Heather Glen Golf Course – Closed 2017
Willard Byrd must have brought Scotland over to America with his most popular course design, Heather Glen Golf Links. Located in Little River, South Carolina, this 27-hole course layout is a tribute to the best Scottish and Irish links in golf. Golfers come back every year to enjoy this links style course with gorgeous oaks and pine trees, fresh water ponds, and a period-style traditional Scottish clubhouse. If that’s not spectacular enough, Heather Glen has earned several leading awards for its historic course. Golf Digest ranked Heather Glen as America’s #1 New Public Course (1987), and has been recognized among the Carolinas’ and country’s best golf courses throughout the years since. It has also been named to the Top 50 Public Courses in America in 1990, the Top 5 Courses in South Carolina in 1995 and awarded 4.5 stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” readers’ choice poll in 2002.
Two signature holes that stand out at Heather Glen are #3 (White Nine) and #2 (Blue Nine). The 351-yard Par 4, #3, features a menacing pot bunker guarding the green; be prepared to know how to play your wedges on this hole. You will find Heather Glen decorated with these types of bunkers throughout your entire round. Similarly, as #3 presents bunker challenges, be prepared for more on the short Par 3, Blue Nine #2. Only at 160 yards, #2 stays true to the Scottish style links design and features deep pot bunkers and thick heather surrounding this small green. Most golfers find that they can maneuver these signature holes easily if they chose the right club selection. But fear not, Heather Glen has much more to offer than just challenging bunkers. You will find the meandering streams, petite ponds, heather, and towering oaks and pines a vast distraction from the challenges of this Scottish style links course.
Heather Glen Golf Course – Closed 2017 Course Course Reviews
BrianDate Played: 11/11/2017
Too bad that this course is closing 1 December 2017. Has three different 9s all very challenging.
TedDate Played: 02/22/2017
Tee Boxes & Greens are in good shape but the fairways were very thin & bare in some areas. Overall conditions were below average which is unusual for this course. Hopefully with spring approaching the course will improve. Staff is always very friendly here.
TedDate Played: 10/26/2016
Overall condition of course was good but could have used some more clean up on the fairways & greens. Lots of small debris everywhere. Pace of play was very slow 4hrs 45mins. Starter did apologize for pace of play & tried to move our foursome to another nine after we mad the turn but it was backed up on all 3 nines. I appreciate the concern from the starter but I think there should be rangers on the course doing their job & keeping pace of play reasonable. I would recommend playing here but be prepared for a slow round during the busy seasons.
TedDate Played: 07/27/2016
Tee Boxes & Fairways are in great shape. Greens were recently aerified but are doing rather well. Staff was very accommodating except no beverage cart due to heat....
RichardDate Played: 07/27/2016
The staff was very helpful and allowed us to play Best Ball for the 5 of us which was not only great fun, but saved us wear and tear in the extreme heat!!
SteveDate Played: 07/18/2016
Nice layout, but greens were not in good shape.
JoshuaDate Played: 07/13/2016
I love this course. The greens were a little beat-up with ball marks, but that's more on players than the course management. There are a bunch of interesting holes on this course and its a blast to play.
TedDate Played: 06/17/2016
Haven't played here in about 10 years. Course is in great shape. Lots of unique holes. Lots of rain the day before but carts were allowed on the fairways. Staff was very friendly & played 18 holes in less than 4 hours.
SusanDate Played: 05/04/2016
DebraDate Played: 05/02/2016
Nice old golf course. Good condition.
ChrisDate Played: 04/30/2016
Great, scenic, relaxing course.
DavidDate Played: 07/17/2015
Love this place but was a little disappointed with the greens this time around. The Red Course's greens were OK (not great) and the Blue were a mess. Everything else was excellent. I think the White was closed the day our group played it.
TimDate Played: 07/09/2015
We played on July 1st and the greens were really bad. They had told us they had punched the greens but one nine we played hadn't been punched and they were horrible. The second nine we played the greens had been punched and they were a lot better than the other nine. The tee boxes and fairways were great.
BarryDate Played: 10/15/2014
MichaelDate Played: 09/27/2014
Just a little wet conditions.
ZanDate Played: 09/23/2014
PaulDate Played: 06/03/2014
All very well kept & enjoyable to play.
DaveDate Played: 04/16/2014
BillDate Played: 03/17/2014
Always a good place to play.
