Blackhawk Golf Club

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4.0
96
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
99.1%
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91 out of 96 reviews
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4.0
1
5 Stars
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4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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4.0
1
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4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6524
Slope 125
Rating 71.1
Type Public
Blackhawk Golf Club sprawls across verdant, gently rolling terrain that provides a picturesque setting and ideal landscape for a round of golf. The family-run course has been one of central Ohio's most popular public golf courses since opening in 1964. The club has built its reputation on its friendly atmosphere and extremely affordable rates. Experienced golfers and beginners alike will find the course enjoyable thanks to the beautifully manicured fairways. The greens are slightly undulating and require a bit of strategy. There is a stream that cuts through the golf course as well as a number of small ponds that come into play on six holes. Bunkering is sparse but there are a few strategically placed along the greensides. Blackhawk Golf Club's 11th hole is notable for being one of the course's most scenic and also one of its most challenging.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6524 yards 71.1 125
Regular 71 6013 yards 68.7 121
Gold 71 5013 yards 64.6 114
Red (W) 71 4726 yards 66.9 114
Scorecard for Blackhawk
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.1/125 353 356 454 188 402 209 514 404 364 3244 371 162 485 185 402 380 459 432 404 3280 6524
White M: 68.7/121 336 306 431 153 380 174 482 381 328 2971 350 144 453 152 377 349 440 404 373 3042 6013
Gold M: 64.1/114 263 295 350 152 328 140 401 310 250 2489 257 142 414 132 300 310 363 309 297 2524 5013
Red W: 66.9/114 253 200 346 143 325 134 390 305 228 2324 250 136 404 124 277 258 358 304 291 2402 4726
Handicap 17 11 1 7 9 3 13 15 5 12 2 16 14 10 6 18 8 4
Par 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season March - December
Architect Jack Kidwell (1964)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirt and shoes required

Reviews

4.0
96

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Narrow Fairways 14
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Advanced Golfers 15
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 12

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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Played 9 holes with a buddy, paid their twilight rate of $23/ea for "all you can golf until sunset". The course was in good shape, and the greens were well cared for and playable despite the late hour we got there. The guys running the clubhouse were friendly as well, and humored a rookie like me asking about the driving range and chipping green.

The course has some interesting terrain, and the design created a few truly beautiful moments as the sun sank in the west. After playing we shared a drink outside the clubhouse and chatted with one of the pros for a bit about just how pretty it all was as evening set in.

The course posed a challenge without overwhelming me, and the staff made the experience even more enjoyable. I'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First visit of the season. Looking good.

Happy that they are open again. One of my favorite courses in the Columbus area. Greens are already in pretty nice shape just coming out of the winter. Not as quick as they will be in summer, but rolling nicely already.

Good test of golf. Nice variety of holes. Elevation changes. Mature Trees. Creek. A couple Lakes. Not very long, but the layout still provides a good challenge if you are a longer hitter. Definitely a course you will learn to play better after a few visits. Some subtleties that you can't know of the first time around. Good to play with a regular if you can. Get some tips. Add a club here. Never go long right here. Iron off the tee here no matter how much you think it's driver. Nice place. Nice staff. 5 stars. Excellent value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Blackhawk Golf Club

Luke Bowersock and his staff do a great job at Blackhawk. This was one of those bonus warm pre-spring days and the course was ready for large volume.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The Hawk

Over all a great experience. Course was in great shape for the time of year. $ for $ one of the best values in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good Course challenging

Challenging course excellent fairways, fast greens. Found rough around greens difficult to chip from.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

great course

great natural layout. course has everything you like to see in a golf course. I'll definitely be playing there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Why Did I Wait So Long???

I have to admit I tend to play the same courses repeatedly, once I find ones I like. I have been burned be visiting courses that looked good from the pictures, but then turned out to be anything but that. One of my golfing buddies and I decided to "take the plunge" and try out a new course--and boy am I glad I did. If you grade your experience on the golf course alone, Blackhawk golf course should be called Blackhawk Country Club, such was the condition of the course itself. And while there there was no fancy club house such as what you will encounter at New Albany Links or Longaberger, I don't come to these courses to sit around in the clubhouse. Even still, the pro shop is well equipped with just about anything the beginning--or avid golfer--needs. From the white tees, the course is not overly long, but you may want to think twice before playing it from the tips--unless you are both long and straight as the fairways are plenty tight and can offer challenges to those who spray the tee shot. Still the course is so extremely well maintained, one will likely experience momentary frustration when forced to pitch his or her ball back into the pristine fairways. And once you get to the greens--which again are immaculately manicured, you better have your "A" game on as they are fast but certainly reward the well stroked putt. Regardless of the price, this course is absolutely worth playing. I will definitely return here again--and often--if my wife permits!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

I thought the course was very well taken care of. Players were very friendly and willing to let you play through. Greens were fast and very nice. Overall enjoyable experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Not bad

Second time playing this course. Deecent tee boxes, clean fairwais, greens have true potential if they move cup more often. Can't complain too much I got it for 16$.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful Day on the Course

Great weather, nice layout and a little challenge! Course was in great shape. Only negative I have is that the greens were a little rough from the golfers that morning not picking up their feet and repairing their ball marks.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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