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4 Stars
96
3 Stars
11
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2
1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
94.6%
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147 out of 152 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
80.0%
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4 out of 5 reviews
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4.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
91.7%
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11 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6646
Slope 124
Rating 70.9
Type Public/Municipal
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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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
Scorecard for BlackRock
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.7/134 487 170 482 363 378 355 195 412 430 3272 376 438 388 427 539 185 515 171 437 3476 6748
White M: 69.3/128 465 136 471 342 368 345 175 403 408 3113 345 422 380 407 533 153 485 153 392 3270 6383
Gold M: 65.9/116 380 115 421 312 343 303 131 260 275 2540 307 386 312 358 446 126 447 115 357 2854 5394
Red W: 70.0/117 377 104 410 299 302 231 109 248 365 2445 300 382 288 353 437 121 438 110 351 2780 5225
Pink W: 68.9/115 282 112 259 223 226 178 121 198 277 1876 228 244 240 238 328 121 328 110 263 2100 3976
Handicap 14 18 6 10 8 12 16 2 4 11 5 13 1 7 15 9 17 3
Par 5 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 10 16 4 12 6 14 18 8 2 11 9 13 1 3 15 7 17 5

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

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Reviews

4.1
152

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 32
Elevation Changes 26
Water Hazards 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 32
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
Convenient to the City 17
In the 'Burbs 16
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Recommended
Handicap
Age
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Gender
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Not great

Tee boxes- horrible unless you’re into crab grass Fairways- horrible more crabgrass Greens- very nice shape, on the slow side but it is a muni. A great layout, so great a some point I overlooked the poor conditions. Also I am going to put some blame on this summers conditions. Everything shaggy I will place blame on the weather but the crab grass everywhere but the greens including bunkers is shameful! To be ranked as Marylands top muni is baffling!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quick 9

Snuck in 9holes in an hour and 15 mins on a Sunday morning. Great pace and considerate groups ahead allowing me to play through. Course was in great shape considering the amount of rain the previous few days.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course.

This course is very well maintained. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We had a slow foursome in front of us so a ranger would have been nice but I highly recommend this course. Good value for the hot deal price I paid.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Very nice but there are much better values around.

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A course I will definitely play again

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Home course

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GOOD COURSE REASONABLY PRICED

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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice fall day

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

needs work

been playing black rock for years. A little dissapointed in the condition of the course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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