Blackheath Golf Club
|White (W)||71||5354 yards||69.3||119|
|Red (W)||71||4572 yards||66.3||119|
|Black M: 72.5/136||392||314||169||586||438||390||179||511||212||3191||380||600||214||427||341||149||455||543||468||3577||6768|
|Blue M: 69.3/124 W: 75.8/139||352||293||167||536||384||356||157||458||179||2882||341||589||164||355||312||143||428||489||424||3245||6127|
|White M: 65.6/116 W: 70.6/124||319||261||151||394||342||322||133||431||139||2492||313||519||138||321||268||119||373||456||355||2862||5354|
|Red M: 62.4/103 W: 66.3/111||292||184||69||377||305||272||84||394||119||2096||271||441||93||280||237||99||335||398||322||2476||4572|
Has that old course European seaside feel
This course has it's challenges. It's well worth the price. It reminded me of some of the courses around the British Isle's. Depending on the days, expect back ups, and ALWAYS expect to be paired up if you are in a two-some or solo..
Slow first nine
Had a threesome of beginners in front of us on the front nine. They took so many practice swings that they even made me tired watching them. Course would have gotten five stars except there were many fresh ball marks that should have been repaired.
Clubhouse and Pace of Play
Course was way better than expected after checking in at Clubhouse(Barn). Golf Carts are a touch old and was surprised at how many twosomes were placed behind us, we felt rushed.
Beautiful Rolling Green Fairways for Miles to See
I played this course using a hot deal. Tremendous value for what I paid. The green fairways were beautifully manicured, greens were in excellent shape. The pins were in very tough positions only a flag stick away from the greens edge.
My only issue was pace of play. They had a few twosomes and threesomes with young children, learning the game, slowing the groups behind. (On one par three we had 4 groups waiting to hit).
I understand that kids need to learn the game, but the Myth has a beauty par 3 up the road, and it’s not my job to tell people where they can and cannot play.
In the end, price point was excellent, staff were friendly, course was in excellent condition....
Only issue was pace of play, my partner and I enjoyed our day and had a couple extra pops while we waited around in between shots.
If you can handle waiting in between shots than this is a must play.
Fun Track Links Look
Have played Blackheath several times. It has a links look with some fescue but minus the pot bunkers. I played the blue tees. Challenging par 3s. #7 and 15 have more room than it appears in front of the greens. #8 is a par 5 whose tee shot can be a bit confusing if you have not played the course. The fairway goes out well to the right and then bends back to the left. #11 is a tough par 5 with a couple of bunkers on the right that you do not see from the tee. There is lots of room left. The 3 finishing holes are challenging. 16 is a long par 4. #17 is a par 5 that forces most of us to lay up off the tee and plays uphill to the green. You can see almost all of the course from the 17th green. #18 is again a long par 4.
Poor course layout, badly maintained greens & loud music
Poor course layout has golf balls coming at you from several directions on some holes. Greens are in poor shape - lots of unrepaired ball marks and generally run down. We observed / heard loud blaring music being played by several patrons. Old, beat up golf carts. Plenty of better choices in the area for golf.
Best course for the money in Oakland County
This course is easily the best course for the money in Oakland County. It Is always in excellent condition, the layout is challenging but forgiving, but more importantly it is fun! Bang for the buck, there is none better. Period.
They really pack em in there
Course sets tee-times up 6minutes apart from each other. Unless you get out on a weekday prior to 8:30am, plan on a 5+ hour round.
Fairways and greens were in great shape, tee boxes are a little wonky here and there.
The staircase up to the tee box on hole #15 seems like a safety/health risk. They built the stairs over a rotting, existing set of stairs and didn’t bother to rebuild, instead just “covered the old stairs up”.
3 hour front nine before getting a rain check
Zero control of golfers by the course staff. The starters aren’t worth a darn, they just read books and twiddle their thumbs. We had 8 carts on every tee box during the front nine. Not sure why they even have tee times if they just send groups out whenever...
Pretty nice course and good condition
I'll play again
Hot but fun
Extremely hot day but had fun at Black Heath. I had not played the course in about a decade, still in good shape. The biggest change is the Heather is not as prominent on the course and the course has become more golfer freindly.
Great course for new golfers
This course has everything you want for a new golfer
Nice course, well taken care of
This course is nothing crazy, but you can tell they definitely take care of it. Yardage isn't crazy unless you play back tees, however it is still challenging enough to make it fun while having some confidence boosting holes. Overall greens in good shape and pace was fine from the 4 some and three some ahead of us. For $39 it was well worth it.
Horrrrribleeee pace of play
Finally got off the first hole 45 minutes late - there were about ten groups backed up in front of us - granted, it was the 4th of July - it should be busy.... but give me a break... Took us an 3.5 hours to play 9 holes. We eventually just went in the clubhouse at the turn and asked for a rain check for 9 holes.
It’s a shame too - because the course was fairly well kept and challenging.
Rangers were rude. Clearly couldn’t care less that it was backed up as bad as it was and was doing absolutely nothing to speed slow players up.
This is all due to the rangers telling us they let people set tee times at 530am - and then they got delayed for fog.... simple solution to this problem - don’t book 530am tee times?! No other course does!
Always in good shape, challenging open layout. Bunkers angles and hether provide the hazzards. Like playing St Andrews but down the street.
Unfriendly grounds crew and staff
At Blackheath, we had a morning tee time. Hit some balls on the range before hand and a groundskeeper was yelling at us in broken English saying the practice range was closed. They sold us a small bucket, I guess it was only closed in his mind since he had to blow the dew off the grass!!! Was very confrontational and starter commented afterwards that they should not have sold us balls to hit... no apologies or anything. I guess the range blower ran the course.
Played our second round at Greystone, great experience there.