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4.2
216 Reviews (216)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
93.7%
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200 out of 216 reviews
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4.3
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
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4.4
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
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28 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6404 yards
Slope 134
Rating 71.3

Blackberry Oaks in Bristol is a public golf course that has been recognized as one of the Chicagoland area's best courses. The course design utilizes the natural beauty and hazards of the landscape including the native wetlands, grassy prairies, and towering stands of mature oaks. Blackberry Creek also meanders through the course. In addition to the natural hazards, a heavy smattering of strategically placed bunkers was also incorporated into the design. Although it can seem intimidating, the golf course isn't overly formidable if you can manage to stay out of the sand and water. The third and 12th holes are two par 4s that are memorable for their water hazards. The third has a lake along either side and the 12th has a green that is almost entirely surrounded by water.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6404 yards 71.3 134
White 72 6003 yards 69.6 130
Red (W) 72 5294 yards 71.4 128
Scorecard for Blackberry Oaks
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.3/134 343 515 370 172 369 317 486 191 377 3140 373 523 161 361 365 202 492 400 387 3264 6404
White M: 69.6/130 W: 75.3/136 323 473 328 158 343 304 464 175 332 2900 347 506 148 345 343 176 466 394 378 3103 6003
Red W: 71.4/128 300 437 298 144 303 262 439 147 294 2624 330 417 135 298 316 156 376 340 302 2670 5294
Handicap 17 1 7 11 15 5 9 13 3 8 2 12 16 18 10 14 6 4
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 1 7 5 17 11 3 15 9 8 2 12 16 18 14 6 10 4

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect David Gill

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.2
216 Reviews (216)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Watching the Game 13
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 25
Bunkers 21
Thick Rough 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 16
Walkers 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 19

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Conditions Excellent
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Blackberry on a Hot Day

There are certain spots on the course that were affected by flooding but overall the course is in pretty good shape. Pace of play was pretty good throughout my round until the past few holes. Had to wait a while for a couple foursomes that were playing like they had all day to complete a hole. The carts with GPS and Bluetooth are great and as always, the staff are very friendly.

Conditions Good
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Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Conditions Good
Value Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Not bad

Nice course and conditions were very good. Only negative is the tee boxes were s little beat up for being so early.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Solid Course

Enjoyed the round. Challenging and in good shape. Crowded today but still enjoyed it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good test of your game

For spring golf it was great, greens a little bumpy, not too wet fairway, with 5 inches of snow they day before.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Tee time 1130am went with a 2 some at 1110am, love the new carts, bluetooth stereo speakers, 2 USB chargers, gps, good value, very nice course, play here a lot, can always find deals on weekend afternoons,

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Bb Oaks in April

Blackberry is always a a challenging and fun course to play. Staff is always friendly. New carts are neat. Course was a bit soggy in some places but overall was in good shape. Seemed like the sand traps were improved.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Under Construction

I've played this course many times before and have always enjoyed playing here. The layout is great, the staff is friendly and it's relatively close to home. With the large amount of rain we've received these last several weeks, the course has dried well, but there's quite a bit of maintenance going on around the course. For the most part, this doesn't encroach upon the normal area of play. The tenth hole is shortened considerably to a sub-hundred yard par three and you have to drive through the parking area to get to the tee box. Other than that, everything is fine and normal. I can't wait to see the finished result.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Fun course to Play

Blackberry Oaks is a challenging and fun course to play. the course is in very good condition consistently and the staff is super friendly and accommodating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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