Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

4.2586235294 4.3 stars from 5 (293)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6810 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 550 W Country Club Dr, Cologne, New Jersey 08213, Atlantic County
  • (609) 965-4653, (609) 965-1800
  • (609) 965-3859
  • www.blueheronpines.com

Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Stephen Kay (1993)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 293 Reviews
5 stars:
116
4 stars:
133
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

267 out of 291 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport worth the drive near local attractions   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers locals   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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u4474156's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


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


"Great rainy day round!"


Mary2675362's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


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



u7981145's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



EricH12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



jnicklous's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



btk2000's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mr Charles Shannon"


chadia601's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had not played this course for some time and the Golf Now Hot Deal was too good to pass up. We arrived 20 minutes early and were told at check in to go as soon as we were ready. There was no one outside to give us a cart so we loaded ourselves and played. Great start but then we discovered that leaf removal was apparently done in days and finding any ball on fairway edges was pot luck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fall golf"


Mike5806505's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the course in the summer and the course is well maintained. However this round the conditions were very disappointing. The bunkers hadn’t been dressed in a few days. There was no attempt to clear leaves from greens or fairways. Made for a very slow round as ewe had to clear greens for every putt and search for balls hit in the middle of the fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u000005340093's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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 Condition"


Zebra16's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in fantastic shape for early November. Virtually no leaves on the fairways. Th greens were in excellent shape. Cudos to the ground keepers.

Minor complaint was hamburgers, although were pretty good, were not worth $12.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great place"


stumpy8831's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything there is awesome even the staff and golf course are 100% perfect


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great time all the way around"


Everett7137730's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The other 3 out of my group were 2 novice golfers that I was trying to show them a good local course and a beginner that got a call cause someone backed out. With all that going on we had a great time. The course is fun and has its challenges, but nothing that was not enjoyable even for them. Pace of play was perfect. We allowed anyone to play through, which helped but the ranger checked on us just to make sure we weren't holding anyone up. They allowed us to just play. As far as the course. It was in test shape even with the fall aeration startingup on the outsides. The amenities and staff were great too. Everyone from the clubhouse, to the course, to the bar was nice as could be. As far as price I thought was a prettyyyy good deal at $50 for the round. I've paid a lot more for worse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



sallysews's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u00000173068's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course in great shape!"


glovehawk's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gary the starter is a great guy. Very helpful. Got us off early and started us on the back nine to avoid the crowd on #1.


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



u00000173068's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"My Blue Heron (take on the movie My Blue Heaven)"


happygordon's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was an absolutely amazing fall morning and from the moment I arrived I knew that the people running this course knew exactly how to provide a fantastic consumer enjoyment. Everyone was so professional and attentive from check in to the starter. The putting green and chipping practice area were beautiful and the course was in excellent condition. I drove 90 minutes to play this course after a friend told me about it and I would again and again and again!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best"


stumpy8831's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been there a few times and it was awesome and great people that work there ! Can't wait to go back


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



pbarag0517's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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