Heron Golf Course at Pelican Preserve Golf Club
|Red (W)||36||2461 yards|
|Black M: 74.3/140||375||341||164||423||354||195||505||419||611||3387||6930|
|Blue M: 72.0/134||351||328||152||399||332||169||481||395||564||3171||6499|
|White M: 70.1/130 W: 76.0/139||330||308||138||374||312||155||471||365||530||2983||6051|
|White/Gold M: 68.9/127||330||308||138||340||312||155||471||335||458||2847||5772|
|Gold M: 67.2/118 W: 72.0/129||301||282||130||340||283||141||400||335||458||2670||5405|
|Red M: 65.2/111 W: 69.1/119||278||256||120||317||256||114||388||306||426||2461||4979|
|Red/Green M: 64.0/107 W: 68.2/121||278||256||120||256||256||114||388||261||365||2294||4652|
|Green M: 62.8/107 W: 66.2/112||238||211||120||256||221||114||332||261||365||2118||4286|
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Available SportsFitness, Tennis, Bowls, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball
Great Private Club in Fort Myers
Heritage Golf Group has come a long way since new owners took over the company a couple of years ago. Mark Burnett, Jim Oliver, and Andy Miller have more than 90 years of combined experience in the golf industry, primarily in club acquisition, operations, membership, and redevelopment. Since purchasing Heritage Golf in 2020, they have grown the number of clubs in their portfolio from 6 to 23 with plans to add several more in 2022. Burnett and Miller came over from ClubCorp, Oliver from Arcis Golf, and along the way, they have cherry-picked top personnel from their previous companies to form a “supergroup” of club management and staff. Many of the people I met and spoke with in my tour of their three southwest Florida clubs were from one of the two companies.
Head south along the I-75 corridor in Florida and you’ll encounter three of Heritage’s top-notch private golf clubs: TPC Prestancia in Sarasota, home to an 18-hole Ron Garl championship golf course and an 18-hole Robert Von Hagge layout, the Chip Powell-designed Venetian Golf Club in Venice with its generous fairways framed with natural-looking mounds and strategically placed bunkers and another 27-hole Chip Powell layout in Fort Myers at the Club at Pelican Preserve.
The Club at Pelican Preserve is a private, gated community that features indoor and outdoor dining areas, a fitness center, and private event spaces. The centerpiece of the community is 27 holes of championship golf designed by Chip Powell. As you play your way around any of the three 9-hole layouts, you’ll notice that everything is natural. Whether it’s a nature preserve or one of the many water hazards you play around, or one of the many sand and grass hollows you’ll see, everything seems like it was meant to be there. Meticulously maintained fairways with generous landing areas lead to TifEagle "Ultradwarf" greens with gentle undulations and contours. Each of the nines will challenge you but not beat you up!
The practice facilities at The Club consist of a full-length aqua range and practice greens with bunkers so that you can work on all facets of your short game. As a Member, you’ll enjoy the convenience of golf club storage, club cleaning, and repair.
Of course, membership does have its privileges. Heritage Golf Group’s portfolio of courses and private clubs extends well beyond Florida and into North and South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, New York, and New Jersey. Heritage takes the club experience to the highest level by offering golf members, experiences at all of their private, resort, and daily fee facilities by upgrading to the Heritage Plus membership, which is currently in pilot at three clubs with plans to roll out to all participating Heritage clubs later this fall. There is an upper-tier category available at the TPC facility in Sarasota or Tampa, where you can also be part of the TPC Passport program with benefits that reach far beyond your home club to such places as TPC Sawgrass and TPC Scottsdale.
Greens keeper does an excellent job.
Greens are in excellent shape and course well maintained.
Wildlife is excellent
An excellent course, which I would play again without any hesitation.
I played Pelican Preserve in the late summer of 2015 and found the course conditioning very poor for a private facility. Thru the grapevine I heard a new course superintendent was brought in and conditions had vastly approved. Because of this I’ve been looking for a chance to revisit. We were paired with 2 great members who provided plenty of course guidance. I found the conditioning had improved 360. We played the Heron/Ibis combo. Heron is a great layout. Ibis is a different type design. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The clubhouse top notch. All in all a complete turn around and a club you should certainly play. Thank you.
This is a perfect deal. The course is in perfect shape. You can see that this course is privat from November to May.
Nice round - paired with two fellows who were fun to play with - my partner and I enjoyed the experience
This is a great course. Only problem is that the greens were recently area rated. Generally there is an advisory on Golf Now when this is the case. Otherwise course was is beautiful shape
The housing community around the course has grown greatly but does not impinge on the course or play. The greens were great and fast.
Sped around the first 5 holes until we ran into a group ahead - they left after they finished on Heron. We then played IBIS in under 2 hours.
Good condition but not too challenging
Played the Egret and Ibis Courses on April 26, 2016 for the first time. The Ibis course is a very easy course and only the par 3's are challenging. Condition was good and the greens were a little slow, but in good shape. The Egret course is more challenging and has a better overall look to it. The greens were a little faster, but some greens had a areas of fungus damage, but they were not bad. We were told the greens on the Egret course were slated to be repaired in May. Overall an OK course but not worth big bucks as there many better courses in the area.
Very playable layout and nice wildlife.
Well worth the trip! Played Ibis and Egret 9s with three members and had a great time. Challenging layout yet very fair. Course in great playing shape with the exception of a few brown patches of green on Egret 9 that really didn't impact play. No on course beverage service, however water and ice in sll the right places. Staff members were all friendly helpful. Two thumbs up...I will be back!
Rough condition after a rough patch of weather.
The course is currently very wet; as are many courses in the area due to a pretty rough patch of weather over the past two weeks.
In addition, this is supposed to be a very upscale course - unfortunately, it is not playing that way at this moment in time. We’ll give them some time and try it again at a later date.
Several greens have been attacked by pythium. There is a temporary green on 7. There should be one on at least one other green, as well!