Heritage Golf Links - Tradition Nine
|Red (W)||35||1957 yards|
|Gold M: 72.2/142||189||511||343||162||331||343||394||489||208||2970||6471|
|Blue M: 69.7/137||164||462||343||149||321||304||360||465||178||2746||6003|
|Member M: 68.2/133||164||428||343||149||321||304||360||465||150||2684||5776|
|White M: 66.2/123 W: 71.3/135||140||428||310||123||286||262||332||426||150||2457||5344|
|Red W: 65.7/121||102||357||278||89||191||186||278||372||104||1957||4272|
Nice course but struggling to manage increased volumes
I've played Heritage a dozen or so times over the last 5 years. It is an excellent layout, making excellent use of elevation changes and defending itself with large, undulating greens. It is more than enough golf course from the tips, with two par threes over 235 yards, and a closing hole with the longest forced carry off the tee that I am aware of in the Atlanta area. The course gets a lot of play thanks to reasonable pricing and its central location, so it doesn't sit in the upper tier of courses with regards to conditioning, but it is eminently playable.
That's the good news. The bad news is that the staff seems to be struggling to control flow of play with the increased volumes that are occurring as a result of COVID. For the second time in a row I arrived at the course having booked a time through Golf Now several days in advance, only to be told that they did not have me scheduled at the time I had reserved. To their credit, they did not turn me away, but sent me to the starter to be slotted in. Upon seeing the starter, it was clear he was struggling to manage getting all the golfers off. It turns out he had my name at the expected time (contrary to what I was told when I checked in), but there were four other players claiming the same time, which is of course one too many. The starter called the Pro Shop for help sorting it out, but they were not helpful. They were simply simply saying there were only four people checked in, which was contradicted by the five people surrounding the starter. In the end, the four most assertive of us got off at the appointed time and one fellow was left out (I do believe he was slotted in shortly after). the whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't want to have to fight my way on to a course when I've reserved a tee time - especially on a crowded course in the autumn season when daylight is limited. It was a good thing I got off when I did, because pace of play was very slow - right at about five hours, so we finished just as the sun was going down. I hope they figure things out soon, but I'd be hesitant to recommend the course until after Covid has passed and volumes are normalized.
Toughest Course I've Played
I love challenging golf and this course exceeded my expectations! Greens rolled about 13 or 14. Fairways were immaculate, lots of bunkers, very few level shots. I am from Chicago, IL and I loved every minute of the beating I took this morning. I will be back!
Maggie Valley Miracles
One of my favorites. Valley front 9 Mountain back 9. Fairways are pure and live year round. Fun and difficult. I am a 6 handicap and this course has everything you want.
Death March on a well laid out course
We played Legacy/Heritage combination for 18 holes. Took almost 6 hours on a Saturday. They were obviously taking anybody's money who showed up. They ran out of golf carts and practice balls. Tee boxes were a disgrace. Completely chewed up. The greens were very rough. The layout and the hole visuals are outstanding. Properly managed I would love to play this course but life is too short to spend 6 hours playing 18 holes of golf
Best course to play after torrential downpour
Played at 7:15am after torrential rains overnight and couldn’t tell. The drainage is amazing there. Challenging course. Three 9’s. Great shape.
Great course. Went early so pace of play was great. Greens are difficult and heavily undulating. Love playing this course great challenge.
Very Nice course - and challenging.
Very Nice course. The course was soggy -- can't blame that on the management - heavy rain the night before.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
The snack bar was very limited and the turkey and cheese sandwich had precious little meat.
Had a good time fabulous lay out. Better views challenging holes can’t wait to get back down there and play it again and again highly recommend.