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4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
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4.4
12 Reviews (12)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
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4.6
40 Reviews (40)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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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

Reviews

4.7
110 Reviews (110)
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Reviews 81
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Planes, trains, and automobiles, butby the very nice course indeed

Wife and I took a two day golf trip down to South Bend from Grand Rapids and I had read about this course so we got a good deal on golf now for 64 bucks for two of us and it was a great value you as a Course is really kind of a neat layout very hilly. They did a lot with a terrain. They’re amazing how you go from flat from Lanta The Hills I guess the course was not built the drain very well. We played in Warren Notre Dame course the next day and I was dry for the most part so I guess the drainage system is no worries. Nearest quality is the course down and Notre Dame Anyway has a lot more scenic value. We actually liked Blackthorn a lot more than Warren him even though we had to walk a lot with cartpath only on Thursday afternoon not November 2, 2023. Wife said the girl in the clubhouse was not very friendly but I didn’t talk to her, so no big deal we started on the back nine for some reason , yeah you tall is very unique. You’re there are some memorable wholesome and the first time ever we drove through an old farmers barn with a golf cart to get to the next hole that was quite unique.

The biggest drawbacks if you don’t have a problem with being too loud is the highway noise of Route 31 and then of course you’re right next to South Bend airport so there’s planes taking off and landing constantly, which actually is kind of unique. It reminds me of the golf course up in Grand Rapids Thornapple pointe Wichita , everybody up here calls it planes, trains, and automobiles so I would assimilate this course to that course.

The course conditions were very good of course with cartpath only you would expect that and it was a very windy day and cool, but we had a great time wife loved it. I liked it we had a good time that’s all that matters when I can drive down there just for that course. No we played a Jack’s course up in Benton Harbor couple years ago in HARBOR SHORES RESORT was a unique experience that’s for sure how he built that course in that city I don’t know but anyway, that was a great deal we scored their two in November so yeah I would recommend playing this course for sure it’s got lotta character it’s got all the challenge you want pick the appropriate tea and at least it’s not got too many cinch wraps like Warren course at Notre Dame, Ben Crenshaw, just threw down a bunch of traps But yeah we like Blackthorn better than Warren so anyway Indiana golf that’s it that’s probably the best we had a good time we stayed we played it’s one and done for us most likely had a good time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 81
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Very nice elevation we like that much better than Warren.

They had cartpath only but it was a lot of fun in a very nice layout driving through a barn with a golf cart was the first just a Course doesn’t really drain well we played Warren down by Notre Dame the next day today Friday October, November 3, and that was dry I don’t know what the difference is may be a better drainage system Notre Dame has more money or whatever but anyway we like the Blackthorn better except for all the walking because of the cartpath only but very scenic couldn’t believe we were in Indiana was so hilly we scored a good price of $64 for two of us on GolfNow so I was great value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 81
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Planes , a few trains and automobiles. ACTUALLY A GREAT LOUD COURSE

A very nice N layout with elevation which surprised me. Top ten in state drew us down here from GRapids. Warren tomorrow. Wife and I enjoyed it very scenic just bring ear plugs, highw noise and lots of jets. Reminds me of Thornapple Pointe GR aka planes, trains and automobiles.

Scored a golfnow deal $64 for 2 November 2nd.
Cart path only gave us some excrercise.
Driving through barn cool.
Course layout far outweighs noise especially for what we paid.
Not the friendliest girl in clubhouse wife said, no biggie
Great course try it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 80
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great round

We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the course...it was a great day for golf after a one hour rain delay...staff really did a good job of letting us know what was going on...great conditions and good pace of play

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Slow Day

The course was cart path only for whatever reason, pace of play was extremely slow. I suggest checking before your round and walking the course if it's cart path only. The condition was very good and the price was from GolfNow, very fair.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

Got a great value. But the pace of play they expect is crazy. I'm an average golfer, but 3 hours and 55 minutes for a round is absurd. Otherwise, great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course! Excellent value

The course layout is interesting and challenging. It is beautifully maintained and has outstanding natural beauty. The carts and GPS are in great condition as well. I had to take a star off for pace of play as the round took about four hours and 40 minutes but to be fair, I did play on a Saturday afternoon (inexperienced golfers in front of us). This is the best public course in the are . I like Warren at Notre Dame as well but this one is better and usually less expensive

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course… except the bunkers

Course is fantastic! Greens are huge, well maintained & true. Fairways were in great condition. Only criticism is that bunkers weren’t maintained. No way to even play the ball down in them with all of the debris & footprints

Conditions Good
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 Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 49
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gorgeous Course

Very scenic. Can be as easy or as tough as you want it to play. Great value for the money. Will definitely play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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