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3.9
2045 Reviews (2045)
5 Stars
561
4 Stars
850
3 Stars
339
2 Stars
151
1 Stars
144
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
83.3%
Recommend this course
1616 out of 2045 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
136 Reviews (136)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.4%
Recommend this course
127 out of 136 reviews
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4.1
419 Reviews (419)
5 Stars
145
4 Stars
200
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.8%
Recommend this course
368 out of 419 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7409 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

White Heron Golf Club (formerly known as Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club) has had many accolades over its history and for good reason. The Ted McAnlis layout is sculptured from lush rolling land and features immaculate playing conditions year round. Water and natural wetlands come into play on 16 of our 18 holes and the resident breeze can significantly change the course from day to day. Yet despite the natural beauty and obvious pedigree of the layout, with four sets of tees the course is still enjoyable for golfers of all levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champions Turf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted McAnlis

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2020 #1)

Reviews

3.9
2045 Reviews (2045)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 115
Bunkers 73
Forced Carries 47
This course/club is great for:
Locals 71
Advanced Golfers 62
Seniors 47
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 50
Worth the Drive 48
In the 'Burbs 33

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I would recommend anyone looking for a super round of golf to give the White Heron a go, great course and the staff were so friendly, I’ll be back next year

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf now failure

For the second day in a row GolfNow did not advise I was not getting what I paid for. The course had only 9 holes open No where was there an alert at time of payment. Proshop at course said there was an alert in place NOT!
on my booking. 5 stars to to course management or bringing the place back from the dead. My issue is with Golfnow

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 105
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 423
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Previously Played

White Heron

Great track. Easily accessible off of I4 on 27. Near theme parks. Challenging layout with water in play. New owners have done, and continue doing, a great job improving the course and facilities. A must play on your rotation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A lot to love

You can tell they are putting a lot into this course. I played this course at the tail end of a Florida monsoon. We haven’t gotten that much rain all year. I’m sure it was much needed but made the cart path only aggravating. However that’s absolutely no fault of the management. It was absolutely sopping out there and makes total sense. Couldn’t cart the fairways if you wanted to it was so bad. I can see that on a dry day the course would be really great. Layout is a little strange around the 11th hole. I really love how many times I was able to go driver. Carts were honestly some of the most comfortable I’ve ever been in. Staff was super friendly. PSA. I lost my divot tool/ball marker somewhere on the course. It’s a Miami Beach Golf Club ball marker that magnetically attaches to the divot tool. The tool is black and the marker is white. If you’ve found it please let the clubhouse know, it’s very sentimental to me. It was the last course me and my father did before he passed away.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/19/2023

We really appreciate the feedback from our Players and yes we finally received some well needed rain. I went back out on the course to look again for your Divot tool. plus searched all the carts, but nothing yet.
We will keep asking players from that day.
Thank you, WHGC

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This Course has good Greens

Played here after the heavy rain when quite a few courses in the area were closed. Carts were allowed on paths only. The greens were in great condition. The courses was very wet in places but was to be expected after 4 inches of rain the night before. Played a couple of days later and nearly back to normal. Great value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice challenging course

This is my first time playing at Heron golf course, it is beautifully maintained and challenging with many bunkers and water. The staff provided great service. They even sent us out with a very cool player Kevin that lives on the Heron organization. It is a great course for all skill levels with a nice greens and fairways. I would recommend to anyone that's not played it before. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/19/2023

Thank you for your comments and can't wait to see you again. Our goal is to see that everyone has a great time and enjoys their round.
Thanks, WHGC

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

New Owners and Staff have really brought an old gem back!

Used to love this course back when it was called King's Ridge, unfortunately It really started going downhill over the last several years, We still tried playing it a few more times but the last experience was so horrible from the staff being so rude and the course conditions being so poor that we said we'd never come back! While looking on golf now I discovered that it is now called White Heronand under new ownership/ management and thought let's give it a shot...couldn't be happier! The course is back to its old playing days and the staff are wonderful from the cart attendants alll the way to the pro shop and the bar/ grill staff. I would Most definitely recommend golfers that used to love it back in the old days to come back and play it again and of course to anyone that hasn't yet experienced such a great layout. In the area. Those that know will tell you that this track is as beautiful as it is challenging. Great for the big hitters from the back tees in addition to risk reward options.... fantastic course! To all the staff at white Heron. I want to say thank you for bringing the great memories back.... a real gem!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/19/2023

We're glad you came back and we are glad we could bring back found memories of the course. We are continually working every day to make this a Championship Golf course once again.
Thank you, WHGC

Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Way Overpriced

No wonder the pace of play was exceptional, no one was on the course - $65 a round was waaaay to much for the volume of sand on the greens in the areas that weren't under repair and poorly maintained traps. The check-in person didn't seem like he wanted to be there - you could find more cheer in a graveyard.
The starting ranger was nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic

The course is challenging but in excellent condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/19/2023

Thank you for playing White Heron, hope to see you soon
WHGC

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Surprisingly Nice

I had not played here for a while.. The greens were in great shape. Fairways had seasonable brownout but were very playable. I have always liked the challenging but fair layout. Overall, I thought the course represented a good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/19/2023

Thank you for playing White Heron we're constantly striving to improve our conditions and atmosphere.
WHGC

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Worth playing

Third time playing the course and it’s getting better every time. Great staff and having a PGA pro , Brian Davis, as an instructor and assisting th overall operation is a plus Greens are awesome and quick

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not my type of course

Start with the positive - greens rolled nice. Now the negatives - layout is brutal, water everywhere and no idea where to hit the ball. Grass was hard to find. Hardpan everywhere. Course was ugly and never again will we play ot.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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