Black Gold Golf Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in the foothills of Yorba Linda, California. Black Gold is tucked in between the Chino Hills State Park and the Vista Del Verde residential community on the north side of Yorba Linda, off either Yorba Linda Blvd, or Imperial Highway.
The foothills of Yorba Linda provide golfers the chance to discover gold, Black Gold that is. Black Gold Golf Club is an Arthur Hills-designed golf course and its name is a by-product of its location that used to be a Shell Oil Field. The course opened for play in 2001.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,756 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 4,937 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 535 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 167 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 5, a 449 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Black Gold is # 10, a 194 yard par-3.
Black Gold Golf Club is a challenging layout with several water features, including a stunning waterfall off the 18th green, slight elevation changes, rolling hills, and strategic bunkering. The fairways are extremely soft here, sometimes a little wet, and don't get much roll, the greens also hold shots well. On a clear day golfers can view the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island from several points along the course. The 12th teebox provides the best panoramic views, as it is the highest elevation point of any golf course in Orange County.
$61 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2013 at 6am
The overall course is in good shpe it is sneaking long with all of the elevated greens.
$101 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2013 at 6am
complete rip off charged a premium fee $115 even though they are going thru a "transition" period. front 9, casual water in every fairway, fairways were mostly, sodded kiykuyu,bare scabby areas or mowed weeds. back 9 had thousands of sq. ft. of bare gur areas, looked like bunkers without sand. filled out comment card, have not received a response.
Member (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2013 at 8am
The fairways are being changed to Kikuya because of the soil conditions. This is the reason for the con for the condition of the course. The greens are lightning fast and break towards Disneyland. The front nine can be classified as "risk and reward". The back nine requires you to keep the ball in the fairway and is vertical. A very challenging course! Outstanding food in the club house. Very friendly and helpful staff in the restaurant and pro shop.
$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2012 at 8am
There are three or four par 4's that you cannot drive your cart on. In addition, the back nine is almost impossible to walk because of steep hills. The greens are extremely fast in the late spring and summer months and will not hold long fairway shots. It will take playing two or three times to learn the greens.
$41 (cart included), played on Thursday, March 2012 at noon
I had not played this course in a couple of years and decided to play again since we had gotten a weekday special. Most of the time, the cost is usually more than we are willing to pay. The fairways have deteriated some and more houses have been built around the course. The greens were in pretty good shape. The big knock I have is the fact that we had a 12:30 tee time, but the powers that be there decided to squeeze in 3 5'sums ahead of us, delaying our time and making our round 5 hours and 15 minutes. We BARELY got our round in. Also, I felt bad for the cart girl also having to be the starter as well, and dealing with the large number of people teeing playing that day. Not what you would expect from a supposely up scale course like this. At what we paid, $41, a good deal. But would not paid normal rates for this track. There are courses in just as good a shape for less money elsewhere.
$71 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2011 at 10am
Most fairways are too narrow, with deep brush on all sides. Some trees have aggressive bees in them! Lost many balls - I am a beginner after a few lessons. Many fairways are also closed off from usage with the included carts. Not a good aftertaste.
$76 (cart included), played on Friday, May 2011 at 10am
$81 for an 11:50 tee time on a Friday. No greeting by staff on arrival. Pace of play was fantastic - No pusing from behind, No shoving in front. Greens were true; Fairways in very good condition; Traps were clean and neat....but contained very sand...traps were shallow. Bar and dinning always slightly below average due to staff. Although this day there was a wedding so the bar was off limits. I recommend this course.
$56 (cart included), played on Monday, January 2011 at 8am
Black Gold is a beautiful course set against the foothills. It's easy to get to and is good value for the money. It's a relatively new course that is growing up beautifully.
$71 (cart included), played on Wednesday, November 2010 at 6am
Excellent course. Challenging and fun.
$101 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2010 at 6am
Played in a tournament which was very well put together by the course staff. Food was excellent and cost for tourney + food $125 per player. They bent over backwards for our group. Great day had by all.
$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, January 2009 at 6am
Great layout. Nice range and great club house.
$126 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 2009 at 8am
Had aerated greens several weeks prior, but had not filled in the holes since aeration, so very bumpy. Should have allowed for aeration in price ($130). All in all, great course, fair challenge and most of people playing or working were very nice.
$101 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2008 at 6am
The back nine is a little tight for the average player. It is hard to not lose a few balls.
$36 (cart included), played on Monday, April 2008 at 6am
Yorba Linda residents and players club members get the best rates. Players club members are allowed to have one guest at same rate.
Guest (cart included), played on Thursday, April 2008 at noon
Had a great time at this golf course. Challenging but manageable holes. Fairways and greens in very good condition. Views from some of the holes are great. Great golf course all the way around.
$51 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2008 at 2pm
Very tight course, great layout, greens are fair but needs little attention and repairs on the back 9.
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