Blackheath Golf Club

3.7516117647 3.8 stars from 5 (170)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6768 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 3311 N. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306
  • (248) 601-8000
  • (248) 601.8007
  • www.blackheathgolfclub.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Kevin Aldridge
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6768 yards 73.0 137
Blue 71 6127 yards 70.8 124
White (W) 71 5354 yards 69.3 119
Red (W) 71 4572 yards 66.3 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 170 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
95
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

145 out of 168 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers junior golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes  

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Reviews


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"Has that old course European seaside feel"


piazza63's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/20/2043
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course has it's challenges. It's well worth the price. It reminded me of some of the courses around the British Isle's. Depending on the days, expect back ups, and ALWAYS expect to be paired up if you are in a two-some or solo..


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u658400919's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Carts, clubhouse and greens all in rough shape. Course layout features several holes sharing same cart path--with holes immediately adjacent to one another. This creates many situations with players hitting from your fairway, driving a cart toward you while you are teeing off. There are definitely better options for the money


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


Jeff3417713's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. Fairways and greens were very good. Pace of play was excellent. They did not overbook the course like so many do. No waiting and no one pushing. Staff was friendly and accommodated us for an earlier tee time so we could avoid some bad weather. We really appreciated that. Lastly, the price was good. I've golfed many courses that were not as good and charge much more.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poorly Managed"


u000007642867's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very poorly managed course. We waited roughly 5-10 minutes on every shot, including from fairways. Most tee boxes were backed up with 2-3 groups. Sold tee times on top of each other resulting in extremely slow pace. Will not play this course again!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good for the price..."


u558129945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee ti.es were set very close together causing long waits to tee off. Off course amenities were almoat non-existent. Some of the tee boxes were pretty beat up and the cart path signage was confusing and I was consistently refering to the scorecard for basic information about basic information as it related to each hole. Other than the round of 18 taking over 5 hrs it was a fun course to play


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Blackheath 8/5/17"


u000007175426's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You get what you pay for. Booked this round because of the attractive price, especially for a Saturday. However, this course seems to be a popular spot due to its location several miles north of Rochester. Blackheath could do a much better job of staggering tee times in order to keep the flow of the game going. It seems like they send as many people as possible out on the course, which results in backups, delays, and frustration. Ended up getting paired up with another two-some, who were not comparable in skill or experience. All in all, I will return, but there is room for improvement.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow as molasses"


u2756716's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course, was in pretty good shape but the pace of play was horrible. I think they overbooked tee times? Will play on a weekday next time. Nice course though.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



joe0267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Gman6797's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
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Reviewed on

Good course , good rate , good staff but the 5 1/2 hour round trumps all. Won't go back . It's the same every year


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course, but slow play and no staff to be seen"


stevemajkowski's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is nice but play was super slow. No rangers to help out and let the fools parking carts in front of and practically on the greens to move after putting out. Over 3 hours for first 9. Pace of play is always better with rangers to keep it going.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u742144783's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"fun course!"


u9677892's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a blast on this course. Really cool layout on the links style course. Nice greens that play fast , excellent fairways and lots of bunkers. I read other reviews that say the staff was rude but i thought they were actually really cool. I will definitely revisit this course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u872914475's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Decent links style course"


ddkenney's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very hot day but course was in good shape. Greens were a little rough but this is a pretty fair course and nice links style layout. Some tee boxes (hole 18) are dangerously inline with others teeing off (hole 9). We almost were hit by guy who hooked one on 9 behind us. Play was slow due to very slow 4 in front holding up two groups. The starter and the cart girl were great but the staff inside not helpful. Would not get us a cup of ice after buying drinks and get your own hotdogs.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u000005455473's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play beyond slow. Quit after 9 because it took 3 hrs. Terrible layout balls flying at you from every direction. Almost got hit 3 times. Would never go back to this course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not friendly"


downtown3324's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

First time playing here. Course was in decent shape, greens were not receptive but rolled nicely. Staff was rude. Playing partner tried taking "2 off the first" to which the ranger used profanity in telling us that is not allowed in the rules. Tee times were stacked too close together.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



nz31tm's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


Patrice077's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really liked the course but, don't plan on hanging out in the lounge. It is big and roomy but very out dated and very blah.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Slow Pace"


higginsrussell's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition and the price is good for where you are playing. However, the pace of play was extremely slow. The rangers let a group of 6 play in front of us and even they were waiting on every tee box to tee off.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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