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4.0
414 Reviews (414)
5 Stars
158
4 Stars
182
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
80.8%
Recommend this course
367 out of 414 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
67.3%
Recommend this course
35 out of 52 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
71.2%
Recommend this course
42 out of 59 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6810 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.2

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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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Stephen Kay (1993) Doug Smith (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. Only with permission
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Showers

Accolades

Reviews

4.0
414 Reviews (414)

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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Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable Round

Nice day, course in good condition. Pace of play 4 hrs 30 mins. Not bad for a Sunday afternoon. Greens were fast but playable. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 98
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice conditions but.......

So we had a 2:24 “hot deal” which probably gave us just enough time to finish by sundown, but when we got to the course, we discovered that they sent a full tournament out at 2pm, and we all know a tourney usually always takes over 5 hours to play - if course we didn’t finish and with nobody to complain to (how convenient) except for the ranger, they have no responsibility to their customers - It’s a shame because the course was in really nice shape, but we won’t be back anytime soon !!!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

What does avg mean?

Fairways, greens, tee box all need work. Greens are slow

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Charge me for no show even though I called.

I cannot comment on course because I did not play. I made tee time less than 24 hours in advance but unfortunately had a family emergency the afternoon before my scheduled tee time. I tried to cancel on GolfNow but due to 24 hr cancelation policy they refused. So I called course and they refused saying I had to cancel with golfnow. THey promptly charged my credit card through GolfNow. Will never play there and never use GolfNow again. Ironically, it was also raining at the time of my tee time. I tried to do the right thing by calling them and telling them I would not show so they could re-book or send a walk-on out. But they still charged for all golfers. I could see charging a 1 golfer no show but all of us (it was only a twosome).

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Little over priced

We arrived close to our tee time when I went into the pro shop and I asked them if they were on time on for the tee time because we wanted to hit balls the pro shop cashier gave me attitude saying “yes” well they weren’t. I then asked if they had rain gloves he gave me attitude again and said “did you even look over here and it’s not going to rain” well I knew he was wrong. But with that attitude I wasn’t buying anything. The course is not that bad but for the price so many other nice courses in the area to play. I wouldn’t play for 99 again probably only worth a $60 tops. Sand traps frequently had boulders in them and the lost some fairways. The course needs some love.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice time

The course was in decent shape. The layout is great and the place is beautiful. Staff was helpful and friendly. I will go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

The course was a quagmire. It should have been closed! 90% of the bunkers had multiple inches of standing water. They all need to be redone. The cart path was flooded in several area. The fairways are abysmal. There are real problems with this course. It needs a lot of maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Course Condition

As an avid golfer who has been playing many top rated New Jersey courses, I was very disappointed in the condition. Overrated and overpriced.

T Boxes: 2/5 Poor
Fairways: 2/5 Poor
Greens: 4/5 Nice
Overall: 2/5 Below Average

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Tee boxes and fairways in rough shape . Greens were good shape and fair . For the money not a course worth repeating

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Used cart

course in terrable shape

Every fairway in terrable shape, no grass in fairways, needs lots of work , greens ok for the money i would find somewhere else

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Take the bad reviews with a grain of salt

They are air raiding the fairways so it’s going to be a bit rough... other then that the course was in great shape.. tough course... could be a little bit cheaper for what your getting... with the exception of the number 1 hcp, the water does not come into play...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
2.0
First Time Playing

Major disappointment on trip to the shore

Upon booking, I had high hopes that this was going to be a solid course for the money based on previous reviews. Our group was disappointed to say the least. The course was in very poor condition. Fairways 7, 13, and 17 were basically dirt, and the bunkers throughout were rock hard. Greens were long and filled with goose $h!?. The rest of the course was spotty to say the least.

Layout was okay, but not worth the price of admission, especially considering how poor the conditions were. They really should shut this place down until they get it back in playable condition. I really wish we had played somewhere else.

The only redeeming aspects were that the facilities are clean and the staff was friendly.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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