Blackthorn Golf Club
|Blackthorn (Black)||72||7136 yards||74.8||136|
|Overhead Door (Red)||72||6551 yards||72.0||131|
|Leprechaun (White)||72||5961 yards||69.5||125|
|Heather (Purple)||72||5181 yards||70.6||120|
|Blackthorn M: 74.8/136||410||336||203||554||465||400||549||183||445||3545||365||448||457||235||436||525||137||454||534||3591||7136|
|Shamrock M: 72.0/131||390||292||170||518||440||360||518||158||404||3250||324||407||412||200||392||501||134||416||515||3301||6551|
|Leprechaun M: 69.5/125||365||272||147||484||388||283||494||118||380||2931||302||366||370||174||382||449||117||395||475||3030||5961|
|Heather W: 70.6/120||298||199||122||438||342||254||430||90||320||2493||263||325||325||154||324||424||105||353||415||2688||5181|
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My Favorite course in South Bend
It's always a great time playing Blackthorn. I think it's one of the better courses in the South Bend area. I love playing it.
Due to C19 tha staff was limited but friendly. Senior tees play a bit long. Above average heat and extra irrigation made the fairways and greens inconsistent. Longer then average walks from cart parking to tees and greens with several steep hills.
Top Course in Michiana
Course was in excellent condition. Fairways in maculant condition. Every green top notch. What a course!
Enjoyed the course very much, extremely challenging!
Course was just down right beautiful pair that with a great price deal from GolfNow. I haven’t play Blackthorn in many years, maybe 10-15. We will be back for sure.
Course in great shape and challenging as always. Not very busy so we had great time and were able to enjoy a great day of golf!
The course was in excellent shape. Staff was friendly. Pace of play was good. Overall a great day was had and I would certainly play there again.
Blackthorn is one of our favorites to come play! Well worth the drive if you're coming from out of town. Great staff that matches a great golf course. Go play blackthorn!
Best ball with friends
Beautiful day with friends. Course in great shape but tough and long. Greens very fast. Pace of play really good.
Nice day with Senior friend
Course was in good shape except rough a bit high making it tough if off fairway. Greens running fast and pace of play slow at first but evened our after about 5 holes. Staff very understanding of elderly handicap friend and allowed for closer driving to greens. Tough and challenging course.
Always a treat!
Blackthorn is always in great shape and the staff is awesome
Greens were rolling!!
Quaint Irish-Cottage style clubhouse.
Driving up to the course, I was struck by how heavily wooded the area was and how quaint the clubhouse appeared, all covered with ivy. This was my only golf experience in Indiana, my 7th state on the quest to golf in all 50. Blackthorn did not disappoint. Beautiful course with hilly fairways and large, undulating greens. At times it felt as though the dense woods were closing in on the fairway. Several deer came out to check my shot and scurried back to discuss my form, I'm sure. On the 16th, a par 3, my two male playing partners disappeared up a path in a very heavily wooded area to tee off, luckily I could spot my tee box and see the stunning green positioned below. Most of the greens were quite challenging due to undulation.
Secluded in the woods, this course makes you feel miles from any development when in reality it is very close to civilization. Liked the drive-through barn. Happy to have made Blackthorn my Indiana course.
Beautiful course for the time of year! Customer service top notch!
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
My last two rounds at this place my tee time has been delayed, the starters play clear favoritism and don't respect the visitors tee time reservation. On hole 3 my cart went into a "locked" setting and shut the cart down on a hole the cart never left the path. It eventually "unlocked" after more than 5 min of not moving at all. We were playing on a Sunday, warm, humid weather. First water cooler was empty but we were told they were changing them out while we were in the middle of that hole. Second water cooler 5 holes later, empty. We make the turn and alert the clubhouse of there being no water on the course and grabbed drinks at the turn because there is no drink cart on the course. Water cooler at 13, empty. We call the clubhouse from that hole and alert them once again asking for water as it was hot and humid and my wife is 5 months pregnant. Get to water closet at 17 and it doesn't even have a cooler in it. Unreal that a course that charges $73 on the weekend doesn't have a drink cart on course and not ANY water available on course. UNREAL!
Lastly we get to 18, drive out to the fairway and the cart just shuts down in "lock" mode. There were signs that said wet area keep out in certain small areas but NOTHING about carts on path ONLY and we were not in any of those areas. We had to pack our things in the middle of the fairway and walk in, leaving the cart as it wouldn't even move an inch.
I used to love this place, you can see my previous posts. But after the last couple trips out there, the lack of respect as a visitor and just the overall amenities of a course of that caliber I will not recommend this course with this management to anyone anymore. Their website says "we pride ourselves on the high quality of magnificent golf, superb amenities and outstanding service that we offer our valued customers". I assure you there is a complete lack of "superb amenities" or even basic ones and visitors will not feel like valued customers.