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4.3
344 Reviews (344)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
142
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
88.0%
Recommend this course
299 out of 344 reviews
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4.5
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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4.4
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.2%
Recommend this course
46 out of 51 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6756 yards 73.1 133
Blue 71 6439 yards 71.6 130
White 71 6045 yards 69.8 125
Gold 71 5564 yards 67.3 118
Gold (W) 71 5564 yards 73.2 132
Red 71 4936 yards 69.3 124
Scorecard for Black Gold Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.1/133 435 299 380 522 449 500 167 220 410 3382 194 415 375 513 400 344 216 382 535 3374 6756
Blue M: 71.6/130 421 287 364 496 430 480 149 203 389 3219 178 400 350 496 378 329 200 371 518 3220 6439
White M: 69.8/125 400 255 342 473 410 465 139 176 379 3039 154 344 337 483 357 316 188 348 479 3006 6045
Gold M: 67.3/118 W: 73.7/135 376 242 330 434 388 454 129 147 351 2851 134 297 305 461 331 282 159 320 424 2713 5564
Red M: 65.2/114 W: 70.7/127 335 217 307 406 325 414 108 124 294 2530 116 274 262 406 284 244 139 283 399 2407 4937
Handicap 5 15 9 13 1 11 17 3 7 14 8 12 6 18 16 10 4 2
Par 4 4 4 5 4 5 3 3 4 36 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 15 13 7 1 5 17 3 9 18 12 8 2 10 14 16 6 4

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

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Reviews

4.3
344 Reviews (344)

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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4.0
Previously Played

Greens

A little slow today. Really had to give it a good whack to get it to the hole. Found myself needing to make par saves with second putts.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great track.

One of the beat values in the OC. Always one of the highest rated spots on golfnow yet a great bargain for the area. Never have had a problem with pace of play either. Bring your A game because if your even a little bit loose you're gonna have some real problems on the very tight back nine. Tees and greens in excellent shape, some sketchy spots and crabgrass on the fairways though. It could use a good overseed. Also a few fairways are roped off for carts which can really suck. Overall this is a tough track in good shape with a good pace of play on a weekend. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never Disappoints

I play this course once or twice a week. The conditions are always excellent. The greens are always in great shape. If you can keep the errors down you can have a great round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a beautiful and manicured course.

I have fun every time I play at Black Gold. The pace of play and the condition of the course is what keeps me coming back time after time. The threesome I was paired with through GolfNow was a pleasure to play with. I normally play the white tees, but with the long hitters I played with today, it was all out from the blues. I will definitely come back again. You have to play this course whether you’re a visitor from out of town or looking for a challenging yet rewarding round of golf.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Black Gold Golf Club - could be better

Excellent layout and great condition, but those fine points are almost cancelled out by a terrible driving range hitting off of old mats and without anyone policing the area for rowdiness by teenagers. Never saw a ranger or anyone else once we tees off , so I can see why other reviews have complained about pace of play. I played on a Thursday and we finished in 4 hours 10 minutes fortunately. Can’t comment on friendliness of staff since there weren’t any unless you go into the pro shop.

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

Great course for the money

The staff were very friendly and helpful and lunch in the clubhouse was great. The course was in very good shape but the green are difficult to read. It is fairly open off the tee box but several holes have fairways that run out and require less than driver. There were many great views and the scenery is very nice. It is a bit windy in the afternoons which adds some challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Very good course, nice condition with great green and great staff, but today’s play was a little bit of slow, almost need to wait for every hole.

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

First Timer

I’ve wanted to play this course for quite some time, and today was that day. The course is immaculate and the layout is friendly to any handicap golfer. The greens are very receptive and smooth increasing your chances for a low round of golf. I recorder my first ever eagle at this course on #15, par 4;perfect drive, pitching wedge from 102 yards. The pro shop staff and starter were very professional and courteous. The starter gave me some pointers about this course, and it paid off; finished with an 84 (should have scored an 83 or less - gotta work on my short three foot putts). I would rate this course higher than Oak Quarry. I will definitely tell my friends about this course and come back to play sometime soon. Take advantage of booking your tee time on GolfNow. That is all.

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

Beautifully scenic

Being from a flat part of the east coast, this was quite a change of pace. Dramatic changes in elevation and wind make for a challenge. Tee shots slightly off line can end up being lost. The course conditions were amazing and the greens putted immaculately. The starter may have been the friendliest I’ve ever encountered. Highly recommend if you are looking for a challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Starter

I called for a tee time and the starter was kind and friendly. I believe he goes by the name of Sergio.

I got there and checked in, and on my way I was off to my round.

Thank you

David.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st time and definitely not the last

Had a great time playing this difficult course for the first time. Looking forward to coming back now that I have a better understanding of the greens and blind shots. Pace was good at 11:00 on a Tuesday finished in a little under 3.5 hours and played by myself until I was joined by another single on the last 5 holes. He had burned through the slow 4 some that I burned through on 10. Marshall’s around a lot to check in and see how I was doing. Great time overall.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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

Great course!

I don’t play a course based off staff friendliness, if I did , I wouldn’t play here much. The course layout is challenging and it helps to play with a good group. I do miss the fall and winter rates and will probably not come back till the prices go back down to affordable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time at Black Gold

In my week off before starting a new job, this course was recommended to me as a great one to play solo. I teed off at 6:37 as the sun was shining light onto the first fairway and got to see the majestic of the course landscape get better with every hole. Undulating, well-kept fairways with room for error in a forgiving rough, polished greens that play straighter than expected, and a smooth pace of play were some of the highlights of my round. 100% recommend and will definitely back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Was expecting a little bit more

I have been wanting to play this course for sometime. Finally pulled the trigger, and ofcourse I get an email saying they just punched their greens. Thought, Oh well, I'll still play. Fairways were decent. Looked like 2 different grasses. Tee boxes were ok. For a $90 course I was expecting more. Might go back if I can get a decent hot deal. Wouldn't pay $60 for it.

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