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4.3
332 Reviews (332)
5 Stars
128
4 Stars
170
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
98.6%
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316 out of 332 reviews
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4.4
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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10 out of 10 reviews
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4.2
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
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41 out of 41 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

Reviews

4.3
332 Reviews (332)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 33
Elevation Changes 28
Water Hazards 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
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 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Shotgun Start

This was my first time playing here and it definitely won’t be my last. The scenery is beautiful and the facilities have undergone very nice improvements. The one thing I’m not crazy about was the shotgun start after the frost delay. By the time my group made it to hole #1 the pro shop had begun starting people on 1 like normal. This caused a huge slowdown and a lot of waiting. Also, the grill was not open, but it was still being renovated. Great course though for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Course

Play here a few times a year as it is a bit of a drive. Never fails to be in great condition! Love playing here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 42
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Played here for the first time over a year ago. It was great to get back! Course was in great shape, pro shop staff very friendly! Hope to be back before another year goes by!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 106
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Black Rock

Pace of play was 4hrs., 20 minutes on mid-day Wednesday. There are some bare spots on the course, but all courses in this area have some due to the drought conditions. Fairways are otherwise very good with pleasant scenery. Rough is too high in many places. Sand traps look like clay texture instead of white sand. There are numerous ball marks on the greens needing repair. The course does not provide drinking water, and was no beverage cart. Water, drinks and snacks for sale in Pro Shop. Snack bar was closed. Staff is very pleasant.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

US Open Rough??

I've always liked this course, there are some interesting holes, conditions are decent for a muni. But they have to do something about the rough, it is way too thick. If you hit it in there you might not find it, much less be able to hit it. Really detracts from what otherwise is a nice playable course. Rough is just unplayable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wow! I loved this course

I am a Montgomery County golfer and I enjoy some very nice courses especially for the prices. This Black Rock course would fit nicely into that group. Greens were impeccable, rough perfectly trimmed and the pace of play was excellent even though there was no marshall - it was a Monday. But the best part was the layout. All the holes were unique. I know I'm gushing but each hole I went to was a gem. The only part that was not special was the range, which was fine but not up to their standards. It appears the clubhouse eating area is nice too but hardly anyone was there. I'm definitely driving the 45 minutes to play again with my friends this time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 138
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Maryland Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always in Excellent Condition

My annual trek to Hagerstown, Black Rock is always a solid choice for a weekend round. It's reasonably priced (recognizes Veterans for a discount even on weekends), the pace of play is good, and course conditions are always excellent. Each hole is unique with elevation changes, blind shots, and extremely small greens--target golf at its best! We had friends meet us there (it's almost 1.5 hours), but they are always game to play Black Rock. Worth the trip they say...as do we! They are remodeling the club house, so the snack bar was not opened, but they generally have pretty good food. Black Rock is a hidden gem!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course but almost no food options

The course was in great shape and pace of play was very good. Only disappointment was there was no food available outside of crackers and chips. Their food service has been shutdown since COVID hit over 3 years ago.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course!

Very enjoyable round of gold. Conditions were great and the course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Sunny Day for Golf

Good sunny day for golf at Black Rock Golf Course. Nice pace of play to enjoy the game.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
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
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