A view from a fairway at Blue Heron Golf Course
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3.3
402 Reviews (402)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
149
3 Stars
107
2 Stars
59
1 Stars
47
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
70.6%
Recommend this course
277 out of 402 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
Recommend this course
30 out of 36 reviews
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3.3
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
69.4%
Recommend this course
68 out of 98 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
402 Reviews (402)

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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Rough is an understatement

Sorry to do this but it was just bad. Like all around bad. Back nine closed due to water. Tee boxes hadn’t been mowed in like weeks. Greens were so not fair that I left. Golf is hard enough to not even say auto 2 putts would have been kind. Played here years ago and won’t be back. Like ever. Sad

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Commented on 01/05/2024

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

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Cold weather
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Course is fun but leaves during the fall can make it a bit difficult

Course has good rates and was in fairly good condition for the fall with the following exceptions:
1. Multiple layers of fallen leaves were on almost every fairway. I picked clubs based upon trying to avoid the ball landing in it.
2. The greens were very bumpy almost like it was fairway grass.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/28/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Mcxtrklein. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course!

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/04/2023

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

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Stay Away after big rain storms

Part of the course was still flooded making fairways and greens a bit shaggy. James, in the clubhouse, is a gem!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/17/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the flooded areas on the course and appreciate your feedback. We're glad to hear that James provided excellent service in the clubhouse.

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4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 11/20/2023

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

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Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Blue Heron

Overall nice day. There are a lot of leaf bearing trees that have begun to shed their Leafs. The course and the greens were inundated with them. Also there was some possible frost damage to the greens making them spotted and bumpy.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/03/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the leaves and frost damage on the greens. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration to improve our course conditions.

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Reviews 30
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/01/2023

Hello, u4851755. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Blue Heron Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/07/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314161552489. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Need more maintenance

Lost many balls because of fall leaves on the fairway. Player don't repair green therefore putting is challenging.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/25/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, mxr91. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/17/2023

Hello, u4851755. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Blue Heron Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/23/2023

Thank you for reviewing us, zwumdd. 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 Blue Heron Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/17/2023

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/16/2023

Hi, mxr91. 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!

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Reviews 2
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I Recommend This Course
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/09/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314164465924. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Blue Heron

Overall a fun day of golf, the weather was not as nice as expected. Because of recent rains and morning dew it was very wet. Expected the weather to improve over the round, but it stayed cloudy and dew remained on the greens even to the 18th hole.

Still a good course and would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/09/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, LarryG60. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/06/2023

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

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/09/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314159918862. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course!

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