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4.5
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2.8
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4.0
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6888 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.8

Course Details

Year Built 1985
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1985)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

3.6
5 Reviews (5)
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Reviews 208
Handicap 5-9
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stellar Seminole County Country Club

Although best known for its world-class theme parks such as Disney World and Universal Studios, the Orlando area is home to some of the best golf courses in the state of Florida, including one that hosts a PGA TOUR event every year. Many of these courses are accessible to the public and for the most part, they are in great shape and extremely playable year-round.

One area of Orlando that is often overlooked for golf is Seminole County, north and west of downtown. After a recent visit to the area and the opportunity to play both some public and private courses, I find that hard to believe. The topography of the land is not what you typic see in Florida – flat and boring; it has some roll and undulation to it – naturally! That can make for some interesting golf shots, especially the dreaded uneven lie.

Heathrow Country Club is a private country club that is two clubs in one: Heathrow Country Club and The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes. Heathrow was designed by Lakeland, Florida native Ron Garl and plays to a par of 71. By today’s standards, it’s not long - the White Tees play less than 6,200 yards – but you better be able to hit accurate approach shots into small greens if you want to score well. The first hole is a picturesque dogleg left par 4 with bunkers that frame the landing area off the tee. Your approach shot is uphill to a large, well-undulated green. Once you hit the second tee, water takes center stage and comes into play on 16 of the final 17 holes. The par 3, 12th hole with its island green is the signature piece of this water jigsaw puzzle. The hole plays 117 yards with a pot bunker on the left side of the green. On the 17th hole, Garl has used the water to create an island fairway. Anything left or right off the tee will most likely find the water; hit it too far straight and your fate is either sand or water. Find the fairway off the tee and you’ll still have to cross over the water on your approach. It’s one of the more challenging holes on the course.

After your round at Heathrow, stop by the Heathrow Grill for a good meal in casual surroundings. The menus at Heathrow and Legacy Club are almost identical simply means great food is available at both! Both Heathrow and The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes are managed by Concert Golf Properties. Becoming a member at one of these clubs not only gives you membership at both Heathrow and Legacy Club but also gives you reciprocity at all 21 properties around the country.

When you’re not on one of Seminole County’s fine golf courses, there is plenty to do in the area without hitting one of the nearby theme parks! Eat, drink, and shop in Historic Sanford, visit the Central Florida Zoo, go kayaking in search of manatees or just sit outside and soak up that Florida sun. Seminole County is flush with restaurants too, offering just about every cuisine imaginable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/05/2021

Hi, TheGolfinGuy. 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 Heathrow Country Club.

R3
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3.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

not worth the $120

cool to play a private course but for the price we should have played at Disney or the Ritz. it was in good condition but definitely not in elite shape like other $$$ tracks.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello R3. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Challlenging

Challenging yet fair. Nothing over the top but very nice. Staff is fantastic. Have lunch. Love getting money from David Berlin

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Heathrow

One of the best courses in Central Florida. Heathrow is a very enjoyable course always in great shape. Not demanding off the tee, Heathrow is a second shot golf course with small greens. Truly a classic layout, unlike many courses in Florida, Heathrow gives you many options off the tee and around the green. This is always a trademark of any good golf course and is certainly the case at Heathrow. Very nice clubhouse and great practice facility. Always worth playing Heathrow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Lots of water but a fun course!

Heathrow is a classic Florida course. Tons of water (I think 15 of the 18 holes) and your typical Bermuda grass. You can definitely go low here if you are not intimidated by forced carries. There are a couple of giant "two-step" greens so shot placement is key here. I definitely recommend this course if you're able to play it!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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