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2.6
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
20
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.6
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
47.6%
Recommend this course
81 out of 126 reviews
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1.8
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
1.4
Value
1.6
Layout
2.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
20.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 5 reviews
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2.4
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
2.1
Value
2.3
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
37.5%
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6 out of 16 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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The Blue Heron Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 5940 yards 67.9 113
Blue (W) 72 5940 yards 73.6 123
White 72 5454 yards 65.7 109
White (W) 72 5454 yards 70.9 120
Red 72 4555 yards 61.9 98
Red (W) 72 4555 yards 65.6 106
Scorecard for The Blue Heron Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 68.2/115 313 171 393 192 305 306 505 141 511 2837 478 336 452 237 351 153 380 456 331 3174 6011
Blue M: 67.9/113 W: 73.6/123 313 171 393 192 305 306 505 141 511 2837 470 336 432 237 351 153 380 456 331 3146 5983
White M: 65.7/109 W: 70.9/120 290 143 393 145 260 306 443 103 444 2527 452 319 393 207 333 141 358 425 307 2935 5462
Red W: 65.6/107 241 122 306 110 228 258 380 84 381 2110 399 223 334 131 297 112 266 385 283 2430 4540
Handicap 12 16 2 8 14 10 4 18 6 9 15 1 7 13 17 3 5 11
Par 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 35 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 37 72

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

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Reviews

2.6
126 Reviews (126)

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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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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1.0
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back nine closed

Booked through golf now.com, expected to play 18 holes, back nine were closed, had we known this we would have found a different course, in looking at other reviews, I can only assume that golf now was aware of the situation and should make us the public know what to expect instead of taking our money .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Plays Once a week
1.0
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Money back

WE paid for 18 holes up front , only the front 9 were open, Back 9 were closed

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Half of course was closed

Arrived for our tee time and were Told the back 9 was closed due to flooding and wind damage. It was not stated on GolfNow that half the course was closed and we would be paying to play 9 holes twice. The course was in poor condition, they didn’t even clean branches off the fairways or the fringe around the greens. 1 out of five stars, would not recommend

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Big surprise

A totally shock to see the conditions of the course that was so badly maintained and the back 9 holes are closed. No grass on fairways that are covered by leaves all over. The green is bad too. Will never play there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dry fairways and bumpy greens

The fairways are super dry not sure if they even water them, impossible to pull a divot. The greens are nearly unplayable the ball bounces in all on the holes on the greens. If that isn’t bad enough the pace of play was even worse no marshal to be found. I’ve been golfing for over 20 years by far the worse course conditions I’ve seen. Quit round half way through.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Maybe next year

Compared to the other courses I've been playing at in the area this one is in by far the worst condition. Couple that with the added remoteness of the course makes the slightly cheaper greens fees not worth the trip. I would recommend the course only if you really want to get a round in and couldn't even get a tee time that worked for you anywhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great fun.

This course needs some tlc and some weed killer. Greens are nice. T boxes and fairways need some care and attention. Course conditions really did not effect shots. Mature course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth it

There is a reason this course is always available on GolfNow and it is because it is so overpriced. They should figure this out. But got stuck there because GolfNow has such crappy selection of courses in the area. Best thing is that it was only a 3 hour round since others don't want to pay even more to play there. Paved cart paths for most holes are new but tee boxes were grassless and extremely hard, tough to get a tee in them. The weeds were mostly green so not completely dried out. Should be about $20 to play.

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

Nice day of golf

Nice course for mid-level players...not real long. Best to stay on the fairways, though, finding wayward balls isn't easy! Greens were slow, but well groomed and consistent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over priced

Maybe just a bad day to play. Stuck behind the local Club players. SLOW, SLOW, SLOW.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Blue Heron Adventure

The course was in great shape. It is so much improved from years past. Located on a flood plain, it requires lots of love from the superintendent and greens crew. They sure did provide it, well done! It was a nice quiet day with pleasant people. The restaurant staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. The Pro Shop staff were every bit the same. Thank you for a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A fun course

It's relatively short on flat ground near the river's edge.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

awful course management

We left the course after Hole #15, that took us 5 hours!!!
The tournament players in front of us ...were so drunk, laying down on the tee boxes, stumbling around.
We reported this to the club house, and they did nothing ....only served more alcohol to the players.
They have a nice clubhouse, sorry to say that their is no management that cares,
We will never play there again !!
They served me the wrong breakfast, and still charged us, that should have been my 1st clue

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What happened to this place?

I grew up out in the valley and have played this course hundreds of times. This is not the course I grew up on. The tee boxes were overgrow to the point that I felt I was teeing up in the rough. The greens were super slow and in desperate need of a trim. The fairways were full of old grass clippings.

Please fix these issues as I really love this course and think it is a really fun place to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

The all course was and still underwater but Golfnow continue to sell rounds.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent Course

This course is great for the money. However, the condition is not great. The greens are full of speed bumps and very rarely do you have a putt that doesn’t hit some rough patches. The back 9 was finally open, often times gets flooded out from the Snoqualmie River. The fairways were in the best condition I’ve ever seen here and are aguably in better condition than some of the more expensive courses around. I will definitely play this course again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden GEM

First round at Heron and loved it. Nestled along the Snoqualmie River South of Carnation. Had the course to myself and was most impressed with how quiet it was the entire round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

it would have been alot better if you told me the course was so wet the front nine was closed from a flood so i'm not happy with your part in this it cost me 60.00 for us to play a 9 hole swamp !!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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