Great things come from small beginnings, or so they say. These fairly simple beginnings more often than not, don’t become great things overnight and requires tons of work in it to achieve its destined greatness. In the case of Heron Ridge Golf Club, it was the collaborative effort of Gene Bates and Fred Couples of the PGA Tour fame. This Virginia Beach favorite for golf trips was, unbelievably, once a flat piece of cornfield bounded by oaks, Elm trees and natural wetlands.
Today, there is not a trace of its agricultural past. What stands in its place is a championship 18-hole par-72 golf vacation haven that’s only fifteen minutes away from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Its unusual elevation, constant blow of the ocean breeze, and its own helping of the natural wetlands and water hazards all come together to give every visitor at Heron Ridge Golf Club a unique experience at every hole. It requires not only excellent shot making skills, but even better techniques and strategies to get past the tricky greens and mounds of the course.
A golf vacation destination with an attitude, Heron Ridge Golf Club has enough elements of surprise challenge and fun to make for a novel story for a golf course. Its 5 separate tees for all playing levels are nice enough to welcome its visitors, and with the right amount of difficulty to make them want to step their games up and become better golfers. With all its merits and patrons, Heron Ridge Golf Club has indeed become so great that it could only look back to its humble beginnings with a contented smile and look at its future to become even greater.