A fall view of a green at Blacklake Golf Resort
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3.7
201 Reviews (201)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
81.1%
Recommend this course
158 out of 201 reviews
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3.6
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
74.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 31 reviews
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3.8
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.0%
Recommend this course
41 out of 50 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6401 yards
Slope 125
Rating 71.2
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Blacklake Golf Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy 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
Dress code Collared shirts must be worn at all times. No tanks tops or cut-offs.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

3.7
201 Reviews (201)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Watching the Game 9
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Narrow Fairways 15
Bunkers 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Playing Multiple Courses 19
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 15

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Frequently play

We enjoy playing Blacklake when we visit Pismo Beach nearly every September. We have noticed the course is not nearly as pretty and green as it was in earlier years.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/20/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very hilly

Lots of up and down hills with blind tee shots. Lots of fun if you use your GPS and score card for directions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/24/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/18/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/23/2021

Hi. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worn out public course

This was my first visit to this course and first time playing a public course in over two years. The course and facilities seemed old and worn out. The fairways didn't have much grass or were bare is spots. The greens on the other hand were soft, lush, and played slower than I'm use to. I played the Oaks and Lakes courses where the Lakes better suited my play. I may give it another try next year in the Spring or Fall.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
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Commented on 07/14/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a difference a couple of decades makes!

In the early 80s I played the original course. We were four guys in our 20s who made the trip up from Camarillo . It was a funky course with a tiny starter shack. It was paradise for four hackers. THEN came the development of what is now the Blacklake complex of homes and a imaginatively designed golf course. I came back in the early 90s only once, family obligations didn’t allow for further field trips. Today was intended as a visit to an old friend.

It was a bit shocking as the water shortages have taken a toll on the fairways now very spotty. In short the course just looks tired. The greens are excellent although the speed varies considerably from one hole to the next. The driving range is one of the worst I have ever used. The ball dispenser ran out however the starter was very apologetic and had it quickly refilled. The machine itself is clearly on its last legs. The range is reminiscent of the fields where I first learned to hit golf balls, missing only the cowpies. The balls have to be well over ten years old. They were the type ranges had when solid core balls first came in to being.

Our foursome played behind four guys who were so much like my friend and me, four decades earlier They were polite and apologetic though they didn’t need to be, We played the Oaks first …..you might want to keep your driver in the bag, and then we played the Lakes nine. After three holes we reached the tee and watched as the aforementioned foursome hit their second shots. Rather suddenly a twosome that included a third non playing woman approached, ABRUPTLY announced mind if we play through, and then IMMEDIATELY marched to our tee before waiting for an answer! We later learned they did the same to the foursome ahead of us. It was some of the most boorish behavior I ever encountered. At the conclusion of our round I reported it to the starter who seemed equally aghast.

The course is a beautiful layout which just makes it all the more sad for the lack of upkeep over the years. I told my friends, if I lived here I would volunteer to work a hole a week to just spruce it up repainted tee markers, painting a bridge’s rails and doing some weeding and trimming. With very little effort some of the courses fatigue would disappear. Lastly, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The Marshall whom they dub “ambassador” was particularly nice and clearly takes pride in his role making sure groups move along at a consistent pace.

More detail than you probably wanted or needed but overall it was a satisfying day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Hi, Peter! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/01/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly staff

Second time playing golf at blacklack the staff have been soooo friendly especially the ambassador. I be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/01/2021

We are beyond happy to hear you enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead with you, and we will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences at Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/25/2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the price

Like an average muni with resort green fees. The practice facility is very poor. The condition of the course was very average. I would not pay more than $45 for a round on this course and they’re weekend green fees are $75+. Just not worth the money. If you are in the area visiting like I was to play a round of golf by the coast don’t waste your time here. Just pony up and play monarch dunes or cypress ridge. I will not be playing here again. Wish I would have known this before booking my tee time at the central coast.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/22/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/22/2021

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs lots of work

Fairway grass is thin to none. Greens look like they’re maintained only weekly. Slow pace of play. Had other golfers pick up my ball on two different holes - scoundrels. The homes and vegetation around the course are lovely. Major issue with gophers on the Oaks.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hi, Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviews 5
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/27/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Best in the area.

This course is the consistently the best in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/25/2021

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/27/2021

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average

I know Covid is still screwing things up, but ball washers and trap rakes sitting in the sun? Come on, get real!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/26/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Lakes/Canyon at Blacklake Golf Course.

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