A view of the 16th green at Blackberry Oaks Golf Club
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4.2
409 Reviews (409)
5 Stars
165
4 Stars
187
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
94.2%
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380 out of 409 reviews
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4.2
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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4.2
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.2%
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41 out of 44 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

4.2
409 Reviews (409)

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 17
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

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Why oh why can’t courses share when they do the aeration?

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

RFC

Great course, friendly staff really enjoyed the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
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 9
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Find

Played this course for the first time. Very nice layout and conditions. Not a long course but very challenging for a player of any skill level. Will definitely play here again..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Bad conditions, sketchy layout

I’ve played here before and it was a bit torn up but today the conditions were abysmal.

The tee boxes are a complete mess, the greens are OK, but the sand traps are in poor condition and the rest of the course so ragged that nobody is repairing their ball marks or raking.

Foliage around the course is dying or in disrepair, apple trees dropping rotting apples smelling like vinegar.

The rough is thick nasty stuff just off the fairway, need to be mowed.

All this combined with the fact that this place has a weird layout just made for a poor experience, especially for 50$. Play elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Find course if it’s not windy

Find course if it’s not windy… wide open Spaces makes it challenging if you hit the ball high.
Lots of tall grass with little forgiveness if you are outside the fairway..
Aside from that, the greens and fairways are very well-kept. The cheese could use a little repair. For the price, I would play this again but I need less windy day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun, challenging, pretty course.

Course played pretty tough in the 20+ MPH winds, but it was still fun. Course is in excellent shape despite drought conditions. You must think a little off the tee, dont just bash away with driver.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Value for Hot Deal, minus the bunkers

Used to play here a lot years ago and hadn’t been back in a decade. Saw a hot deal at 3:20 for $42 including the cart and ridiculous GolfNow convenience fee and nostalgia convinced me to book it as I had some good memories from a while back. If I never landed in one of the sand bunkers I would have said it was a fair, not great price. Course was in decent condition but they need to roll their greens a lot more and turf quality needed some attention in fairways. Any ball not picked clean grabs a huge piece of turf and leaves a giant divot that is very difficult to repair. When you add bunkers that are all like hitting off of concrete it makes even $40 seem ridiculous. I mean just fill all of your bunkers in and seed then or make them grass bunkers if you don’t have the $ to keep real sand in them. I wouldn’t play here again for any price based on those bunkers conditions. Just abysmal.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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