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4.1
1378 Reviews (1378)
5 Stars
349
4 Stars
538
3 Stars
245
2 Stars
122
1 Stars
124
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
86.7%
Recommend this course
1052 out of 1378 reviews
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4.0
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.8%
Recommend this course
98 out of 117 reviews
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4.2
325 Reviews (325)
5 Stars
133
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.2%
Recommend this course
290 out of 325 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

4.1
1378 Reviews (1378)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 114
Bunkers 72
Forced Carries 46
This course/club is great for:
Locals 70
Advanced Golfers 61
Seniors 46
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 50
Worth the Drive 47
In the 'Burbs 32

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Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens need help

This course has such a great layout, not sure why the greens cannot be resolved, they should get outside help or something to fix them. Some greens are very bad. I can overlook how slow they are if they were just not so beat up. The rest of the course is not bad, just a few of the greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

The only issue was I had to play the front 9 twice because they were working on the back 9. Can wait to see what’s new, they are making this course better as the days go by. I recommend White Heron and enjoy playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
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 Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Perfect weather
Used cart

Back 9 was closed

It would have been nice to know in advance that the back 9 was closed and we were going to play the front twice. I’ve gone back to look at my reservation and it did not provide that information anywhere!

I like this course, but i hate playing the same 9 twice. If i had known in advance I would have booked elsewhere.

At the course they insisted they told GN, but looking back I can not see it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
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

Played 2 times the first 9 but was fine

Second 9 was closed due to overseeding. Got an important credit due to that. Holed played were in very good condition. Check the card on holes 8 and 9 and adjust your distance to fully appreciated as they reduced the yardage too much.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course should not be open

When I turned up to play this course I was told only the front nine was open ,I advised the pro shop attendant the web site advised two or three temporary greens in play to which he said I didn't read the site properly however ,I decided to play much this proved to be a foolhardy decision on my part.TheCourse really was not in good enough condition.Further to the foregoing I realised this course was previously ridgewood lakes had I known this I definitely would not have made the booking.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Front 9 Closed No Notice

Showed up for my round and greeted by sign on the door stating Front 9 closed. I expressed my displeasure at there being no notification of this when making the reservation 2 days ago. Gentleman in the pro shop said it is all Golf Now’s problem and that there wasn’t a thing he could do. He was pleasant enough, and visibly frustrated.Played the back 9 in the rain and called it quits and headed to the airport early to sit and watch some football while waiting for my flight. Bad experience for me all the way around. Fortunately it wasn’t a lot of $$$ down the drain.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Front 9 closed

So dissapointed that after a pre-paid tee time to be told the front 9 is closed. Would have been nice to know in advance.

The course itself many interesting holes. Lots of hidden hazards that were difficult to see from the tee box.

The greens were patching and rough in places but overall well maintained.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is below average for the area.

The front nine holes there were many repairs in the greens, the tee boxes were in very bad shape, some were closed and under repair. I would suggest paying a little more for some of the other courses in the area.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
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
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs a starter and ranger to speed up play, shouldn’t have 5 carts lined up when I tee off on time

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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

Bad Maintenance

Fairways and layout of course was very nice but the quality was far from where it needed to be. This could be a really great course with better management. Weeds all over the place in flower beds and irrigation lines coming through the fairway grass. Greens were in bad shape. Tee boxes were not good. If it weren’t for the layout I would never come back. No cart service. You would expect a lot more from a course like this. Very frustrating to see a course with so much potential have such poor attention to detail.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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