the 100 yard club in my game its my bugaboo. Push it back to 115 and help me out Ron. Keep up the good work guys, truly one of the best around

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

BocaBob

Very nice course, very good conditions, I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Another quality golf course by Ron Jaworski

Fun course to play. Nice layout, not too difficult. Greens were shaggy and sandy from top dressing still obvious. There has been a lot of rain lately and this is the first time I’ve seen the greens that slow. Must be the weather. Tee boxes and fairways were good to very good.

I play here a few times a year and enjoy it. Clubhouse nice with shower facilities. The bar / restaurant had very good food for a fair price. Great place to eat. Outdoor seating available.

All the employees were pleasant throughout the day.

Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Blue Heron Pines

Very nice day. Course nice and played well. Played with two very nice guys who joined us. Pace of play very good/

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fast Play....Great Food

Enjoy a well maintained course and be sure to stay for some fabulous food at one of the friendliest clubs around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Bunker issues

The course was in great shape except for the bunkers, they need to make improvements here. Very little sand, mostly packed dirt and stones. Extremely tough to play from.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid value and a great staff

This is a regular stop during the summer at the Jersey shore. Course is fair and always in good shape.

The staff is professional and also accomodating.

I play here about 6 rounds a year and it is by far a superior value in the Atlantic City area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

Overall a phenomenal course. Played it over 50 times. Course is always in above average condition but the staff is always great. From the cart guys to the starter to the bartenders and Cart girls. Always look forward to playing there. Gary.... Employee of the Year

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value , great staff & great conditions

Quality layout with superb putting surfaces that will only get quicker in the coming month.

Some very memorable holes such as 9, 14 & 15.

Overall for a GolfNow rate of $53 was absolute value for money

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blue Heron Pines

Rangers were not very aggressive in monitoring pace of play. Had two very slow foursomes in front of us and no attempt made to speed them up. Greens were very rough and uneven, albeit weather has been terrible for grass growing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great rainy day round!

We played this course on a rainy 46 degree day and still had a great time! This is a beautiful course and the staff is so helpful and friendly! Thanks Blue Heron Pines - we will return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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