A view from a fairway at Blue Heron Golf Course
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3.3
236 Reviews (236)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
30
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
69.2%
Recommend this course
159 out of 236 reviews
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3.2
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
64.5%
Recommend this course
20 out of 31 reviews
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3.4
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
74.1%
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40 out of 54 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 5940 yards
Slope 113
Rating 67.9

Blue Heron Golf Course, formerly known as Carnation Golf Course, first opened in 1967 but underwent a major renovation, in addition to the name change, after it was bought in 2011. Located in the Snoqualmie Valley, the course would occasionally be overrun by the Snoqualmie River but thanks to improved drainage and irrigation features added in the renovation, the course is able to drain remarkably fast. At just a few yards shy of 6,000 yards, Blue Heron G.C. is on the shorter side but that is no indication of its level of difficulty. Golfers will face a variety of challenges including an abundance of bunkers strategically placed throughout. One of the toughest holes is the par-5 17th, which is a blind tee shot where a long iron might come in more handy than a driver.

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Course Details

Year Built 1966
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Tachell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #7)

Reviews

3.3
236 Reviews (236)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 27
Patio Dining 27
Dinner 19
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Forced Carries 13
Thick Rough 13
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 29
Locals 23
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 13
Worth the Drive 13
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 2
1.0
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First Time Playing

Course was closed

Drove 90 minutes to get to course only to find that the road to the course was closed and the course was flooded. I called the course prior to leaving my house and they said nothing about being closed

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Great Value

I golfed on a weekday morning. Probably less than 30 people on the course. I was able to play by myself and played through a couple of courteous groups. Finished in a little less than 3 hours. The course is straightforward, narrow in parts, and short, but was in good condition due to rainfall over the last few weeks. The fairways, in particular, were very good--not the typical hardpan or weedy patches you often find in similar lower end public courses. The greens were super slow but mostly due to heavy dew. Got a good deal on GolfNow, although you have to pre-pay (i.e., no cancelations). Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We're sorry to learn your experience with us was anything less than 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another shot soon.

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good Value

Several short forced carries. The rough can be thick so keep it close to the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

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 Blue Heron Golf Course.

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Commented on 10/14/2021

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself here at Blue Heron Golf Course enough to recommend us, smentele! We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Blue Heron Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value course

You get why you pay for but it’s a fun track with nice clubhouse deck for apres golf

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/15/2021

We work hard to create an enjoyable experience so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game.

Thank you for visiting and playing at Blue Heron Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

As growing golf enthusiasts, we love Blue Heron

My wife and I took up golf last year. We really love playing Blue Heron. The greens fees are reasonable. The course is interesting and challenging, without being as difficult as courses with tons of deep bunkers. We usually can play just the two of us, which is nice since we sometimes need to retake a shot. The area is beautiful and peaceful. We like this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/10/2021

We're happy to learn you and your wife had a great time at Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thanks for the 4 stars!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Blue Heron Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/13/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Could be great

8-2-21 They have the bones for a great course. Tee boxes are the worse I’ve played in for ever. Pretty brown all over but they are trying watering on the tees on most holes and we started at 8:30am. Heavy weed growth in the fairways. Had to play winter rules around the weeds.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/13/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/13/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poorly maintained course

It’s been a very dry summer in Washington so some browning can be expected. The course was generally hard especially on the back. The tee boxes are like concrete and most times it took serious effort to put your tee in the ground. The few sand traps were overgrown with weeds. The greens were soaking wet throughout the round and in very poor condition. The staff in the clubhouse and restaurant were very nice and the food was good.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/13/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course for couples

Tee boxes extremely dry and HARD making it difficult to get tee into ground. Fairways and greens are satisfactory, although it's occasionally difficult to distinguish your ball from fallen leaves.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so may work on any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was good but a few things I would like to see

Overall the course is great and is very well maintained. Really good staff and very friendly. We played on a Sunday morning at 7:40 and ended around 12. There were people ahead of us and behind but (unlike other courses) they didn’t mind waiting until we were either on the green putting or off of the green completely to tee off. Very laid back and there’s no road noise or planes flying over like most courses here in Washington. The one thing that would have been nice is a snack and beverage cart that comes around. Had to wait until the 10th hole to get some beers. Other than that the course layout was great and some good tricky holes (if you play from blue tees). 10/10 would recommend playing this course at least once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Review

The course played well and staff were great. 5.5 hour round was way too long.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Blue Heron Golf Course, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

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Commented on 10/14/2021

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 Blue Heron Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value for the money

We enjoyed our time there. For a public course, it was in good condition. We’ll be back! Thanks!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/29/2021

We look forward to your next tee time with us!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/02/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Blue Heron Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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