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510 Red Corner Rd
Douglassville, PA  19518-9321
United States
P: (610) 385-6200
F: (610) 385-1990
www.blackwoodgolf.com
Blackwood Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 6,400 yards | 115 slope

68.6 rating

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Blackwood Golf Course


The 18-hole "Blackwood" course at the Blackwood Golf Course facility in Douglassville, Pennsylvania features 6,400 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.The course rating is 68.6 and it has a slope rating of 115. Designed by David W. Gordon, ASGCA, the Blackwood golf course opened in 1970. Custy Nairn manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews


Played this course today and found it poor shape as compared to my visit 3 years ago. The fairways were showing desease along with a few of the greens. Crabgrass on the tee boxes were the norm. The price was very resonable but if they don't start taking care of this place they may loose many customers.

This course is one of the nicest I've been on in the outer Berks county area. Well maintained greens, intermediate level of difficulty, and courteous patrons/staff. The location of the course is out of the way so there isn't much traffic or noise interference either. I recommend this course.

This course is the best kept secret in Chester and Berks county. The course isn't overly difficult, but it is very fair. Most fairways are tree lined, but far enough apart where you can get back in the fairway or even attempt a shot at the green. The par 3's are not short, except for one which is 137 from the white's, but has two traps on either side into a narrow green. There are a number of decent length par 4's of 400 yds. and some of the par 5's you can reach in two if you are a long hitter. The rough is normally cut short, where you don't often lose balls, but this year (maybe because of the rain or other reasons?) they have it longer where you pay a penalty of 1/2 or 1 stroke trying to hit out of it. Not as easy as last year. Water comes into play only on a few holes and the back nine is more challenging than the front. This course is very well maintained and a real deal. Outstanding value for the money! Periodic specials make it even more enticing. Don't miss this one.

Great value and staff is very helpful and polite. A very nice outing except they have a lot of nates.

Played for the first time 7/2/09, and was generally pleased. Course was in immaculate condition, relatively scenic, and hard to beat the green fees for the area. Agree with a previous comment that, with a few exceptions, the holes lack much variety. But for the mid-handicapper it's a fun course to play as the track is pretty wide open. Trees here & there on both sides of most fairways, but they're not forests, so unless you're right behind a trunk, your wayward drives may still offer a reasonable shot at the green. Think there's really only one hole (can't remember which) where a big hook or pull is an automatic lost ball -- can't recall any holes where a slice is automatically penalized. The main feature of this course are the greens: beautifully maintained, receptive, but deceptively challenging to read. Most greens have a number of subtle undulations, and the pin placements are frequently on the side of, or on top of, these contours. This puts a huge premium not only on correctly reading the breaks (which in some cases aren't obvious), but on selecting the exact pace. This is clearly a course where familiarity with the greens is an enormous advantage to scoring. First-timers, like myself, may find themselves scratching their heads after a seemingly well struck putt slides by the hole on the side opposite the read. Overall, a nice course which is definitely worth multiple visits, and is more than worth the refreshingly modest cost. Don't expect much in the way of amenities, though. This is a pretty bare-bones operation, where (again refreshingly) it appears that the revenue is put into course conditioning and maintenance, rather than the other bells & whistles. There are no water coolers, no cart girls, no wall to wall HD TVs. There is a small bar/snack area with the usual hot dogs, beer, and crackers (hint: stay away from the microwaved hamburgers & cheesesteaks!). Also be warned that there are no rain checks -- if you take a chance on the forecast and get washed out after two holes, tough luck...

Fun course after you played it once. 12th 13th and 14th add a lot. Greens and fairways are great. There is a driving range just below the course which they don't advertise and is separate but nice to have.

The course is relatively uninteresting, but it is great value. There is not much variety, but it is maintained well enough to fit the price. It is also very tight, and balls routinely enter your fairway from another hole.

Knowing there is no water out on the course is a life saver. Make sure to bring some with you. This course is very well maintained, but in my personal opinon, the design is so-so. If you're like me, and really go for the views as well as the play, you might be mildly dissapointed. That being said, the course is a fantastic value, and a great course for beginners and mid skilled players. I will definately play it again.

Really enjoyed this course. Played there about 2 weeks ago. They do not have enough yardage markers, no doubt. The greens were fantastic and the fairways nicely taken care of. The reason for them not having water out on the course, according to a sign posted, is for legal reasons. They don't want people possibly getting sick from dirty water so that is why they don't have coolers. Overall, a hidden gem of a course.

Really well kept course on the easy side with great scenery for this area. Only negative was not enough yard markers in the fairway, most all of them painted on the cart path. Great value for the price.

good value

This course is in excellent condition. Great price. A little confusing to find holes but all in all, great value. They need to put water coolers out on the course though. You can only get something to drink on the back 9.

Nice place

This place is always in good shape. Great value for the course.

Not too difficult for the beginner golfer (me!)

This course isnt hard for the beginner, wide fairways, greens are always nice. You get some good distances for a older course. Definately a good bargain for the price.

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Roger L. 20 47 27 05/01/10
2 Roger L. 20 48 28 05/01/10
3 Renee H. N/A 37 37 07/28/09
4 Tim N. 12 79 67 09/09/10
5 Roger L. 20 89 69 07/24/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
15 Bill T. 27 99 72 09/14/13
23 Bill T. 27 102 75 08/02/13
27 Bill T. 27 103 76 07/21/13
64 Keith K. 9 95 86 07/15/13
61 Ed N. 16 101 85 12/08/12

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About Blackwood

Blackwood Golf Course

Golf Only facility

40 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Custy Nairn, General Manager
Joann Heller, Director of Golf
John Conner, Superintendent
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