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4.7
414 Reviews (414)
5 Stars
327
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
94.5%
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392 out of 414 reviews
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4.7
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
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1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.6%
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57 out of 59 reviews
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4.7
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
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2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.1%
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95 out of 101 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6734 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.1

Blackstone Golf Club is one of the hidden gems of Chicagoland golf courses. It has one of the most natural landscapes of any course in the area thanks to the incorporation of more than 26 acres of environmentally protected wetlands. Half of the course is routed through dense forests of oak and hickory trees while the other half stretches across lush, open meadows. The wetlands come into play on 13 holes. Bob Lohmann, the golf course’s designer, crafted dramatic bunkers with irregular edges and strategically placed more than 50 of them along the greensides and fairways. It’s not a golf course where you can “grip it and rip it,” instead it will force you to think carefully before each hole. The layout can be a challenging test but four sets of tees and wide, player-friendly fairways make Blackstone G.C. more accessible for a wide range of skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Architect Bob Lohmann (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers

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Reviews

4.7
414 Reviews (414)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Patio Dining 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 47
Bunkers 43
Water Hazards 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 35
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
Locals 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 48
In the 'Burbs 23

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/07/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/02/2020

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

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 Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Blackstone Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time at this wonderful track.

Wow, what a great track. It's been on my list for many years and finally made the 1 hour trek. And boy was it ever worth it! Can't wait for the 2021 golf season to start, will definitely be back again.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/29/2020

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the new year for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 16
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/28/2020

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 16
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/24/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Blackstone Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great layout

Would love to play when it’s nicer weather. And shop for some discounted rates

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

Excellent! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 11/16/2020

Terrific! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 82
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Course

This was round 16 here this year and I live 45 minutes away , enough said

Been playing here since it opened
Never disappointed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/29/2020

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Tough, but fair.

Not an easy course to play for the first time, especially in windy conditions, but excellent bunkers, fast greens and beautiful tee boxes. Looking forward to playing here again with a better idea of where the trouble lies.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 11/05/2020

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

One of the Best in Northwest

The staff is super friendly, as are the members I've met. Played here 3 times this season and every time got better. The first time there was a pace of play issue, but there was an outing that attributed to that. The next two times the pace was spot on for foursome, and during the day today we finished in under 4 hours. No mid course bar or beverage cart today, but it is late season, when they are open it is nice to hit the beverage house twice per round with cart service in between. Fast greens and a few tight fairways with well placed bunkers definitely will test the skill. Overall this is a country club style of play but without the high cost, I will play here anytime I can.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/04/2020

Fantastic! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fun

the course always good, I've been retired 23 years I play 250 to 300 rounds a year, 18 to 36 holes a day, I would like for there to be a special rate for seniors, and able to continue play once finishing 18 holes, also some courses has special rates for us veterans, law enforcement, fire fighters, or protective service.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/29/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Blackstone Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great October conditions!!!!!

Excellent Course! Excellent Conditions! Friendly Staff! Can't wait to play in peek season!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/02/2020

Your feedback is important to us, Chris5845066. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/26/2020

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Incredible Course Conditions

The course layout and conditions are incredible. These greens will ruin you for other less cared for courses. Greens are cut and rolled every day and the Stemp ratings are faster than any in the area. My only issue with Blackstone is the need for expanded clubhouse hours. Overall this is an extremely enjoyable round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/29/2020

Awesome! 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 Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice to be back

I had only played Blackstone once and that was 10 years ago. I remembered how nice the course was at that time. So now I have moved out to the area and played it again. It truly is a special course. We ran into hail, sleet and rain towards the last three holes but gutted it out. I was fortunate to have paid a great rate for the course. I only wish that rate would be offered again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Excellent! Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you made it back out to our course and we hope to see you again very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Best hidden gem around.

Will return again before the season ends. Beautiful course with challenging greens that are in fantastic shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2020

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Blackstone Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Fantastic! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Blackstone Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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