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4.2
303 Reviews (303)
5 Stars
114
4 Stars
147
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
92.4%
Recommend this course
279 out of 303 reviews
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4.4
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.5%
Recommend this course
65 out of 71 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
303 Reviews (303)

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 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course is in really good shape for this time of year and greens rolled fantastic

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
First Time Playing

Good course, great value

This course is usually over $50 to play. Found a $36 deal time and booked it. Would play every month at that price. Challenging course, greens currently in good condition. Guy in pro shop super friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good shape for first round of the year

Overall good condition considering it just opened. Greens are running very slow

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

great course and price

Wonderful course and price, carts have GPS and blue tooth speakers built in the cart!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Great course for the money!
Beautiful conditions and greens that roll very well.
Wonderful hidden gem in the west suburbs!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a good value

Course is in very good shape. A challenging layout with good balance of more difficult and less difficult holes. Greens aerated two weeks ago but are progressing nicely.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall Golf

Always a fun and challenging course to play. Greens were recently aerated but putting conditions were good. The only negative about the course was some of the traps were a bit hard with some a little rocky. The staff are always friendly and helpful and their golf carts with GPS and music available are great. Love playing Blackberry.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Extremely slow start

I had a 9:00 tee time. When I arrived to the first hole, there were already 12 people waiting. While waiting, about 16 more people showed up. No was was out ahead playing so not sure what happened. For whatever reason, the first group started around 9:20am. I didn’t get going till after 10:15. I’ve never had a round pushed back this for with no explanation. Other than that...the rest of the round was very enjoyable. I’d go back and recommend this course to others, as I’ve been here before and this has never happened.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice, but

Nice course with several interesting holes and mostly pretty. Greens were in great shape. The negative was that the ground was very hard throughout. They need to do more aerating on the fairways and rough. Otherwise, very nice.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough course

It is a tough course. Par 3's are difficult, mostly over some type of water. It's a pretty course and had a good time regardless of my score.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always fun to play

Course in good shape. Greens rolling nice. You have to be careful with downhill putts. Fairways in very good shape and cut low. Lots of tight lies.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best deal for a beautiful course with full amenities.

We picked this course due to reviews from this site and had a fantastic time. The creek meanders throughout the course and the holes are laid are perfectly so that you can take the conventional route or try for a challenging shot. The carts have GPS screens, so your distance is given to you on every shot. The greens are fair and not crazy fast and challenging. There are plenty of trees and enough water to make you hit true or you will be in trouble.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course, Beautiful and, Challenging

We could not have asked for a better round of golf. The course is moderate to difficult and you may loose your ball if you're not paying attention. Plenty of well placed trees and an equal amount of water and sand make shot selection a lot of fun. The sand was well groomed and actually playable, a bonus as several of my shots landed in the bunkers. Super star golf at a great price. Seriously looking at a membership for next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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