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3.4
237 Reviews (237)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
74
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
39
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
64.1%
Recommend this course
158 out of 237 reviews
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3.4
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
61.1%
Recommend this course
11 out of 18 reviews
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3.4
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
59.3%
Recommend this course
16 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 65
Length 4979 yards
Slope 113
Rating 69.0
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Heron Lakes Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

3.4
237 Reviews (237)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 25
Water Hazards 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Beginners 15
Seniors 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Near the Airport 11
Worth the Drive 7

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
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First Time Playing

Not impressed

This was my first time to play here. The greens were in decent shape but the fairways and rough were not. Hit many shots that should have been easily located but could not find the ball because of the thick overgrowth. It is a short course and great for working with your irons.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Grass

I would be just off the fairway and lose my ball or spend 10 mins looking for it. Lost 4-5 balls like that in one round. Grass was pretty awful

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dangerous

A lot of Crossed holes. Very inexperienced players all the time. We were put in multiple situations where our cart was hit, and my head almost hit by a errant shot on a green. stacked tee times lead to a 5 hour round on a course shorter than an executive length.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pretty Good

This is a fun little course. I wish it was a little bit longer off the tee box and a par-72 but it's still very fun. The only other issue I have is there is no driving range to warm up. Other than that I've got no complaints.

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

Really!! Sprinklers during play??

Greens - WELL below average
Fairways - dry, patches
Tee boxes - average

Sprinklers running on 5 holes!!
No range
No chipping
“Putting green” - in progress??

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

3/5 Stars

Course wasn't well maintained. The 'rough' could easily be considered the 'brush' as the the grass was too high to be called the 'rough'. There were no on-course amenities (cart girls). The greens were fast (which is okay because i'm always open to a challenge). The main reason I am giving it 3 stars is due to the un-maintained course. Other than that and the lack of cart-girls it was a great course. Especially for the value for money.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

The greens didn't look great, but they still rolled well. The fairways are narrow, and some holes require you to shape your tee shot. It may be a short course but I love it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One great golf course

Sure narrow fairways couple bald spots on a few greens but overall a tough unforgiving course that will make you respect this course,The Staff is friendly helpful an compassionate to all of your golfing needs ,Every hole is challenging an at times unforgiving whether you want to use your driver or your favorite irons ,Sure on a few holes the grass is high an there are some greens that need TLC but not every course is perfect an for the price this course is absolutely great ,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Going downhill

The property is for sale. Seems like they have cut back on maintenance. Greens are nice in most courses around Houston. Not so at Heron Lakes.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I expected more

I have played this course over the years but the fairways are in terrible shape and the greens are not much better. I played here today because it appeared to not have been too busy, now I understand why.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/24/2019

Thanks for your review! We hope there are areas for us to improve on so we can get that 3 stars up to 5. Thanks for coming out and playing Heron Lakes.

- The Staff at Heron Lakes Golf Course

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor Green Quality

The quality of the greens was very poor. There were many greens with little grass, many weeds and bare dirt patches.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/12/2019

Hi there,
We're sorry to hear you disappointment when playing the course. We are working on the issues that you have mentioned and we hope you can give us a second chance in the future!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Weeds taller than the trees!

Course is in terrible shape weeds in fairways! Greens ok

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Previously Played

Goat Ranch

This course has great holes
Very challenging but grass in fair way is weeds and some proper fairway grass
Looking like goat ranch needs considerable improvement
Free donuts a nice gesture
Tasted as fried in old oil
Had that taste all the way drive home
I play 3 to 5 times a week
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Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average

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