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|
|Green M: 67.5/125||312||455||313||146||323||284||445||161||314||2753||340||420||140||330||325||166||385||350||310||2766||5519|
|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|
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Nice course with several interesting holes and mostly pretty. Greens were in great shape. The negative was that the ground was very hard throughout. They need to do more aerating on the fairways and rough. Otherwise, very nice.
It is a tough course. Par 3's are difficult, mostly over some type of water. It's a pretty course and had a good time regardless of my score.
Always fun to play
Course in good shape. Greens rolling nice. You have to be careful with downhill putts. Fairways in very good shape and cut low. Lots of tight lies.
Fantastic Course, Beautiful and, Challenging
We could not have asked for a better round of golf. The course is moderate to difficult and you may loose your ball if you're not paying attention. Plenty of well placed trees and an equal amount of water and sand make shot selection a lot of fun. The sand was well groomed and actually playable, a bonus as several of my shots landed in the bunkers. Super star golf at a great price. Seriously looking at a membership for next year.
Course in very poor condition.
We arrived about 1/2 hour early for our t-time. We were told we had to wait until our exact t-time even though as we waited we saw no one starting to play... no explanation offered. T-boxes were in horrible shape -- hard to find any grass. Some fairways were the same. We have played this course before and have never remembered it in such terrible shape. We used to recommend this course, but do not plan to return and will not recommend moving forward.
Awesome golf for a great price.
Love the layout. Greens were true and very fair. Definitely will play again and I drove 44 miles.
This is our new go to course. We found it 2 weeks ago and have been back 4 times. The course is beautiful, interesting and good for all levels. Staff is great. Carts are updated to Bluetooth technology.
My husband and I played Blackberry Oaks for the first time and we'll be going back. It was a challenging course for both of us, as you need strategy, not power, to play well. There was more water on the course than I like but only one water hole really challenged me out of my comfort zone. Some of the tee boxes were really torn up, which was unfortunate. Overall, the course was very pleasant and playable and worth the long drive to get to Bristol. The starter was a really pleasant guy with a lot of good tips about the course. Nice people. Nice place.
Nice course, good value
Very nice course for the money. Their tee boxes need a little work very hard.
Blackberry Oaks Review
Always fun to play. Most holes have a feature that is very penal if you hit it there. About half the holes are straight forward and not too difficult. The other holes can be quite challenging. This is a good balance I think. Very good condition. Course was full for a Tuesday. Pace of play was reasonable but methodical. 4 hr 20 min round. I consider 3 hr 45 min very doable.
The course was well maintained. Putting greens were the best of all the courses I have played all summer. Pace of play was very fast. Great course.