Heron Bay Golf Club

Heron Bay Golf Club

11775 Heron Bay Blvd.
Coral Springs, FL 33076

(800) 311-8018
www.heronbaygolfclub.net

Book Tee Time

Tee Par Yards Slope Rating
Gold 72 7268 133 74.9
Blue 72 6781 128 72.7
White 72 6123 122 69.7
Green
72 5580 114 67.0
Red
72 4961 113 68.7

Since opening in 1996 as the centerpiece of a 1,500-acre development full of houses that resembled miniature castles, Heron Bay Golf Club has hosted a PGA Tour event, underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and attracted one of the amateur golf's prestigious events.

The result—a top 10 daily-fee ranking within the state of Florida from Golf Magazine—an award that further speaks to the quality of this well-respected and tournament tested South Florida layout.

When Mark McCumber was contracted to design the course, he did so with the knowledge that it would become the home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. Heron Bay hosted the Tour event for six years (1997-2002), crowning champions Stuart Appleby, Mark Calcavecchia, Vijay Singh, Dudley Hart, Jesper Parnevik and Matt Kuchar.

In 2009 Heron Bay becamse the permanent home of the prestigious Dixie Amateur. Previous winners include Hal Sutton (2), Andy Bean, Brandt Snedeker, Angela Park and many other PGA and LPGA stars. The Big Ten Match Play Championship and the VHI Save the Music Celebrity Golf Classic were also played at Heron Bay this year.

When Heron Bay opened more than a dozen years ago, it quickly caught the eye of one major golf publication. Golf Digest ranked it as one of "America's 10 Best New Public Golf Courses."

During the Honda Classic Heron Bay`s roughs were grown and greens were sped up. These alterations helped accentuate the course`s most prominent feature, sand traps. While 10 traps have been removed from the course in the past few years Heron Bay still features upward of 100 extremely large bunkers. On every hole bunkers steer you around the course. If you grip it and rip it and don`t shape your tee shots bring a towel, chair, umbrella and sunscreen because you might as well have gone to the beach.

Fortunately Heron Bay gives the daily golfer plenty of room to bail out with the roughs cut down. Robert Trent Jones used to design courses for easy bogeys and tough pars, and Heron Bay Golf Club fits well into that mold.

Aesthetically the course is naturally beautiful not contrived. McCumber features the region`s topography yet still moved over one million cubic yards of dirt. By using subtle contours instead of tiers and large mounding the course fits its surroundings. Water only comes into play on 3 of the 18 holes unless you really miss one. The par-3 fifth, par-5 sixteenth and dramatic par-4 eighteenth hole can nestle the pin next to the water, play it safe.

Unlike most golf course communities, golfers and the homes at Heron Bay are all separated by large canals and lakes. The course itself is laid out over 240 acres giving it a completely different feeling from most golf course community developments. No squeezes and no tricked up holes, just 18 championship-caliber holes winding along large waterways.

There are no forced carries on the course making the layout very playable for the lesser golfer. The blue tees at 6,700 yards are a tremendous challenge, enough so that the back tees at over 7,200 yards are not used on a daily basis.

Remember, South Florida winds can make 6,700 yards play to around 7,300 yards. Don`t bite off more than you can chew at this course, it will make for a very long day. With well over $1 million invested in the course and clubhouse since the new ownership group took control in February of 2007, Heron Bay Golf Club has returned to its place as one of Florida`s premier facilities available to the public.

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