Heritage Isles Not Up To Par For Holiday Play

Heritage Isles, 16th

The 16th is a long par 3 with water on left and trees to right. A straight shot even if it’s short will let you run up to the green.

I’ve always liked the course at Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club.  I like the layout.  It leaves you thinking on a lot of shots because most aren’t very long which gives you the opportunity to use almost every club in your bag.  There are traps and strategically placed trees that come into play if you go for a lot of yardage off the tee.  This course is similar to other Heritage courses in the area such as Heritage Harbor that I’ve played a lot, and Heritage Springs. 

The course features 4 sets of tees, golds at just under 7000 yards, blues at just over 6200 yards, whites at 5600 and reds at 4832.  You shouldn’t have a problem finding a tee that best fits your game.

Unfortunately, the course could have been in better condition.  I played this course 2 ½ months ago and it was in better shape.  Tee boxes for the most part were ok, but I did notice that on a few holes it was difficult to get the tee in the ground.  Greens were also ok but on a few holes had some damage that would cause problems if you had to putt over them.  Fairways were nice and mowed.  Sand traps were clean but a few of the fairway and green-side bunkers were unraked.  Not sure if this was due to inconsiderate golfers or lax maintenance, but at that time in the morning (it was 8:20 am when we teed off) you would expect more pristine conditions.

The price was $40.00 + tax.  This is pretty much the going rate at many good courses, but due to the conditions, it didn’t seem like much of a deal.  The carts also didn’t have GPS systems.  This is really noticeable now that many courses have GPS in the carts.  I felt a little lost with the yardage at times.

There is a large putting green and a driving range that hits into water.  They also have a practice bunker and chipping area for you to hone your short game.

Staff, especially the starter, was friendly although the pro-shop is small containing just what you need to get around the course. There was also a ranger that roamed the course trying to maintain a good pace-of-play which is greatly appreciated. Our Saturday morning round on Easter weekend took us almost 4.5 hours.  This is a little long and we had to wait on a few holes, but not too bad considering the day.

Heritage Isles is located between Morris Bridge and Bruce B. Downs Blvd. off Cross Creek Blvd. approximately 15 minutes from the I75 exit.  For more information, visit their website at: www.heritageislesgolf.com.

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  1. [...] Overall, Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club is in much better condition and well worth playing. For more information on tee times and rates and directions contact 813-907-7447 or http://www.heritageislesgolf.com or check out my previous post Heritage Isles Not Up To Par For Holiday Play (4/25/11). [...]

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