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3.6
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
11
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
74.6%
Recommend this course
67 out of 87 reviews
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3.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
53.3%
Recommend this course
8 out of 15 reviews
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3.5
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
65.4%
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17 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6351 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.4

Formerly known as Heatherwood Country Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Davis John LaFoy (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.6
87 Reviews (87)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and condition

Challenging with great features. Need to be accurate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Great course at a great value

I travel to Birmingham a few times a year and many times hit Heatherwood on the golfNow app. At $26 during the week this is a great value and a well maintained course. The day I played there were just a few others on the course so no one pushing and no waiting. I will hit it again next time I am in BHam.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Needs TLC

Based on the layout, setting and multiple bridges and tunnels built into the course you can tell at one time this was a very nice course that has fallen into disrepair. There is no way to know what the future plans are for the course but if you want to play a nice layout at a good rate with a few blemishes give it a try.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Mediocre

My friend raved about this course, saying it was one of the best deals in Birmingham. Greens were in good condition, but the overall layout and back 9 were less than stellar. Back 9 needs a lot of work. Found several golf balls and beat said friend, so overall it was a good time. Probably won’t be playing this course again though.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Greens & Challenging

Really enjoyed our time! Some holes are very narrow and unforgiving, but the course, overall, was very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

So much potential

Acknowledging that I played in February, I would still not recommend this course. My biggest complaint is the tee markers. Blocks of wood are meant to indicate which tees are which on the front 9, but many of the blocks are missing and the paint has faded from all of them. Finding the right tees was literally never easy. Then on the back 9, tees are indicated by colored domes but the scorecard order of colors is different than the signs posted on each tee box. So confusing. There were warped sheets of plywood in the middle of one of the holes, terrible cart path concrete, and overall just felt unkept and run down. Disappointing because the land and surrounding trees/hills are beautiful. Feels like a well-designed and challenging course that was built and forgotten about. Also will add — this is not a walking-friendly course. Carts are 100% necessary. Not a dealbreaker, but something to note if you enjoy walking.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played

Days are numbered

Heatherwood is a very difficult golf course. The course needs much TLC but I don’t think they have the money to do it. I’ll play it again if I can get a Hot Deal, but it’s not worth it otherwise.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Short but challenging

The course is very tight with quick drop offs- bring a lot of balls!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Scenic but tight!!

Very Narrow and steep drop offs about 50% of holes.
No visual clues on score card or cart to help with design layout. Very little room for error. Pace of play was excellent, very few foursomes on course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Heatherwood has improved

It’s been a while since I’ve played. Heatherwood grew a bad name around town but it’s a lot better. The bunkers need work, but the fairways and greens were in really good shape. Still wish the range was longer as you can’t hit more than an 8 iron without hitting balls beyond the end of the range. If you haven’t seen the course since it reopened go try them out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Much improved

This was my first trip to Heatherwood since the new ownership and I was not disappointed. Tree lined, thin, undulating fairways lead up to multi tiers greens surround by challenging bunkers. Playing from the blue tees is a task, but there are some drivable par 4s and opportunities for birdies/eagles.

The front nine appears to have received the majority of the attention and the back nine had some area for improvement. The driving range is very short at 160 yards and the putting green is tough to find on your first trip out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Heatherwood

Very strange layout. Too many blind shots and needed to lay up on some holes due to long carry over penalty areas.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Very tough course. If you don’t hit fairways off the tee, that’s one thing. Ball is gone. But if you don’t hit most GIR, your ball is gone. Go short!! Other than that it’s a fun course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid public course

Rated most difficult public in Alabama but it plays well for the average golfer. Narrow though so lots of iron play to keep it in play. Fairways and greens were nice and tee boxes good to average. Great friendly staff and good food from the grille. Little slow for a sandwich at the turn but good quality.

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