Blackwood Golf Centre - Temple
|Green (W)||54||2070 yards||55.1||89|
|Blue M: 54.4/87||75||182||108||83||116||116||147||177||132||1136||185||121||176||129||154||125||163||129||174||1356||2492|
|Green W: 55.1/89||64||152||79||69||100||99||130||147||124||964||149||111||136||104||139||108||127||115||117||1106||2070|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Locker Rooms
Non paying walk ons slowing play
Slow play due to walk ons from the road, waiting 15 mins per tee box , rang reception who said they would send someone to check , never did will not be back again
This 18 hole Par 3 course has the potential to be a much more attractive draw for golfers if a couple of inexpensive improvements are made.
1) Only the first hole has the number and yardage displayed. This leads to confusion when one reaches the second hole . Am I at the second tee or not? This confusion remains for the whole remaining 17 holes. There were two young boys playing in front of me. After playing for an hour I asked them how many holes had they played. They did not know and neither did I. There were no course cards avaiklable at the clubhouse on that day or indeed on the day one month previously when I was there just to see the layout. I was told at reception they were out of the cards for one day but I doubted this as it would be a very strange coincidence that they had no cards on just t he twon days I was there!
2) Directions from the green to the next hole would be welcome especially on the first five holes
I can asure you that if the above recommendations are implemented that golfers would enjoy the experience much more, would return more often and recommend others to play the course. This Par 3 course is kept a secret. I live in Carryduff and until recently a memeber of Ardglass GC for 40 yeras. This course was never mentioned to me and anyone I have asked since I played it did not hear of it eitnher. Get the recommendations completed and do some advertising and the income will increase substantially
Needs some markers
Tee boxes have no markers on 80%. Not that hard to have some next tee markers and numbers on the tee boxes with some distance indicators. Just strange that this is overlooked. It’s not a cheap course even if it’s a par 3. The main course was not much better when I played it a few weeks back.
Slow play , otherwise decent
First time playing at the Blackwood , as a one ball I was hoping to get out first but left it late to book.
Ended up being paired with two other guys such in the GolfNow way but they were happy enough to let me play through. I then spent the next 17 holes behind the slowest 2 ball I’ve ever played behind (given it was a par 3 course). Marking every putt , trolleys in front of every green etc
Not a massive reflection of the course but important to know before you book.
The course itself is well laid out in terms of how the holes flow , albeit there’s next to no signage from hole to hole so i was just following the group in front.
For 14 quid you’re getting good value , but if you want to get round in less than 2 hours- go out as early or late as you can.
Most greens very well kept given the wet summer and the pro was very welcoming.
If you’re looking for something different and want to hone your iron play off the tee, it’s definitely worth a go
Husband took me as I am keen to learn. We had a great day of golf and a lovely meal to end the day
Par 3 @ Blackwood
Excellent par 3 . well maintained although they could do with changing the flags. Friendly staff with an excellent restaurant which we had a fry up in after. 5 stars.
par 3 course
It was just ok play slow shop staff even slower getting us out on the course.
Arrived in plenty of time by the time we were able to make it to the tee box it was over 12 minutes past our tee off time
Perfect short game practise
Best par 3 course I've played. If you want to hone in your wedges and short irons this is a great course to play. 18 par 3s, all of which are great holes. The greens are kept to the same standard as the main course and make for perfect practise greens. This is my choice over the range any day.
Great par 3
I play this par 3 regularly if I'm pushed for time and only have a couple of hours to play a round . The staff are very welcoming and the facilities are great . The driving range and putting green are good . Only minor gripe is that it gets very busy when the schools are off but if your out before 11 am it's not to bad . Would recommend all round
Top Par three course !
The Temple is a par three course quite a rarity is so far that it has 18 holes as opposed to the usual nine holes and going round twice . Really is as good as it gets for this type of facility no real complaints with holes ranging from 80 yards to 180 yards set in a parkland environment all in all first class and great value for money .
Good quality par 3 course
The quality of many par 3 courses are poor but The Temple at Blackwood has very good greens and there is a good variety of holes. You get to use most clubs in your bag. Takes 2-2.30 hours to play. Hope to play again soon.
Follow the green keepers
The 1st 12 holes we had to wait on every tee box as the greens were getting tended to - very frustrating.
Took my wife out for her first game of golf and it was a great day. The Temple course is a par 3 venue and ideal for beginners, over all excellent day although the poor weather this year has taken its toll on the course.. Very wet under foot, however saying that the greens were firm and good.