Blue Heron Golf Course

3.7486588235 3.7 stars from 5 (34)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 63
  • Length: 4130 yards
  • Slope: 97
  • Rating: 61.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 63 4130 yards 61.1 97
White 63 4019 yards 59.9 95
Red 63 3378 yards 59.9 95

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 34 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

28 out of 34 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for beginners locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways  

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


u000006743710's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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


u000007774355's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"tale of two sides"


danimal687's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"It could be a hidden gem."


jesusmysavior's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"average golfer"


u217799161's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


I recommend this course


"Small and not well maintained"


John4029230's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"First Time There"


king51alan's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Getaway Course"


dansharpe's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"short but fun"


u000005292187's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Only worth the 10$ I paid"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Pleasantly Surprised"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Blue Heron Golf Course"


pkgardner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great for the price"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is only a par 63 I think so I usually play with my wife who struggles on longer courses. They have several hazards and well placed trees that still provide challenging shots. The greens might have been the best I have seen on any course and it was mid November! The only issue is they let walk ins play right away so it can get backed up. Overall great little course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I guess I picked a bad day to play here"


David9733294's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf Now let me make a reservation for 7:30 but the course didn't open until 8. When I came around to hole 10 there were about 6 or more foursomes of women playing the back nine. Given the conditions of the first nine holes I just left. It wasn't worth it. The guy that let me in the gate before they opened was nice and friendly though.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good Practice-paid for 18 but played 9"


Peter6281716's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For what is is this course is fun . I judge a course by the way it makes me think for each shot particularly off the tee, not blazing away with a driver every time, this course did exactly that and from tee to green the course was very good. The tee boxes and fairways were in very good condition however the greens were in very poor condition and not worth putting on. The fact that the greens are small only enhanced my round to encourage me to improve my accuracy. Up to now I am commenting on the first 9 holes.<br/> The major downside was waiting behind the group of 3 in front on every single shot, who clearly were enjoying taking several shots each until they hit a good shot and had no idea about the etiquette of golf to allow faster players through. We followed them for 9 holes. When I mentioned this in the Pro Shop after completing 9 holes the gentleman at the counter laughed at me saying that slow play was not possible and indicated that nothing was going to be done about it so I decided to end the round there and not spend another 3 hours playing the second 9 holes.<br/> The gentleman who checked us in at the start of our round was excellent, shame he wasn't there when we came in after 9 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great for improving small parts of your game"


Ryan9602497's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Had a great time on this par 63 course, all 3's and 4's. The front nine is much older then the back and you can tell but is far from bad. The front 9's greens are VERY small, so challenging, but in good condition. The back 9 is longer, has better fairways, and the greens were great. Probably the worse part of this small course is some of its tee boxes that need some work but over the past few years playing here overall condition has improved quite a bit. Water is a factor on only 2 holes on the front but about 5 holes on the back. No real need to pull out the driver here. The staff was very friendly, as I had a woman come take my cart for me after I unloaded my bag into my truck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Blue heron"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely setting for a pleasant afternoon. Very walkable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tale of 2 courses"


vital23byrd's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is definitely 2 9 hole golf courses put together, the front a very challenging tight fairway small greens golf course. You really do not have to pull driver out of your bag the entire day but really do not want to on the front if you can help it. The back on the other hand ismore like a modern day golf course with big greens and wide fairways and very good lies. I think they should take the expansion area and make it into another 9 like the back and then use the front as a walking course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"great little course"


uGKHH3186GK's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not very long but still very challenging. Greens were in great shape. Can't beat this course for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow, but good"


captnard's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was a little slower than usual, but it was still a good day. The course was in great condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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