Blue Heron Golf Course

2.6290352941 2.6 stars from 5 (131)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 5940 yards
  • Slope: 113
  • Rating: 67.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 5940 yards 67.9 113
Blue (W) 72 5940 yards 73.6 123
White 72 5454 yards 65.7 109
White (W) 72 5454 yards 70.9 120
Red 72 4555 yards 61.9 98
Red (W) 72 4555 yards 65.6 106

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 2.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 131 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
21

recommend this course

84 out of 131 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for walkers locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards forced carries thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"Spring outing"


u377520317's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've heard this course is a little wet in the spring, things seemed to just be getting under weigh when I was there. By that I mean all the holes were playable, but some looked at though they had been mowed for the first time this year with heavy clippings still in the fairways. The greater number of holes were in pretty good condition.

Was greeted warmly at the pro shop and given some good tips on the course. Afterwards I stopped in for a Kobe burger and brew. I highly recommend the restaurant. One of the best burgers in the valley and attentive service.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Going Down Hill Again"


gepaine's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course for almost 30 years. I've seen it when it was in excellent condition, then go down hill, then go bankrupt and close for 2 or 3 years, then reopen a few years ago with hew ownership that made significant improvements. The course was looking up and had a nice new restaurant.

Now it seems management is letting the condition of the course and facilities go down hill again.

- Clumps of mowed grass not picked up.

- Most of the ladies tee boxes are not level, or mostly

mud, or have grass that is too high. A few of the mens

tee boxes have sparse grass and/or grass that is too

high.

- Downstairs ladies restroom had broken cold water pipe, partially flooded floor, and no soap.

- No hand disinfectant in on-course port-a-potties.

- #9 - Cart path cuts across fairway about 200 yards from tee, but grass within 20 feet of either side of path is rough length. Really odd to have long grass in middle of fairway.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Tough Course"


cmonavie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, long and hard at times, must hit ball straight, even then tough


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun golf course"


bensondlb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun and friendly. Fairly tight fairways but short flat course.

Greens a little slow


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"low cost - low value"


u000001713131's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Maybe the worst condition of any course I have played in my 40 yrs of golf. Grass clippings not picked up anywhere on course, including fairways. Tee boxes had grass 1.5 and above in length, I personally pulled weed/flowers out of most just cause I could not stand it. Greens were so poor and bumpy we gave up putting and just took two putt. It was so bad it made it fun. However outrageous quite setting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



garyshimada's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"back nine closed"


u979828861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked through golf now.com, expected to play 18 holes, back nine were closed, had we known this we would have found a different course, in looking at other reviews, I can only assume that golf now was aware of the situation and should make us the public know what to expect instead of taking our money .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Money back"


u979828861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WE paid for 18 holes up front , only the front 9 were open, Back 9 were closed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Half of course was closed"


Kellen8385893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2019
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Reviewed on

Arrived for our tee time and were Told the back 9 was closed due to flooding and wind damage. It was not stated on GolfNow that half the course was closed and we would be paying to play 9 holes twice. The course was in poor condition, they didn’t even clean branches off the fairways or the fringe around the greens. 1 out of five stars, would not recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Big surprise"


u303904347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A totally shock to see the conditions of the course that was so badly maintained and the back 9 holes are closed. No grass on fairways that are covered by leaves all over. The green is bad too. Will never play there again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Dry fairways and bumpy greens"


u000007265304's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2018
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Reviewed on

The fairways are super dry not sure if they even water them, impossible to pull a divot. The greens are nearly unplayable the ball bounces in all on the holes on the greens. If that isn’t bad enough the pace of play was even worse no marshal to be found. I’ve been golfing for over 20 years by far the worse course conditions I’ve seen. Quit round half way through.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u490891457's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Maybe next year"


gardnergolfer's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Compared to the other courses I've been playing at in the area this one is in by far the worst condition. Couple that with the added remoteness of the course makes the slightly cheaper greens fees not worth the trip. I would recommend the course only if you really want to get a round in and couldn't even get a tee time that worked for you anywhere else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great fun."


u000004705607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course needs some tlc and some weed killer. Greens are nice. T boxes and fairways need some care and attention. Course conditions really did not effect shots. Mature course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth it"


nuhips's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There is a reason this course is always available on GolfNow and it is because it is so overpriced. They should figure this out. But got stuck there because GolfNow has such crappy selection of courses in the area. Best thing is that it was only a 3 hour round since others don't want to pay even more to play there. Paved cart paths for most holes are new but tee boxes were grassless and extremely hard, tough to get a tee in them. The weeds were mostly green so not completely dried out. Should be about $20 to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice day of golf"


coahran's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course for mid-level players...not real long. Best to stay on the fairways, though, finding wayward balls isn't easy! Greens were slow, but well groomed and consistent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Over priced"


ldhale's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Maybe just a bad day to play. Stuck behind the local Club players. SLOW, SLOW, SLOW.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Blue Heron Adventure"


redsforth's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. It is so much improved from years past. Located on a flood plain, it requires lots of love from the superintendent and greens crew. They sure did provide it, well done! It was a nice quiet day with pleasant people. The restaurant staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. The Pro Shop staff were every bit the same. Thank you for a great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A fun course"


paulhurd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's relatively short on flat ground near the river's edge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"awful course management"


u000001584384's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We left the course after Hole #15, that took us 5 hours!!!

The tournament players in front of us ...were so drunk, laying down on the tee boxes, stumbling around.

We reported this to the club house, and they did nothing ....only served more alcohol to the players.

They have a nice clubhouse, sorry to say that their is no management that cares,

We will never play there again !!

They served me the wrong breakfast, and still charged us, that should have been my 1st clue


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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