Blackheath Golf Club

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3.7
193
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.8
78.7%
Recommend this course
163 out of 191 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
22
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.7
77.3%
Recommend this course
17 out of 22 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
22
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.7
77.3%
Recommend this course
17 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6768
Slope 137
Rating 73.0
Type Public
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Blackheath Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6768 yards 73.0 137
Blue 71 6127 yards 70.8 124
White (W) 71 5354 yards 69.3 119
Red (W) 71 4572 yards 66.3 119
Scorecard for Blackheath 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: 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
Handicap 10 12 14 2 4 8 18 16 6 13 5 7 9 15 17 1 11 3
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 3 35 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Kevin Aldridge

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
193

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 22
Undulating Greens 22
Elevation Changes 18
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Advanced Golfers 17
Junior Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 19
Convenient to the City 14
Worth the Drive 13

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

So....

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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”.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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...

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good condition

Pretty nice course and good condition

I'll play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

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

Great course for new golfers

This course has everything you want for a new golfer

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always in good shape, challenging open layout. Bunkers angles and hether provide the hazzards. Like playing St Andrews but down the street.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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