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4.3
73 Reviews (73)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
91.4%
Recommend this course
65 out of 73 reviews
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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.1%
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16 out of 17 reviews
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4.4
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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30 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6501 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.6
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Black River Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6501 yards 71.6 129
White 71 6254 yards 70.5 127
Green 74 5510 yards 72.7 127
Scorecard for Black River Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.4/128 370 337 436 166 402 526 158 402 410 3207 306 188 402 156 509 433 367 396 537 3294 6501
White M: 70.2/126 363 321 417 153 396 512 150 390 393 3095 299 179 377 138 490 423 348 376 529 3159 6254
Green M: 66.9/115 W: 72.1/120 341 300 398 112 352 415 120 343 375 2756 228 156 353 106 396 391 318 356 450 2754 5510
Handicap 14 12 1 17 6 8 15 10 3 16 4 5 18 11 2 13 9 7
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 35 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 13 11 1 17 7 3 15 9 5 16 14 6 18 8 10 4 12 2

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect William Diddle (1956) Wilfrid Reid (1926) Ray Hearn (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.3
73 Reviews (73)
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4.0
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Great course !

My friends and I enjoyed the friendliness of staff. They were very helpful. Greens were well taken care of. Sometimes it was difficult to locate next tee offs. Had to carefully look for little red signs. Had to make some turns to locate next tee. Will definitely return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
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Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens where in great shape

Course was in great shape, only item that was below average was some bunkers even though they looked great, raked and clean, some had very little sand before hardpan. but otherwise great play best I have seen it since the old private days.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

An old standby

I usually play this course 4 or five times a year, it has a good mix of fairly difficult holes and some easier ones to let you ease up a bit. The course was in great shape considering the amount of rain and inclement weather we've had this spring

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice course but lacked directions between holes

The course was in very good condition and fun to play. Areas that were not playable for the most part were roped off. Also, there were no signs directing players between holes.and because of the layout of the course it was very confusing at times to find the next tee.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Black river

Half the course was closed due to water. Two groups of five in front of us and another twosome sharing one set of clubs. Had to zigzag course to get nine holes in and then play same holes over. Should have been given the choice to cancel and not be charged. Furthermore at least three foursomes of course members rode past us on our second nine holes further clogging up a already jammed course. Over five hour round. Not impressed at all

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Wet and Rough

Course was very wet and half the course was shut down. Had to start at the 10th hole, go to the 4th hole, back to the 14th and 15th hole and then finish off 5, 6, 7 , 8, 9. We did this twice to play 18, but it was a shame we could not play the bottom portion of the course. It isn't much the course fault though as the river seemed to be overflowing into the bottom portion. Hopefully it dries soon because I would love to go back out and play the bottom portion sometime this summer.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GREAT DAY

This course was very good condition and playability. The weather was great and staff were helpfull and all was good. I did not shoot a good game but I could not have had a better time........I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Good course but but greens not ready yet

We played on a cold day. Very good layout but greens were not cut probably because of the cold weather. Tight tree lined course with some tough but fair holes. will play again when it is warmer.

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

Great Course

Would have been nice to post on golf now you are playing the same nine holes twice . This is the second time booking this course on GN . Both times communication was poor . The first time I got out there and the course was closed for the season . Other then that it was a fun day on a nice course.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

This course is very nice and challenging for golfers of all skill level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
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

Always Challenging

You can't fake your way around Black River. Conditions today were perfect. Great welcome from Bob in The Pro Shop sets the tone for a wonderful golf experience. Black River is a gem of a course which I highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Value!

This course is a true gem. Wonderful staff. Conditions were near perfect today except for a brief shower. Greens are firm and fast. Fairways were just a bit wet but it's October and ir's Michigan! Tip of the hat to Matt in the Pro Shop. Always a warm welcome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Black River review

Love the course. Greens are in great shape and can be fast. Fairways are lined by old large trees, but are generous. Hole number three is a bear! Sand traps need some work. Course is tucked away where traffic noise is almost none existent. Played 18 holes as a twosome, in 3.5 hours.Great value for your money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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