Heron Creek Golf and Country Club - Creek/Oaks Course

4.4635647059 4.5 stars from 5 (665)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6792 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • 5301 Heron Creek Blvd, North Port, Florida 34287, Sarasota County
  • (941) 423-6955, (941) 240-5100
  • (941) 423-7735
  • www.heroncreekgcc.com

Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1999), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1999)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Heron Creek Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire, Collared or mock shirts required, no jeans and etiquette required at all times
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6792 yards 72.5 143
Blue 72 6305 yards 71.0 140
White (W) 72 5853 yards 74.0 135
White 72 5853 yards 68.5 125
Green 72 5345 yards 66.5 114
Green (W) 72 5345 yards 71.4 129
Gold (W) 72 4872 yards 68.2 123
Gold 72 4872 yards 63.8 108
Red (W) 72 4533 yards 66.8 116
Red 72 4533 yards 63.0 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 665 Reviews
5 stars:
322
4 stars:
251
3 stars:
59
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

608 out of 662 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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u817044173's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played alone today and had no pressure while doing so. Had the course to myself, except the foursome ahead of me. Course was super soggy, but still in good shape. Great course to play, totally recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 07/16/2018:

Hello u817044173, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had a great experience. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!

"Wonderful, tough greens"


u716993690's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
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Reviewed on

Newer greens, in great shape.

Low spots onsome fairways still show damage, but they’re working on them. Summer rates make this a great stop.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 06/29/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our greens and affordable rates. We also appreciate your feedback on some of the fairways. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!

"Not a good day"


Steve3225516's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Heron Creek many times in the previous years and the course was perfect. This time we played the Marsh and Oaks courses. The Marsh course was being totally renovated as there were areas closed due to being seeded. This 9 holes of the 27 should not be open for play. There were many tomes your drives landed in the areas being repaired and it was just dirt or mud. Many bunkers need more sand or renovated. I won’t be returning for a few months due to the course conditions


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 06/14/2018:

Hello Steve3225516, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are sorry to hear that you had a sub par experience at our course. We appreciate your feedback on the Marsh course and we escalated it to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we value your feedback.

"Summer play"


Stanley6773066's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Had large patches of closed areas but greens were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 06/13/2018:

Hello Stanley6773066, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed the conditions of our greens and we appreciate your feedback on the ground under repair. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!


metlife's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 06/13/2018:

Hello metlife, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had an excellent experience. Thank you for visiting Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 06/06/2018:

Hello Jwurster, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club. Thank you for playing our course and we hope to see you again soon!

"Heron creek 6/02"


Jmac2013's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Oaks 9 closed, marsh 9 under repair, was cart path rough only, condition was not listed when making reservation


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 06/06/2018:

Hello Jmac2013, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are sorry to hear that you had a sub par experience at our course. We appreciate your feedback and escalated it to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to see you again soon.


Grouse1008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 06/06/2018:

Hello Grouse1008, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

"HAMMER"


u5052377's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
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Reviewed on

Really good course! Played with a group of members.. Whizzed around.. Will play it many more times..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 06/06/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and our pace of play. Thank you for visiting Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!

"Very good greens"


u716993690's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Reviewed on

Good shape, recent rains threatening some low spots, but overall good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and had an enjoyable experience at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

"Nice course"


u000002124450's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Greens were in great shape. Course was wet but has excellent drainage. If you are on vacation this is a great course for you to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/23/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and layout. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club in North Port and we hope to see you again soon!



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Reviewed on

The Oaks had a lot of ground under repair which was unfortunate, but it was a good round otherwise, would have been nice to been advised in advance to see if other nine would have been available


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/22/2018:

Hello LionsFan1, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are glad you had enjoyable experience and we appreciate your feedback on the ground under repair. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to see you again soon.

"Great Course"


amike0057's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course. Very good staff. Loved the greens , consistent from start to finish. Only drawback was tee time booked for 8:52 and then got bumped to 8:59 which wasn't a big deal. However,when we got to the tee the starter kept sending members out ahead of us. Finally at 9:15 they moved us to another time and we finally started playing at 9:30. We finished our round over 5 hours after our initial tee time. One suggestion is to have more rakes in the bunkers. Some bunkers are large with only 1 rake which slows down play. Also noticed times when bunkers were not raked if rake was a distance away.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/21/2018:

Hello amike0057, thank you for the four-star review. We are sorry for the tee time delay and we are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and staff. We also appreciate your feedback on the bunkers and rakes. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!


Werner1000's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/16/2018:

Hello Werner1000, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your ratings on the pace of play and the course conditions. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!


Jimjonespa48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/14/2018:

Hello Jimjonespa48, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and had an excellent golf experience. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club in North Port and we hope to see you again soon!

"50/50"


metlife's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Creek was very good------The Oaks was very poor.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/14/2018:

Hello metlife, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoy The Creek and we appreciate your feedback on the conditions of our Oaks course. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and we hope to earn your business again.


luis3180531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/14/2018:

Hello luis3180531, thank you for the five-star rating. We are glad you had an excellent experience at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club in North Port. Thank you for playing our course and we hope to see you again soon!


bob37tpb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/07/2018:

Hello bob37tpb, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and had an excellent experience at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club. Thank you for playing our course and we hope to see you again the next time you are in North Port.


Deb3968970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/07/2018:

Hello Deb3968970, thank you for the five-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had an excellent golf experience. Thank you for playing Heron Creek Golf & Country Club in North Port and we hope to see you again soon!

"Great Practice Facility"


newman60's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Get there early and check out the different practice areas. Course is really nice and kept in great condition. A must play but buy the course booklet 5$


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Heron Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/04/2018:

Hello newman60, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and practice facility. Thank you for the excellent feedback and we hope to see you again at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club the next time you are North Port!


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