Blackwater Golf Course

3.2222000000 3.2 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 3048 yards

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $10

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: No
Simulator: No

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 3048 yards N/A N/A
White 35 2870 yards N/A N/A
Red 35 2464 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

13 out of 18 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for 9-hole rounds   Challenges include water hazards  

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Reviews


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"Say Nothing"


DON51's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

When you have nothing good to say, it is best to Say Nothing<br/> Even the cart could not finish 9 holes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course to play"


SKOREMAN13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed my experience at this course. Employees were courteous, friendly, helpful. The course itself was in good shape. Tight fairways, nice greens. Will go again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Two putt to win!"


Napoleon7539374's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A nice little course away from the crowds, There are definite signs of managements efforts to improve the golfing experience. We will go there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tough Greens"


Lintick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course which I will try again. Unlucky to play the day all the greens had been aerated. The surface of ALL greens were like workshop pegboards which made putting nearly impossible. The greens were difficult enough without that as all or most of them had severe slopes leading away from the pins. Also, beware of hidden water. Many optical illusions hiding water from view. Tough on first time players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Thank you for your feedback"


BlackWaterGC's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

We would like thank all who have taken the time to leave reviews/feedback regarding their experience at BlackWater Golf Course.

We take all constructive criticism seriously and have already addressed some of the concerns people have voiced. We now have an updated score card with a detailed map, new directional signage, and hole maps at each tee block.

We are constantly working hard to improve the course and onsite facilities. Please feel free to leave a review or contact us directly with any comments or suggestions.

Thank you!<br/> contact@blackwater-gc.ca<br/> 905-473-5110


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


P0rkchop's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you want a good challenge then try this course. Staff is friendly. New signs up make it a lot less confusing. Course is in nice shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I had fun"


joe88's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, far, but you can take your time and have a beautiful round of golf. Course is challenging, so be prepared to lose some balls. Staff are helpful and the course has redone the signage so you can easily find your way. They have also added a map to the card and have fixed the majority of the paths so they are more smooth.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bugs & fairways"


Dude22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Being situated amongst the Black River, there are lots of mosquitos. It could have been the weather as well as it rained the day before. BRING YOUR REPELLENT.

The course is an interesting layout. The greens are well done and the conditions of most of the fairways are nice. Make sure that you follow the signage between 2 and 3 and 7 and 8.

Improvements:<br/> - Flatter tee boxes. Some of the tee boxes are crowned and/or not smooth. This will come with time through grooming.<br/> - Flatter greens. Some greens are wavy, instead of having subtle breaks, but are otherwise really nice.<br/> - Better defined fairways. This was my major gripe. It wasn't obvious where the fairway was vs. the rough. The fairway on #1 and #2 needs work in this respect. Some of the fairways in the back of the property are really nice - they just need some definition.<br/> - Hole #4 could use some manicuring around the creek because there is a good chance you won't see where your ball lands - even if you hit the fairway.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good to play with lots of water"


liuh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it's improved holes sign, no too bad to find the next hole. staffs are very friendly. as lots of water near the holes, need to bring more balls than usual. we had fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"don't judge course by entrance way and clubhouse"


hawkett's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is beautiful 9 hole course was great for both wife (beginner) and myself (12 handicap working on my game). Greens were not slow and held ball. Great value. Only critique, a little difficult figuring out how to play holes the first time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"first timer"


austex123's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it is a small, country, 9 hole course that is just getting started. Fairways and greens are in very good shape.<br/> has several very challenging hole, 3 and7 and 8.<br/> layout is a little confusing but nothing serious.<br/> overall an excellent value thru golfnow. a great place to teach the kids how to play and the low handicappers will find it good too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointed. Not fun playing"


sonny1224's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course is poorly designed for golf: going to next hole can be an adventure, tiny greens/fairways poor shape, many unknown hazards, tee boxes are in poor shape and for some reason they are tiny, narrow and tall. I did not bother putting out on some greens.

hole#3 can be dangerous if you slip near the green since there are rusty metal posts sticking out by the water.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun and challenging"


Wen4815319's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a strange design. It was a little confusing for me at the first 9. But I like it, and had not problem on the back 9. There are quite some water hazard on the course. Very nice to test the mental aspect of the game. We took a break at the club house and had some cold pop and snacks. The staffs are very friendly. I will come back for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice and Quiet Course"


Derekkwleung's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course is long with a few Par 5 and some challenging holes. Course is generally well maintained and Staff was very friendly. Would definitely come back for another round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very disappointed"


Maverick17's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course has more cons than pros. Pros: challenging course, fun to play. Cons: Terrible layout, can't even find the first tee. Got lost more than a few times. Geese poo all over the fairways. Some holes even cross eachother. The walk to the clubhouse showcases many broken tractors. Looks like a junkyard. Scorecard is confusing. Had a terrible experience because of the shape of the course. Wish they took better care. Do they even have food?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not what I expected"


Indians19's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm not the type who would normally comment on-line, but I was bewildered by this place. There are less than a dozen parking spots. I am uncertain if you can purchase food or beverages here. The rough and fairway are roughly the same height. BUT, the 3rd hole par 3 is definately challenging and fun. Would not recommend this place to a decent player, but a BLAST for a hacker to have some fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Deceiving!"


Knemoe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't know who wrote the first review but it seem rather biased. Fisrt of all, when I got there the club house was close with a note on the door notifying that to golf I have to call a phone number. Upon calling and waiting an additional 15 mins before he gets there I was not given a receipt for my purchase or even a decent scorecard that maps out the course. The course was ridiculously disorganized and lack directions. On more then 3 occasions we were lost trying to remember the map the management showed us to get to the next hole. There are nothing that resembles fairways(not cut) and the trees were always in your way of reaching what should be the fairway which make holes impossible to plan for. No signs on holes so either. Also, there seem to be small swamps hidden all over the course that are leveled with the grounds making it impossible to see from even 100 yards out. It was a very disappointing experience that has left me and my friend feeling deceived by the course and golf now for allowing such bias rating to be marketed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2014

While we are disappointed in this review, there were several mitigating factors that have been left out. We, like most of Ontario, had experienced torrential storms the previous day. We explained that there was water pooling on several fairways and it would take a day or two to fully drain (we are in a river valley). Due to the heavy rainfall, the lower fairways were not able to be cut until the pooling had drained. There are no swamps on this course. Because of these conditions, an additional 20% discount was offered and accepted.

Finally, as satisfaction is important to BlackWater, we would like to offer this poster a free round of golf, so that he can fully enjoy our pesticide free golf course under normal conditions. Please call and ask for John or Nick


"hidden gem"


sc2660's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great design on a few holes, you'll find water on many holes and you'll lose a few balls


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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