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4.7
398 Reviews (398)
5 Stars
315
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
94.2%
Recommend this course
376 out of 398 reviews
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4.7
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
78 out of 84 reviews
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4.7
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.3%
Recommend this course
84 out of 90 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6734 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.1

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Architect Bob Lohmann (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
398 Reviews (398)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Patio Dining 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 47
Bunkers 43
Water Hazards 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 35
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
Locals 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 48
In the 'Burbs 23

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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice to be back

I had only played Blackstone once and that was 10 years ago. I remembered how nice the course was at that time. So now I have moved out to the area and played it again. It truly is a special course. We ran into hail, sleet and rain towards the last three holes but gutted it out. I was fortunate to have paid a great rate for the course. I only wish that rate would be offered again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Excellent! Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you made it back out to our course and we hope to see you again very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Best hidden gem around.

Will return again before the season ends. Beautiful course with challenging greens that are in fantastic shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2020

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Fantastic! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Peaceful, great golf

This course never lets me down. Beautiful, challenging, peaceful!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Excellent! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Super Layout

I like variety in hole presentation. You sure get it at Blackstone. I want to play this course again. Watch out for challenging and fast greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/07/2020

Terrific! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Great Track Poor Clubhouse

It's COVID 19 and none of the staff in proshop wear masks. Nor do most of the golfers in clubhouse. Steer clear of here until COVID passes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/20/2020

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure to pass it along to management. Thank you again and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/02/2020

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrific upkeep

They have a guy who walks around filling in divots in the fairway. They have made turn arounds wider so carts don't go in the grass. All cart paths are in perfect shape. Greens are terrific. The fellow who puts in the holes on the greens must not play golf. A lot of those are on slopes or mounds on the green. They do an excellant job of leaf removal to keep speed of play moving. Have never had a round over 4 hrs and 10 min

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/01/2020

Outstanding! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

course had great layout

This golf course contains a near perfect layout, on top of that the condition of the course is nice with a few not fixed ball marks on green but other than that 10/10.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Fantastic! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Disappointed with the greens

We walked up to the tee box and noticed they had been recently aerated. I asked the starter if the greens had also been aerated and said yes, but 10 days ago. The greens were in terrible shape. No roll, extremely bumpy, and very unkempt. I have played here twice before and was very impressed, but today I left feeling like it was a $30 round, not $60.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/25/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Blackstone Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Death March

I like the course and layout but I’ve walked off course the last 3 times around the 13 th hole because of very very slow pace of play. 3 almost 4 foursomes on a hole at the same time. They need an aggressive ranger policy so that rounds don’t take longer than 4:15 - 4:25 hours to play.
I’m staying away for awhile .

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course well worth the drive

Blackstone is quite a drive but well worth it. Course was paths only the day we played due to persistent heavy rains the day before and while that slowed the pace of play and most bunkers were filled with water, the rest of the course was still in great shape.

The layout is challenging yet fair greens rolled great. In typical conditions they likely roll in the 11+ range and were slowed a bit by the wet turf. Need to pay attention to the GPS when it comes to fairway and greenside bunkers particularly on holes with elevation changes.

Staff is friendly and the 19th hole is great. Overall an excellent round!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Excellent! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Geaat Day

Blackstone presents Midwest golf at its best. Great layout, enough hazards to test your game without being punishing, and great conditions. Challenging but fair setup. Friendly staff and nice amenities. Definitely worth a visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Fantastic! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Black stone golf course

Hands down best course I have played this year.
Always in superb condition. Challenging greens that make you work for it. I recommend this course to anyone looking for a challenge on a great track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Everlast

Played it for the first timefrom the Black tees and enjoyed the challenges it brought. A must play for any golfer

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Worth the Drive!

Easily one of the best public golf courses in the Midwest. Don't pass on Blackstone just because it's a few extra minutes drive. Conditions are top notch, the layout was fun and challenging, and an overall excellent experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/03/2020

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

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