BrianDate Played: 03/07/2014
Been playing Heather Glen for over twenty years and have never been disappointed. The course was in good condition and the greens were receptive. Didn't see the ranger all day which allowed for a relaxed round of golf. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy this course. Again, free lunch and replays thru the Glens Group make this a must on any golfers agenda.
IanDate Played: 02/13/2014
3 good loops of 9 holes a great place to play. On my must play list every trip to myrtle beach. A good test for any standard of golfer.
Jean-MarcDate Played: 11/19/2013
BillDate Played: 09/12/2013
Played 9/8/13, thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the course was in great shape.
BillDate Played: 06/17/2013
From the time we dropped off of our clubs, till the last putt was tapped in, this was a very pleasurable experience. Course was in excellent condition from the tee boxes, fairways, and greens. Played all 27 holes and found this course to be very fair and challenging. Beautiful scenery and enough elevation changes give you the opportunity to hit every club in your bag. Will definately recommend this course!!!!!
MichaelDate Played: 06/04/2013
Great layout excellent hole designs
DouglasDate Played: 06/03/2013
Outstanding course and service
KyleDate Played: 05/28/2013
VernonDate Played: 04/25/2013
Excellent layout Lots of trees No visible houses Best architecture Love the course
MattDate Played: 04/01/2013
Amazing! Very green all around. Greens rolled true. Staff was excellent.
JoshDate Played: 03/05/2013
One of the best courses I've ever played. Beautiful numbering around the entire course. A must play for anyone.
EdDate Played: 11/22/2012
Good layout - greens were fair.
BernieDate Played: 11/18/2012
Love the design and layout of this course ... Not much one can say, as it is a golf course.
JayDate Played: 10/10/2012
Tough course if you miss the fairway. Starter advised to club up on most shots, it took me 4 holes to finally believe. Greens were respectable, about 9.5 stimp, and tough to read.
GrahamDate Played: 10/04/2012
PaulDate Played: 09/28/2012
We loved it.
PaulDate Played: 08/11/2012
DavidDate Played: 07/29/2012
Fun course, excellent shape. Didn't see much of the staff.
MarkDate Played: 07/16/2012
Nice track! Their sister track across the street, Glen Dornoch, might be more scenic but the hole layout is better at Heather Glen. The course is in great shape considering the lack of rain, which made the round easier since the creek beds were all dry. With pace of play, I only wish the grill would have their specials somewhat ready to speed the turn and have the lawn crew stop cutting right next to the tee box when you are about to hit. Really don't care about the noise as much as spraying a shot. Watch the squirrels! They WILL steal your food!
JeffDate Played: 07/09/2012
Beautiful course, well maintained. Only hitch was I booked online the night before but our tee time was still double booked. They were still able to accommodate.
JonDate Played: 05/26/2012
RossDate Played: 05/21/2012
RobertaDate Played: 05/14/2012
Definitely will play again. Thank you.
EricDate Played: 05/03/2012
Enjoyed very much.
TimothyDate Played: 05/01/2012
Course was in awesome shape. Pace of play was very good and the staff was extremely helpful.
BarronDate Played: 04/20/2012
GeneDate Played: 03/20/2012
Great course. Excellent shape. Nice, no houses on course. One of my favorites at the beach.
KurtDate Played: 02/14/2012
The greens were not good at all.
MarkDate Played: 01/28/2012
The staff were among the friendliest I encountered during my two week stay in MB. The course was great too.
JohnDate Played: 11/10/2011
Great layout. Among the best at the beach.
RickDate Played: 11/09/2011
Really nice 27-hole track. Lots of character, everyone in the group enjoyed it. Play the last nine as a scramble. Fun course. Good staff.
MichaelDate Played: 11/08/2011
Best of the bunch. The only one we will replay.
JohnDate Played: 11/07/2011
CharlieDate Played: 10/31/2011
Would rate the course a little above average. Would like to see the staff a little more friendly.
GrahamDate Played: 10/19/2011
Great layout and condition.
TomDate Played: 07/06/2011
Very difficult course, unreal pot bunkers and berms gave this course a very 'English' feel. Tremendous starter was very helpful.
PaulDate Played: 07/02/2011
Slow Bent greens. Cut long due to heat.
