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About

Holes 18
Par 73
Length 7342
Slope 142
Rating 75.3
Type Resort
Originally opened as a nine-hole course in 1971, Black Bull Golf Resort now offers a total of 27 holes. There is an 18-hole course as well as a nine-hole executive course. Black Bull is conveniently situated only an hour from Edmonton near Pigeon Lake, one of Central Alberta's most popular vacation destinations. It is just far enough from the city to feel like a getaway, a feeling that is enhanced even further by the beautiful mature forests that enclose the golf course. The championship course is challenging enough for avid golfers but it's not overly punishing. The layout features plenty of strategically placed bunkers as well as elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. In addition to the championship and executive courses, there is also a driving range lined with mature trees, mimicking the feel of the golf course.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 73 7342 yards 75.3 142
Blue 73 6946 yards 73.1 139
White 73 6536 yards 71.5 130
White (W) 73 6536 yards 77.8 144
Gold 73 5947 yards 69.2 119
Gold (W) 73 5947 yards 74.5 136
Scorecard for Championship 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: 75.3/142 527 213 437 427 442 538 219 400 411 3614 401 421 560 244 408 543 554 164 433 3728 7342
Blue M: 73.1/139 W: 75.1/127 500 200 401 391 435 530 211 386 379 3433 357 406 543 220 351 518 544 158 416 3513 6946
White M: 71.5/130 W: 72.7/125 482 181 365 378 375 517 204 372 369 3243 310 395 516 181 339 495 500 151 406 3293 6536
Gold M: 69.2/119 W: 71.2/121 466 161 331 368 361 472 197 332 323 3011 262 376 456 166 311 426 479 144 316 2936 5947
Handicap 13 17 15 5 3 7 9 11 1 12 6 4 16 10 14 8 18 2
Par 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 5 5 3 4 37 73

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Golf Season Apr 15 to Oct 15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.4
17

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Amazing Food 1
Brunch 1
Dinner 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 1
Elevation Changes 1
Forced Carries 1
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 1
Advanced Golfers 1
Entertaining Clients 1
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 1
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Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Narrow Fairways

Course was in relatively good condition although a few of the greens still require some sunshine. Lots of mosquitoes. Fairways again are very good or bad. Most of the greens seem to be very sloped and are were very inconsistent in speed. Green fees do not include driving range. I also noted there is a total lack of ball washers which for the price should be on every cart. Some of the traps also lacked sand.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent Course, Great Shape, Challenging

Beautiful layout, excellent condition. Tough setup with long rough and challenging pins most times. Purchased a groupon to play here and have gone back since. It's an excellent course.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

You have to Play this Course!!

Course is in great shape. Greens Fast, rolled & better than most. Be Smart & play from "Right Tees" or Course will beat & eat you up. Just a Great Course to Play!!
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

played here 4 times this year and love it !! Cant wait to play it in 2014
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is long and challenging.

We are (2 some) were very disappointed the the 4 some in front of us would'nt let us play through,had to wait for 5 - 10 mins for them on just about every holes.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
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whiteoaker
Commented On 07/20/2015
But, was the foursome keeping up to the group in front of them? If so, no point in letting anyone play through. Just my humble opinion.
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Bad condition

I was going there for a challenge as this course is very hard and I played it in the past. However, this is the worst shape I have ever seen this course in! The greens were burnt, some seemed to be punched and some were not. The fairways had a lot of deadpan, so much that we played winter rules. Tee boxes are like concrete. The course plays tough enough under normal conditions but this was stupid, it will take me a long time to play here again.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely course

We used last minute tee time with golf cart and got a great deal. The lady in the pro shop was not very friendly though as we were running late and apologized .. But got a cold reception. Turned out we were pretty much the only ones on the golf course, no one in from, no one behind. So not sure why she reacted that way? Nice course though, just don't expect a warm reception.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

firm, fast greens. Parkland course, has some length. Choose the proper tees.

The tee shot on the first tee gets your attention. In general, course requires an accurate tee shot with woods and some water a challenge. The greens are large, firm and fast. The finishing hole has requires two accurate shots to have a birdie chance. A very good walking course.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Black Bull is a great place to get away from the noise and hustle.

Pretty good condition overall. The tee boxes need work, some are fairly worn out. Greens are in good condition, very receptive to all shots, and putt true. A little on the slow side, however I think that is the trade off that makes them receptive. It looks like there is a brush cleaning program started on many of the heavily tree lined fairways. This will certainly make for more enjoyable rounds for a wider range of golfers due to the relatively tight holes on about half the course.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A hidden, challenging gem

Black Bull is a wonderful and fair test of golfing skills for golfers at all levels. The course has been artfully sculpted out of the trees in the quiet and picturesque area surrounding Pigeon Lake. There are a few rather bland and straightforward holes on the course, although they are more than compensated for by the rest of the holes that present golfers with a unique and beautifully challenging golf experience. I couldn't say the course was pristine, for some of the tee boxes were in need of work. However, the greens and fairways are lush, very well maintained, and the turf on the entire course is wonderfully soft and dense.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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