Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club - Cypress Course

4.8095166667 4.8 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 6979 yards
  • Layout

  • 10160 Heritage Bay Blvd, Naples, FL 34120-4624
  • (239) 353-2561
  • (239) 353-2851
  • www.golfheritagebay.com

Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Jed Azinger (2006), Gordon Lewis (2006)
Type: Public
Greens: Tif Eagle
Fairways: Tif Sport

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 6979 yards N/A N/A
Blue 36 6314 yards N/A N/A
White 36 5899 yards N/A N/A
Green 36 5412 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 36 4729 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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"Surprising good shape"


u000005460048's avatar
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Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My parents moved into this community. My first time on the course. this course gets 400 rounds a day in prime season. Fairways are wide and fast, greens are true and you would never know a hurricane came through recently.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Outstanding place to live and play golf"


heritagebayguy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/23/2013

Reviewed on

All in all, the facilities at Heritage Bay resemble a resort lifestyle, including bundled golf with a home purchase, pool bar, fitness center, tennis center, and beautiful clubhouse. Annual golf dues are some of the most reasonable among all the bundled courses in Naples. It's really a fabulous place to live and play golf for a majority of the year... in season, it is what it is... really, really BUSY. Too busy and too slow! But it’s pretty much that way for most courses in Naples.<br/> At Heritage Bay, "transfer memberships" for renters have been a source of heavy play. Inexpensive daily fees for these memberships make for very little incentive to take a day off and not play golf... consequently the course does get hammered with play in January, February, and March. We'll hope next year is better with a recent increase in fees for these transfer members.<br/> The lack of rain during the “season” makes keeping the fairways soft very problematic and the heavy play and golf cart traffic is tough on the fairways. Rookie golfers during the "season" with brand new golf shoes drag their feet and often scuff the greens, rarely fix ball marks, and seldom fill divots, and have NO CLUE about pace of play… a very frustrating problem everywhere.<br/> We've had a couple of nice rains in April and as of this last week of April the course is back to its fully lush condition. Fairways are now pristine and greens are soft and hold nicely. The course will be in wonderful shape from now through December.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is a cash machine period!"


eddie87's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/8/2013

Reviewed on

This course was way oversold. They put 400 to 450 people a day on this course. You can imagine how hard this is on the entire course.I have a membership and get to golf maybe 7 times a month. They use the CHELSEA system for tee times which is AWFUL! The greens are super fast and udulating. The average golfer will 3 or 4 putt consistently. Rounds are typically very slow 41/2 to 5 hours. Naples has much better go elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/25/2013

Addressing the comments of this review... yes, in "season" Heritage Bay is far too busy. During January, February, and March, the tee sheet is pretty full, due to the many renters and the very cheap fees they pay on a transfer membership. This has been adjusted for the 2014 season and we'll see if that helps. Regarding being able to play only 7 times a month because of Chelsea... completely bogus. I play with 12 to 16 guys about 3 to 4 times a week, plus couples on Sundays and other special events. You may not always get the best tee times, but you can play about as often as you want. Regarding the greens... challenging... yes, but they putt very true. Low handicap players feel the greens at HB are outstanding. I play in interclub matches against players from other clubs... they all have praised the greens at HB. Finally... 4 1/2 to 5 hour rounds are not uncommon during "season" at HB. Have to admit... VERY FRUSTRATING for experienced fast players. But slow play during "season" is a problem that exists on most courses in the Naples area. Just the way it is during those 3 months... lots of rookie golfers getting out of the winter weather up north.


"short course"


dw3332's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/3/2013
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Reviewed on

This is a short course for women with very little challenge. The course was in good shape


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First class operation!!"


Richard7944949's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2012
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Reviewed on

Heritage Bay is a great facility start to finish. Tees, fairways, rough and greens are in superb condition. My only negative comment is that the bunkers could use some more sand. The staff was terrific: friendly, helpful and clearly proud of their wonderful course. And the drink prices from the cart girl and outside bar were very reasonable! I'll be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent condition for this time of year"


snelso01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2012
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Reviewed on

We enjoyed playing the course and was happy there was plenty of space for driving on most of the holes. The greens had some nice undulations, which made putting a bit more of a challenge. But the greens were in great conditions and putted very true. I would recommend this course to anyone that wants to play a course that is not too challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cypress/oak at Heritage Bay"


joerainman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2012
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Reviewed on

Full staff available-from cart/bag personnel to proshop staff to starters and rangers were exceptionally friendly and accommodating. Course was in great shape, especially the greens, which provide most of the challenge on this course with their undulations and pin placements. Played on a full day, but had no issues with pace of play. Overall, a very enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of the better courses in the area."


CarlForman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2012
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Reviewed on

Challenging greens putt fast and true. Course overall a good test of golf. Every hole is different and the tee blocks offer a fair test for everyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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