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4.7
312 Reviews (312)
5 Stars
240
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
94.8%
Recommend this course
296 out of 312 reviews
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4.8
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.6%
Recommend this course
40 out of 41 reviews
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4.7
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.1%
Recommend this course
58 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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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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4.7
312 Reviews (312)

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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5.0
First Time Playing

Great place

Had heard rave reviews of black stone and I was not disappointed. Very playable for all golfers. Excellent conditions with challenging but fair layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/04/2019

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

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/29/2019

Outstanding! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Blackstone Golf Club!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blackstone a great course to play

Blackstone is one of the top golf courses to play in Northern Illinois. It’s a wonderful layout with challenging holes and undulating well kept greens and bunkers. You’ll walk away thinking it’s worth the trek to Marengo to satisfy your golf craving for a solid premium level course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/25/2019

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.

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

Treat yourself

Very nice course in great shape
I hope to play again some day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2019

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

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

Great course.

Course was in great condition. Challenging course but fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/07/2019

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.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Wonderful! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Blackstone Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Must play

Even after 8 inches of rain in the past 2 days greens rolled true

Course was very wet
Fun , fair layout

Must play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/03/2019

Outstanding! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Blackstone Golf Club!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/26/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Slow play

this is a great course but today it took over 5 hours to play 18. I have never had a 5 hour round. we waited on every hole. its hard to get any positive tempo when you have to wait on almost every shot. needless to say the ranger did not do his job. The greens had just been aerated so the greens were so so and it looked as if someone was wearing metal spikes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/26/2019

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We apologize that the pace of play was slow during your round. We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Blackstone Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Have played before and will come back again. All greens had just been aerated and putted terrible.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2019

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.

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

It was ok

If you like to travel to play different courses. It’s worth it for a hot deal only. Course layout was tough. It was pretty. some Staff were rude.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/20/2019

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.

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

Always a winner

I am retired and play M,Tu, and Th during the season. I have played many courses in Chicago area both more and less Expensive than Blackstone. This is by far the best value and has a great layout and fast greens.
Have played Scotland, Ireland, Pinehurst and find Blackstone with less tradition on a par with many of these great courses.
Only problem is we don't have enough members to make it private....but still a great course....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 11/27/2019

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

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

Course is in nice shape. Played without to many waits. Love the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Excellent! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Blackstone Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful track

Played here twice in the last couple weeks and the conditions were great. we always plan an annual group outing here and a couple more times just because it's a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/04/2019

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

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Fantastic! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Blackstone Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the best in IL

This course is a beautiful layout and very well maintained. Definitely one of my favorite courses to play in the area. Definitely get yourself out on this track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Wonderful! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Blackstone Golf Club!

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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
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, almost...

Absolutely love this course, with the exception of hole 14. It is simply an awful golf hole, with a huge swamp to cross on the second shot. Anything other than a perfect tee shot requires a lay up (wasted stroke) with a 130-150 yard shot to an elevated green. Just plan on a double bogey (or worse), which puts a dent in an otherwise good round. Otherwise a great course with a challenging layout and a very friendly staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Excellent! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Blackstone Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

We play a different course every week and this is 1 of our favorites. We (8 of us) probably get here 2 to 3 times a year and always look forward to coming here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/13/2019

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

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the best in the Western Suburbs

Love this course. Great layout, always in good condition, challenging but fair. One of my top 5 in the Chicago area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Outstanding! Thank you for your kind words! We're honored we're one of your top favorites and 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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course in excellent condition but greens need alot of work with ball marks.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/07/2019

Great! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable and we hope to have you back again soon. Blackstone Golf Club thanks you!

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