Named “Best Bang for Your Buck” by Golf Magazine for Myrtle Beach golf courses back in 2005, Heron Point Golf Club has continued to provide affordable golf, be it for locals or visitors. Heron Point recently received an overall rating of 4.9 from reviewers at Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, and the club received even higher marks for pro shop, grill and staff. Renovations that began in 2011 have improved the course’s playability, especially in terms of tee boxes and fairways. Those renovations have helped bring a round at Heron Point closer to the beauty of an Antebellum-style clubhouse, the home of Mulligan’s Bar and Grill. Once on the course, players can take advantage of Willard Byrd’s design that opened in 1988 and once drew 3.5 stars from Golf Digest.
The course was completed from the tee boxes to the green with Bermuda Grass, and those renovations have given players more to look at than simply the abundant bird and animal life around Heron Point. The par-72 course isn’t the longest on the Grand Strand – it plays at 6,475 yards from the back tees – but narrow fairways and guarded greens add a significant challenge. That’s the case early and often, and it crescendos at No. 5. The 367-yard par 4 take a 90-degree dogleg left midway through the hole. Attempts to cut the tree line are often greeted by five bunkers placed between the edge of the dogleg and the green and two more on the far side of the green. Three holes later, the hardest hole on the course, a 387-yard par 4 awaits. What appears to be a wide-open tee shot is actually guarded by two fairway bunkers, one on either side of the hole.
3 by Craig (Reinholds, PA) - 11/12/2013
Very poor maintenance and upkeep
2 by William (Climax, NY) - 11/05/2013
Easily the WORST golf course I have ever played in MB. It looked like no one had mowed the course in 3 weeks. No second cut, no fringe around the greens, bunkers unraked and no rakes in the bunkers to rake them after you hit. The layout seemed good, except for the fact that you could not keep your eyes off the POOR maintenance. Will tell everyone I know about the disaster that is Heron Point!!
3 by Debra (Bellefonte, PA) - 10/03/2013
The course was in bad shape. The traps were hard and cracked like they hadn't been raked in a while. The greens were torn up and diseased. I felt the course should not have been open for play it was in need of maintenance. The starter was also the attendant and did his best but the guard at the gated community was very rude and condescending. I will not be playing this course again.
2 by John (Lawrenceville, GA) - 10/03/2013
Other than mowing, there has been no maintience done to this course in years. It is in really bad condition. The fairways were crabgrass, the greens rough with large bare sandy spots. The bunkers were also in very bad condition. And, the local guy we played with payed $25 while we were charged $45 through the package. The course was not even worth $25 to play.
They had 1 employee working the proshop and snackbar, no employees on the course.
We were very disappointed, and it was not a fun round of golf.
6 by Maria (Roslindale, MA) - 05/14/2013
3 by Linda (Myrtle Beach, SC) - 04/25/2013
The course is in very bad shape needs much improvement.
4 by Donald (Chantilly, VA) - 03/29/2013
8 by Gary (Mentor, OH) - 03/26/2013
Nice layout - tight fairways - fairways OK, nothing special - ground was hard and very dry - greens ok, but very fast. Nice area around the course, but we are not should if we would return.
7 by John (Surfside Beach, SC) - 03/18/2013
Nice and clean club house. Excellent service by pro shop
6 by Rick - 03/13/2013
Under the new management, I think this course has the potential to be something special. Very challenging.