TomDate Played: 06/29/2011
WOW. First time back to MB in almost 15 yrs. and couldn't have picked a better course (for the money)! Course was in fantastic shape, staff was very friendly. Not very busy either ... 4 hrs. for the round which made it even more enjoyable. Will definitely play here again!
JamesDate Played: 06/28/2011
Greens were a bit beaten. Tee boxes were a bit worn.
PeterDate Played: 06/01/2011
Heather Glen is always a treat to play. The greens are a bit slow, especially compared to the practice green which seemed much faster. Everybody had difficulty putting, although the greens are very smooth and roll pretty true. Putts tend to skid on the type of grass there, or maybe all of us are just terrible putters. Anyway, we enjoyed the course very much and will return in the future.
SammyDate Played: 05/26/2011
Everything was great.
JeffreyDate Played: 05/23/2011
A perfect day of golf. Weather, course and staff.
MIchelDate Played: 05/17/2011
Nice course to play. Not to easy, not too hard.
GaryDate Played: 04/22/2011
Course was in the best shape it's been in for years. It was always a pretty course with a nice layout. Great value for the greens fee and the group will be back next year, for perhaps two rounds incorporating all three nines.
JamesDate Played: 02/28/2011
Enjoyed it. Would recommend the Glen courses to everyone.
BrianDate Played: 11/15/2010
Very nice course in very good condition.
StuartDate Played: 10/21/2010
One of my favorites of the area. The layout is very good. Greens were a little slow but smooth.
BobDate Played: 10/17/2010
We very much enjoyed the three nines and the variety they exhibited.
BrentDate Played: 10/05/2010
A local golf director in Myrtle Beach. Played Heather Glen over 25 times and yesterday it was probably in the best shape I have seen it. Tee to green it was fantastic. Staff was amazing! Funny and pleasant. The reason I only gave the greens a 9 was the pace was a little slow for my taste, but that is done on purpose to give all level handicaps an even chance.
BobDate Played: 04/19/2010
Course was in great shape. Play moved along nicely. Staff was very helpful.
KarlDate Played: 04/05/2010
Overall condition of club and course I felt has gone down since we played last year as well as staff friendliness.
JDate Played: 04/01/2010
I enjoyed the whole experience. It's a fair course for a variety of skill levels.
JamesDate Played: 04/01/2010
A good first day.
BernardDate Played: 03/12/2010
Everything was fine.
ChrisDate Played: 03/02/2010
Condition of the course was not that good. Probably would have played Glen Dornich if I knew the shape of the course.
GlennDate Played: 02/24/2010
I would return to play again.
PatrickDate Played: 12/13/2009
Soaked course again; however, I could see a lack of tee sign consistency as well as no towels in the carts especially after the heavy rains.
JimDate Played: 12/04/2009
Course was very wet as result of the heavy rains.
MarkDate Played: 11/27/2009
Hard to judge the course under the wet conditions. Loved the layout and really want to play in better conditions.
PaulDate Played: 11/03/2009
MikeDate Played: 11/02/2009
Course was great but it rained.
BrianDate Played: 10/29/2009
No complaints, love this course.
EricDate Played: 10/22/2009
It had rained the day before and was very soggy. Otherwise excellent.
MichaelDate Played: 10/19/2009
Was just very wet and probably unplayable.
CalDate Played: 09/03/2009
Played lousy but enjoyed the day.
DennisDate Played: 08/14/2009
Interesting course. Challenging but fair. On course staff very friendly and helpful.
AndyDate Played: 06/30/2009
Played the Red and White nines. The Blue nine needs one more week to recover from aerification. GREAT golf course. Players of all skill levels can play this course. Course was in great shape, and very enjoyable. Hard to beat for $57 at the beach!
GeorgeDate Played: 06/09/2009
Play Heather Glen on numerous occasions. One of my favorites. A must play.
JamesDate Played: 02/18/2009
Played Sept. 14, 2008: Was always on my list to play but will not ever play there again. Marshals were not on the ball. This course used to be on my list to play when staying @ Myrtle ...
MurrayDate Played: 08/05/2008
Played Nov. 20, 2007: Heather Glen was tough and a nice change from most of the others being surrounded by homes.
TomDate Played: 06/14/2008
Played Nov. 10, 2007: It seemed Heather Glen overbooked their tee times, and we were 45 minutes late in teeing off our first day, eliminating the completion of our 18-hole round. Very disappointing with our 12-man group.