Yardage, Slope, Rating
BLUE Tees 6,477 70.9 129
WHITE 6,080 69.2 121
GOLD 5,335 69.7 109
RED 4,734 69.2 121 (W)
Heron Point Golf Club is located just a few miles inland from central Myrtle Beach off of Highway 707 and very much in the center of the Grand Strand. Originally designed by Willard Byrd, the course opened in 1988 and has been particular popular among local players as well as vacation visitors ever since. It is also considered one of the best-value courses in the area, with well-kept TifDwarf Bermuda greens and 18 holes that wind through Lowcountry pine forest.
Byrd’s design at Heron Point will not overpower players with its length, but rather it demands precise ball placement throughout the course. The greens are very well-defended by bunkers and grass hollows and water comes into play on ten holes. The most notable hole is the 5th, a 367-yard par four. Whereas many dogleg holes move gently from right to left or left to right, number five at Heron Point is a true 90-degree dogleg, bending sharply to the left. A cluster of three bunkers sit on the inside of the elbow-shaped curve in the fairway, tempting aggressive players to smash a tee shot over them while simultaneously providing enough room to the right to allow for more conservative play, leaving a longer approach. Four more bunkers—two on each side—guard the green, which measures some 40 yards from front to back.
Off the course at Heron Point, golfers have access to well-appointed facilities. Foremost among these is the popular Mulligan’s Bar & Grill, a full-service bar and grill with daily, weekly and special event drink and food specials throughout the year. In addition, a practice putting and chipping green and grass driving range are available on-site for pre- and post-round practice sessions.