Heather Ridge Golf Course

4.4456176471 4.4 stars from 5 (32)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 3007 yards
  • Slope: 110
  • Rating: 34.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 3007 yards 34.7 110
Red (W) 36 2515 yards 35.1 117

HeatherRidge Golf Course is a nine-hole course with all the challenges of a full-length course. It's an ideal round for when you don't have time to play 18 holes. Water has a prominent presence throughout thanks to a creek that winds through the entire course with tributaries that snake in and out of the holes and there are also ponds that come into play. You'll find water on a total of seven holes. There are a few other tricky spots to watch out for as well, including subtle breaks in the greens. Hitting straight is the key to scoring well and both accuracy and creative shot-making skills are needed. HeatherRidge G.C. has appeal for players of all skill levels and the affordable rates make it doubly appealing.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

32 out of 32 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for 9-hole rounds locals walkers   Challenges include water hazards  

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u655219238's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

Hey there! 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 Heather Ridge Golf Course.



Yamaha822's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Yamaha822's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fine Nine"


9K7lRkJOmB4nGIDEYVmW's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First hole needs more hazards to make it a more challenging short par 4. The rest of the course will keep you challenged. You'll really like the par 5 fifth hole. You just want to bomb it off the tee.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice 9 hole course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice 9 hole course. Long enough to make it enjoyable for big hitters and short enough for average hitters and ladies to enjoy. Greens are in good shape and just enough hazards to make it challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002187299's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I did not think about having water, as there was no water on the course in which to refill water bottle. Otherwise, I liked the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun Round Under 1.5 hours"


u000005395271's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Played a fun 9 holes with my partner in under 1.5 hours. Course has challenges and is very playable. Right combination of 3, 4, 5’s.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun and Challenging Course"


u000005395271's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
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Reviewed on

Wet couple of prior days and on Saturday and we were asked to walk. No problem, just the right amount of walking distance and although wet in spots, very playable. Great place to play nine holes in a relaxed environment and still play reasonable yardages and layout. Will be back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



JoAnMa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jeffrey7070644's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasent experience"


u420827176's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
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Reviewed on

Great day staff very friendly course clean excellent upkeep pace was great and friendly!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Heather Ridge Golf Course"


btweed1683's avatar
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Chicago Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

The Good: Heather Ridge is a nice little 9-hole course that is set among a large residential and condo development near Six Flags Great America. Par 35 layout has good combination of fair (opening hole is a sub-300-yard straight away Par 4) and challenging (several doglegs around ponds) holes that serves as a good tune up or leisure round. The lone Par 5 was a very strong hole with a series of traps left and water right on tee shot. Another pond left must be navigated if going for two. Good course conditions considering it is mid-march. Clubhouse is pedestrian at best but does not a banquet area and some decent apparel / equipment. I was one of only two players on the course at Noon, so pace of play was excellent!

The Bad: Greens were very shaggy, but this is expected given the early spring shoulder season. Staff was nice but didn't provide much value other than taking my Groupgolfer.com voucher. No driving range and very small putting green. The Par 3's are fairly forgettable compared to the other holes on the course. Cost to walk 9 holes ($18) was a little higher than expected considering the quality of course and time of season.

The Verdict: Heather Ridge is a fun little course if you have 2 hours to spare or combine with a round at the superior Bittersweet nearby. Enough quirk and challenge for the avid golfer, yet easy enough with limited green undulation for novice / junior golfers to enjoy.

Best Hole: The long Par 4 2nd is a really solid hole. A tough drive must avoid water right and approach to one of the more undulating greens on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Machnich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have not played this course in a few years and concluded that it is a good course to play for our ability. We will add this course into our weekly selection. The only downside is that there are several single players and you feel obligated to let them play through, which delays your own game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Senen6850191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day on a wonderful course"


u000005655424's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2016
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Reviewed on

Played Heather Ridge and found it to be in excellent shape. Nice pace of play. The greens were a little bumpy but it is late in the season so no harm no foul. Terrific value and a welcoming staff made for a wonderful experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Glad I finally made it to this course!"


chitowngolfclub's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable round. Paired up with a very nice twosome. Love the water holes. Lots of local seniors and resident golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Very nice 9 hole course."


snugglebear's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a few hours on a Sunday while waiting for my kids at Six Flags. I was able to play 9 in about 2 hours without having to wait on any players ahead of me. I found the course in very good shape. The overall length of the course is short but the holes are challenging with tree lined dog legs, creeks and pond water hazards. Had a quick lunch at the outdoor bar where staff were friendly. Nice way to spend 2 1/2 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Reasonable Challenge"


marshns2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great morning only compromised by some other players lacking etiquette knowledge. If you are straight hitter all the time then this course is easy. So for us it was more difficult, but the conditions, (rough length etc) were such that recovery was possible with good play which made for some fun times. (greens excellent) Some holes narrow with trouble on either side which were can hurt scores but some other holes were short to recover the gross score with.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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