Diamond Hawk at Diamond Hawk Golf Course

1.4166666667 1.4 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7058 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
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.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 1.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer


CDHICKEY21's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I don't recommend this course

"Fun but very challenging course"

MattBerle's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"Less for the money"

sabretom50's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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 !!!

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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