A view of the 16th green at Blackberry Oaks Golf Club
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4.3
365 Reviews (365)
5 Stars
148
4 Stars
168
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
94.7%
Recommend this course
339 out of 365 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 20 reviews
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4.4
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.1%
Recommend this course
66 out of 68 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6404 yards
Slope 134
Rating 71.3

Blackberry Oaks in Bristol is a public golf course that has been recognized as one of the Chicagoland area's best courses. The course design utilizes the natural beauty and hazards of the landscape including the native wetlands, grassy prairies, and towering stands of mature oaks. Blackberry Creek also meanders through the course. In addition to the natural hazards, a heavy smattering of strategically placed bunkers was also incorporated into the design. Although it can seem intimidating, the golf course isn't overly formidable if you can manage to stay out of the sand and water. The third and 12th holes are two par 4s that are memorable for their water hazards. The third has a lake along either side and the 12th has a green that is almost entirely surrounded by water.

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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect David Gill

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
365 Reviews (365)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Watching the Game 13
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 25
Bunkers 21
Thick Rough 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 16
Walkers 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 19

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Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Course is maturing nicely

Played on probably the last nice day of the year and had a wonderful time. The course was in great condition and got a bargain Hot Deal. I used to play this course every Sunday about 20 years ago when it first opened, but am impressed how much the trees have grown and it's a much more mature course. It has plenty of water hazards and a great combination of unique holes. We all agreed that the 18th is the toughest par 4 in the Chicago area. The restaurant bar is nice and the staff was very friendly. The driving range is so so, and the putting green is tiny, but I highly recommend giving this course a try if you haven't played it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Played after a good amount of rain. Had to walk the course but it's not a bad course to walk. For the amount of rain we got the course handled it well. Definitely will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 80
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

JUST GO PLAY THERE!

Fun and fairly challenging golf course to play. Tees, Fairways, traps and greens all in great shape.
Get a Hot Deal at Golf Now and enjoy this wonderful track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nicely laid out course with a good number of challenging holes. LOTS of water, nearly every hole. If you can stay in the fairway you will be fine, as the rough was high.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course, Slow Pace

Overall it was a good day at Bliss. The course was in pretty good shape. They did have quite a few leaves and branches down possibly from the storm the night before. They only downside of the round was the pace. We were waiting on almost every tee box. Other than that, it was a good course and well taken care of.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Fun little course, fair amount of water hazards. Quick greens but Bunkers were in somewhat lacking sufficient sand. New carts with built in speakers, GPS and live golf!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must have been a "seniors" day!

Nice course, super friendly staff....but I must have picked a bad day...so slow, I quit after 4 holes.
An investment in a starter and/or ranger would go a long way! Good value...deserves at least one more chance.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Interesting...thank you!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course! Challenging on certain holes, but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very enjoyable

The course is in great condition and provides a decent challenge. Brand new carts make the round very enjoyable without having to bring a bunch of accessories. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course and very scenic

I played Blackberry every Saturday about 20 years ago when it first opened, but this was the first time in several years. The course has matured beautifully and has a very interesting layout with some very difficult holes.
It was a beautiful day and the course was totally booked, so much so that we had to wait for a cart and teed off about 15 mins late. The only criticism is the condition of the sand traps - they were hard as rock and full of stones (due to heavy rains a couple of days ago).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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