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4.3
225 Reviews (225)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
87.7%
Recommend this course
210 out of 225 reviews
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4.5
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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4.4
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.0%
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40 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6646 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.9

Black Rock Golf Course may be one of western Maryland's newest courses but it's located near some of the country's most historic sites. Antietam Battlefield and Harper's Ferry are just a few minutes away from this scenic course. The opening holes of the layout are tucked into the Shenandoah Valley while the back nine climbs uphill, offering views that stretch across the Appalachian Mountains. The golf course has plenty of holes that will please long hitters, but mature trees and thick rough frame most of the holes, demanding accuracy. Traps protect the front of most of the greens and you'll come across dramatic undulations on some. The par-4 13th is arguably Black Rock's toughest hole. This sharp dogleg right has a massive tree to the right as well as a pond right in front of the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Elder

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Cafe

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Maryland (2017 #12)

Reviews

4.3
225 Reviews (225)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 32
Elevation Changes 27
Water Hazards 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
Convenient to the City 18
In the 'Burbs 16

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens and other

We weren’t told by clubhouse/starter that there were member groups out , and that we had to play the front nine twice. We got to 13 and marshal told us we had to discontinue back not play and go back to first tee to finish our round. We had to drive through all groups ahead of us, by the time we got back to the first tee we were over it and left. Really feel like a refund or rain check should have been offered. Also, greens were punched very recently and were very sandy, we should have been alerted to this. Fees should have been reduced even more, many courses will tell prospective golfers when greens were punched. I had no issues with the booking process, golfnow was efficient and easy to book

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Black Rock

It's the end of winter and into the first few days of spring so the course still hasn't totally greened up yet but the grass is in great shape for this time of year.
Most of the sand traps are mostly dirt. The greens were recently aerated so they were a little slow and still had a lot of sand on the surface.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Well managed

Even with the weather being cold, the course is very well maintained. Great layout. The fairways were in great shape, the greens had sand to cover the aeration i guess. Would definitely play here again.

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

Fun Course

Played the course for the first time in January. Was a fun course to play. Tee box markers were not out, so I got lost on a few occasions, not knowing where the next tee was, or the right direction to hit off the tee. Better markings during winter months would be more helpful for folks unfamiliar with the course. Course was in good shape overall. Greens were heavily top dressed with sand, but that’s not unexpected to run into once in a while.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
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 Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite courses to play around the area. Love everything about it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

Nice greens and fairways! Tee boxes could be better but not to bad. Pace was great! Exactly four hr round. No groups in front of us or behind us. Every hole was unique and challenging so it was fun. Nice public course. This was my 2nd time playing here. Price was good too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

The course was in great shape and the green were awesome! Bunkers suck so avoid at any cost as no sand in them. Overall excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course, nice layout

Nice course, nice layout
Only negative for the greens. They were wet and I do not believe that they modem this morning. They were extremely slow. This may be due to the time of year as I’m not an expert. Overall, I would happily play this course again as I enjoyed the layout and the fairways and Rose were in very good condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good day for golf

The staff were friendly. We had good weather. It was an enjoyable round. The course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stoopid slow due to poor mgmnt

Played labor day 1pm. These idiots jammed 3 groups together ahead of us that teed off less than 10mins apart;!? Took 4 hours to play 12 holes before I called it a day. Horrible course management and cramming as many as possible onto a course like this creates an experience that makes me never want to return. unacceptable

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden jewel, nice course

Well maintained, fun to play.
Pace was fast.
We will be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
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 Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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