Black Gold Golf Club

17681 Lakeview Ave, Yorba Linda, California, 92886
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(714) 961-0060
Architect: Arthur Hills (176)
                      
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About Black Gold Golf Club

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.

This course has been ranked 16 times
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Lakewood, CA

$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.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 020397
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Carlsbad, CA

$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.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 020354
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Yorba Linda, CA

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.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 020107
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Yorba Linda, CA

$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.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 017557
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Chino Hills, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, 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.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: Average course for the area, Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 017022
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Yorba Linda, CA

$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.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 014798
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Irvine, CA

$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.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014090
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Yorba Linda, CA

$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.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 012874
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Corona, CA

$71 (cart included), played on Wednesday, November 2010 at 6am

Excellent course. Challenging and fun.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012326
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Irvine, CA

$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.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 012100
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$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, December 2009 at 6am

Great layout. Nice range and great club house.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007940
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West Chester, OH

$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.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006771
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Costa Mesa, CA

$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.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 002952
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Buena Park, CA

$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.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 002898
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Santa Ana, CA

Guest (cart included), played on Wednesday, 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.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 002705
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Torrance, CA

$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.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 002691
3.6/5
Based on 16 reviews
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