Heron Golf Course at Pelican Preserve Golf Club

4.5601333333 4.6 stars from 5 (113)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3387 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3387 yards N/A N/A
Blue 36 3171 yards N/A N/A
White 36 2983 yards N/A N/A
Gold 36 2670 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 36 2461 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 113 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
53
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

99 out of 112 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch  

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



judypukita's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"New Look"


gvamd's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The housing community around the course has grown greatly but does not impinge on the course or play. The greens were great and fast.

Sped around the first 5 holes until we ran into a group ahead - they left after they finished on Heron. We then played IBIS in under 2 hours.

Great day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good condition but not too challenging"


robkarrob's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played the Egret and Ibis Courses on April 26, 2016 for the first time. The Ibis course is a very easy course and only the par 3's are challenging. Condition was good and the greens were a little slow, but in good shape. The Egret course is more challenging and has a better overall look to it. The greens were a little faster, but some greens had a areas of fungus damage, but they were not bad. We were told the greens on the Egret course were slated to be repaired in May. Overall an OK course but not worth big bucks as there many better courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very playable layout and nice wildlife."


jackstraw63's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Well worth the trip! Played Ibis and Egret 9s with three members and had a great time. Challenging layout yet very fair. Course in great playing shape with the exception of a few brown patches of green on Egret 9 that really didn't impact play. No on course beverage service, however water and ice in sll the right places. Staff members were all friendly helpful. Two thumbs up...I will be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rough condition after a rough patch of weather."


ronl1946's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is currently very wet; as are many courses in the area due to a pretty rough patch of weather over the past two weeks.

In addition, this is supposed to be a very upscale course - unfortunately, it is not playing that way at this moment in time. We’ll give them some time and try it again at a later date.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible Condition"


kswiseguy12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Several greens have been attacked by pythium. There is a temporary green on 7. There should be one on at least one other green, as well!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Generous fairways, average conditions at best"


benspen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I give this course an average rating at best because it doesn't hold candle to the surrounding courses. Poor practice range, no beverage cart and bare spots on some of the greens.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course has slipped"


frankthetank2433's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was not in good shape. Had a temporary green, was not informed of this and we were charged normal rates. I have played these three nines many times and was never disappointed before. It is going to be awhile before these agronomy issues are resolved.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"temporary green"


kswiseguy12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course has a temporary green due to pythium. 3 greens have been sodded. Overall, there are weeds and crabgrass everywhere. The fairways are thin and greens have bare spots everywhere!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout"


jaquilin's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had a nice layout . The greens were a little slow and conditions were average. Staff and members were very friendly. I would recommend playing it but not paying top dollar.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course to play........Pelican Preserve is worth the drive"


tomshark8097's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. Nice layout with lots of challenging holes. Big fairways with large greens makes a great day out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pelican Preserve"


JuanPicasso's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course in generally good condition. Very wide- open, with no sand traps. All sandy areas are coquina (hard shell sand mixture) so you can ground your club there. Good course for players with rusty games to get back in sync. Greens are quite big so better players still need to hit to the right spot, or three putt. I like the course and try to play when in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not a great experience"


damorr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we checked in, we were told we had to play the Egret 9 twice, because there was a tournament on the other two nines. Had we known, we would have booked somewhere else.<br/> The first 9 holes were really slow, and we never saw a marshall to move things along.<br/> Note, they strictly enforce their dress code. One in our group was wearing cargo shorts, and they told him he couldn't play unless he changed. He put on rain pants over his shorts, and then took them off once we got out on the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"excellent course for all handi-cap players"


uSHPY7073SH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

every golf hole different look , nothing tricky all hazards right in front of you. greens fun to putt on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


rawilcox's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions. Good staff. Nice practice facilities (no extra charge).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good enough"


James7432968's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played at Pelican Preserve perhaps 6 times this summer. Conditions are improving as the season nears.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very wet"


terrybat's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course very wet because of 4 inches of rain. I think otherwise it would have been great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


Glen4925829's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As Floridians, we are surprised at this time of year that it did not rain. Course in great shape and fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cargo Shorts"


u000005855678's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I actually never got to play this course since I was wearing cargo shorts and found out when I got there, that this wasn't allowed. No exceptions!! Kinda ridiculous. So just a shoutout to anyone who plays this course....wear khaki shorts.


I recommend this course



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