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4.7
344 Reviews (344)
5 Stars
267
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
92.4%
Recommend this course
324 out of 344 reviews
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4.6
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 31 reviews
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4.7
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.5%
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54 out of 59 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
344 Reviews (344)

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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Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
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 Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Hidden Gem

Blackstone is a great hidden gem in Marengo, IL. It was recommended last week and what a great course!
Conditions were outstanding, pace of play fantastic and greens were fast and in great shape. Worth the drive out to Marengo.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2020

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 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Round

The course is great shape: greens, fairways, rough. The sand traps were hard and needed a lot of work. It looked like they were maintained with a tank.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2020

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 66
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Must Play

Have been playing here since it opened in 2006
Live 35 miles away but make sure I play here at least 6-10 times a year
Have played here in April through November and conditions are always great
Tee time 8:40 - threesome , played in 3::15
The other 2 players I played with were visiting from philly area and were impressed with conditions and layout
Must play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Way over priced.

Great course that any golfer would fall in love with. However, golf prices have gotten way out of hand and Blackstone never, never discounts their extremely high green fees.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Will return and would recommend.

Tee boxes, fairways and greens are all excellent. First time playing here can be tough because the best lines to play aren't immediately visible.
At times it feels like every other hole is a par 5 (because it is... 5 par 5s in 9 holes). Fun back 9. Wind is a factor.
Enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Impeccable

This course is hands down one of the nicest course(if not the nicest) in the northwest suburb area. The greens are challenging and fast as well as the challenge getting to the green. The course is laid out very well and provides a challenge for any skill level. This course is very upscale yet has a feeing of friendliness and joy. If I had any complaints it would have to be the signage directing you to the first tee. That’s hardly a complaint though because I had no problem finding it, but I’m sure other people may have trouble. This is a MUST play course if you’re anywhere close enough for the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/02/2020

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 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Diamond in the rough

Out in the middle of nowhere is this beautiful challenging course. Rolling fairways and greens and plenty of strategically placed sand traps. Fun course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/29/2020

Wonderful! 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 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Gem in Western Illinois

Just a great challenging course and worth the drive & cost

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/29/2020

Excellent! 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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/16/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us again soon, and thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2020

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!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/25/2020

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 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

You can decide...

Course was in good shape and well maintained.
Given current state in Illinois with COVIID, staff didn't care about social distancing or following state guidelines.
Carts were shared; thankfully I walked, but was surprised when asked for a second cart, I was told "we are pairing carts up"
Overall, course is good,; but lack of responsibility for health of customers will make me think twice before coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/10/2020

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our course, but we apologize that our social distancing measures didn't meet your expectations. We assure you we're doing everything we can to keep our golfers safe while they play their round. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thank you!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2020

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 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Blackstone - play at your own risk

I have played this course numerous time in the past, today was the first time during Phase 3 of COVID-19 restrictions. The course, setup and maintenance of the course is great. It has a nice routing and fine challenging holes.
You may ask: why a 1 star? Given the guidelines for COVID-19 social distancing and cleanliness, the course failed. When asked for a second cart for the two of us to play, we were told "No, we're pairing people up". Also, no one working at the course wore a facemask. you may say i'm being overly cautious, but we have guidelines for a reason.
If you like a nice course, it's good. If you want to take a chance on your health, feel free. I'm choosing not to play there in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/10/2020

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our course, but we apologize that our social distancing measures didn't meet your expectations. We assure you we're doing everything we can to keep our golfers safe while they play their round. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thank you!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Exceptional Course

It doesn’t get much better than Blackstone. The course conditions are exceptional and the layout is fun and challenging for any player. The greens are by far the best around and roll true. They are very quick so you must stay below the hole to avoid 3 putts. I always encourage friends to make the drive to play Blackstone and it never disappoints. Already looking forward to playing it next time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2020

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!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Greens

The course was in great shape and is a varied and interesting track. The greens were outstanding! Pretty fast and very true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/08/2020

Outstanding! 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 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

SLOW PLAY

Great track but having to take 5 Hours and 5 minutes to play a round absolutely wrecked the game !!!

No ranger ever said a word !!!

Absolutely Sad

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/03/2020

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

Excellent

Excellent as always. Staff, layout, conditions are always 100%. If the halfway house was always open and a beverage cart available, I’d strongly consider becoming a member

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your round with us and we'd love for you to become a member here at Blackstone. 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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