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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.0
68.8%
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3.3
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5 Stars
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
3.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.8%
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3.2
27 Reviews (27)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
3.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
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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

3.3
143 Reviews (143)
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Course was closed

The course was closed when I arrived. I received no notification from the app, or the course. When I arrived an hour prior to my tee time, I tried to cancel my reservation but the app continuously told me that the course wasn’t recognized whenever I clicked on my reservation. Since this app has essentially zero avenues of customer service, I was unable to cancel the reservation. At this point I’ll most likely not be using the app any longer.

Conditions Poor
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Amenities Poor
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Windy weather
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4.0
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Very challenging

Players must keep the ball in the fairway. If you missed the fairway or over, shoot the greens, you’ll probably lose your ball.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/18/2024

Hi, P0Ws2IHxmZdaH3gGZ18A. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Heatherwood Hills Country Club.

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Conditions Good
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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3.0
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Friendliness Good
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Commented on 10/20/2023

Thank you for reviewing us, rdorn15. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Heatherwood Hills Country Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

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4.0
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Conditions Good
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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1.0
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Very strange course

Feels like they jammed a golf course into a neighborhood where there was not nearly enough room

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

I recently had the opportunity to play “mountain golf” in Alabama at Heatherwood Country Club. Heatherwood is a residential golf community in Hoover, AL that started accepting residents in 1984. Large, majestic golf front homes line many of the fairways; homes that easily start at around $500,000. The golf course followed soon after and opened as a private country club in 1986. Arthur Davis created the original layout and In 2001 John LaFoy did a complete rebuild.

The course offers golfers 4 sets of tees and plays 6,351 yards from the Back Tees. The course rating is 70.9 with a slope of 141. At 6,000 yards (69.0/135), the Gold Tees offer a good challenge and allow you to leave with some dignity intact. Ladies will have a great time playing the Green Tees (4,887/67.9/132).

With the depression that ensued in 2008, the course shut down because of financial difficulties. Heatherwood reopened in 2017 as a semi-private facility and several renovations and improvements were made including a new double-row irrigation system, greens, and bunkers. About 100 local homeowners and other stakeholders pooled funds to purchase the property, pay off outstanding debts, and perform the work necessary to re-open the club. The property was not in as bad of shape as one might expect after eight years of dormancy, due in part to homeowners voluntarily mowing the course behind their homes and performing other maintenance. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough, and the course closed for a second time.

In April 2020 the facility was purchased by another group of investors and reopened that August. As of April 2022, the course is going strong and rounds are growing steadily.

Over the years, Heatherwood has played host to numerous national, local, and professional events. The course is laid out over gently rolling and cantered fairways which are a combination of premier Bermuda grasses. Heatherwood’s TifEagle Bermuda greens are some of the best in the area. As you make your way around this par 72 layout, you’ll encounter narrow fairways and strategically placed bunkers.

The golf course is full of memorable holes. Number 2 is short par 3 that plays considerably less than the 159 yards stated on the scorecard. The hole plays downhill into a green that is a lot wider than it is deep and is well-protected front and left by deep bunkers that sit about 5 feet below the putting surface which has some good slope and undulation to it.

Number 6 is a short, risk/reward par 4 that plays 245 yards from the Blue Tees and slightly uphill. Trees line either side of the fairway and reaching the green requires a well-struck shot that avoids the trees. There’s a lot of mounding in the fairway although it seems to flatten out up by the green. There’s a mischievous little pot bunker in the front and another to the left of the green.

Numbers 9 and 10 are back-to-back par 5s which are two of the tougher holes on the course. Number 9 is a dogleg left that plays 463 yards from the Blue Tees. The winding fairway is like a narrow corridor slinking its way uphill. The hole may seem short, but it plays uphill all the way as it continues to turn left. A good drive down the right side may give you a peek of the green; miss the fairway off the tee and you are likely hitting three off the tee. Deep bunkers guard the front of the green and where there are no bunkers there is a lot of mounding. From the fairway below you cannot see the green; it’s long, narrow, and has a lot of undulation.

Number 10 is the most interesting hole on the golf course. At 455 yards it’s really just a long par 4 but the way that it’s laid out, it’s a three-shot hole for many players. From the Blue tees, you run out of fairway at about 330 yards out. From there it’s about a 130-yard carry over a large gorge. Two small pot bunkers front the green. A good drive will leave around 200 – 210 yards over the gorge and into the green. The choice is yours! Before leaving the tee box, walk to the back tees and take in the view. You can see for miles.

Number 15 is a 365-yard par 4 that is rather interesting. Your tee shot doesn’t need to travel much more than a couple of hundred yards to the corner of the dogleg. From there, you’ll have an approach shot that plays downhill into a long, small green with a very picturesque lake in the background.

After your round, unwind with your favorite adult beverage in Heatherwood’s Lounge. They offer up huge servings of your favorite burgers, salads, and sandwiches too.

The clubhouse at Heatherwood Country Club is the perfect venue for weddings and special events. The banquet room features a dance floor and access to a spacious outdoor patio. The goal is to make the clubhouse the hub of the community, hosting social events and neighborhood association meetings. He also wants to reiterate that Heatherwood Golf and Country Club is no longer a private facility; everyone is free to come out, play the golf course and enjoy the clubhouse and club amenities.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I really enjoyed playing this course. It’s quaint and challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Layout poor course conditions

Course was not well maintained and the greens was terrible.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very tough. Too expensive for the course conditions though

Very challenging and fun course. Greens were pretty bag. Foreign grasses and super fast. Very very narrow fairways.

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