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42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.5
78.7%
Recommend this course
34 out of 42 reviews
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4.7
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
5.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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4.4
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Conditions
4.2
Value
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Layout
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Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 63
Length 4130 yards
Slope 97
Rating 61.1
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Blue Heron Golf Course MD
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Course Details

Year Built 1959
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Rich Mandell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
42 Reviews (42)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Bunkers 10
Narrow Fairways 10
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 14
Locals 14
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
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Jeff & Gene

Excellent value. Staff was most accommodating & friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

JBH Review

Great course to okay. I played it for the first time 50+ years ago when was 9 holes only. The added back nine is beautiful

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was fine

Course is a par 63, with no part 5s, which is fine. Pace of play great and staff heloful. Early in season, so perhaps not fair to judge condition yet.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice Executive style couse on the bay

We arrived at the course and signed in. 28 degrees when we teed off. The course is set in 2 different styles with the front nine closed in and a bit tougher. The back 9 is more open with plenty of water. Shot placement is crucial. I love this course
Score - 78
Go to the next street up to the Kentmoor for a bowl of chowder and a beer after your round!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Recent deterioration

Blue Heron is in the worst shape I've seen it in quite a long time. And I play there a lot.
Played the front nine yesterday. Many of the tee boxes are brown and almost all the greens have fungus or bare sports. Fairways are also poor too. Quite a contract to the improvements seen just a couple months ago. Very inexpensive to play, but in this shape, it's not a very good deal.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blue Heron

The course has some interesting carries.
But all in all a good place to work on your short game!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A fun course

Biginers can have a good time there and so low handicaped players. A very good value for your money!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was in very good shape with all the past rain

The rain over the last 2 weeks was above average. I was expecting the course to be very wet, but it was in good shape. It's a short course, but it is still challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent Fun Executive Course on the way to Annapolis or Wasington, D.C.

I went on a 3 day business trip to the Washington, D.C. area and I prefer taking the Delaware/Maryland peninsula instead of driving I-95 through Baltimore. I found this course on GolfNow.com as a Hot Deal for $10, including cart. It was a fantastic deal.

Going west on Highway 50 / 301, you take the last exit before the Bay Bridge, and head south on highway 8 for about 10 or 15 minutes, on the righthand side.

This course is an excellent and fun executive golf course, where half the holes are par 3s and half are par 4s. The longest par 4 is 319 years and the longest par 3 is 187 yards. Some holes play much longer because of hitting into the wind or cross-wind.

First let me say that I played from the back tees, to make the course more challenging plus I always hit from the back tees. I don't know why but I played very well, shooting 3 above par, with 2 birdies and 11 pars. I hit almost every green either on the par 3 or 2nd shot on the par 4s.

On the 11th hole I came within a foot of a hole-in-one (still chasing that dream).

The front 9 has small greens whereas the back 9 has normal bigger greens.

There was no one ahead of me or behind me so I could play as fast or as slow as I wanted.

The course was in decent shape. The course does have some sand bunkers, more so on the back 9.

The staff was super, super friendly. I advised the staff that I lost my putter cover on the course and if they found it they could call me because I would be driving back that way in a few days and they called me back in about 40 minutes saying that found my putter cover. That was so nice of them. They held it for me as promised when I picked it up.

I did classify this course as moderate difficulty because there are at least 2 holes (I believe 6th and 12th) where wind is a big factor. On the 6th I had to hit towards the trees to the right of the green for the wind to take it left and land on the front of the green. On the 12th, the sign at the hole for distance length is wrong, the scorecard is more accurate. It's about 144 yards from the back green but because of the head-on wind, I used my 6 iron to land it on the green. I use my 6 iron for shots about 170 yards.

I also state it's moderate difficulty because there are a lot of water holes.

The pro shop manager asked me to stop down and play again the next time I drive that way to D.C., and that's what I plan on doing. (For the price of playing at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course, you play both Fox Hollow and Blue Heron on the same drive down).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

tale of two sides

The gentleman at the counter offered to let us play the back twice, but we declined, i mean how bad could the front be? Well I should have listened. The front had been recently aerated making the greens pretty unbearable. The back was a whole other story with the greens lush and holding approach shots.

We would play this again, its a great place to polish up your short game and play with the wife and kids.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

It could be a hidden gem.

This course could be something great but with this heat from this summer it has devastated the front nine. The back was much better but with not knowing the layout I lost balls on holes, I should have had easy pars.
For the price it was worth it but the conditions of the course were horrible. might try again in the fall.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

average golfer

Bowie is my home course, nice place to play however they need a marshal

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Small and not well maintained

Greens were in poor condition. There are no cart paths. Very small course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

First Time There

Course is half par 4's and half par 3's. A few of the greens have some burn out on them but overall the course is a good value for the money. It would also be a great course to take beginners and people that do not play often. Most par 3's are challenging due to the very small greens.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Getaway Course

Great value. Perfect for beginners. The front nine greens are rough (small and beat up). The back nine greens are pristine. Note the par 63.. if you think you are a big hitter and this course won't contain you. It is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for optimizing your 100-165 yrd game. Its in a real quiet area and not really busy ever. Great pace of play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

short but fun

A short course - no par 5s and lots of par 3s. Nevertheless, a fun course to play; water is a factor for most holes. The greens are pretty straightforward. Not too many people playing so we finished in about three hours. Excellent value when booked on Golf Now.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Only worth the 10$ I paid

Basic layout. Greens in putt- able on most of the front 9. Back 9 was better. I should have known when the walk on in front of me only wanted to play the back. I was there around 1pm. Only saw a few other players. Almost had the place to myself. Played 18 in 2.5 hours. Cart paths need work. Some sort of flying insect around water hazards hen you got close. I drove 35 minutes to get there and paid bridge tolls. I wouldn't do it again. I guess it workks for locals who don't want to cross the bridge to the western shore. It works to get out and hit the ball but wouldn't make a special trip. Sorry.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasantly Surprised

This course is in pretty good shape considering the cost to play. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and the pace of play was great. This is a perfect course to work on your short game.

I'll definitely be going back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Blue Heron Golf Course

This course is where I learned to play 25 years ago, taught my kids and my wife to play. If you think it's easy, guess again. It is an executive course and the par 4s are only around 300 yards. But, the par 3s can be challenging. The greens on the front 9 are domed postage stamps! This is a great course to work on your short game!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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