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4.7
266 Reviews (266)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
9
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
93.4%
Recommend this course
251 out of 266 reviews
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4.4
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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4.7
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.8%
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56 out of 61 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6734 yards 73.1 140
Black/Gold 72 6541 yards 72.0 138
Gold (W) 72 6210 yards 76.1 139
Gold 72 6210 yards 70.4 134
Silver (W) 72 5766 yards 73.6 134
Silver 72 5766 yards 68.2 128
Bronze (W) 72 4932 yards 76.1 139
Scorecard for Blackstone 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: 73.1/140 352 170 405 564 237 505 310 178 539 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
Handicap 14 18 6 2 10 8 12 16 4 5 13 7 17 3 9 15 11 1
Par 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 3 5 36 5 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 36 72

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

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Reviews

4.7
266 Reviews (266)

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 46
Bunkers 42
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 47
In the 'Burbs 22

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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 !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/15/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your review. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

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!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/08/2019

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!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/25/2019

Thank you for your kinds words! We're so happy you gave us another try.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good test!

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/25/2019

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!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 04/23/2019

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!

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Blackstone Golf Club
Commented On 04/09/2019

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge of out layout. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Blackstone!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Blackstone Golf Club
Commented On 05/21/2019

Outstanding! Come back soon!

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

Awesome!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/20/2019

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!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/29/2019

Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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

Great course!

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/01/2019

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!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/25/2019

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for reviewing us!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 12/06/2018

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!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 10/25/2018

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!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 10/25/2018

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!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Layout

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 12/31/2018

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!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/09/2018

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!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Blackstone Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course despite the windy conditions. We're also glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and we're honored that you consider us on the best in the Chicago region. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Blackstone!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/09/2018

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!

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