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3.2
149 Reviews (149)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
23
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.3
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
63.7%
Recommend this course
97 out of 149 reviews
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3.3
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
55.6%
Recommend this course
5 out of 9 reviews
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3.5
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
72.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 18 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

3.2
149 Reviews (149)

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 23
Handicap 10-14
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Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hello, Shaun. 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.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate us 4 stars!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Nice

Great value.. Low price friendly staff

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 02/27/2020

Thanks so much for the great review! We're so glad you a lovely time!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thanks for the 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

They are back!!

After some of the worst flooding in years, the course has bounced back amazingly. The maintenance staff worked miracles getting the course in playable condition. The pricing is the lowest around. Great value. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you so much for the kind words. We've been trying to recover from the immense flooding over the last few months. We appreciate your supportive words and hope to see you out on the course soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Good for the price

After being closed for a while the fairways were long and unkept. Overall good for the price.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Thanks for the review. We would love to know what we can do to provide a 5 star experience during your next round!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hi mattlrobinson7. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Blue Heron Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/01/2020

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!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Hello. 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. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Blue Heron Golf Course.

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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

greens punched the day before. No mention of that on Golfnow.

Greens had been punched the day before and no mention of that when we had to prepay. Kinda deceptive to show up and find out that the greens are unplayable and the two putt rule is in effect. Otherwise course was a nice little municipality course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in good shape. Course staff is extremely helpful and nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Conditions Improving

The greens were in excellent shape and the fairways are very good. Much improved since a month ago.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blue Heron

Played a round today. Course conditions were great, pace was great; had a great time just wish the results were better. I would recommend Blue Heron to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Phantastic,

It cuuldn't be better.
Really really phantastic.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

As of June 18, the course is at its peak.

I have played this course since the early 1980's. When it reopened it was rough for a while, but the have the greens great, and the conditions good. The tees are sparse in spots, but does not effect play at all. The course has tightened over the years as trees have grown. Although it may rate easy if you hit it crooked it will grab you. I will come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spring outing

I've heard this course is a little wet in the spring, things seemed to just be getting under weigh when I was there. By that I mean all the holes were playable, but some looked at though they had been mowed for the first time this year with heavy clippings still in the fairways. The greater number of holes were in pretty good condition.
Was greeted warmly at the pro shop and given some good tips on the course. Afterwards I stopped in for a Kobe burger and brew. I highly recommend the restaurant. One of the best burgers in the valley and attentive service.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Going Down Hill Again

I've played this course for almost 30 years. I've seen it when it was in excellent condition, then go down hill, then go bankrupt and close for 2 or 3 years, then reopen a few years ago with hew ownership that made significant improvements. The course was looking up and had a nice new restaurant.

Now it seems management is letting the condition of the course and facilities go down hill again.
- Clumps of mowed grass not picked up.
- Most of the ladies tee boxes are not level, or mostly
mud, or have grass that is too high. A few of the mens
tee boxes have sparse grass and/or grass that is too
high.
- Downstairs ladies restroom had broken cold water pipe, partially flooded floor, and no soap.
- No hand disinfectant in on-course port-a-potties.
- #9 - Cart path cuts across fairway about 200 yards from tee, but grass within 20 feet of either side of path is rough length. Really odd to have long grass in middle of fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/03/2019

Update: Played again on 7/1 and course conditions were much improved. Clumps of mowed grass were gone. Also, the greens were in excellent condition. I've never seen them better. However, the downstairs restrooms were actually in worse condition. Both were "out-of-order", and the men's toilet had apparently overflowed. These things happen, but why didn't someone clean up the overflow (toilet paper, brown water, etc.) from in front of the restroom?

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough Course

Great course, long and hard at times, must hit ball straight, even then tough

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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