Heritage Harbor Golf and Country Club Can Test Your Patience

 

Heritage Harbor Golf and Country Club - 16th hole

The 16th is a mid-length par 3 with water down right.

Getting to back to Heritage Harbor Golf and Country Club for the first time in over a year, I wasn’t sure what to expect. My biggest problem with this course is the pace-of-play and sand trap conditions so I was eager to see if these had improved.

For this visit, most of the course was in good condition with tees and fairways in good shape. The greens also were in nice condition. But, as usual, there were a lot of un-raked sand traps – from the fairway traps to sand around the green. They are hard enough to get out of, but when your ball is lying in a size twelve footprint forget it.

The pace of play was horrible. We had a 10:30 am tee time on a Sunday and it took nearly five hours to get through 18. I have played this course before on weekends and it has never been under 4 1/2 hours. I was really hoping the pace would have improved.

The course layout at Heritage Harbor Golf and Country Club takes you through the Heritage Harbor subdivision. It has its fair share of difficult holes, with many requiring accurate tee shots and precise approach shots to the green. With its water, sand and some wider fairways it still remains tough. However, it’s not the longest course, going from 6900 yards to 4800 yards with four sets of tees, so choosing the right tees can help make your round an enjoyable one.

The staff was friendly at check in and the beverage cart made its way around the course several times to keep you refreshed. They have an aqua driving range and putting green to warm up before your round and both were in good shape. The price was $42 which is a little high but better rates are available during off-peak times.

Heritage Harbor has a lot going for it with its layout and general course condition, but they have to do something about slow play on weekends. For more information you can check out my previous post or contact www.heritageharborgolf.com.

 

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