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Blackstone Golf Club

9700 Saint Andrews Dr, Marengo, Illinois, 60152
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
(815) 923-1800
Architect: Bob Lohmann (43)
                      
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About Blackstone Golf Club

Blackstone Golf Club is a Semi=Private 18-hole golf course located in Marengo, Illinois. Blackstone Golf Club is accessible to everyone in the Chicagoland area, located just 3 minutes North of I-90 on Route 20.

The Blackstone Golf Course opened for play in 2006. The course was designed by Bob Lohmann.

Set on 250 acres of spectacular rolling hills, environmentally protected wetlands, and forests of century-old Oak and Hickory, Blackstone Golf Club is a full-service facility. Featuring over 26 acres of environmentally protected wetlands, the lush bentgrass fairways and greens of Blackstone Golf Club meander through some of the most distinctive natural landscape of any course in the Chicagoland area. And although it can stretch out to a total of 6,734 yards, Blackstone features 4 sets of tees to suit golfers of all skill levels and plays to a very manageable 4,932 yards at its shortest.

The seasoned golfer will find challenge in avoiding the 54 sand bunkers that designer Bob Lohmann calls “strategically placed†and “pretty bold with… irregular edges,†while the more novice golfer will enjoy the spectacular visual setting with generous fairways.

With 9 holes stretching through dense forests of Oak and Hickory and unique, enthralling wetlands coming into play on 13 holes, the views are as beautiful as the course is demanding!

BACK tees: par-72, 6,734 yards, 73.0 / 139

FORWARD tees: par-72, 4,932 yards, 68.0 / 120

This course has been ranked 8 times
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Chicago, IL

$71 (cart included), played on Sunday, May 2016 at 10:00 AM

Blackstone is not near anything - but that's part of the charm. It takes a drive to get there, but well worth it when you arrive. Very challenging layout, lots of trouble if you don't keep it straight. The course goes from wide open spaces to wooded areas - and it is a different course if the wind is blowing. The greens are true, but super fast. Best course around, and at $75/round in prime time, definitely worth the price.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Expensive and worth it, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 028179
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Grayslake, IL

(cart included), played on Saturday, April 2016 at 7:06 AM

Looking forward to another weekend of playing with friends. Pace of play is 4 hours or less!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, I wouldn't recommend this course, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 027978
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Hoffman Estates, IL

$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, May 2014 at noon

only 2 nd time playing here some holes very hard

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 022003
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Bartlett, IL

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2013 at 6am

A+

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 020175
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Algonquin, IL

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2013 at noon

This has been one of my favorite courses since it opened in he last few years. With a good choice of tees, it justifies whatever slope is applicable. We played it yesterday (July 11th),and the conditions were near-perfect. Like most courses, accurate driving is a must to score well. Greens are undulated and yesterday they were FAST. Traps had better sand than many other courses in the area. Pro shop is somewhat small but adequate. Staff is helpful and always friendly. My group (8-12 players) is always happy to play here.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020156
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Chicago, IL

$51 (cart included), played on Friday, April 2013 at noon

A nice track. I will included it in my regular course options.

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, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 019728
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Western Springs, IL

$51 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2012 at 8am

Excellent value and the greens were very nice. We played in August and they were running a 12.5 - but rolled true. The staff was very good, and I look forward to playing this track again. I would highly recommend it. The course is very easy to get to from any Chicagoland location.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 018581
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Sarasota, FL

$71 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2011 at 6am

Outstanding track. Ths was my second time playing it this season. My only drawback was the speed of the greens. This time they told us the greens were running 12, way too slick imo for most players. Earlier in the season I played Blackstone and the greens were slower and more to my liking. On both trips the greens really held approach shots very well.Its a bargain during the week and they have a Senior Rate that can't be beat. We live an hour away and its worth the trip

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 015908
4.5/5
Based on 8 reviews
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