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3.3
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
64.3%
Recommend this course
101 out of 132 reviews
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2.7
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.9
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
42.9%
Recommend this course
3 out of 7 reviews
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3.3
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
66.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6401 yards
Slope 125
Rating 71.2
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Blacklake Golf Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts must be worn at all times. No tanks tops or cut-offs.

Reviews

3.3
132 Reviews (132)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Watching the Game 9
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Narrow Fairways 14
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Playing Multiple Courses 18
A Weekend Splurge 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 14

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2.0
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Cold weather
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Confusion!!!!

I booked the round using Golf Now app as I have a gift card. The facility would not honor my gift card so I had to pay out of pocket. There was a tournament that I was not aware of and the staff put us on the more difficult course. Since I am a new golfer, I found this a bit challenging. The tournament players were rude and pushy which intimidated me so that I did not finish the round. How do I make sure that my gift card is honored when arranging my tee times? Since the course was listed on GolfNow app, I thought that they would honor my gift card. Guess I need to find out how the gift card works if the courses will not honor it. Not a very good experience.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Shadow of it's Former Self

I returned to this golf course with fond memories of over a quarter-century ago, when this was one of my favorite tracks to play on the Central Coast. The wonderful layout is still there, but unfortunately, the course conditions have degraded dramatically. It seems to have fallen on hard times, due to poor greenskeeping of the course. We played the Lakes/Canyon, which was my favorite track. Several Tee boxes were in bad shape and quite uneven. Worse still, several greens had weeds growing in them and were extremely furry. It was sad to see (and play) what was at one time a premiere golf destination. It needs an infusion of cash and love to bring it back to where it needs to be.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
3.0
Previously Played

Poor

The course definitely has had water issues for some time. Even a well placed drive has a poor lie in the middle of the fairway. The layout of the Oaks is an attempt to use the natural terrain and trees as a challenge but the course conditions just make it unfair.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad

Older course, adequately maintained. Pace of play was super fast even on a Saturday. Staff super friendly but range facility is not good. Old worn out mats, tiny putting green. Not a bad course but overpriced for non-residents. Should be about $45.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Poorly maintained course

Tee boxes in bad shape and un-even. Greens poorly manicured and quite a few weeds. Second cut around green hardly evident if at all . Fairway okay but hard to distinguish fairway from rough. For what they ask per round I expect better. Other area courses in better shape for less.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Surprised about the conditions.

I was expecting the fairways and tees to be much better with how much rain we’ve had. Dairy creek is immaculate right now.
Greens rolled pretty true though and quick.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Poor conditions to say the least

After all the rain we got here in California I figured I'd trya course on the coast I've never played, well I wish I didn't.. the tee box's were unlevel the greens were either super long or dryed out so who knows what speed to you need. I played well but was expecting a way nicer course then I got. I wouldn't play here again with monarch dunes so close

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course

My wife and I played 18 on the Lakes 9 and the Canyons 9. The Lakes was the better of the two. There is a 3rd 9 also. The layout was interesting and fun. All of the greens were excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice in ProShop, but course condition pretty bad

From the tips to the ladies tees, we only had a combined total of about 3 flat tee boxes. Fairways were fair, greens were okay but realy slow. PrShop staff was very nice. This is our 2nd time playing this course on vacation. We won't do a third, unfortunaltely. The course design is good, just in bad condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blacklake

Course was in excellent condition and the staff very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/28/2016

We're thrilled to hear that our hard work is paying off! Thanks for your review, hope you come see us again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Blacklake

You have 3 nine hole courses to select from. The Oaks is the most challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/31/2016

Thanks for your review! We hope all of our courses prove to be enjoyable as well as challenging. Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens and tees OK, fairways suffer from the California Central Coast draught conditions

Greens are slow but consistent and run true. Greens are in decent condition. Tees are good. Fairways are suffering due to the California Central Coast draught conditions. It is highly likely to get an unfair lie in the middle of the fairway down in a hole. In competitive conditions this could be devastating. Unless you get a special price, which are available, the course is over priced for it's conditions. The course layout is unique and challenging and tests all areas of your game.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/09/2016

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Puddinpal! We understand your concerns about the fairways, and we wish the drought conditions weren’t affecting us so harshly. We appreciate your patience with us as we try to fight this issue. It’s great to hear that you found our course to be both challenging and memorable – that’s just the kind of effect we’re trying to achieve. Thanks again for your review, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for the value!

Had fun playing the oaks and the lakes at blacklake. Great course with fun challenges.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/01/2016

We're glad you enjoyed our courses -- that's what we like to hear! We appreciate getting feedback from our players, so thanks for the review, RT. We hope you come back soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great accommodating staff

Staff always very helpful. Three different 9-hole courses keeps the flow going. Golf Now deal included a hot dog and drink with the purchase!
Can't beat that.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/01/2016

Thanks a lot for reviewing us! We strive to provide great customer service to our guests, and we're glad it shows. Don't forget that you can also find tee times straight through our website! Hope to see you back on the course soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always fun to play...

We always enjoy playing at Blacklake. Friendly staff. Nice greens. Good pace.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great deal

The course was great, not busy and the price was a steal.

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