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4.3
427 Reviews (427)
5 Stars
176
4 Stars
174
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
89.5%
Recommend this course
373 out of 427 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.3%
Recommend this course
35 out of 42 reviews
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4.3
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.6%
Recommend this course
70 out of 79 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6756 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.1
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Black Gold Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (2001) Chris Wilczynski (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Black Gold Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2016 #25)

Reviews

4.3
427 Reviews (427)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Patio Dining 16
19th Hole Scenic Views 13
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 40
Narrow Fairways 33
Undulating Greens 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 31
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
Locals 22
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 22
Convenient to the City 21
Worth the Drive 20

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
3.0
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

not worth the price

dont really see a reason to play here with the high green fees.. course condition is average at best, greens are ok.. not sure why anyone would pay $100+ to play this course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course on a great day

I first played Black Gold in 2003, before most of the surrounding housing had been built, and was impressed by the layout. My next visit was 17 years later. It has matured into a fun, inspiring course with many challenges. The conditions were very good with well-watered fairways and true-rolling greens (although I had to fix a lot of other golfers' ball marks -- come on people!). The distances on the tees are good - I played whites with the matched-up twosome playing blues, we ended up in similar positions and had a lot of makeable approach shot. Many challenges but most could be dealt with by course management. Pace was good, only waited a few minutes on a few tees and finished the course in 4 hours 30 minutes, just about at guideline speed. Some holes are house-lined but not obstrusive.
Pricey but you get value for what you pay for. Definitely will return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging track

Fairways and greens excellent condition. Challenges on every hole. The greens were fast today and tricky.
Staff made check in smooth. I played here at least 5 years ago. Now I am a better player and will make this course part of my regular rotation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging But Fair

Great conditions and pace of play. Lots of elevation changes with great views if Yorba Linda. Felt the course was challenging in design but you were never penalized when hitting a good shot. Would definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Buyer beware

The facilities are above par for a public course. The carts have GPS but one can scarcely use the feature as the carts are blocked on over half the fairways. Mostly cart path only.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

1st Time, Looking forward to 2nd

I played pretty good and got paired with some inexperienced players that were there to pre-celebrate for their wedding. The weather was misty for the first 5 holes. I was impressed with the layout and challenges. It has some tight spots and will challenge your shot making on approach shots. Not real long, greens were as good as I have seen, fairways too, tee boxes needs some love. The Covid rules are quirky here, they had nice pins with ball lifts on the back, but the front were these short driveway markers that were tough to shoot with a rang finder. You can see the wear on the course from no sand to fill divots and rakes for bunkers, but it is a good track worth playing. Looking forward to another round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience if someone would keep people moving

This is an excellent course in terrific shape. We had a great front nine but for some reason as we moved to the back play came nearly to a halt.

We played the front in about 90 minutes then played only 5 in the next 90 minutes. Ended up giving up and driving in from the 15th hole.

Thanks,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Out of control

There is no Marshall. Many teams get stuck in the middle of the round. Out of control! Three teams intervened before and after our team. I think they' were going to go around 27 or 36 holes. It's a mess.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great staff/great course

Came out to play with a friend and booked the wrong date online. Brian (and Luis) performed a miracle and got us out without penalty. The starter found us a spot right away and was very friendly as well. Super impressed with the friendliness and layout of the course. This is exactly why people pay a little extra to play here. We'll definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant round today

First, pace of play was excellent, never had to wait on any holes or saw group in front or back after first tee. Course was in great shape. Greens firm, fast, and putt true .Did not see any major issues with tee boxes or fairways looked great to me. Really like course layout, sometimes helpful and sometimes punishing you don't hit in the correct part of the Fairway or green Employees are always top class, pleasant, and make you feel welcome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 97
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course offers it challenge but the greens were well maintained. We enjoyed ourle play there today.. Grateful we had a cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always fun

My club closes on Monday and I have not played due to this pandemic thing so my wife and I decided to play a quick 9 hole on Monday late afternoon.

Course's layout is good with few challenging holes if you play from the tips.

They could improve a lot by taking care of tee boxes as they aren't kept up to the same level as the course. Fairways are nice and greens were slow. However, we really had a great time. We seldom play here as we live literally right next to the course..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome No Touch Round

Everyone was terrific, Pace of Play Excellent, and the course was in wonderful condition.

This was my first full round since February, I loved every minute.

Thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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