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Value
4.4
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.3
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6351 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.4

Formerly known as Heatherwood Country Club.

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Heatherwood Hills Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6351 yards 71.4 137
Gold 71 6000 yards 69.7 133
Green 71 5561 yards 67.7 129
Scorecard for Heatherwood Hills CC
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: 70.9/141 464 329 181 379 397 393 200 361 407 3111 366 175 393 372 453 258 369 353 501 3240 6351
Gold M: 69.0/135 455 317 167 351 385 369 182 324 368 2918 349 157 375 361 443 245 361 328 463 3082 6000
Blue M: 65.0/127 442 235 167 340 313 360 166 313 312 2648 330 133 366 348 423 217 343 301 452 2913 5561
Green M: 64.1/125 W: 67.9/132 400 224 135 317 285 312 105 290 300 2368 316 103 328 320 275 188 321 286 382 2519 4887
Handicap 4 8 10 6 2 18 14 16 12 17 7 1 3 9 13 5 15 11
Par 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 2 14 16 10 6 4 18 12 8 11 17 3 5 15 7 9 13 1

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Davis John LaFoy (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.7
39 Reviews (39)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Affordable course

It was cheap and the pace of play was good. Course was not in very good shape and bunkers were terrible. Tee boxes were in bad shape as were some of the greens. Course layout was good.

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

Weekday bargain

Know what to expect. Keep it in the fairway or you won’t keep it. Greens in good condition, fairways ok. Traps need lots of work. It’s a roller coaster but a bargain for the Golf Now rate

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

Tight Fairways and Uneven Lies!!

Heatherwood is in really good shape. The greens are really nice and very well taken care of. The fairways are very very tight. Deep woods usually flanking the holes.. The elevation changes are sever and make the holes challenging.
The staff is very nice, very professional.
They also have very reasonable priced membership options.
You’ve read it in other reviews: Bring lots of balls!! I lost almost a dozen out there today.
I like to walk and that is not an option on this layout. But wanted to take advantage of the Golf Now deal. Really glad I did. But Heatherwood kicked my butt! Happy trails!

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

Challenging in a good way!

Very diverse terrain with beautiful views and wildlife. Note to self: bring lots of balls!

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

Good Condition - Tight Layout

Great value for the money on the hot deal. Course was in good shape and greens were in great condition just a little slow due to rain that morning. It’s a very challenging course with tight fairways and lots of uphill elevations, but once again for the money you can’t beat it. Would definitely play the hot deal again, just be prepared to hit straight.

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
3.0
First Time Playing

Tight Short hilly

First time playing on quick notice. Worthy of $30 for 18 & cart and for short straight players. Leave the driver at home if you play fades & draws and are long. I can play this course best next time with only a 5 iron or maybe a hybrid if you play with one. Very tight fairways and if you are off then you have lost your ball so no forgiveness! Very scenic but the greens are pretty slow & bunkers are mostly shot right now. Hopefully they are going to repair all soon. Not a par 3 course but a par 4 iron course. You can loose a lot of balls on straight long drives so ball placement off tee is critical. Lots of ditches & ravines.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Value

Played this course several times since moving back to Bham. Not alot pf players when I 1st started going, but starting to see more players, which isnt a bad thing. Course should honestly get more traffic than it does. Staff is always super friendly and accommodating. This track is on the shorter side, but a little tight and curvy in the right spots to balance out the difficulty. No huge negatives that would stop me from going, but if I had to offer one area for improvement:

Bunker/Drainage Repair- Unfortunately the bunkers are pretty much washed out, and are often puddled. Same goes for a few of the fairways. Course appears to have issues draining properly. Cant play bunker shots and some landing zones on the fairways are off limits due to standing water.

CONSTRUCTIVE criticism truly. You shouldnt have reservations about playing this track. Muni prices on this part of town is unheard of.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

who knew?

who knew that they can design a course where every hole requires you to hit uphill? oh yes, except for #1 when halfway thru the hole you hit across a 100 yard ravine. and # ?? when you hit downhill to the left on a narrow fairway with a roll downhill of at least 100 yares. Or, you miss and your ball goes into never-neverland ravine.

Most interesting. One of my worst scores this year, but fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Worst Bunkers EVER!

I paid the full nine hole rate for my daughter and myself (with small range bag, $59). After checking in, we went to the range and probably hit three or four balls each when the sprinklers came on!! The clubhouse employee came out and apologized, said, “Oh I thought you had enough time before those came on.” No offer to turn them off, no offer for discount, even refund of range balls, just “Well, I guess y’all can go roll a few putts.”

So we rolled a few putts. Then we teed off. Fortunately we stayed out of bunkers - the WORST I’ve ever seen. Practically no sand in there, just dried up mud holes.

The course has some great views and lots of character. From anything but the forward tees, you’d better hit straight - very narrow. Greens rolled very nicely, but many off leave no room for error on the approach shots, short, long, or laterally.

It’s really sad - so much natural beauty, character and potential, but unless they start to maintain it, I don’t know why anyone should want to play it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fabulous

We just loved playing here. Great course and fantastic staff. Do play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid value

Narrow fairways create a challenging layout for a rather short course. .No waiting on Monday morning. Greens were in great shape. I enjoyed the round and will return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Flipped the nines since I was here last. It’s definitely a tougher start to the round now, in my opinion.

Greens were top-dressed with sand, but rolled well. Faster than they looked.

Fairways were excellent.

3 constructive criticisms:

1. Bunkers are terrible. They must address this and put sand in them because 95% of the bunkers are unplayable as is. This is really a shame because the complex bunkering, particularly around the 6th, 13th, 15th and 18th holes, are a hallmark feature of the course’s architecture.

2. The course advertises a $1,000 hole-in-one contest on the 7th hole that your greens fee enters you in. You can pay a few extra bucks to increase the payout if it hits. However, when you look at the receipt, it has a charge for the greens fee and a $1 charge for the hole-in-one contest. While I think this is a creative way to generate much-needed revenue to hopefully improve the course conditions (see bunkers above), it is a little misleading.

3. The practice range is a bit inadequate. It measures only about 180 yards in length and they don’t let you hit driver. On second thought, I should correct myself to just 2 1/2 constructive criticisms, because honestly a smarter, better player won’t reach for the driver much, if at all. Tight fairways and preferred landing areas call for long irons off the tee.

In conclusion, you will likely either love or hate this course. Not much in between. And bring plenty of balls

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

For the money, not bad.

I wouldn’t pay more than about $40 for this course. In pretty decent shape now since
Opening last year. The layout is rough and narrow but still a lot of fun. Great addition to have a public course in the middle
Of Birmingham.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Interesting Track

First time playing this course, and I have seen pictures of the place while it was closed and understand the effort that was made to make this course playable again. Overall they've done a great job. The clubhouse appears to have been renovated and looks great. The pro shop is pretty bare. It felt odd to have such a nice sized pro shop with nothing in it when you first walk in. Pro shop attendant was very nice.

I'm indifferent on the course layout. Some holes are really cool and can be played many ways, then some holes are serious head scratchers. It's short, but if you miss a fairway or a green there's a good chance you won't find your ball so you definitely have to make adjustments, one being leave the driver at home. I'd recommend this course because of the value and it wasn't too crowded. Greens are great and roll well, much better than I was expecting. The bunkers were bad, most bunkers contain sandy based clay with rocks in them. Once that's addressed this will be one of the best value courses in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Seeing Improvement

The course is showing the work that is being put in. Trees are being cleared where they can. Greens were in really good shape. Tight golf course but a value if you want to truly work on your game.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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