A view from a fairway at Blue Heron Golf Course
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3.3
215 Reviews (215)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
28
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
71.6%
Recommend this course
146 out of 215 reviews
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3.7
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 30 reviews
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3.4
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.6%
Recommend this course
44 out of 56 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
215 Reviews (215)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thick grass

Balls disappear on fairway due to long thick grass.
Beautiful setting though.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/21/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/21/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/14/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blue Heron Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/07/2021

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. Thank you for playing Blue Heron Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/01/2021

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. Thank you for playing Blue Heron Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair

Greens a little slow for me but some like that.
Fairways a little rough in places.
Overall not a bad value. Good walking course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/27/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us! We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Blue Heron Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice value

If you are in the valley, this is a decent track and a good value. Close to the river so not the greatest early season condition, but a great track to work out the early season kinks in your swing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/24/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Blue Heron Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/24/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course!

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

Fairways and greens were great!!

Blue herons staff has done a great job with the course over the last few months. When it’s not wet, the course plays great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/25/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/24/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blue Heron Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/17/2021

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. Thank you for playing Blue Heron Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful little course

It's not very long, it's not very tough, but it's the scenery is gorgeous and the course is in great shape. With Covid, the Pro Shop is closed, but the staff at the restaurant and bar are taking care of things, and that works just fine. As others have noted, the course is a little shaggy (long rough and slow greens), but it's lush and consistent.

Had great weather, a very enjoyable round and would love to come back. Definitely recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/14/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/11/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

I had a blast as always on this course. One of my favorites so far

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/27/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Blue Heron Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Good Spring Walk

Tees were hard and ragged. Greens were punched and sanded. Fairways and rough were in good order. Skyler was very nice and accommodating on the 19th hole.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/26/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Blue Heron Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/22/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/08/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blue Heron

The course is not good for water. Working hard to improve area with bush removal and opening up the course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/08/2021

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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