Blackstone Golf Club
Blackstone Golf Club is one of the hidden gems of Chicagoland golf courses. It has one of the most natural landscapes of any course in the area thanks to the incorporation of more than 26 acres of environmentally protected wetlands. Half of the course is routed through dense forests of oak and hickory trees while the other half stretches across lush, open meadows. The wetlands come into play on 13 holes. Bob Lohmann, the golf course’s designer, crafted dramatic bunkers with irregular edges and strategically placed more than 50 of them along the greensides and fairways. It’s not a golf course where you can “grip it and rip it,” instead it will force you to think carefully before each hole. The layout can be a challenging test but four sets of tees and wide, player-friendly fairways make Blackstone G.C. more accessible for a wide range of skill levels.
|Gold (W)||72||6210 yards||76.1||139|
|Silver (W)||72||5766 yards||73.6||134|
|Bronze (W)||72||4932 yards||76.1||139|
|Black M: 73.1/140||352||170||405||564||237||505||310||178||539||3260||540||333||543||159||418||404||367||234||476||3474||6734|
|Black/Gold M: 72.0/138||352||170||405||564||206||505||310||178||501||3191||540||333||491||159||418||404||367||183||433||3328||6519|
|Gold M: 70.4/134 W: 76.1/139||312||132||384||526||206||480||289||158||501||2988||508||306||491||136||389||377||343||183||412||3145||6133|
|Silver M: 68.2/128 W: 73.6/134||283||113||361||380||181||456||257||136||487||2654||473||282||459||112||360||323||321||162||383||2875||5529|
|Bronze W: 69.3/125||254||96||327||380||158||430||257||115||411||2428||415||263||427||94||287||257||294||142||311||2490||4918|
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A gem worthy of the drive
I have played many top notch courses around the North & Northwest suburbs of Chicago and this course is tops on my list (based on going back 5 years). Had rain 2 days before I played and even 10 hours before I arrived for a 1PM tee time on this Monday. Every trap on the course was raked professionally (and ground crew were even working on them that day). Very rarely have I seen that on a "public" facility where the green fees were under $60. I will defiantly play here again. Great job staff and ground crew !!!!
Excellent Course, conditions, pace of play
I played Blackstone once before - I forgot just how good of a course this is. Only down side is lack of a golf dress code. Jeans detract from all the good parts. Turns into just a “country course” versus competing with Country Clubs!
Best course in the west
Hands down one of the best public courses in IL and hands down the best course in the western suburbs. A must see/play!!
Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us. We're honored that you consider us one of the best public course in Illinois and we can't wait to have you back again at Blackstone!
Back to the way I know
I played late last summer and gave this course a bad review. Today it was back like I remember. Greens were great for April. Fairways were true. Excellent
This was the second time I’ve played the course. Early spring conditions and just a few weeks open.
Found the course to be in better shape than the first time, yet both were great conditions considering it’s only been open for the season a month and a half. I expect summer will be incredible! Staff both times very friendly and accommodating. Course itself in wonderful shape and a real test of course management and creativity. I’ll be back many times, great experience and a hidden jewel in the Chicagoland area!
Thank you for taking the time to review us Robert6148760. Your feedback is valuable, and we want to continue serving you excellent service soon. Blackstone Golf Club thanks you!
Nice Course, Overpriced
May be last time playing; course is WAY overpriced
compared to other nice courses within an hour. Very
frustrating. Took 5 hours to play. No rangers and
NO ONE seemed concerned about the pace of
play. No beverage court on a weekend. If they dont
lower their rates or offer many more promotions like
their competitors, my prediction is this course will
be closing or be sold within a decade. They dont
get the fact that the younger generation wont take
the time or pay those kinds of prices.
Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn’t enjoy your round with us and that you didn’t find us to be a good value. Our staff does their best to keep everyone moving at a good speed, but we appreciate your feedback. Thank you again for your review and we hope you’ll give us another try in the future!
Creative and challenging
Played this course early in the year and it was in great shape. Will definitely play it again mid season. You will want to play this course with someone whose played it before as there are a ton of tough tee boxes that you need guidance on. Overall awesome course.
Best daily fee course for the money in the area. Drove an hour there, alot more to get back to Chicago... and it was worth every second. Greens were perfect.
Fantastic! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and that you found us worth the long drive. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round with us!
Went to this course on a Wednesday at about 11, and it was a great experience. The staff in the pro shop and restaurant/ bar were very friendly and helpful as it was our first time there. Booked through golfnow and got a great deal for this course. Would book again and recommend this course to any golfer!
Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our first experience at our course and that our staff left a great impression on you. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Blackstone!
Blackstone - best in the western suburbs
Blackstone is an incredible course - challenging layout, slick but fair greens, punishing boundaries, and fantastic fairways. The staff is always friendly and helpful, and the rangers keep the pace moving along nicely. A good value, especially on weekdays.
Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that our staff left a great impression on you. We're glad that you found us to be a good value and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Blackstone!
I really enjoy this course. It plays fairly with varing levels of difficulty based on tee locations. It is very well maintained. Greens roll pretty true. Pace of play always seems to be at four hours. It is typically not overcrowded.
We appreciate you taking the time to review our course. 5-star feedback is incredible to see and exactly what we strive for. We hope to see you back again soon to enjoy another game!
Top course in IL
The ranking for this course is well deserved. Excellent facility, challenging layout, you will use all of your clubs in the bag.
Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge of our layout. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Blackstone!
One of the best public courses around! Great condition and challenging. A hidden gem since it is a bit out from everything but well worth the ride. People there are very nice. Clubhouse and practice facilities are outstanding.
Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're honored that you consider us one of the best public courses in the area and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Blackstone!
As good as it gets
Challenging, pristine, value, underrated are just a few of the words I would use to describe this track. Fast and consistent greens, perfectly manicured fairways and a knowledgeable/friendly staff makes this my favorite course in IL. Each year they improve something about the experience; from the course to the amenities, they cater to the true golfers experience. If you have not played Blackstone GC, you are missing out.
Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that you found us to be a great value. We're also glad that our staff left a great impression on you. We're honored that we're your favorite course in IL and we can't wait to have you back again soon for another great day at Blackstone!
Worth a visit
Played this course in extremely windy conditions (steady wind of 27mph, gusts close to 40mph) which made scoring very difficult. Regardless, having played this course twice now I rank it up there with the very best in the Chicago region. Excellent layout, every hole is diffirent, not particularly long which means you can score on it providing you use manage your shots. Lovely 18th hole that leads up to a lovely clubhouse that has a great outdoor patio overlooking the green. If this course wasn't so far away I would play it on a regular basis.
Very nice public course
For a public course you will not find one in the area that is any nicer. Very good shape. Nice layout. Greens were is very good condition.
Staff is very friendly.
Wonderful! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!