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3.9
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
79.6%
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49 out of 56 reviews
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4.4
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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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

3.9
56 Reviews (56)
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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
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

My round

Very nice course, some leaves, at this time. Lost 1 ball (I feel like someone picked it up) sliced off to the right and lost sight of it. Other then that very nice day with friends.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course..

Challenging, but not crazy, fairways have alot of Hard pan shots, awesome greens, true! Scenery is amazing..Will be back..No cart girl???

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace 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

Favorite Course

What's not to like?
Great welcome from Bob in the Pro Shop. Friendly groundskeepers are everywhere. Very courteous.
Just love the heritage aspect of this course which was built in 1926.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

Great conditions

Black River always provides a top notch golf experience. Staff is friendly and accommodating.
The course is in great shape....and always being groomed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Black River Country Club on 08/21/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving Black River Country Club a 4-star rating. We're glad to have met your overall expectations in the pace of play, staff friendliness, course conditions and the value for the money. Book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Black river country club

The moment we arrived we were greeted with a smile and our clubs were loaded and ready to go. The course was in great condition and the pace was perfect. I would recommend this course to all my friends and a buddy who enjoys a nice golf course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

Black River Country Club

The course was in really great shape, especially the greens, quite fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

We had a foursome today. Perfect weather. Scores did not reflect how much fun we had. Still a tough layout for us, but enjoyed it just the same.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Dishonest

I wouldn't recommend this course until the owners are more respectful in honoring their commitments to their green fees and specials. They have cheated myself and my foursome out of games we have paid for, claiming they are new owners and will not honor the previous owners contracts. I only went there because my nephew from out of town wanted to play it. As for me, I strongly urge the public not to trust what you hear from this course regarding prices for a round of golf. They are dishonest, rude and untrustworthy.

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