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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 73
Length 7342 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.3

Originally opened as a nine-hole course in 1971, Black Bull Golf Resort now offers a total of 27 holes. There is an 18-hole course as well as a nine-hole executive course. Black Bull is conveniently situated only an hour from Edmonton near Pigeon Lake, one of Central Alberta's most popular vacation destinations. It is just far enough from the city to feel like a getaway, a feeling that is enhanced even further by the beautiful mature forests that enclose the golf course. The championship course is challenging enough for avid golfers but it's not overly punishing. The layout features plenty of strategically placed bunkers as well as elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. In addition to the championship and executive courses, there is also a driving range lined with mature trees, mimicking the feel of the golf course.

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Golf Season Apr 15 to Oct 15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, RV Camping

Reviews

4.2
17 Reviews (17)
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Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Narrow Fairways

Course was in relatively good condition although a few of the greens still require some sunshine. Lots of mosquitoes. Fairways again are very good or bad. Most of the greens seem to be very sloped and are were very inconsistent in speed. Green fees do not include driving range. I also noted there is a total lack of ball washers which for the price should be on every cart. Some of the traps also lacked sand.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent Course, Great Shape, Challenging

Beautiful layout, excellent condition. Tough setup with long rough and challenging pins most times. Purchased a groupon to play here and have gone back since. It's an excellent course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

You have to Play this Course!!

Course is in great shape. Greens Fast, rolled & better than most. Be Smart & play from "Right Tees" or Course will beat & eat you up.
Just a Great Course to Play!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

played here 4 times this year and love it !! Cant wait to play it in 2014

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is long and challenging.

We are (2 some) were very disappointed the the 4 some in front of us would'nt let us play through,had to wait for 5 - 10 mins for them on just about every holes.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2015

But, was the foursome keeping up to the group in front of them? If so, no point in letting anyone play through. Just my humble opinion.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Bad condition

I was going there for a challenge as this course is very hard and I played it in the past. However, this is the worst shape I have ever seen this course in! The greens were burnt, some seemed to be punched and some were not. The fairways had a lot of deadpan, so much that we played winter rules. Tee boxes are like concrete. The course plays tough enough under normal conditions but this was stupid, it will take me a long time to play here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely course

We used last minute tee time with golf cart and got a great deal. The lady in the pro shop was not very friendly though as we were running late and apologized .. But got a cold reception. Turned out we were pretty much the only ones on the golf course, no one in from, no one behind. So not sure why she reacted that way? Nice course though, just don't expect a warm reception.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

firm, fast greens. Parkland course, has some length. Choose the proper tees.

The tee shot on the first tee gets your attention. In general, course requires an accurate tee shot with woods and some water a challenge. The greens are large, firm and fast. The finishing hole has requires two accurate shots to have a birdie chance.
A very good walking course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Black Bull is a great place to get away from the noise and hustle.

Pretty good condition overall. The tee boxes need work, some are fairly worn out.
Greens are in good condition, very receptive to all shots, and putt true. A little on the slow side, however I think that is the trade off that makes them receptive.
It looks like there is a brush cleaning program started on many of the heavily tree lined fairways. This will certainly make for more enjoyable rounds for a wider range of golfers due to the relatively tight holes on about half the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A hidden, challenging gem

Black Bull is a wonderful and fair test of golfing skills for golfers at all levels. The course has been artfully sculpted out of the trees in the quiet and picturesque area surrounding Pigeon Lake. There are a few rather bland and straightforward holes on the course, although they are more than compensated for by the rest of the holes that present golfers with a unique and beautifully challenging golf experience. I couldn't say the course was pristine, for some of the tee boxes were in need of work. However, the greens and fairways are lush, very well maintained, and the turf on the entire course is wonderfully soft and dense.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course to play for all handicaps.

Had played this course years ago and forgotten how great it is.They offer 4 tee locations so it accomidates all handicaps. Also the conditions were great, and they have some holes that make you think not just grip it and rip it. I will definitely be back before the seasons over.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Price was right

Paid really good price from Golfnow for two golfers and cart. Course was in very good shape with many challenging holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not for the faint of heart

This is a difficult track with very narrow fairways and trouble around most corners. Long hitter may want to leave their drivers
in the bag. Local knowledge or a good GPS would be an asset. The greens were fast and tricky and well maintained. There was no marshal on course and while our round was not unduly slow it did not move at a steady pace as the threesome ahead lagged quite far behind the group ahead.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

This course offers a bit of everything, some narrow fairways, water and sand hazards. Excellent shape! Challenging greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value for the cost

Course is very challenging playing 6,400 yds from the white, 6,900 form the blues and 7,300 from the tips. Tight fairways that are tree lined and water comes in play on 11 holes. The course condition is very good with the greens in excellent shape. The layout is very good using the natural terrain of hills and mounding. This is quite a picturesque course and is well worth the visit. Very good value for the money. We play it a couple of time a year as we golf all over Alberta and play many courses each year.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Condition!

This course is one of the best kept secrets in Alberta. If you are a low handicap player, play the back tees to make it a great test!
I would strongly recommend this course for any visitors to the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This couse is very tight!

Use caution this course can bite you! It has very suttle greens and you must be carefull!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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