View of the 4th hole from the Heron Point at Sea Pines Resort
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4.3
59 Reviews (59)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
96.7%
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55 out of 59 reviews
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4.5
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4.5
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3.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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4.3
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4.7
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Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
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4.7
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7035 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.0

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Greens Tif-Eagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
59 Reviews (59)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 12
Amazing Food 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 13
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 18
A Weekend Splurge 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 15
Near Local Attractions 6

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Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Staff
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome course

Course was awesome. It can be tight off the tees but the layout and conditions are awesome. We loved it so much we paid to play again. Can't wait to play this one again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Played Heron Point yesterday during a trip to Hilton Head. It is probably considered now the 3rd best course in the Sea Pines collection. But don’t let that fool you it’s a great Pete Dye design. You see a lot of Pete Dye elements in the course and a lot of tight fairways and small greens . Also a couple holes reminiscent of holes at other more famous Pete Dye courses. The course is in good shape as you would expect from a Sea Pines course. You can’t complain about conditions at all. Greens were very firm and fast. And fairways were running out quiet a bit due to a lack of rain in the last month or so.
The course starts out with 3 short relatively easy par 4s. You need to score here Bc it gets much harder after that. 4 is a a medium length par 3 with water cutting in front and to the right of the green. 5 is a hard dogleg right par 4. 6 is the first par 5 with a small pond on the right and a larger pond coming into play on the left of the green. 7 is a shorter par 3 but the bulkheaded tear shaped green is completely surrounded by sand. 8 is a long dog leg right par 4 and 9 is a sweeping dog leg left par 5 with beautiful open marsh vistas at the green.
10 is a relatively short par 4. Before you come to 11 which is a dogleg left par 5. Your approach and layup shot have to be hit into a very tight area. 12 is a long relatively straight par 4 with water and sand right. 13 is a short par 3. But there is nothing but water left of the green. 14 is a short par 4 and 15 a long par 4. 16 is an uphill longer par 3. 17 is a short dog leg right par 5. And 18 is a long dogleg left par 4 with water all down the left like the 18th at TPC Sawgrass

As mentioned it’s a great course and worth an occasional splurge. I do think Sea Pines has overpriced this round. We paid 169 which I thought was too much. The course is more in the 100-120 dollar range in my opinion.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
D C Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid Addition to a Hilton Head Trip

Heron Point on Hilton Head Island is another Pete Dye design. Pete Dye is up to his normal tricks on some of these holes but this course offers a more tame experience compared to Harbour Town. Shot-making and smart decisions are still needed to score well. Heron Point shares the same pro shop as Atlantic Dunes but they play very differently which would make these courses a very good choice for 36 holes of golf. No one hole jumps out as a signature hole but 18 was a very nice hole to finish on with a nice dogleg around a lake which your second shot might have to clear the lake to reach the flag. The customer service was great the rangers and starters were very helpful and upbeat. If you are looking for an easy fun 36 hole day in Hilton Head, I highly recommend Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes (you also receive a discount from Sea Pines when you play multiple rounds in the same day).

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 124
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great option

Heron Point is probably viewed as the 3rd of the Sea Pines Resort Courses. However, it is a very fun, challenging play. And the course is in really good shape. The fairways and tees were great and the greens were really smooth and quick. The course starts out with 3 pretty short par 4s to open with. It kinda gets your feeling good before the teeth of the course. After those 3 you face several doglegs. Longer par 4s. A couple par 3s with water carries. And the fairways remain pretty tight through the course. However, it’s a fun play. The only complaint you could make is that $130 is a lot to pay to play in late November. But it’s a high end course and in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very fun

I get a sense that this course is sometimes overlooked versus the other 2 courses, but this one is also great. A lot of fun and very playable. I would play it again in a heartbeat. Our caddie Rick P was such a great guy, an awesome caddie, and fun to spend 4 1/2 hours with. Would tell anyone they should play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Beverage Cart Nightmare

We went golfing Labor Day weekend and had the most pathetic cart lady I've ever encountered! We had a 10am tee time, and we were SO ready for a bloody mary by the time she FINALLY came around. I think her name was Janet. She did not introduce herself (the bad ones never do), but I tried to catch her name tag. First of all, she smelled horribly of skunk. Unless she ran into one on her way to us, I'm assuming that's why we couldn't locate her for the better half of our outing, she was off smoking somewhere...She was very rude, and when I asked when I'd see her again, she told me there was a halfway not too far ahead. She didn't seem to want to take care of us at all! Then she started rambling about some work drama, No offense Janet, but we are out here from a vacation from business! Not to hear about yours! If I ever golf at Sea Pines again, I will be calling ahead to make sure this one is NOT working my course!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/25/2021

How was the golf?

