BLUE HERON PINES GOLF CLUB (609)965-1800
"Rated #34 - Top 50 Public Courses in the U.S."
Atlantic City Golf Course Review
Blue Heron Pines, in Egg Harbor City located just Northwest of Atlantic City, was designed by architect Stephen Kay and opened in 1993. The course has been certified as an Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary and maintains a commitment to preserve balanced natural habitats that provide sanctuary for native plants and wildlife. This 6810 yard par 72 championship golf course was rated four 1/2 stars by Golf Digest's Places to Play, and comes highly recommended.
Upon arrival at Blue Heron Pines, golfers are greeted by a friendly staff as they approach the beautiful facilities. The clubhouse features a fully stocked pro shop, comfortable locker rooms, a lounge and Grille Room offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a large banquet area for outings and events. Practice facilities include a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker, and two putting greens - one near the first tee and one near the 10th.
Five sets of tee boxes play to distances and slopes measuring 6810 yards/132 slope, 6524 yards/130 slope, 6114 yards/128 slope, and for women 5720 yards/133 slope, and 5053 yards with a slope of 119 from the forward sets. This is a fair and challenging course for golfers of all skill levels. Low handicappers will face plenty of obstacles, while beginners and intermediate players can play from the closer tees without being overwhelmed.
The first hole is a drivable par four that plays to only 315 yards from the tips with fairway bunkers on both sides - a great way to begin the round with a low score. The 295 yard par four 7th is another short hole, but is well protected by a large bunker that angles across the fairway and two more sand traps guarding the front of the green. Sand comes into play on seemingly every shot at Blue Heron Pines. There are 76 sculpted soft sand bunkers located greenside and near landing zones off the fairways. Water comes into play frequently in many forms and may disrupt shots from all angles on 12 holes.
Yardage is well marked on the course with posts off the sides of the fairways from 100, 150, and 200 yards from center green. Par fours and par fives also include large white 150 yard stakes in the middle of the fairways to be used as targets off the tee. Color coded flags indicate daily pin placements on each green. Score cards include a nine page book with descriptive pictures of each hole and yardage guides with important yardage info available
The course has been honored as the best 18-hole layout on the Jersey Shore by the Press of Atlantic City, Casino Connection Magazine and numerous other publications. Located just nine minutes from Atlantic City, Blue Heron Pines is a public fee course with a variety of membership opportunities. This is a great walking course, with electric pull carts available. For more detailed info on the course please visit our page for Blue Heron Pines by clicking here.