Blackhead Mountain Lodge & Country Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6076 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 69.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6076 yards 69.9 133
White 72 5906 yards 69.3 129
Red (W) 72 4993 yards 70.2 119

Blackhead Mountain Lodge & Country Club was carefully carved from the scenic terrain of its namesake mountain range, situated in the Northern Catskills. The lush green golf course is tucked away among forested hills brimming with wildlife. Golfers shouldn't be surprised if they are joined by turkey and deer during their game. Bears are even occasionally seen on the golf course. The rolling terrain provides many ups-and-downs throughout, and you'll rarely find a flat lie. The golf course features narrow fairways lined with trees and strategically placed bunkers frame the double-tiered greens. Water hazards come into play on a few holes as well. It is a course that will test your accuracy and force you to strategize your shot placement on every hole. It's a tough test, but the beautiful scenery alone is worth playing a round at Blackhead Mountain.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

15 out of 18 reviews


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"conditions dry"


golf45fw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course needs rain. I was informed of that prior to teeing off. Greens were in good shape. If the weather cooperates course will be back to being 4 stars.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"blackhead"


fbaroja's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting, challenging, lots of blind approaches, must plan shots and play smart


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough Course"


drhoch's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a shot maker's course. It is very short but froth with hazards. In some cases it is unfair. You have to know where to hit the ball on most of the holes, eg on #11 a shot down the middle will end up in the water. However, the Maasmann family is one of the most courteous and fair in all of the Catskills and the course is clearly the most scenic in the area. If you think you're a hot golfer, come here and let's see what you got. It's a challenge.<br/> Dan Hoch


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Shots Are Penalized"


jheinlaw's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

First timers are handicapped as many shots are blind. A perfect shot turns out to be a penalty because the fairways are sloped and do not hold many good shots. Overall, fairways and greens were in good shape but greens ran very slow. Course appear old and beat up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Lots of fun"


u753054053's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a genuine Mountain golf course with all the associated challenges. Dog legs, water hazards, rock ledges, are all part of the fun here. I really enjoyed playing here as it's anything but boring.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Watch Out"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens can be very tough, woods, hills, water you will see alot of that. View was awesome. Bring your short game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mountain views"


Fran4284941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A challenging course with a lot of fun. A lot of places to get into trouble but if you stay on the fairway, you will be in good shape. The cart path is also a challenge and of concern in some spots. Beautiful views!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lives up to mountain name!"


Chris2122782's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course with a lot of amazing views needs a redo of their roads and walking would be impossible but overall well kept and challenging


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


u000004244310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough course, lots of ups and downs. For the price, can't beat it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"lots of hills"


rogerherman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

lots of side,uphill and down hill lies.drives need to be near perfect.greens are slow but plenty of break.outstanding views.cart paths are rough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"a welcome challenge"


theshop99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/29/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a welome challenge and pleasure every time I have played it. Thanks to all staff of blackhead and golf now.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Blackhead CC"


gstout458's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the money and the views its hard to beat this course. Staff are very friendly and your treated like family. The 4th green is just pure evil, but I guess its fair in the sense that everyone has to play it, good luck stopping a putt on that hole! Other the my nemesis number 4 the course is a delight to play. Tricky but a lot of fun and you will not find better views along with the occasional whitetail deer family meandering around the course makes it that much more natural and peaceful. If you have the time and are in the area give it a shot and enjoy the outdoors


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Lionfred's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/2/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course but difficult holes.8/2/2013, Would recommend to anyone wishing a tougher course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is by far one of the most challenging golf courses you will ever play"


Ben2143750's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is by far one of the most challenging golf courses you will ever play. Its built into the side of a mountain. with lots of steep grades, water,ravines, and sloped fairways. Beautiful pristine views from high atop the Blackhead Mountains. On a clear day you can easily see for 100 miles..If you in the area this is a MUST play!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course, great staff, quick pace of play."


glenn29's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/6/2013
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Reviewed on

I've played Blackhead several times and I have to say this is my favorite time of the year to play the course. Once mid summer hits the fairways tend to get much tougher to hold (it's on the side of mountain so once they harden up your ball tends to roll or bounce off).

Course was in good shape and is a challenge without being impossible to score on. Very scenic as well.

I was short on time and only played 12 holes this time but did so in about 1 hour 15 minutes so the pace of play was great (nobody pushing me so I could have taken my time if I wanted to).

Staff is always friendly and accommodating even to golfnow customers who might be paying $10 for their round.

I'd recommend to anyone for a good golf outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course. Challenging, but fair, design. Very friendly staff."


AlwaysFindsTheHazard's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2012

Reviewed on

This is a great course. Beautiful scenery and a creative<br/> design. Another reviewer said that this course was too difficult<br/> but I disagree. This course is not overly difficult, but it isn't<br/> easy. You are rewarded for good course management. A grip-<br/> it-and-rip-it strategy will land you in trouble, literally!!<br/> I've played a lot of flat, boring courses, but this one is a<br/> nice challenge. The staff are very friendly and the<br/> food/beer is amazing. I can't wait to play this course again in the spring.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day! Friendly staff! Fun course with spectacular views!!"


armstrok's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I had a perfect afternoon! The golf course was in great shape and very fun to play. The views from the course of the mountains and Hudson valley are the best around. Afterwords the clubhouse "barn" was a great place to enjoy a beer and laughs going over our round. The staff is very friendly and we had a great time! Can't wait to go back!


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't bother"


05131966's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/29/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is ridiculous. Every hole is a gimmick. You're either hitting a blind tee shot, off an uneven fairway, or into a green that runs off from every angle into woods, water, or an unplayable lie. Don't waste your time or money. Only plus is great views and staff was very friendly.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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