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4.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
2.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7058 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7058 yards 73.9 132
Gold 72 6693 yards 72.2 127
Green 72 6227 yards 69.5 123
Silver 72 5692 yards 67.0 117
Burgundy (W) 72 5118 yards 69.0 118
Scorecard for Diamond Hawk Golf Course
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: 74.1/131 447 370 230 424 589 185 391 415 511 3562 540 418 352 158 575 381 392 224 456 3496 7058
Gold M: 72.5/128 425 348 216 402 567 170 369 393 489 3379 518 396 330 145 553 359 370 209 434 3314 6693
Green M: 69.7/123 397 320 201 374 539 150 341 365 461 3148 490 368 302 126 525 331 342 189 406 3079 6227
Silver M: 67.3/118 365 288 181 342 507 128 309 333 429 2882 458 336 270 103 493 299 310 167 374 2810 5692
Burgundy W: 69.1/117 330 253 159 307 472 103 274 298 394 2590 423 301 235 91 458 264 275 142 339 2528 5118
Handicap 3 13 15 9 1 17 11 7 5 12 8 10 18 2 14 6 16 4
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 36 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs 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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Men's shirts must have a collar and sleeves.Mock turtlenecks are allowed.No cut-off shorts or gym shorts permitted.Baseball-style hats must be worn facing forward.

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3.1
4 Reviews (4)
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4.0
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Hot weather
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Bring Your "A" Game

Diamond Hawk is a very difficult course. It is in solid shape from tee to green, playing very firm, and you need to play it a few times to learn where to go/miss and get the feel of the contours on and around the greens. There is very little margin for error in the form of rough around the course. If you miss that, there is a lot of sand, fescue, and thicker brush/woods waiting to collect your ball. If you do not play the right tees, and strike the ball solidly you'll likely be in for a long round.

So why 4 stars? It's the other details around the course that made me knock it down. The staff was grumpy at best. I was sent off as a single at 1030 on a Sunday morning, behind a 3some rather than get paired up with them (they let me join on the next hole - but still why didn't the starter do that?). The cart had a GPS system in it that was very little help as it only told you the distance to the green and nothing else, and it constantly beeped if you were in the wrong place. On several occasions, this included the thing jerking the cart to a fast stop and telling me to return to the cart path while I was already on the cart path. And once it started beeping it didn't shut up until it decided it wanted to. Nor did it work on the 1st/18th holes at all. It was also very hot today, and there was no water/drinks available anywhere on the course (nor a bathroom on the front). When the beverage cart girl passed us it was on the 9th and 18th greens, so that was no help either.

All in all it's a solid course, and it'll give you a good challenge. I'll give it another go when I return to the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

GOLF ANYWHERE ELSE

I played this course twice recently, and I will NEVER be going back. The course is in good shape, has a nice practice area, and the cost is reasonable. That is why I gave it a second shot. The laundry list of AWFUL starts after that.

One thing that is extremely annoying is the golf carts. First outing was a busy Saturday and the course was packed and playing slow, we played right along with the group in front of us, but the cart GPS beeped the entire round letting us know we were behind pace. There was no way for us to play faster, and no way to stop the cart from constantly beeping. The course must be consistently overbooked because that day, a group in front of us quit after 1 hole and a group 2 behind us quit after 3 holes.

The carts will also automatically shut down when it believes you are somewhere restricted. There is water on the left on Hole 14, we were driving along the right rough and the cart shut down. The message was that we needed to be 10 yards from the hazard. We were at least 40 yards away. Any further and we would have been driving in the sand traps or fescue. Golf carts with GPS should be a benefit, but everyone I golfed with wished we could turn them off.

Things only get worse when you get to the turn, be ready to wait for a half hour, even if you call ahead on Hole #9. This happened both times we played. The person at the counter is extremely slow and didn't start cooking any of our food until we got to the counter. What is the point of calling ahead? How can a hot dog take over 20 minutes to cook? Even if you were ahead of schedule before the turn, you are not anymore... And don't worry, the golf cart will let you know CONSTANTLY!

I have saved the WORST for last... On Friday 8/18 my group of 8 was there for our annual get together. We all live busy lives, and only get to golf all together as a whole group, once a year. After the debacle at the turn we were 15 minutes behind pace. By Hole #14 we had worked that down to 7 minutes behind. The ranger came by to tell us that if were were not done by a specific time we would be kicked off the course. They had a tournament starting at 4:00 and needed us out. How poorly run does a course have to be, to not tell us about that when we booked our tee times? You are running at such a tight schedule, that a group 7 minutes behind might be forced to abandon a round?

Two guys in each foursome were out of the running to win that day, so they quit golfing so the group could rush to finish. All together it was an awful experience for all 8 of us, and we will be golfing ANYWHERE ELSE in Buffalo from now on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fun but very challenging course

Was finally able to get out and play Diamond Hawk, which is fairly new. Really enjoyed using their driving range, which is one of the best in western new york.

Teed off during the late morning with a foursome, so pace of play was mostly average, but some stoppages were a pain. The front nine was extremely difficult, being a combination of fairly long and very tight. Must have lost at least 10 golf balls over the course of the day. Greens were in good condition, not too quick but by no means slow.

Very tight on the front nine, but the back nine opened up more, and was a much needed relief. Staff was very friendly and inviting, struck up pleasant conversation with employees. Overall a very enjoyable round and will recommend to others.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Less for the money

While the course is a half way decent course, they obviously they never checked their competition. There are several course around WNY & S. Ontario, that are on par with or better than this course. Most of which cost at least $10 or more less than this course, As far as the course goes, the best part is the greens. They also have some very difficult holes. Overall it rates at least a slightly challenging !!!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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