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3.5
1042 Reviews (1042)
5 Stars
210
4 Stars
390
3 Stars
215
2 Stars
108
1 Stars
119
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
67.3%
Recommend this course
751 out of 1042 reviews
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4.2
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
86.7%
Recommend this course
85 out of 98 reviews
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4.3
137 Reviews (137)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.6%
Recommend this course
120 out of 137 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7409 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

White Heron Golf Club (formerly known as Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club) has had many accolades over its history and for good reason. The Ted McAnlis layout is sculptured from lush rolling land and features immaculate playing conditions year round. Water and natural wetlands come into play on 16 of our 18 holes and the resident breeze can significantly change the course from day to day. Yet despite the natural beauty and obvious pedigree of the layout, with four sets of tees the course is still enjoyable for golfers of all levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champions Turf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted McAnlis

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.5
1042 Reviews (1042)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 113
Bunkers 71
Forced Carries 46
This course/club is great for:
Locals 70
Advanced Golfers 60
Seniors 46
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 49
Worth the Drive 46
In the 'Burbs 32

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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 84
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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I'm an average player. The course was challenging but fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well maintained. Can't be the value for that price

Played as a single. Loved every minute of it. Great layout. Loved the overall appearance of the course itself...no 2 holes are alike. I gave the pace of play 4 stars...no fault of management. Just lack of courtesy. I tees off behind a 4some... and they watched me sit in the cart waiting after every shot behind them and they wouldn't let me through. Will play the course again. Looking forward to it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great

Course was in great shape. Staff was friendly and welcoming.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Love the layout of this course. Course was in great shape once again. Only got slowed up once, very nice gentleman let us play through. Great pace, absolutely love this course. I would and have recommended this course to anyone who is looking for a great course at a great price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice to come back...

I have not played this course since it was Ridgewood Lakes, at a time when $15 was still not worth playing !

Not the same course ! Friendly staff, new carts, and the course conditions were very good. The work and money they invested is obvious and paid off.

Only one green (13) needs some work, all others were great. Tee boxes were In fairly good condition.

Nice touch: they meet you in the parking lot with a cart

Food service: only available Friday and Saturday,

I look forward to playing again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/25/2020

Thank you for your comments, we are happy you enjoyed your round and look forward to seeing you again WHGC team

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

White Heron

Nice layout. Nice carts. Good value. I will definitely come back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course

Super nice course but narrow and tuff. Evan after a nights rain, course drains well and drys fast.
Course is very nice for the money!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome!!

I am worried about review HOWEVER, No worry and the course was ok.
did not understand bad feedback and he might lost a lot of money and ball.
AGAIN, IT WAS PERFECT and AWESOME!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/25/2020

Thank you for the review, we appreciate any feedback that will help us improve the facility. Yes it is difficult. but a great test of golf. See you soon WH Team

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Below Average Conditions

Wasn’t a fan of the layout. Some tricky holes. Greens were sandy & a bit beat up.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent improvements

It was still Ridgewood last time I played there. It was run down previously, but new owner turned it around. GPS screens on carts are fantastic and really helpful. Ice in the cooler on the carts with complementary bottles of water are great also. Staff was super friendly. Got lunch there and was really happy with it. New ownership and staff made great improvements!
Only bad critique I have is no beer yet because of new owner and waiting on license to sell, but I expect that to be remedied eventually.
Course is in great shape and this will now be my regular weekly course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Exceeded my expectations

I'm a frequent visitor to Orlando and a new resident. I've played more than 50 courses in the Orlando area, but never played here before today (either under its old name or the new one.). They have put a lot of money into the course since I drove by last year. The course in is good shape, the greens were smooth and moderately fast. I was a single and hey hooked me up with a threesome. we played in approx 3.5 hours. There is a lot of water. There is even a principal's nose bunker for any golf architecture fans :-). It was a very good value and a fun round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/07/2020

Thank you for your comments, we are happy you enjoyed your round and look forward to seeing you again
WHGC team

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice but challenging

Course is in great shape. You have to hit accurately or you are going to pay for it in extra strokes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/07/2020

Thank you for playing White Heron and look forward to seeing you again
WHGC team

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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