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3.1
175 Reviews (175)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
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2 Stars
29
1 Stars
25
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
63.3%
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114 out of 175 reviews
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3.0
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
61.3%
Recommend this course
19 out of 31 reviews
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3.1
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.1
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
61.1%
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22 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 5940 yards
Slope 113
Rating 67.9

Blue Heron Golf Course, formerly known as Carnation Golf Course, first opened in 1967 but underwent a major renovation, in addition to the name change, after it was bought in 2011. Located in the Snoqualmie Valley, the course would occasionally be overrun by the Snoqualmie River but thanks to improved drainage and irrigation features added in the renovation, the course is able to drain remarkably fast. At just a few yards shy of 6,000 yards, Blue Heron G.C. is on the shorter side but that is no indication of its level of difficulty. Golfers will face a variety of challenges including an abundance of bunkers strategically placed throughout. One of the toughest holes is the par-5 17th, which is a blind tee shot where a long iron might come in more handy than a driver.

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Course Details

Year Built 1966
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Tachell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #7)

Reviews

3.1
175 Reviews (175)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 27
Patio Dining 27
Dinner 19
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Forced Carries 13
Thick Rough 13
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 29
Locals 23
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 13
Worth the Drive 13
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 1
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Commented on 10/06/2020

Hello, macdaddy59. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Thank you for playing Blue Heron Golf Course.

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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Blue Heron GC - wet but playable

Course was rather rough, i.e. fairways needed mowing. Greens were satisfactory, Tee boxes need attention = lots of bare, chewed up spots. Pace of play was excellent.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/01/2020

We really appreciate your feedback. This is very useful for us to use to make great improvements for our golfers. We hope to see you back here again soon!

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello, sbatra. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hi, thanks for leaving us a rating! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Blue Heron Golf Course and hope you'll come see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
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
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Blue Heron Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Fairways need to be better condition

Their customer service is exceptional! Friendly staff members won’t disappoint you!

The course layout is ok but fairways need to be improved. For that reason, it’s not really cost effective.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/16/2020

Hi insidemountain. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Blue Heron Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/16/2020

Thanks for coming out to the course, and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Meh

Tee boxes were garbage and sand traps looked like rain forest but I’m sure the China virus has something to do with this. Started this in the rain then it got nice I lost two balls to mud.........next to the greens............

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/16/2020

Hello Ahahn1. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

No Change

Every year I try this course once just in the off chance that they have put some money or effort into improving the quality of the course, No changes. The course is still an over rated cow pasture. How they stay open with the fees they charge is a mystery.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hello, jimbo8154. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations; however, the way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We have put a lot of effort into making our course the best we can for our golfers, and we take pride in the quality of our course. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Blue Heron Golf Course.

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dam bursting

We were enjoying our day when an alarm went off and we were asked to evacuate because the dam had burst. We raced out of there after only 7 holes and later found out it was a false alarm

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

fun day

in your question you asked about carnation which is the
old name.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Thanks so much for the 4 star rating. We hope to see you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens very soft and fun to attack but the tee boxes need lots of help

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Blue Heron Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Restaurant doesn't open till 11, so no breakfast. The range was closed for maintenance, opened around 9.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Thanks for coming out to the restaurant and course. We see you rated us 3 stars, and we would love some feedback on what we can do to improve for the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Thanks for leaving us a 4 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

4th of July

I played first thing Saturday morning and the course was in good condition. This is a small local public course, but in much better condition than others in the area, and generally less crowded. The two things I don't like about the course are the tee boxes are never in the best shape, and the sand traps are more like overgrown dirt pits. There are not too many of them, so not a huge issue. The greens roll decent, with not a ton of break. Par 5s are set up well to allow for getting there is 2, but if not, your 3rd shot is within 100 yards, so very makeable birdie. (I chipped in from 30 yards for an eagle on 9). I shot an 84, which for me is exceptional. All in all a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Thanks so much for leaving a rating and review, as well as for your honest feedback! We love to have feedback so we can work to make improvements for the future. We're glad you had a great day, and we look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Surprised in a good way.

I’ve been playing here off and on for 7 years. I read some bad reviews and almost didn’t come out. Those reviews were wrong. The course is in surprisingly good shape. Greens were perfect. Rough areas were rough and some high grass but it’s a muni course. Only down side was sand traps. There are only a few but just agree with your party and pull the ball out. Front 9 is easy if you hit it straight. Back nine will challenge every club in your bag. We literally played new castle on Monday and had fun today. Staff are amazing. So nice. Take care of you. We’re coming back soon. Is this a world class course. No. But is this a fun course for a group of dudes or for a family. Absolutely.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2020

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We're so pleased you had such a wonderful time at the course, and enjoyed your round, as well as our staff. We are already looking forward to your next visit!

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hi Chris. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Let us know what we can do to improve for your next visit. Thanks for visiting Blue Heron Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Back nine conditions poor

I'm afraid you have lost me as a customer. The back nine was very soggy and the fairways poorly maintained. Lost three balls in the middle of the fairway due to plugging or simply not being able to find it due to tall grass and clover. For the cost, I can play some pretty nice golf courses in the area. This
course has loads of potential but due to poor drainage and other issues it is off my list.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/28/2020

Hi bensondlb. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We apologize that your experience was not the standard we strive for with every visit. We work hard to keep our course well maintained, and in great condition for all of our golfers. We would love it if you reached out to the golf shop to talk more about this experience, and how we can improve for the future. Thanks for visiting Blue Heron Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Get what you pay for

I'm not an avid golfer, mainly a beginner. They ran out of carts. First time walking a course. We waited at about 9 of the holes we played. The course was muddy and lots of mosquitoes. Still scratching. Overall the course was ok and I'd probably play there again. The clubhouse was open and we got a great burger, fries and some calamari after we were done. Nice bogey round.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/17/2020

Hi Eric3365498. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Blue Heron Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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