Blackheath Golf Club

3.7424470588 3.7 stars from 5 (207)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6768 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 3311 N. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306
  • (248) 601-8000
  • (248) 601.8007
  • www.blackheathgolfclub.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Kevin Aldridge
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6768 yards 73.0 137
Blue 71 6127 yards 70.8 124
White (W) 71 5354 yards 69.3 119
Red (W) 71 4572 yards 66.3 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 207 Reviews
5 stars:
44
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

173 out of 205 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers junior golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes  

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"Has that old course European seaside feel"


piazza63's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/20/2043
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course has it's challenges. It's well worth the price. It reminded me of some of the courses around the British Isle's. Depending on the days, expect back ups, and ALWAYS expect to be paired up if you are in a two-some or solo..


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Blackheath for the win."


Raymond68's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 10-18 first and as a two some. 1:45

Joined another couple for 1,-9 after waiting 10 minutes at our Turn, 2 :00 for that nine.

The course was in nice condition, the 10-20 mph breeze kept it interesting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tee TIme Issue"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I made a tee time under GolfNow on Friday June 7th for Blackheath Golf Course on Sunday June 9th at 11:54am.

i get to the course to check in, my tee time wasn't listed. I got 18 holes with a cart for $7/person for 4 people. i know it was an amazing deal and almost too good to be true but it was under your website and nothing worked. we were lucky to even get into the course and my convenience fee should be refunded. I'm not sure what happened if it was GolfNow's fault or Blackheath. If the deal i got was a typo or wrong, it would've been nice to get a heads up instead of showing up to a course that was an hour away and having to argue with them that i had this tee time for a cheap price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome course great deal"


TreeSlayer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course is a links/heathland beauty that you would expect to be up north on Lake Michigan and that would cost 100 plus. We payed less then 30 and were very impressed. Wide fairways, lots of bunkers, fun layout. People give this place mediocre ratings based on the clubhouse.. who cares about the clubhouse? Go to a bar or a restuarant. The course is great A+


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow"


u475371254's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is normally very fun to play but because the course scheduled too many groups at one time it was very slow. I had my tee time bumped because the group behind me complained to the club house and then the starter got radioed to let them jump ahead. I didn’t mind to much at first until we found out this was maybe the slowest foursome in the world.

I like the course and it was in great shape but this experience will make me second guess booking here again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u362532340's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Day"


leapyrman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a great course for the money. Not many bad shots are punished, because they heather was mostly gone, along with any woods on the course. I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mzhyn77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"8 Hour round"


u777713680's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have never seen a golf course more overbooked.

Not only did we have our tee time delayed 20 minutes, when we pulled up to the tee box on 1 there must have been 20 people waiting in line to tee off. It took us a full hour just to play the first 2 holes. It took 3.5 hours just to play the front. So by the time it’s all said and done with the delay...almost 4 hours to play 9 holes. By the time we made the turn we were so frustrated we left after only playing the front 9, even though we payed for a full 18.

The course itself isn’t bad but wow is it poorly ran. If you enjoy spending 90% of your round waiting doing nothing, playing for 7-8 hours, and wasting your money be my guest.

I can’t recommend this course after that experience. I will not be going back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Decent links course. Incredibly slow play"


u418785694's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in real good condition considering all the rain recently. Only issue from that perspective is that a lot of the tee boxes weren't flat. Not a huge deal but something that is a pet peeve of mine. If you haven't played here it is a links course with multiple short par 4s and a par 5 that restricts you from using driver off the tee if you hit past 240. So you wont be hitting driver on 14 holes here. The real big problem with my round was the pace of play. I assume it was a combination of overbooking and a lack of a ranger out on the course. Was waiting at least 10 minutes on every tee. 20 minutes on the first two tees. It's a solid course but I would not recommend playing it on the weekends.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course



Raynmaker49's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome course!"


dougjabboury's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great guys that work there! Awesome links style course, great pace of play too!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Quality course"


u4036439's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is well kept. We played fast and didn’t have any holdups


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Experienced Golfers Preferred"


u000007442392's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2019

Reviewed on

Haven’t played here since HS back in 2002. But boy, was this course brutal. Ignoring the wet conditions, this course has too many blind shots. Tee shots and approach where you can’t see the green or the pin from normal hole elevation. You really have to know the layout prior. Only complaint I have is that for a par 71, there are too many long par 3s. Almost all but one were 195+. The greens were very bouncy and the greens ran true once the sun came out. They should eliminate one or two of the ridiculous pot bonkers. I slipped coming up the wood steps and that could have been a serious injury since the one green-side was about a 20+ foot drop.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow first nine"


snowi10730's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a threesome of beginners in front of us on the front nine. They took so many practice swings that they even made me tired watching them. Course would have gotten five stars except there were many fresh ball marks that should have been repaired.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Clubhouse and Pace of Play"


golfer1106's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was way better than expected after checking in at Clubhouse(Barn). Golf Carts are a touch old and was surprised at how many twosomes were placed behind us, we felt rushed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Rolling Green Fairways for Miles to See"


Lammer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course using a hot deal. Tremendous value for what I paid. The green fairways were beautifully manicured, greens were in excellent shape. The pins were in very tough positions only a flag stick away from the greens edge.

My only issue was pace of play. They had a few twosomes and threesomes with young children, learning the game, slowing the groups behind. (On one par three we had 4 groups waiting to hit).

I understand that kids need to learn the game, but the Myth has a beauty par 3 up the road, and it’s not my job to tell people where they can and cannot play.

So....

In the end, price point was excellent, staff were friendly, course was in excellent condition....

Only issue was pace of play, my partner and I enjoyed our day and had a couple extra pops while we waited around in between shots.

If you can handle waiting in between shots than this is a must play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



seoulgirl5253's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Track Links Look"


dougtrudell's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played Blackheath several times. It has a links look with some fescue but minus the pot bunkers. I played the blue tees. Challenging par 3s. #7 and 15 have more room than it appears in front of the greens. #8 is a par 5 whose tee shot can be a bit confusing if you have not played the course. The fairway goes out well to the right and then bends back to the left. #11 is a tough par 5 with a couple of bunkers on the right that you do not see from the tee. There is lots of room left. The 3 finishing holes are challenging. 16 is a long par 4. #17 is a par 5 that forces most of us to lay up off the tee and plays uphill to the green. You can see almost all of the course from the 17th green. #18 is again a long par 4.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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