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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6783 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.4

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2017.

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Tif Dwarf Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willard Byrd (1987) Clyde Johnston (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
16 Reviews (16)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Avoid this course

Have played Heather Glen many times in the past. Very good layout. This year was dramatically different. Pro shop and course personnel were nonexistent. Greens appear not to have been mowed in several days. Fairways were not much better.
You could easily loose balls in untended rough. This course is obviously being neglected. We later found that owners are trying to sell the course. Homeowners and members have blocked efforts to sell to new developer. Avoid course until this is resolved. Used to be a nice tract- hopefully they can bring it back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wanted to play course one last time since I hear it is being sold for home development

Have played Heather Glen many times in the past years coming to Myrtle Beach for the World Amateur. The news is that Heather Glen will be sold and golf course torn up for housing development if the zoning is approved. I wanted to play her one more time while I had the chance. This course never disappoints. Some very very good holes. Lots of character, challenging but fun to play. Course was wet but considering...the conditioning was very good.
The staff is always friendly and helpful.
Hate to see another really great golf course go away.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
South Carolina Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Another Glen Gem

Played all three nines. It's a Links course with all the pot bunkers around the greens, swales and buried volkswagons in the fairways placed in an American style layout. Woods frame every WIDE fairway. Had a torrential downpour the night before so it was cart path only which made it a little longer to play. I found the Red and White more to my liking and skill as there weren't many 375-400 4's. All the par 3's were mid irons which suits me just fine. The fives were also manageable too. The Blue was the tougher of the 3 with quite a few loooong 4's. Course was in fantastic shape although because of the rain there was no roll in the fairways. No complaints about the greens either. I like 'em slow and to hold my iron shots and they were both. Prolly cause of the rain cause most greens down here are slick. Next up for me is Possum Trot and if it's like any of the other 3 Glens courses, I know I won't be disappointed. Huzzah!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

A wonderful design in need of some TLC

Growing up I always wanted to play Heather Glen on my trips to Myrtle Beach. It was one of my favorites on the strand. So when I played the other day I was expecting similar feelings to remain, however, I found myself a bit underwhelmed.

The course design and layout are still fantastic as the layout forces you to hit the right spots and the smaller greens place a premium on accuracy. Your short game will need to be sharp.

The conditions are not up to par compared to my memories. Having lived in the area the past several years conditions this winter were prime for all courses to be in wonderful shape, yet Heather Glen is lagging in this area.

The fairways are not barren but they are far from pure. Green wise the white 9 are slower and not as great as the blue 9. However, the greens were firm on approach shots.

The value for what we paid is there and if you are someone coming from the North you will see conditions similar to what you are accustom to in April in the North.

The clubhouse and the pro shop are a bit unwelcoming. The exterior could use a paint job and some grooming. The pro shop is rather empty and lacks large merchandise choices. Its almost as if they are working under the idea that the land is going to be sold in the near future.

Overall, the course layout and the value are still there and worth playing if you are looking for a Scottish influenced course. We paid around 60$ I wouldn't pay more though, so keep an eye on price when booking. My hope is that this course will not disappear and with a little TLC can return to its formidable self of years past.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

Tee Boxes & Greens are in good shape but the Fairways are very thin & bare in some areas. Nice layout. Hopefully conditions will improve when Spring arrives. Staff is always very friendly.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 58
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
New Hampshire Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great design, conditioning could be better...

Very interesting target type course. Cool design with pot bunkers and lots of dog leg holes. The superintendent should be sent down to the minors though. Fairways were only about 25% grass and a ton of unfilled divots on all the fairways. Very poor job overseeding. Green looked great, and we're freshly cut, but they were very slow. Maybe not even a 7 on the stimp. Such a drastic change from other courses in the area which are much quicker. Had a hard time getting the ball to the hole. Even affected chipping and pitching. Had to fly the ball so much more aggressively at the hole. The greens were very receptive and anything with any amount of spin would back up, especially on the many greens which slope back to front. A couple of time I landed wedges pin high and they ripped back 15+ feet, twice off the front of the green. Not ideal. If I played it again I'd play a hard, non-spinning ball. Played a Callaway Chrome Soft this round. On the last hole, a really cool par 5 over water, I had a full gap wedge from 115y from the wiry, dormant bermuda rough back up 8 feet. That never happens to me.

I'd rate the fairways a 3. The greens a 6. Tees a 7. Sand traps a 6. Design a 9+. Too bad it's not properly taken care of as it could be something very special.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A Great Day at Heather Glen

I live in the Myrtle Beach/Brunswick County area and have often golfed at Heather Glen. The conditions have always been very good but in my last three outings there the conditions have been excellent. The fairways were bright green, closely mowed and without any clippings. The greens were immaculate and true. It's simply a bargain to golf at such a superbly maintained course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

Tee Boxes & Fairways are in great shape. Greens recently aerfied but doing OK. Staff very accommodating except no beverage cart due to the heat.........

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great course. This is a must play!!!

The course is excellent and I have played it 2 more times since this review was written.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

one of the best in sc

This is the best layout on the beach! We had a great time from the beautiful drive in to the expert staff. The course was flawless from tee to green. I will spread the word about this hidden gem!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great track

Loved the place---clubhouse looks like an old European cottage. Greens are pristine. Extremely fun and fair test for your game

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Track

Loved it ... open fairways, proper bunkering. Greens were fantastic..true rolls, holding all day. Loved the place.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Loved the course, the design was fun, yet challenging. Had been raining for the past few days, yet it was playable. Highly recommend it, look forward to playing it again in the future.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome layout!

We played the red/blue (1st & 3rd nine) track. I had wanted to play the white nine because I love the 9th hole, but it was cart path only and my 75-year old dad doesn't get around too well. The course was in excellent shape. However, I was disappointed to find the greens playing extremely slow. It didn't take long to get used to the speed, but I did have a hard time hitting putts online because I felt like I had to hit them so hard. The rough was a unique challenge around the greens. It was at least two inches deep starting just a few feet off the greens and any chips hit from it would take off and roll forever even though I play high-spin balls (Srixon Z-Star). I had to change my strategy on those shots after a few rolled 8-10ft past the hole. Another challenging element to this course was the firm condition of the bunkers. After playing Long Bay's fluffy bunkers the day before, I had a heck of a time with my high bounce SW in these...deep pot bunkers are no fun when they don't have much sand in them. Despite having a lower rating/slope, I thought it was slightly tougher than Long Bay because there were a lot of tight driving holes and many that required some serious shot placement off the tee to avoid hazards (bunkers and water). Overall, I loved the course and the challenging layout, but would like to see the greens faster and more sand in the bunkers.

PS - FWIW, I am male despite what my profile says. I have tried to change it,but it keeps going back to female.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Review

Greens were slow and bumpy. Rye grass was just beginning to take over.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful!

Amazing course for the money! Would go back without a doubt!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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