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4.4
293 Reviews (293)
5 Stars
132
4 Stars
137
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
94.7%
Recommend this course
288 out of 293 reviews
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.3
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.3%
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21 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6113 yards
Slope 125
Rating 69.5

Formerly known as Sand Springs Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Year round
Architect Floyd Farley (1958) Randy Heckenkemper

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
293 Reviews (293)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 14
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 44
Forced Carries 13
Water Hazards 13
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
Locals 28
Advanced Golfers 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 33
Convenient to the City 29
In the 'Burbs 12

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Good Times

Had a great time lots of friendly golfers. I’m kinda new to the game so we let people play through a little bit, but had a great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best kept secret

This course is the best kept secret in the Tulsa area and one of my favorite all time courses period

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Need course marshal

Due to winter temps and wet fairways the course was cart path only. That wasn’t the problem. The foursome two holes in front of us were so slow The people in front of us just skipped around them as well as players behind us. We were on their tails the entire back nine and waited for them To tee off no less than four times and they wouldn’t let us play through, and they were driving strait to their balls. I did ask them if they could speed up the pace.... their response .... we’re not that good. They could care less about the pace of play Or golf etiquette. In the past, I would have recommend this course. All four of them were quite rude!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/21/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review The Canyons At Blackjack Ridge. We are sorry to hear you may have had a negative experience with any individual on our staff. This is not acceptable and by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We welcome any further feedback as to why you gave 1 star and what we can do to improve.

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun course

This is a very fun course, but wouldn’t want to play it every day. The layout is a little bizarre, and there are quite a few blind shots. They are undergoing major renovations to the club house and changing the greens to a different type of grass. A few of the greens had some crater spots in them, but overall they were in decent enough shape. Some of the greens are pretty diabolical as well. If you put yourself on the wrong side of the hole good luck. I’ll be excited to see what the new greens are like when finished. Overall, it’s not the nicest course in the area, but it’s one of the more fun courses in the area and definitely worth playing a few times a year.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course- greens in poor shape

Love the course but the greens were not is good shape.
The course was not crowded for the front 9 but we caught up with a group of 6 on hole 10 so we played front again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

They’re remodeling the clubhouse, so no extras, but still a great course. I was informed they’re shutting down March thru July next year, so get out and play this course before the changes. I’m sure the changes will be great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice and getting better

Looking forward to the 2020 improvements. 2 million (1 on the clubhouse, 1 on the course). See you again after the renovations. Keep up the good work!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fabulous Fall

I had no idea this course location could take you out of Oklahoma. Beautiful hills & colors.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Less than perfect

Rain made fairways and greens soft got very little roll from drives or chip shote.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice views

Course was beautiful, reminded me of Branson courses. Pace of play was very slow and no Marshall to speed things up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day of Golf

From the pro shop to the end of the game everything was perfect. The starter paired me with two local players who coached me around the course. Beautiful layout with great views of Tulsa. Wish I lived in the area to be able to play this course more often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A legend in need of attention

Ask anyone around town what their favorite public course is and while they may not immediately say “sand springs” or “goat hill” or “the canyons” or any other of the myriad names it goes by, they will all tell you it’s the most fun. The layout unique. Every hole is an adventure. The value is off the charts. The views of downtown are second to none. I played at the end of summer and the course was in good shape. The fairways had few dead spots though several of the greens were fried. Also a couple of the tee boxes were just sad. Unfortunately, that was the case with #12, the signature hole. The tee box I played from was wet uneven and didn’t have any grass on it. The underbrush has grown so out of control in the hill of 12 that you couldn’t see the green which means you don’t get the joy of watching your ball fall from the sky in goat hill.

The complaints with the course are largely the same as they ever are. One restroom and only on one 9...and it’s a disgusting port-a-potty that I’m pretty sure has never been cleaned. No bev cart. No water in the course. The pro shop has a laughable supply of goods. And the remedial snack shop is a joke. They keep the beer under lock and key and only offer a handful of options...including $2 snack crackers (quite the bargain ::eye roll::).

The biggest complaint comes from there not being a Marshall. We got there about 20 minutes early and the guy in the pro shop “tried” to get us off early but ultimately refused. I took this as a good thing. They respected the palace of play, I assumed. And for the front 9 that was largely the case. Then, for some reason they let a twosome jump in front of us on 10. As we approached the tee box, so did they. And they never apologized or seemed to give a crap. They had no business being in the golf course. The kind of guys that take 10 practice swings, duff it, take a few more post-duff practice swings, convince themselves they could have done better, drop another ball, and Duff it even worse. They sauntered from shot to shot and never offered to let us play through despite having met them at the tee box on multiple holes. The lace of play went from great to log jammed behind these yokels. We were riding their backsides immediately but then the 3 foursomes behind us stacked up. And to make matters worse, the foursome behind us grew impatient and started driving into us, driving the ball past us on 3 separate holes. So we had slow-as-molasses yahoos in front of us, and impatient guys behind us taking their frustration out on us. And all of this because the starter who refused to let us tee off 20 minutes early let the twosome jump in front of us and start on 10.

It’s a shame to see the clientele the course now attracts because it could really be a gem, but when you’re surrounded by people who don’t care about the game, they’re just happy to be away from their families and drinking on the course, it really tarnishes the experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/19/2019

Hello tbigity. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We appreciate your thoughtful review and are glad you consider The Canyons At Blackjack Ridge one of the most fun layouts in the area. We will use your comments about this specific visit to improve for the future. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

paid 33 for play & found out that senior cost was 26

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Hi swaustin. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. If you feel you paid an incorrect amount please reach out to our team in the shop and we will see what we can to to help you out. Thanks for visiting The Canyons At Blackjack Ridge. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

JeffL

Beautiful layout and scenery. Short and somewhat challenging, especially if you have never played there. I thoroughly enjoyed course and would highly recommend to anyone in the area to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite course in this area

I absolutely love this course as there is no other course like this around at such h a good price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun in the hills

Lots of climbing up and down but a lot of fun too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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