HERON LAKES, a challenging course

HERON LAKES, a challenging course


MOBILE, Ala. -- Heron Lakes Country Club, formerly Skyline CC, is a challenging links originally built in 1954 and designed by Harold Stallings. Renovations that include four new holes by legendary course architect Earl Stone in 2000 and all-new Champion hybrid grass greens added in 2004 have kept the course on the cutting edge of today’s golf.

The beautiful facility features an 18-hole golf course with a 300-plus yard driving range, 7,000 ft., two-tiered putting green, and a chipping practice green. The course is surrounded by six lakes placing an emphasis on accuracy and precision.

The championship layout features changing terrain with lots of sand and water to navigate. It’s friendly yet challenging for the beginning player and from the back tees tough enough to host the Women’s Alabama Golf Association’s State Amateur Championship along with its own Firecracker Invitational, which is considered one of the area’s major events.

Bloom Golf Management took over Heron Lakes last November and opened golf and events to the public in January 2018. Nearly $1.5 million was invested into the golf course and the 42,000 sq ft. clubhouse featuring a golf shop, two restaurant areas, private lounge, conference room, two meeting spaces and a ballroom overlooking the golf course. Recent renovations to the facility show a fresh look to the interior of the facility.

Heron Lakes is a semi- private Country Club conveniently located just west of I-65 on Highway 90. For more information or to book a tee-time, call 251-706-6370 or visit their website at: heronlakescountryclub.com (See Related Link Below).

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