A view of the 16th green at Blackberry Oaks Golf Club
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4.1
289 Reviews (289)
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
142
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
91.5%
Recommend this course
265 out of 289 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.5%
Recommend this course
51 out of 57 reviews
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4.0
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.7%
Recommend this course
52 out of 58 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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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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
289 Reviews (289)

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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Reviews 43
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice, but

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough course

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.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome golf for a great price.

Love the layout. Greens were true and very fair. Definitely will play again and I drove 44 miles.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course.

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Course

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, good value

Very nice course for the money. Their tee boxes need a little work very hard.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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