Blackhawk Golf Club

4.0737000000 4.1 stars from 5 (95)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6524 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

  • 8830 Dustin Rd, Galena, Ohio 43021, Delaware County
  • (740) 965-1042
  • (740) 965-4117
  • www.golfblackhawk.com

Year built: 1964
Architect(s): Jack Kidwell (1964)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: March - December

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

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 95 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
54
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

90 out of 95 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways water hazards  

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"First visit of the season. Looking good."


jagpilotOhio's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Blackhawk Golf Club"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"The Hawk"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Course challenging"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course"


ajennice's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Why Did I Wait So Long???"


professorwilson's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.<br/> 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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value"


msanchez0724's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not bad"


Eduard4899598's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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$.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Day on the Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf"


u000002788246's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Pin placement was the hardest I have encountered on this course. Weather was good and the pace of play was about average, definetly not fast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


agkellum1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Came into town for a business meeting and played a round to kill some time. Course was in beautiful shape. Played great and very good test from blues.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of my favorite courses"


u000007353324's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout. Fairly tight but playable. Nice medium-fast greens. For a courses without bentgrass fairways, the condition was (and is normally) excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Favorite Course"


Critch316's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. I got it for $16 on a hot deal. My favorite course by far that I've played in Ohio.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course was in good shape"


CoachRose's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape, rough was very thick and hard to get out of due to a lot of rain the past few days.


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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout, great value in the Columbus, OH area."


dhoutz880's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed Blackhawk. Overall, despite a recent wet spell, the course was in excellent condition. Greens not overly fast or contoured too much. Nice variety of holes, especially the par 3s and 5s. Some changes in elevation, but none severe. Friendly staff too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Ole Blackhawk"


jw1234567's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing Blackhawk Golf Course for 40 years and always have liked the terrain and feel of the course. Not real difficult but still not easy. Lots of fun there! Amazing how they've kept it so nice...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Average"


Kael6026559's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape, need longer tees but there is t much room to do so. Greens were not cut before we got out 7:12AM


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Well maintained"


u072166014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the cours. The green was amazing and I recommend very one to play there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still a great course."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A most satisfactory experience overall. The main drawback was that there was a fivesome ahead of us, which is never acceptable, because it slows down play.<br/> Course was very well maintained, and conditions were excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great place"


motocross450's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course great staff I set my tee time I got there half hrs early to putt around and they sent me on out. Course layout was good challengeing holes on front and back for playing short. Long par 3 203 up hill ruff to par. Great job guys keep up the good work


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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