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3.8
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
82.5%
Recommend this course
98 out of 125 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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3.8
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 71
Length 6185 yards
Slope 122
Rating 70.3
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Blacklake Golf Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6185 yards 70.3 122
Middle 71 5813 yards 68.6 116
Forward (W) 71 5161 yards 68.8 117
Forward 71 5161 yards 65.5 110
Scorecard for Lakes/Oaks
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: 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
Handicap 17 11 9 5 3 7 15 13 1 2 16 4 6 18 8 10 12 14
Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 17 11 9 7 5 3 13 15 1 6 10 4 8 18 2 14 16 12

Course Details

Year Built 1996
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

3.8
125 Reviews (125)

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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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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3.0
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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
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 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 2016-11-28T14:26:48.000+00:00

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
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BlacklakeGolfResort
Commented On 2016-08-31T13:39:58.000+00:00

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 2016-08-09T15:23:57.000+00:00

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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Played On
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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BlacklakeGolfResort
Commented On 2016-08-01T18:11:17.000+00:00

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
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Commented On 2016-08-01T18:08:31.000+00:00

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
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

exceptional value

This is an older course and needs work, but of good value for the cost.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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

Solid Course

Blacklake is great in that it has three different 9 hole course so you get a different 18 almost every time. The course isn't the fanciest but is definitely a good value if you can get a deal. Much more affordable that the surrounding courses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day of golf

Had a great day playing golf at blacklake golf course. Started off with a triple wasn't too worried about it because it was the first hole. The second hole par 5. I got it there in 3 shots one being a muffed worm burner. Then I putted it in for birdie about a 12 footer. Next two holes I got par. Not bad. Best hole of the day number 5 par 3.
150 to the flag. I got a hole in one!!! One bounce going at it and it dissappeared. Second one I've gotten in my golf career first one this year. That's why you keep playing. Ended up shooting an 87. Pretty good for me. Anyways just wanted to share love golfing here always have fun.

Chris southwick

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

1st timer

Staff was friendly. Practice facility was clean & not busy. Played in 3 hours. Fairways were a bit rough, dry in spots but thick in others.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Worst experience at this course

I have played this course on several different occasions. This was the worst of them all. The person at the counter was not overly friendly. The course was in bad condition and the pace of play, it took us 3 hours to play the front nine and we walked away and did not finish our round. Only saw an ambassador once and they did not seem to tell the group ahead of us to pick up the pace. Very disappointing. With all the courses in the area to play I think I would chose a different course if this conditions stay the same.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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

Great day for golf

It was a perfect day for golf. The weather was great and the course was good, except fit the greens. They had brown spots on every green that made the ball veer off line. You couldn't beat the price and I shot the best score this summer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rundown & rugged

This course was probably nice 20 years ago, but obviously the course is not kept up any more. The tees are tore up, the greens aren't watered or maintained. There is poison oak EVERYWHERE. The cart seat had duck tape holding it together when we last went. This place needs a facelift to maintain my business.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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