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4.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
5
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
92.6%
Recommend this course
27 out of 28 reviews
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4.9
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
5.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 16 reviews
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4.9
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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17 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7136 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.8
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Blackthorn Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Blackhorn Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.6
28 Reviews (28)
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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top Course in Michiana

Course was in excellent condition. Fairways in maculant condition. Every green top notch. What a course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

mike

Enjoyed the course very much, extremely challenging!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 77
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Foursome fun

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 77
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Best ball with friends

Beautiful day with friends. Course in great shape but tough and long. Greens very fast. Pace of play really good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 77
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always a treat!

Blackthorn is always in great shape and the staff is awesome

Greens were rolling!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Greatest value for money on Golfnow in this area.

The gem of Northern Indiana. Great value for money

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Five Stars!

Beautiful course for the time of year! Customer service top notch!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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