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

beautiful course

a must play, lots of character and scenery.. Condition was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

“Hidden” Gem

With all 3 Sea Pines Resort Courses undergoing summer aerification, we chose to play Heron Point as is wasn’t cart path only. For being the “cheapest” of the 3, we were sure what to expect. Let’s say we were very impressed and would love to play it again! For us, the course played a bit shorter than we thought the yardage was per the card. Maybe tees moved up a touch? Aside from a couple funky doglegs, this was a great track, nice warm up area, and putting/chipping green. Staff we encountered were all very friendly!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 124
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

Outstanding

Played Heron Point this morning and it did not disappoint. It’s probably seen as the 3rd of the the 3 Sea Pines courses behind Harbour Town and Atlantic Dunes. But don’t be fooled. It’s a great course on its on. First, it’s in great shape. The tees and fairways were awesome. The greens held shots but rolled pretty fast. The layout itself is very interesting. Lots of dips and swales in the fairways and around the greens. Also several small pot bunkers around the greens. Most holes dogleg left or right. The fairways give you plenty of room. But their isn’t much rough. Generally you are in the fairway or OB. The course starts out with 3 short scores or par 4s. It finishes with a reachable par 5. And a classic dogleg left water all on the left par 4. It’s a fun play when on vacation in the area and worth it if you don’t mind shelling out the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 254
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course – TERRIBLE Service

I have played Heron Point several times and I have always enjoyed the course and have always had a great experience. However today, that all changed due to the attitude and service. Terrible service and attitude ruined what should have been a great day at a great course. When we arrived and dropped our bags off at the bag drop (we came in two separate vehicles) my friend requested two separate golf carts (to help maintain social distancing). The person at the bag drop gave my friend a hard time and said, “may I ask you why you want two separate carts?” He did not want to provide two carts until we finally insisted that we have separate carts (there is a COVID-19 pandemic going on). I asked for a towel and a cooler for ice so we could buy drinks in the snack bar and keep the drinks cool on a hot and humid day. The rude, belligerent bag stand attendant said, “No! We no longer provide towels and coolers due to Coronavirus.” However, on every cart there are two sand bottles for everyone to use and fill divots (but the attendant would not give a towel or cooler with ice due to Coronavirus). The temperature today was 88 degrees with 67% humidity. This course was the ONLY course we played in six days which would not provide a cooler when asked and requested. We played at two different courses at Palmetto dunes (provided coolers and ice when requested), two different courses at Port Royal (provided coolers and ice when requested) and Country Club of Hilton Head ((provided coolers and ice when requested). The only reason the rude bag drop attendant did not provide a towel or cooler was because he was mad that we had requested two separate carts and so he was NOT going to do ANYTHING to help or assist my friend nor I.

The golf course, as always, was in great condition and played great. The greens were fast and true, bunkers were in excellent condition fairways were lush and nice and overall the course conditions were fantastic. The pace of play was terrible for the first 9 holes due to a group with a child which was playing and holding up everyone behind them. One the par 3 hole #4, there were four groups of four on the hole. The group with the child was on the green putting, another group of four was on the tee box waiting to tee off and two other groups of four waiting behind the group on the tee box. Finally after hole #9 we saw a course marshal who said something to the super slow group because after hole #9 the pace of play picked up. Overall, the entire round took just over 5 hours.

The only thing I and my friend could talk about after what should have been a great day of golf at a great course was the awful service and attitude of the bag drop attendant who ruined the whole experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

Course was great a little wet from all the rain but played great. The only thing my wife and I has a problem with was a awevee in the bar, world's worst server. That was the only issue, other words it was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/29/2020

Thank you for your review. We apologize that you did not have a positive interaction with our bag drop attendant. The issue has been addressed internally, and we will use your feedback as we strive to provide a world-class experience to all of our golfers. At the same time, we have implemented a number of policies to ensure the health and safety of our employees and guests, including removing coolers and towels from the golf carts. If you would like to further discuss your experience, please feel free to contact me at jfarrell@seapines.com.

Best regards,
John F. Farrell
Director of Golf
Phone: 843.363.8383

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Enjoyable well designed course. Conditions wet due to significant rain.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Reasonably Priced

Staff here is very good and the amenities are great. Course was in pretty good shape. Of the 3 Sea Pines courses, this would be the easier course. Don’t get me wrong, it’s challenging, but the Atlantic Dunes and HarbourTown are better. Pace of play average at about 4-1/4 hrs. Greens in good shape and quick. Worth playing at around $100.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wonderful Course

Great conditions. Greens fast and true. Pace of play was perfect. Not as difficult as Atlantic Dunes but a joy to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course, except...

Beautiful course but we were charged ~$40.00 more at the course than what GN said that we were going to owe. Not cool!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

For the $ this course is the best !! Perfect greens , we’ll placed traps . Beautiful views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course, Service OK

The course was in fantastic shape and it was a perfect spring day. The closing stretch of holes heading back to the clubhouse were fantastic. Can't I remember any of the other holes, a stark contrast from Harbour Town and Atlantic Dunes.

One of our carts died on 16 and the number on the back of the scorecard wasn't leading to any person as we were told "the clubhouse closes at 7". Also didn't receive much of an apology for the inconvenience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course in Great Shape!

Layout: The course is extremely well designed. Each hole was different and there was a variety of challenges.

Conditioning: The entire course was in great shape. The other courses we have played this trip have had a lot of dried out tee boxes and dead spots on the fairways. Heron Point was in perfect shape all around. The greens were kind of hard, but they were perfectly green and rolled great.

Overall, Heron Point is a great course and it is in tremendous shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great challenging course

Course was in great shape. Clubhouse and practice facilities were great. Staff was extremely friendly. Highly recommend the course to anyone in the area.

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