Black Rock Golf Course

4.2533882353 4.3 stars from 5 (148)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6646 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6646 yards 70.9 124
White 72 6236 yards 68.4 121
Red (W) 74 5179 yards 64.7 112

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 148 Reviews
5 stars:
42
4 stars:
94
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

144 out of 147 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Very nice but there are much better values around."


barnetr222's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Beautiful course but when they charge $47 in early April...there are much better courses to be played for a better price. Not as many deals to be found here.

Course is always in great shape...except for many of the sandtraps. Course is very easy to score low.

I'll keep playing here since it is close to home.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A course I will definitely play again"


Smuck20's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was referred to me by a friend. Unfortunately he couldn't play with us that day but I'm glad he made the recommendation. The greens were great, fairways very well maintained, and the rough weren't too "rough". It was nice to play without feeling pressured and the 18th hole crossing the water to make the green was a great finish. The only down fall to the whole outting was that we arrived early hoping to hit the range but it was closed for mowing. All in all it was a great course I'll definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Home course"


Arthur5412594's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my home course and I love this place. Great layout. Sand bunkers are better now. The D boys are great people. Darrell, Donny and Dave. The green on 13 will have you thinking is this what the pro’s have to putt on every week. Have fun. I’m there a lot. Playing there tomorrow!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GOOD COURSE REASONABLY PRICED"


BIGGUY71's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE WAS IN THE BEST SHAPE THAT I HAVE PLAYED IT IN THE LAST 2 YEARS. EXTRA WORK WAS ALSO DONE OFF THE FAIRWAYS TO MAKE IT NICER. FAIRWAYS WERE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. I BELIEVE THEY WERE GETTING READY TO AERIFY. WE HAD A SLOW FOURSOME IN FRONT OF US BUT NORMALLY IT WOULD BE A 4 HOUR ROUND


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice fall day"


u000004833990's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course must see a great deal of play. Greens were not ideal. Fairways were nice, no issues with the tee boxes. Hole 10 was under construction. Back 9 was more challenging. Great value for the hott deal price. Course had character, not a plain back and fourth layout, pleanty of doglegs and lay up holes. Pace was slow as there was a foursome in front of 2 of us that never once gave a thought to letting us play through. Would certainly play again, perhaps in the spring.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"needs work"


kennywilliams's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

been playing black rock for years. A little dissapointed in the condition of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"End of Season - Showing first signs of wear!"


Paul8322655's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play Blackrock 3 times per month, and for a municipal course, I am always impressed at the condition of the course. Their course managers always find a way, with limited resources, to make for a good experience, without forcing older golfers to struggle with "Cart Path Only". This entire summer, I only remember twice when a few holes were OFF limits to golf carts.

This week (Sept 11), for the first time since April, the course is getting a bit tired. Lots of "grounds under repair", lots of putts missed cause of bouncing on the way to the hole. Feels like just too many rounds being played.

Still, I am likely to be there next Week!

NOTE: Golfnow Fees, coupled with Hot Deals, are misleading at this course. If you are 55+, any available Tee Time is $31 if you call the pro shop. Plus you don't have to pre-pay, so no worries about a last minute change of plans.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice mix of dog legs and elevation changes"


u7260732's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played a few times and would recommend to all skill levels


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Rock"


CHRIS9724770's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played back to back rounds here the past two days. Great conditions and pace of play was okay. Could have been faster but normal for a busy course. Definitely a must play if your in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Great Course -- Tough But Fair"


PlayItForward280's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Central PA Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Rarely do you shoot a really high score on a course new to you and want to go back and give it another try. Black Rock is one of those courses!

It has everything: length, great bunkers with good sand, water, scenery, undulating greens, tree-lined fairways, blind shots, and rough just high enough to challenge you.

It also has a slow pace of play, even though the course was not particularly crowded.

Everything considered, it's a great value at the Golf Now bargain rate.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


jsbonardi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for the money, fun layout. Greens a little slow but in good shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


gilbertfong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time playing the course. I enjoyed it very much. The course was in great shape, and lots of acreage. It's a beautiful and challenging course. I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Black rock great value"


u1768602's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was great easy access, ease of check in and right out to tee. Course was in tremendous condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth the trip"


Jeff9441841's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Black Rock is worth the 40 minute drive to Hagerstow. I make it an, at least once a trip to play. Fun course, everything is right in front of you. Shot makers golf course, but you don't have to be long. Will be back next year for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Must Play"


Jamesjoyce's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a must play if you are in or coming thu Hagerstown.,Great price and great staff.AAA+++


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course; good value through GolfNow"


u000002731575's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played $35 for a round at BlackRock Golf course in Hagerstown, MD. This was a good value. I saw some $50-60 prices at different times, but would consider them high for the course. I think a $30-40 price for a round on BlackRock to be a value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fairway"


Arthur5412594's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's hard to tell if your in the fairway or rough. The fairway needs to be cut shorter as well as some of the tee boxes! Great course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



terrywhitaker's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"AWESOME COARSE"


u3389351's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From Virginia Beach, the grass at this course alone puts ours to shame. Super friendly at the club house. Will play again ext time I'm in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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