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2.3
131 Reviews (131)
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Conditions
2.0
Value
1.9
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
2.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.1
42.5%
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Amenities
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Conditions
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Value
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6897 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.7

Previously known as Oak Grove Island.

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mike Young (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2015 #12)

Reviews

2.3
131 Reviews (131)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
19th Hole Scenic Views 17
Patio Dining 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 51
Forced Carries 37
Bunkers 36
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 40
Locals 38
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 29
Convenient to the City 25
In the 'Burbs 13

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Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Members Only

This course caters to its existing members and has no tolerance for outside play!! Rude, unprofessional, and way overpriced for the poor conditions! Drive to Jekyll!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Just Terrible!

Waited in the Empty pro shop for 5 minutes for someone....anyone.... to book me in. The unfriendliness golf pro I’ve ever met evidently aggravated by my interrupting his morning sent me out. The course was fairly empty of players. 70% of the bunkers were dug out and GUR. The “Elevated” Tee boxes are a joke! The course was a soggy mess....yes it rains in southeastern Georgia, get some drainage. It’s a tragedy that a course in a great coastal location like this can continue operating.......or can it?? Avoid!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 94
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nothing special for the money

Course was in decent condition given the recent rain. There’s a few interesting holes but nothing especially memorable. The greens were the highlight with generally interesting but fair contouring. Thought the course was a bit overpriced.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible customer service

Would not recommend to anyone. I called to make a tee time at 3:30, as it was the only time my visiting friend could play. Nobody told me on the phone that the carts needed to be in at 6:30. I arrived at the course and the golf staff asked in a derogatory tone if we both had clubs because we cannot use one set. We obviously said we did. Again, nobody mentioned carts being turned in at 6:30. Due to weather, we could not tee off until 4. We made the turn at 6:10 with still over 2 hours of daylight to play. Halfway through #10, the cart boy told us the carts needed to be in the clubhouse in 10 minutes. Nobody told us about this until we had paid $55 and played only half of our round. Upon requesting a refund for the golf we could not complete, we were told to leave our numbers with the staff to get a call back. One call was made to my phone. I had to call twice to request my refund and still never received a refund or any compensation.

As for the course itself, it was in mediocre shape. Greens were bouncy and unreliable. I would not recommend this course to anyone. The customer service was unbelievable. I do not write reviews for anything, but due to the lack of customer service and absolutely nothing being done for reimbursement, not to mention the over priced golf for a sub par course, something had to be said. I hope someone can read this and take their game somewhere else.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Turn Around at H.O.

I am a local and have played this course for over 15 years. There were times I would not play - or even recommend that others play - because of the poor conditions of the course. Then the previous owner tricked it up into circus style target golf. In short many stopped playing the course and went to other venues.

The new owner and has put much thought ($$) into the course. Most importantly he hired an amazing greens keeper who has completely changed the look and quality of the layout. The result has been a top-notch gem in the Golden Isles that I would recommend over any track in this area. It is not a bomber's course even from the blue tees but there are more than a few opportunities to hit it long and score. But the driver probably won't be a staple off the tee. The greens are in excellent shape. If you are playing for the first time consider hitting to the 150 marker rather than trying to bomb off the tee. Carts are quality with the GPS being a nice bonus in getting yard ages. Hats off to the owner and staff for really turning this course around!

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great greens.

The course is in great condition. Only one hole is temporarily closed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/27/2016

Thank you gbjaudon1 for your recent review. Our golf course superintendent and his assistant and the whole golf course maintenance staff have been doing a great job!!!

Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Southern Charm

Heritage Oaks is a fine example of southern style living with a great golf. Layout is challenging for all levels of players. Making new tee boxes, greens to upgrade and improve course. This course is a keeper.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

somewhere between houses is a golf course

I knew course was in a housing development but almost every hole you traveled between houses and across a road. Course layout is nothing special and greens were punched a week ago. Greens were slow and many in poor shape. Staff and golfers friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Rude Staff

The starter and the mens group decided to make jokes when one in our party hit a bad tee shot off one.

