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3.2
83 Reviews (83)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
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Conditions
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3.2
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4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6879 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.6
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Heather Highlands Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6879 yards 72.6 130
Blue 72 6450 yards 70.6 126
White 72 5787 yards 67.6 119
White (W) 72 5787 yards 73.1 124
Red (W) 72 4897 yards 68.2 116
Scorecard for Heather Highlands
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.6/130 423 540 398 181 391 530 372 198 445 3478 409 353 514 148 359 541 425 235 417 3401 6879
Blue M: 70.6/126 401 516 376 150 372 524 349 155 421 3264 394 336 496 130 338 508 393 189 402 3186 6450
White M: 67.6/119 W: 73.1/124 380 491 353 135 352 486 327 134 329 2987 373 316 413 107 300 474 306 162 349 2800 5787
Red W: 68.2/116 312 416 271 110 320 377 245 121 272 2444 303 216 400 87 285 406 306 101 349 2453 4897
Handicap 7 3 9 15 11 5 13 17 1 10 12 8 18 16 2 4 14 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 4 10 16 12 2 14 18 8 7 11 3 17 15 1 9 13 5

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Robert B. Harris

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2015 #20)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #2)

Reviews

3.2
83 Reviews (83)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Watching the Game 9
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Thick Rough 11
Plays Long 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
9-Hole Rounds 12
Advanced Golfers 12
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
Worth the Drive 9

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in good condition a little dry due to hot weather, just made ball go further! staff was awesome we had a great experience!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Joke

Not my first time playing here.
Issues:
-Sprinklers running through all fairways till noon. Took 6 holes for them to shut off.
-Tee box uneven and burnt. No grass so my shoes slipped during drive.
-Overall “grass” in horrible shape. (Maybe try watering in the morning””
-Ground and greens so hard the ball was bouncing over so you can’t plan a good shot.

This course used to be nice and for whatever reason, now it’s dissapointing for $45 and it’s one I won’t be playing anytime soon.
Too bad...

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

Good Fast round

Course good shape..fairways good greens good pace of play excellent

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

4 out or 10

This course needs work. The layout is nice, off fairway grass is too high in most areas and the cart paths are aweful.

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

Not enjoyable

We were unable to find many balls just off the edge of the fairway. Also lost a couple in the fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cannot believe the conditions

Worst course I've ever golfed, never in my life have I quit and walked off before finishing a full 18 holes until this experience. I've Been to this course for 3 straight years multiple times a season, never had any complaints other than the thick rough, but this season I could not believe how the course has not been kept up to good playing conditions, it made the worst courses I've ever been to look like gems now that I think back. You should never lose your ball in a fairway and there should be actual sand in the bunkers not rocks or bees nests, and weeds growing everywhere. You easily can lose balls in the thick rough and never find them under all the grass clippings not being picked up. It's frustrating to hit a good shot and lose your nice pro v1. The greens were sticky and spongy couldn't have been slower, I just am appalled that on a holiday weekend or any day for that matter that they charge that rate, I even got it on a hot deal off golf now and it's not their fault but it was not worth the deal, I wouldn't have paid $5 to golf this course, I hate to give this review because the staff is friendly and courteous but I just can't believe the course was this bad weeds literally all over the course, I'll stick with boulder point in oxford for $25 they keep standards high and for the price it can't be beat. Needless to say this experience will keep me from ever coming back to Heather highlands.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Terrible

Just awful! I knew this about this course based on being a local. I didnt realize it was as bad as it is. Needs new ownership

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Example: This course has great features

The time to spray for dollar spot is before you see it forming on the greens.

Couple chops stole my ball on the dogleg par 5 6th.
Exactly what you would expect for $23.

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

Nice Layout and large Green but

Nice Layout but course must be finically stressed that is the only thing that can explain why so much dollar spot and fungus patches on green.

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

Wanted to Play

I booked for 7-28-17 at 10:44a , but unfortunately the night before I had a sciatic nerve issue , I could not walk without a lot of pain , could not make it to the course. Called the course to see if I could play another time they had me call golfnow , golfnow would not credit me . So how it goes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would play there again

Was a pretty good experience overall. The course could use some work with the details; traps, trimming, tee boxes, etc... but $20 for 18 w/cart is tough to beat.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Good Practice Course

The Pace of play was slow. You had to keep your ball in the fairway, you couldn't find your ball because the grass was so long, they should of closed this course the 1st of October.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Shaggy rough but great price

Course was in great condition except the rough. If you hit your ball out of the fairway you could spend 15 minutes circling around trying to find your ball. Multiple occasions my partner and myself couldn't see our ball 5 feet away because it was completely covered in the rough.. maybe it was just close to the end of the season and they relax on mowing the rough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Always in great shape and good people behind the scenes

Heather Highlands is always in great shape and the greens are huge and roll fast and true. This course has been consistently rated among the best and the super and the owners have been there for as long as we've been playing there. Guessing they have been doing this for 40 years or more. One of our favorite places to play. Always fun and the rates online are the best in town. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

The Best for the money.

Played this Saturday and just beat the rain. An outing followed us and the staff was well prepared for any weather as many golfers were inside watching golf while they waited. Deb and her staff are pros. Love the place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Mieading

The fact that this course is in the top 25 rankings and shepherds hallow isn't it, is a audacity. The fact that they charge 42 dollars for 18 holes, and the greens are bummpy, super soft, don't roll true, and haven't been moon in at least 2 days, is absurd. Most of the fairways and tees haven't been moon in quite some time it looks like. If they don't have the money or the staff to properly maintain the course, don't change a top course price. And the rough is so long if you hit your ball into it, you can't find it. This is all my opinion. They have some great holes, it's just the maintenance on the course is really lacking.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Plays Twice a year
3.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Tee boxes

If you play from the whites or Blues this course may suit you. If you play from the "tips" or black tees it will frustrate you since they haven't pruned a tree in years here, leaving long hitters with very tight landing areas (after you get through some trees). As for ladies tees - hap-hazardly place out in the fairway. Most of the time the tee box was just in the fairway with no grass cut or sloping or just in terrible shape. Thanks but no thanks. I think if you want to keep golf growing and people playing you need to keep your course worth the price. For women this was a joke. Finally - greens were shaggy. Its August not October. Don't give up the greens yet!!! Sorry cant recommend. Spend your cash elsewhere.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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