Blackhawk Golf Course
SAVE YOUR $$$$$
This course was a terrible waste of $40. If you are going to spend $40 on golf, go somewhere else, anywhere else. The greens are more sand than grass. The fairways have dry bald spots that look like the Sahara Desert. Its clear that parts of this course have been neglected for a long time. Nearly every golf cart on the course ran out of battery. We saw the marshall getting towed in before we even started our round. The grill had no frier so all they had to serve was hotdogs. The yardage on the score card doesn't always match up with the yardage on the signs. I was really hoping this course would be good and I tried to stay optimistic, but the hard truth is this course is sub-par. This course needs work. Save your money.
April 7, 2013
Carts are terrible!!
First time I played here our cart ran out of battery twice. I thought it was just bad luck so I gave it another shot. Turns out this happens everyday. We called the clubhouse asking them to bring us another one and they told us we were third on the waiting list. We had to wait half an hour to get one and even the new cart barely made it threw the grass and up the small hills. Everywhere you looked there was someone pushing their cart. Will not be playing here again.
April 4, 2013
I played here last week as well, greens are rolling great. I shot my best two rounds the past two weeks here. One from the white tees (86) and one from the blue (88).
April 3, 2013
The course was tough due to the wind but, overall, fun.
The wind made the front 9 a challenge but we were able to make up on the back 9.
March 18, 2013
Ok course and value for the money
The course has an open feel and not that difficult. The greens were in good shape. The fairways had not had enough warm weather (mid March) to really green up yet. However, there were enough weeds and bare spots that I suspect that the fairways and tees are not in great shape even later in the year. I will probably go back later in the summer for an inexpensive practice round but play other courses with groups of other people.
March 17, 2013
This is a great course for the money. The staff our also very helpful and friendly.
March 16, 2013
Decent prices, challenging, and a great value overall.
Fun and challenging course for a decent price. Greens are in great condition!
February 24, 2013
Greens are in great shape.
Fairways decent shape, bunkers are in bad shape no sand in them, except for one. But overall a great course.
February 9, 2013
Great course coming into its own
They've been working on the course for about a year and it is starting to really show.
February 7, 2013
While most of the course was in relatively good condition, the sand traps were poorly maintained and hard as a rock.
While the course was generally in good condition for this time of year, the sand traps were poorly maintained. Specifically, the sand traps were hard as a rock and looked as if they had not been attended to for some time.
January 31, 2013
Great rate. Great greens. Everything else so-so.
It's hard to complain about $11 golf. I will certainly play again if I can keep getting good deals. The weather was cold and breezy so I practically had the course to myself. Greens were in great shape and putting was awesome. Overall the course needs work, especially the fairways. I actually preferred hitting from off the fairway or around some of the greens because the lie would be more advantageous for a good shot.
January 15, 2013
straighforward links style layout
Good enough course that allows for golfers of all skill levels. Generous fairways with next to no tree trouble. Greens are very grainy and unpredictable however. Very tough to make putts and I havent really seen anyone have much putting success at this course. Decent sized greens allow for easy greens in regulation. Not a lot of tricks at this course, just right in front of you which is nice when you just want a leisurely round. Pro shop is limited in stock. Concession is decent enough with an outdoor patio overlooking the 9th green, which is kind of nice since it is also covered. From the blue tees most par 4's (unless windy) are driver and short iron approach. It does tend to be windy at this course however, so that adds to the challenge. Fairways are pretty rough with some bare spots. The par 5's are not reachable by the average player in two, so just get into play off the tee. The par 3's are very challenging all but one which is a shorter downhill shot. I like this course because it is flat as well though, not a lot of undulation in the fairway or from the tee. Great little course if you are a beginner or mid-high handicap. Lower handi's will probably want more of a challenge. There is water on a few holes that will make you have a true strategy off the tee. I like that for sure though.
January 7, 2013
Very low price, Good architecture, good greens. The new owners are fixing the fairways, surroundings, and fairway grass. Once is completed it will compete with more expensive courses! All Greens were in GREAT SHAPE!
December 29, 2012
Course in dire need of water, cleanup and maintenance
Played course on weekend and on first hole noticed it was in dire need of water. T-boxes were dry and hard, fairways dry, hard and ground was cracking. Greens were dry but playable. Sand bunkers were rock hard and had small rocks no sand. Even found beer cans in a couple of them. Saw Marshall twice at the #1 Tee and at the 18th green. Not a great experience, but a bad day of golf is still better than a great day at work.
December 19, 2012
course needs more watering in fairways
The fairways were a little hard and need some watreing. There were spots where water sprinkler left on too long and soaked the areas making it muddy around the greens. The greens were good and well groomed.
December 3, 2012
This course needs some serious work - not worth the cost.
I should have known before starting just based on the clubhouse - played from the blues. The greens are good, with the fringe very rough. The bunkers are mostly dirt with several having grass growing inside. Most of the fairways are very spotty with a fair amount of st augustine growing along the fairway. I was told they started working on rehaping the course 2 years ago? If it was in decent shape this would be a great place as there are several interesting holes, but I wont play it again.
November 25, 2012
The course is much better than past years, much improvements done to the course. Kudo's to the superintendent!
November 19, 2012
This course needs help.
Our cart died at hole 12, saw three other carts being towed before we finished, fairways are horrible. Okay greens, the only good thing. Good hacker course. Could be a great course, has nice layout.
November 13, 2012
Reasonable price, greens in good shape. fairways need work.
The course has an interesting layout. The greens are in great shape!. The main complaint I have is the bare spots where no grass ever grows in the fairway. They need to bring in some good topsoil for quite a few of their fairways!
November 11, 2012
Wide open course
It had been a few years since I'd last played Blackhawk. The hole configurations hadn't changed, and the course was largely the way I remember it.
Very few trees and sand traps ... does have a few water hazards, but apart from a couple of spots, there pretty easy to avoid.
Enjoyed the par 5s sprinkled throughout this mostly par 4 course. Even had a couple of dog-leg holes.
November 8, 2012
greens and fairways were in excellent shape.
the greens were fast. and with the wind the par threes played long. but i if you keep the ball in the fairway you can score on this course.
November 7, 2012
I like Blackhawk, great value.
The course has under gone major repairs like taking out sand traps and lots of water to soften the hard dirt from before. Still a little bumpy, the carts need to be updated and their are still a lot of no grass areas off the fairway. Good course to walk to get exercise.
October 31, 2012
It's an okay course, but the fairways are not in great shape.
The carts were very rundown looking. The course marshall was not very friendly. The staff inside the proshop were very cordial.
October 5, 2012
Good Public Course
Good challenging course from the tips. It was crowded the day we played so it took some time and ran out of light on 17. Otherwise, had a good time.
October 5, 2012
Poor maintenance and an overall lack of attention
Clubhouse is uninviting and restrooms were horrible. The staff is pleasant but not in a hurry to get anyone on the golf course on time. Layout was average and they need to get some maintenance updated.
September 26, 2012
Not worth the time and money to play....better courses all over Austin.
The greens were in ok shape but the course itself was awful. Too wet in places and too dry in other places. Bunkers were not good. Areas in the fairway were in repair...some roped off and some not. Tried to talk to the proshop and they did not seem to care..told me the course was in great shape...when I started to question it then they said well, the greens were in great shape. No water on the course...in the coolers....they discovered this around 11:30 when it was about 100 degrees out and the humidity was very high. My first and last time to play here. Don't waste your time or money with this course.
September 25, 2012
could find some ponds along the course due to neigbor watering
September 21, 2012