Lakes/Oaks at Blacklake Golf Course
|Forward (W)||71||5161 yards||68.8||117|
|Blue M: 70.2/121 W: 75.3/130||143||397||343||396||404||528||328||164||573||3276||392||346||423||340||133||485||181||298||311||2909||6185|
|White M: 68.3/116 W: 73.0/125||125||358||323||378||396||518||314||136||527||3075||372||333||402||323||122||448||158||285||295||2738||5813|
|Red M: 65.2/109 W: 68.8/117||102||343||307||359||382||500||295||111||472||2871||310||275||335||268||102||378||124||257||241||2290||5161|
Black Pond is more appropriate moniker
No lake exist on or near the course. Some "mucky ponds" do show themselves, at times. The false advertising aside, the uniqueness of the 3 different 9 hole layout is enjoyable. Decently challenging, as well as decently groomed. It winds it's way thru various high end neighborhoods, and definitely has a country club feel. G.N prices are pretty good for this course.
Thank you for the recommendation, we appreciate your feedback and are excited to let you know that we have course improvement plans for 2020 and beyond. We look forward to having you back out at Blacklake Golf Resort in the near future!
Blacklake Golf Resort Management
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Course was in excellent condition and the staff very friendly and helpful.
We're thrilled to hear that our hard work is paying off! Thanks for your review, hope you come see us again soon!
You have 3 nine hole courses to select from. The Oaks is the most challenge.
Thanks for your review! We hope all of our courses prove to be enjoyable as well as challenging. Hope to see you again soon!
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.
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!
Great course for the value!
Had fun playing the oaks and the lakes at blacklake. Great course with fun challenges.
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!
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.
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!