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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6835 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.3

Since opening in 2003, Blackhawk Golf Club has quickly garnered a strong reputation amongst both locals and visitors. Alberta's own Rod Whitman designed the golf course. The riverside layout begins by sweeping upward onto a plateau before tumbling down into the river valley through forests of white poplar and pine. Although at 6,835 yards it is not long by modern championship standards, it is a course that requires careful thought and strategy. There is a lot of variety in the greens. Most feature bold contouring that dips and dives along the rumpled prairie landscape and there are some with steep fronts and swells while others are canted to one side.

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rod Whitman (2003) Jeff Mingay (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.9
3 Reviews (3)
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Reviews 97
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Definitely one of Canada's best

I was lucky enough to have been invited to play at this course, being that it's a members only club. It's a fairly new course, and as with all modern courses, it has plenty of length, and it is very challenging. You can tell that the owner of this beautiful course did not spare a single dime, from the course itself, to the facilities, to the golf carts, to the gorgeous clubhouse. All the holes are super pretty, especially the ones that border the north saskatchewan river. The greens are super fast and smooth bent grass. If you're like me and get lucky enough to be invited to play here, do not hesitate to accept the invitation, you won't regret.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Tough front, tougher back

Nothing like a blind tee shot on the 1st hole to welcome you to the course. Fun to play, very scenic. Probably one of the more "refined" courses in the Edmonton area. Dress codes rule, even if you're not there to play golf. You won't see a lot of inexpensive or rusty vehicles in the parking lot.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Immaculate fairways and greens!

A well laid out course with some very creative holes. The back 9 will challenge even the most seasoned golfer. The driving range provides both artificial and real turf for pre-game warm up. There is also a 3 hole, short-game, practise area which is maintained to the same high-standard as the main course. I can't wait to golf here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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