The club house staff is rude and only caters to the regulars.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

fns redsign is coming well

Do enjoy the new work being done and we be a pleasure to play when its matured out

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/02/2016

Thank you for you comment
u558275626!!! Please come back and play another round when you are in the area. Have a great summer!

Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A Nice Saturday Afternoon

First of all the address that came with my GolfNow confirmation was wrong. It took me to a private house. Luckily it was in the same development where the course was. That being said, let's talk the course. The course is nice. You can see improvements are going on. There are 2 tees which are elevated , which i loved. The greens however where average at best. They look to be going in the right direction though. There was no starter and i started as a single. I tried to pair up with other groups but was rebuffed. As a result pace of play was slow. i would have rather played with someone who had played the course before. as a result i found trouble because i didn't know where any of the hazards were. Carts had gps which was nice. I'll play again when in the area again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

RETIRED

FRONT SIDE GREENS NOT VERY GOOD, BACK SIDE

BETTER

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/02/2016

Hello holeinone91,
Thank you for your comment. We have purchased 5 walk-behind mowers and the cut is very much improved. Our stimpmeter reading is 9.5 and as the warmer weather helps the bermuda and our goal is a stimpmeter reading of 10.0 to 10.5.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Had a good time

The course was in pretty good shape considering all the rain on the course the previous month. Warm weather and growing season will make this course just beautiful.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/02/2016

Hello digger1949,

Thank you for your recent comment. We have recently purchased new Walk mowers for the greens in an effort to get very smooth and quicker. There has also been a lot of drainage work being done. Please come back and play when you are back in this area.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is changing for the better!

There are several hole layouts that have been recently changed or are in the process of being renovated. Hole #10 has the most impact in my opinion. Two new elevated tee boxes give the course a fresh look. Well done, Heritage Oaks!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/02/2016

Hello sbcpankey,

In the last 8 months we have laid 60 truckloads of new sod, laser leveled all of our tee boxes, completely rebuilt #10 fairway and green. Glad you noticed the upgrades!!!
Please come back and play soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

challenging but fair

very nice doing lots of upgrading would play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Potential--Under Construction

I've played Heritage Oaks 3 times over the past 6 months, and every time the course is in better shape. They have made major landscaping improvements and major changes to the course layout--new elevated tee boxes for the gold & white tees, and restructuring some water hazards. Hole #10 was closed when I played with my boyfriend on 1/3/16, but you can play a little Par 3 island green by the driving range to kind of make up for it. Fairways & greens well manicured except for the recent construction. The price could be a little better given that a hole is closed--$39 was a little steep compared with $33 to play Sea Palms on St. Simons Island and $30 to play Oleander on Jekyll Island. When they were charging $15 to $25 over the summer, I'd give the course 5 stars for value.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Terrible Greems

Played two days after Christmas, and it looked like the greens hadn't been cut since before the holiday. Putting was a joke and a bad one at that. Layout is decent and fairways were okay. Tee boxes need some work and were equally shaggy. It could have been an enjoyable day but for the condition of the greens. 10th hole was out of play due to construction. Played the 100-yard island green 19th instead.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Old Course, Very Nice

This is one of the original courses on Jekyll Island. Very very small greens, no cart path, (Drive on fairway), good condition. Lots of fun...alligators and all!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/17/2016

Hello,

Heritage Oaks GC is not located on Jekyll Island. I believe your review should be for Great Dunes maybe?

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A thinking course

First time playing this course keeps you guessing. Not always sure the best landing areas so you have to pay attention. Hitting the fairway is a must! Loved the course and will go back now I have a better idea of lay up locations. They need to put better marking from hole to hole, got lost a couple of times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

WORK IN PROGRESS

It appears that the course is in the middle of a renovation. One tee box is the highest point in Glynn County. Thankfully, much of the marsh grass has been removed. It will be a great course once all renovations are complete..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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