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4.6
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
90.9%
Recommend this course
50 out of 55 reviews
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4.5
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 reviews
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4.6
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
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20 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7136 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.8
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Blackthorn Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Blackhorn Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Indiana (2020 #14)

Reviews

4.6
55 Reviews (55)
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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Phenomenal

Always a pleasure to play this track.
I highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Blackthorn in Perfect Shape

We had played 36 holes at Warren the day before, so I wasn't sure what to expect at Blackthorn, but boy it didn't disappoint. I actually think the greens were faster and smoother at Blackthorn over Warren. Layout was fun and fair. I highly recommend this track, its in perfect shape right now

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Don’t bother

Have played here many times. Have enjoyed it so much that I brought my golf league group here the last 2yrs. This past week was terrible.
I brought 22 golfers to Blackthorn on Aug 8,2021 I was in the 3rd group off Sunday am. After the 3rd hole our group was rudely told to pick up the pace. I informed the ranger we were following a three some and was told “I don’t care”. Then continued to follow us on the next hole. He also kept coming by the rest of the front nine. Course policy is play should be completed in 4 hours 15 minutes. We were well ahead of pace of play we walked off number 9 in 1 hour and 50 minutes.
And finished in 4 hours.
After talking with other golfers in my group I was informed that this same ranger went to everyone of our groups and told them to speed up, to include picking up your ball and move to next hole. This ranger used foul language when talking to us and even told one of our golfers “we don’t need your business “ after he was informed how many golfers we brought out.
I have never been treated so rudely and disrespectful at any business.
Apparently Blackthorn golf course thinks they’re the only course around. I will be taking my group elsewhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Blackthorn

Awesome course. Beautiful shape, fast greens, generous fairways. Very well kept. Will definitely return, it’s worth the long drive. Only disappointment was that I was under the impression they had a restaurant in the clubhouse. Not so, only a bar with brats or dogs. Definitely not a deal breaker.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 102
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Afternoon with hubby

A bit hot today, but Blackthorn never disappoints! Greens are fast and course always in great shape. Nice comfortable carts with GPS very nice too. We are going back with friends later this week too! Today we saw a deer and other times we’ve see. Wild Turkeys.

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

Dont Miss This Course in South Bend

Challenging course in beautiful shape.
Helpful staff May feel rushed if you are a group of 4 & a twosome is playing behind you. Plan ahead since tee times fill up quickly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Great course/ staff indifferent and rude

Loved the layout. Course in great shape. Greens were in excellent condition!
Showed up 30 minutes early to warm up. Pro was more interested in getting us tees off due to a noon outing. No offer to practice putting, chipping or practice balls.
At the turn, no food, no cooled beverages. Not soft drinks, or beer.
Staff not interested in selling us anything and was rude.
Would surely play again if they acted like they wanted or needed our business.
Too bad.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and challenging.

The course is in great shape. Greens run fast and roll well. Challenging without being too penal. Love the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

We got a hot deal so it was well worth the $50, but the layout I found a tad lackluster. Even when I hit bad shots I likely found it, which isn’t bad IMO, just less challenging. Greens were decently tough with the pin placement we saw.

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

Great Course

Blackthorn has always been my favorite course in the area. The course is always in great condition with never any damage on the fairways/greens/etc. it is a joy as there is a wide variety of hole types with not much water to navigate around.

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 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great play

Course was in great conditions. Greens were fast and true. Great value at $50 on Golf Now. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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