Blackstone National Golf Club

4.2941176471 4.3 stars from 5 (9)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6909 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black/Championship Play 72 6909 yards 74.6 139
Blue/The Challenger 72 6655 yards 73.5 134
White/Play Every Day 72 6396 yards 71.8 128
Green/Manage the Distance 72 5804 yards 69.3 124
Red/Getting Started 72 5203 yards 71.8 129

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 9 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 9 reviews


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Reviews


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"Beautiful views, impossible to walk"


scarzo's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I think the gist of this course was that it was carved out of rugged terrain to create really beautiful views of the Blackstone Valley, which it does well. At the same time, the distances between the greens and tees of subsequent holes makes walking the course a bear. Even in a cart, it's difficult to find the next tee.

The design is compelling, and requires some local knowledge as to where to hit tee shots. Fairways were in really nice condition. They're bentgrass, which is hard to find on public courses in Boston. Greens were in good shape but were running pretty slowly. All in all, a good value, but tough to appreciate the holes scenic beauty of the holes when you can't walk and on most holes, carts are confined to cart path only.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Layout"


JPratty's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Booked this course as we saw this was a 5 star rated course in Rankings.

The course conditions I thought were good but not great. Some burnt out spots and greens were just ok.

One of the big things is there are not a lot of signs on where to go to next hole. There are some but we had to turn around at least 3 times because we were going wrong way.

The layout of the course is nice but once again just don't think its a 5 star course.

Also, don't know if this is usual here but there were SO MANY caterpillars all over the course (Greens, Fairways, Tee Boxes, markers, on our clothes and bags)

Would play here again but I don't think its worth $80 and the hour ride there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Reese Jones I've played"


u000007180708's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played BSN for the first time at the end of May 2017. The layout was awesome, really enjoy courses where you only see the hole your playing. Classic Reese Jones design with challenging yet scoreable holes, great elevation changes and visual deception from some tees. Three characteristics which makes this track a course I could play over and over as the back and one back tees provide a lot of risk reward options. Highly recommend this course. Pro Shop had great gear at reasonable prices as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Blackstone national"


Mcgjr's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was pleasantly surprised how nice the golf course was. Great conditions, great design. I did not know it was a Rees Jones design until after my round. Very unique experience. Each hole you where all by yourself. No houses no clutter.

I used every club in my bag. A good take. I made the trip in less than an hour from Boston.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course - one of best public in MA"


mcconnellas2's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course. 2nd time playing here this past weekend. Overall, the course is in fantastic shape. Teeboxes and fairways are in excellent condition. Some of the best greens I have played all year. On the faster side and true. Don't break as much as they look on many holes. Some challenges holes. Played from the blues - my father played from the whites. The handicap rating on the scorecards is helpful - we were evenly matched all day regarding 1st shots off the tee.

I have played almost all the "best" public courses in MA and this one is right at the top of the list. Very fun course with some challenging holes. Only 1 hour from Boston - cheaper than some of the courses around the city and far better than them in terms of condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Outstanding Course"


Jadavi's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Blackstone National is one of my favorite courses. Staff are always friendly. The course is always in great shape. The price is very reasonable. Even if your drives are not straight, it doesn't mean you'll be in trouble. A lot of fairways are pretty open, with a few that are narrow. You won't be disappointed when playing here.


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


"Great New England Course..."


u252236575's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course challenges you to "keep it safe" with its layout, thick woods lining a lot of the holes. But there are plenty of opportunities to work your driver onto the fairways and have some fun. Some really great holes and great views all usually very well kept throughout the year.

The bunkers are frequently tight packed with the occasional loose stone. Play a relaxed rule out of the bunker to save your club, lift and rake because they don't always do a good job with keeping bunkers in good shape.

GPS on all the golf carts is pretty good, convenient when you can't see how far ahead the next group is in front of you or around a corner.

They have one of my favourite driving ranges in the area, all grass only, no mats. Overall one of my favourite courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overrated for the money"


bara550's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

played in 90*+ heat and humidity and there was absolutely NO drinking water on the first 9 holes...the driveway coming in is a nightmare...potholes everywhere that need to be filled...the pro was unapologetic for lack of water saying that there should have been a cooler on one of the holes...they actually charge you $2 for small bottle at the turn...ridiculous when paying that crazy amount to play....course in good shape but not worth the money..go somewhere cheaper....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"One of my favorites in New England"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Blackstone National is one of my favorite courses in New England . From the staff to the layout to the condition, this is one over the better mid-range courses in the region. You can't compare all courses to each other but when you take out courses like Pinehills and Miacomet and compare Blackstone National to courses with the same rates and level of play it is one of the best. This course is worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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