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4.2
216 Reviews (216)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
122
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
86.1%
Recommend this course
201 out of 216 reviews
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4.3
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 33 reviews
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4.3
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.6%
Recommend this course
33 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6646 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.9

Black Rock Golf Course may be one of western Maryland's newest courses but it's located near some of the country's most historic sites. Antietam Battlefield and Harper's Ferry are just a few minutes away from this scenic course. The opening holes of the layout are tucked into the Shenandoah Valley while the back nine climbs uphill, offering views that stretch across the Appalachian Mountains. The golf course has plenty of holes that will please long hitters, but mature trees and thick rough frame most of the holes, demanding accuracy. Traps protect the front of most of the greens and you'll come across dramatic undulations on some. The par-4 13th is arguably Black Rock's toughest hole. This sharp dogleg right has a massive tree to the right as well as a pond right in front of the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Elder

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Cafe

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Maryland (2017 #12)

Reviews

4.2
216 Reviews (216)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 32
Elevation Changes 27
Water Hazards 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
Convenient to the City 18
In the 'Burbs 16

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Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course!

Nice greens and fairways! Tee boxes could be better but not to bad. Pace was great! Exactly four hr round. No groups in front of us or behind us. Every hole was unique and challenging so it was fun. Nice public course. This was my 2nd time playing here. Price was good too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Course

The course was in great shape and the green were awesome! Bunkers suck so avoid at any cost as no sand in them. Overall excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course, nice layout

Nice course, nice layout
Only negative for the greens. They were wet and I do not believe that they modem this morning. They were extremely slow. This may be due to the time of year as I’m not an expert. Overall, I would happily play this course again as I enjoyed the layout and the fairways and Rose were in very good condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good day for golf

The staff were friendly. We had good weather. It was an enjoyable round. The course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stoopid slow due to poor mgmnt

Played labor day 1pm. These idiots jammed 3 groups together ahead of us that teed off less than 10mins apart;!? Took 4 hours to play 12 holes before I called it a day. Horrible course management and cramming as many as possible onto a course like this creates an experience that makes me never want to return. unacceptable

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden jewel, nice course

Well maintained, fun to play.
Pace was fast.
We will be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorites in the area

One of my favorites close to home. Great Course! Will be back again and bring more golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course

This is a nice course, in good condition. Very nice layout, doglegs, ups and downs, plenty of bunkers and some water. Greens are in good condition, a bit small and slow. Several holes you probably shouldn't hit driver. I will play here again.

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

Pleasantly Surprised

Fairways greens and tees in good shape. Challenging holes that make you think a shot ahead. Good shots are rewarded but some holes are narrow and can be punishing if you miss your mark. Plenty of shade on the course with all the trees, just wish there was a ranger to help keep the pace of play up. We had to go around a group that was playing brutally slow, you know the type , walk 50 yards to your ball without a club than walk back. Those types. All in all a very fun course. I would have to say one of my favorites. It didn't hurt I shot even par on the first go around here either. Lol

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great all around course!

Excellent course with unique holes. Bunkers have no sand but none seem too this year. Heavy rains wash them out. Had a great time and pace of play was Excellent!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Black Rock -Hagerstown

Very good course. Price was right too. Course was in excellent condition. Greens rolled true and fairways and rough were perfect.. would be nice to see a beverage Cart on the course. It was 92 degrees out. I would recommend this course highly

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good day at the Rock

It was a great day for golf at Black Rock. The pace of play was good. The weather was sunny with a bit of a breeze. It was a good value for the money. Will come back to play.

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

The course was in great shape. The only bad thing was the pace of play. They had tons of rangers out but they were just watching everyone play, not making anyone go faster or having people play through.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Maryland Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Starting To Show Wear and Tear

I really like the layout of this course with it's variety of hole shapes. It's about an hour and 10 minutes from me, but for the most part worth the drive. The good news is that the price is really good...$53/player on a Saturday, and Military was $25! Thanks for recognizing our Military & Veterans. The fairways were in good shape--not great--but good, except for #18. The majority of that fairway was just hard pan dirt. Staff told us that they haven't had rain in a month, and it definitely shows with the rough browning out, the tee boxes lumpy and spots with no grass, and the bunkers were mostly just crusty hard dirt. The greens were in excellent condition though, but the pins were in horrid spots...they were having their Club Championship, so moved a lot of flag sticks close to the edges. There was no marshal, and the round was very slow...we waited on every hole, every shot; and we had a twosome behind us that didn't know course etiquette and kept driving up behind us when we were teeing off! There was no one pushing them--they were just rude (or maybe inexperienced)...they should have just lagged back a little until we were off the tee boxes. I'm going to wait until the Fall to drive back up--maybe it will be in better condition by then.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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