Blackthorn Golf Club, a Dr. Michael Hudzan design, opened to rave reviews in August of 1994. The par 72, 7136-yard layout with four sets of tees offers a strategic test for golfers of all abilities. Broad fairways framed by 94 bunkers, wetlands, ponds, and native prairie grasses lead to subtly contoured and swept-up-tiered bentgrass greens. Blackthorn Golf Club is a 19 hole layout. The first hole, the Blarney Hole is the ultimate mulligan. The Blarney Hole is a short par four that plays over a pond to a well-bunkered green.
The ever-popular Blarney Grill serves an assortment of selections from the Blarney Burger to the Ballybunion Bratwurst that can be washed down with a tasty Four-Horseman Ale brewed by Mishawaka Brewing Company. The Blackthorn Golf Shop is fully stocked with all of the latest golf apparel and equipment. The Irish-Cottage style clubhouse sets upon a rolling naturally contoured heavily wooded 226-acre site.