Blackberry Oaks Golf Club
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.
|Red (W)||72||5294 yards||71.4||128|
|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|
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.
Nice course and conditions were very good. Only negative is the tee boxes were s little beat up for being so early.
Enjoyed the round. Challenging and in good shape. Crowded today but still enjoyed it
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.