Heritage Creek is unique.
And when it comes to golf courses, sometimes being different is a way to stand out and succeed.
The course, wedged into the woods and in a new housing development near Warrington, Pennsylvania, is a nine-hole track but with enormous greens boasting two pins each. It also offers five sets of tees, a different test when you play it twice.
Designed by the architect of other local favorites Morgan Hill and Lederach, the course is just open enough to welcome some errant tee shots, but has plenty of danger, too.
“From a golf standpoint, it’s gorgeous out there,” the course’s owner Adam Schloer said. “You stand on the tee and you see wide open fairways.”
The holes are short but aren’t easy, with sloping fairways. Despite containing just nine holes it’s a tale of two different tracks.
“Even being nine holes, it still feels like two different courses,” Schloer said of the Jamison, Pennsylvania, facility. “In between the houses, it’s open. The other ones, if you don’t see a group in the fairway you won’t know they’re there.”
Eventually, the course will expand to 18 holes, but there is no timeframe for the endeavor.
“The plans for 18 are all engineered and built, they are put on hold,” Schloer said.
His plans are to build a new clubhouse before adding nine more holes.
Local knowledge tip: “Make 6-foot putts. Some 6-footers will move 6 feet in front of you and 6 feet to the left.”
Price point: $29 for 18 holes, $23 for nine