Heron Lakes Golf Course - The Greenback Course

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I've been playing this course for several years now regularly. I'm usually out there at least once a week, on either of the two courses, great blue or green back. The food is good and the prices are fair. Both courses are playing in great shape; the Greenback can be a little sloppy this time of year due to it being in a lower land. The greens are fantastic though. Pace was a little slow today but it wasn't the golf courses fault. It was almost 70 degrees and everyone wanted to get out, including this guy. The Pro Shop doesn't have a lot of equipment but the staff is some of the best you're ever going to encounter anywhere.
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I golf an average of 70 times a year not the most but more than most people. I have only been golfing in the PNW since October 2017. My experience in the Pacific Northwest has been pleasant, Very wet but most courses have been so accommodating it has made up for the soggy conditions. This course was not in good shape even for the time of year. The staff was rude and very unprofessional. They pushed our Tee time back over an hour for a frost delay. Which would have been understandable if that was the case for everyone but they were picking and choosing which groups to delay. After nine holes we had a pace of about 2 hours and 4 minutes for a 4some. This pace was more than acceptable due to course conditions being extremely wet on taking care of the greens had not even been vacuumed. When making the turn a martial approached us and told us we had to pick up the pace or we would be asked to leave. This on a day where they were so backed up because of that "frost delay" that there were groups waiting on every single Tee box. It's hard to golf a fast round with 4 people walking when you're trudging through the soggiest wettest Marshland you've ever seen. Not to mention the tremendous amount of goose and duck feces and the amount of geese and Ducks all over the course upwards of 35000. This course is far overpriced and yes even at $30 a round it's overpriced they're rude they're poorly managed and the amenities in the kitchen and the bathroom are filthy. I do not recommend this course to anyone even if you're getting a good deal.

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The course was in good condition for the time of ear. What normally might be the rough was quite dry, but otherwise the fairways and greens were in good condition. Speedwise, the greens were about average. Greenback is a flat course, so a cart isn't as necessary as on a hilly course or a course where green to tee is far. Great Blue(the sister course) may be more challenging, but Greenback offers plenty of challenging holes and opportunities to get in trouble if you're not hitting the ball with accuracy or choose to try to cut corners. All in all a fun course to play.

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and bad greens. Had to call the pro shop due to slow play... it was the only time we saw a "ranger". Then he left and it stayed slow. The course is not in good shape. The starter bad mouthed Redtail but the conditions and marshalls were great there the day before.

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