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3.1
189 Reviews (189)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
16
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
73.0%
Recommend this course
145 out of 189 reviews
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3.5
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.2%
Recommend this course
31 out of 34 reviews
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3.1
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
71.6%
Recommend this course
48 out of 67 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6158 yards
Slope 118
Rating 68.9
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Black Birch Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1945
Architect Donald Ross

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.1
189 Reviews (189)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Elevation Changes 9
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
9-Hole Rounds 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 14

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Black Birch Golf Course

It was a perfect day of golf, thanks to this wonderful, friendly staff and this awesome course!! I had a blast!!! I cannot wait to go back!!!!

Thank you, crew of the Black Birch Golf Course!!!!!

Robert

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor conditions

Course needs a ton of work. Crabgrass, gopher holes and tunnels. Conditions weren’t nearly as bad two weeks ago

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 200
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Strong Value, Friendly Management, Nice Venue

I played nine holes three times this week at Black Birch. Conditions have certainly improved here since the outset of the 2021 season; they’re now about average. The greens were better than they were in early August, especially because they’re rolling smoothly for the most part, but they’re still not nearly as blemish-free (resistant?) as they were in 2019. Overall, though, I can’t help but admire the persistence the grounds crew has had in the restoration of this scenic layout after last year’s literal outage.

I do like playing here for several reasons, not the least of which is its convenience. More importantly, the layout is strong. With four good par-5’s, a nice mix of three-pars, and some great par-fours--notably three, twelve and fourteen--you get a lot of bang for your buck here, even if all you intend is to work on your game.

I’ve always liked Black Birch GC. It was nice to see Keith here again at the clubhouse, as he’s always courteous, friendly, diplomatic (if there’s a problem), and an excellent golfer who hits it straight and long. In short, the perfect course manager.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/29/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, Scott. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Black Birch Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Black Birch Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Black Birch Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Greens in very good condition. Fairways are mostly crabgrass.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/14/2021

Hello, We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Black Birch Golf Club. 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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

First time

My home course was closed for the afternoon so I found a tee time at Black Birch and decided to head out and play. The staff was friendly and the only thing dragging this course down were the conditions of the fairways, tee boxes, and rough. All of which are uniformly crab grass, despite a distinct lack of fairway lies anywhere on the course I truly enjoyed my round the routing of the back 9 was very engaging and the front 9 had a few great looking tee shots and a few gettable par 5s as well. The greens were the highlight of the course and even they had their issues a few had burnt out dead patches but overall they rolled well and the pin placements were mindful of the burned out areas. I hope in this course receives the care it deserves I truly believe it has great potential and it would be a shame were it to trend in the wrong direction.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/09/2021

Hello,

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.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Black Birch Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

As always , BB didn’t disappoint. The only gripe I have with the course is the amount of crabgrasss there is on the course. Including the greens.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Value

If the greens were a little better, it would improve the experience. Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for new golfers or those on a budget

The course conditions, from being closed all last season(2020) , have become terrible. Crabgrass has taken over most fairways and starting to pop up on greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always a great outing

The course is starting to shape up. Several of us try to get there a couple times a month.
I can not say enough about the staff, they are just great people.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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