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Blacknest Golf Club

Price Guide: ££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Blacknest Golf Club, Hampshire is an 18 hole, par 69 (5974 yard), public, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 69 | 5,974 yards | Public | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £28.00 per round; Tues - £20.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £32.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Visitor Information

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Contact Information

Address: Frith End Road, Binsted, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4QL United Kingdom

Tel: 01420 22888

Golf Pro: Adam Harnett | Tel: 01420 22888

Website: http://www.blacknestcountryclub.co.uk

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Blacknest Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.52

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 297
Average Ratings
3.73 ... Overall Rating
3.64 ... The Course
2.85 ... Course Cond.
3.88 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.86 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.74 ... Pace of play
3.88 ... Hospitality.
3.41 ... Prac. Facil.
3.63 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

297 ratings & 184 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1921 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 93% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Blacknest Golf Club offers a stunning 18 hole, par 69 parkland course which measures 5,974 Yards. We also a 6 hole par 3 course, driving range, putting green, club hire, buggy hire, trolley hire, pro shop, changing rooms, cafe, restaurant, bar, gym, venue hire, conference facilities, wedding & party facilities. We have a well-stocked Pro Shop which will help you get equipped and the Clubhouse and restaurant are the perfect places to relax before or after your game.



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Reviewed Sep 17 2021 by Farnham - rated 2 out of 5
Hosted a friend whose (local) home course was hosting a Pro-Am on the day. Everything was going really well: booking, tee-time, pro-shop, practice facilities - and then we hit the course. The design itself is entertaining (notwithstanding the reputation for "a lot of water - and not only in the ponds"), but two major turn-offs. One: the greens were appalling, with almost every single putt subject to bobbles, bounces and unexpected deviations - in fact, an embarrassment. Two: It's a fair cop to drop a shot (or two) if one strays off the fairway, but to immediately lose a ball in badly cut and un-picked-up grass and debris almost every time is a bit much. My companion did not enjoy his round. With these two things fixed it would be a pleasure to host other friends.
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Thank you for review. I'm sorry the greens aren't to your, or indeed our satisfaction. Course work was carried out 10 days ago and it sometimes takes longer than we'd like to fully recover.
Warm weather has meant extra rough cutting and if the grass is wet, it clumps up. Sadly you seemed to find these areas. Grass cuttings are not collected and usually disperse quickly.
Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind Regards
Paul
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 20th September 2021

Reviewed Sep 5 2021 by CEpps - rated 4 out of 5

Mr

Played on Sat 4 th Sept ( a two ball)??
Paid £64 for 2 a round- buggy reduced to £15 as the greens were covered in this kind of sand manure , it was really bad in parts of the course ,as globules of thick mud & sand on the greens made it terrible( nearly impossible) for standard putting- it was really bad- when booking we were NOT made aware of this situation, we were only advised when the pro when we arrived at the pro shop-( a bit late to change). We should of received( I think) half price green fees re these appaling state of greens- why do they doing this green feeding just before a Saturdsy( and dry weather forecasted?
Plus we noticed( and missed out) the 12 hole - we missed the tea( where is it)???????
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Thank you for your honest review. The course maintenance is scheduled a year in advance, due to a very busy club diary.
Our online booking portal did state that course work had just been done and there was severe disruption. We try to inform people of this when they call us to book a tee time too. on occasion we do miss this and when booking online it can be missed.
Also, booking online does not allow for a reduced greenfee, which I feel you should receive after course work. If you contact me directly I will happily offer you another game.
I will have a look at the signage on the 11th green as there should be something pointing you towards the 12th tee. (we do have a 12th hole!)

Regards
Paul
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 14th September 2021

Reply:
Thank you for your honest review. The course maintenance is scheduled a year in advance, due to a very busy club diary.
Our online booking portal did state that course work had just been done and there was severe disruption. We try to inform people of this when they call us to book a tee time too. on occasion we do miss this and when booking online it can be missed.
Also, booking online does not allow for a reduced greenfee, which I feel you should receive after course work. If you contact me directly I will happily offer you another game.
I will have a look at the signage on the 11th green as there should be something pointing you towards the 12th tee. (we do have a 12th hole!)

Regards
Paul
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 13th September 2021


Reviewed Aug 25 2021 by Shooter McGavin - rated 4 out of 5

Now better than ever - will definitely play again

It had been 25 years since I last played Blacknest, so naturally I was expecting the place to have changed. And changed it had. The 18 hole course has matured nicely over the years, the fairways were very good and the greens were as slick as they ever were. The overall layout of the course and its surroundings makes for a throughly enjoyable round of golf (regardless of golfing ability).

All of the staff that I interacted with were very pleasant, and I'd like to think that I will be returning to play here again very soon. As given the price, Blacknest is very good value for money.

The only part of the experience that prevents me from giving a full on 5 star review was the driving range. I wasnt expecting Top Tracer or anything like that, just some semi decent balls would have been nice.

But overall, if you can, go and play Blacknest.
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Reply:
Thank you for your kind review, really glad you enjoyed your visit.
Our September range ball delivery was delayed and we had to buy a few thousand 2nd hand balls. Not something we wanted to do, but it was our only option.
As of the end of the month we have a sizeable delivery of brand new balls coming.
Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards
Paul
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 1st September 2021

Reviewed Aug 21 2021 by Pierre F - rated 4 out of 5
Very warm welcome from the club. Good value for society golf. A short course with some challenging holes.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 96 Handicap: 18.2)
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Hi Pierre,

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your game.
Look forward to welcoming you on your return.

Kind Regards
Paul
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club


Replied 1st September 2021

Reviewed Jul 1 2021 by Cath L/Farnham - rated 4 out of 5
A really nice course and friendly staff. Would highly recommend
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Hi Cath,
Glad you enjoyed yourself, hope you can visit again soon.

Kind Regards
Paul
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club


Replied 1st September 2021

Reply:
Hi Cath,
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Regards

Paul
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 4th July 2021

Reviewed Jun 9 2021 by Wesley H - rated 3 out of 5
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Hi Wesley, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards

Paul

Paul Creamer
Golf Manager and PGA Teaching Professional

Replied 15th June 2021

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Reviewed Jun 8 2021 by Guy, Farnham - rated 3 out of 5

very friendly, poor greens

I really love Blacknest, it is a friendly club with great facilities, so I am reluctant to be negative, but the last two times I have played the course, I have been really disappointed with the greens. The ball jumps about so much and moves off line, it is so hard to make any significant putts. It is such a shame as the course is in otherwise great condition. If the greens were sorted, it would be a great course.
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Thank you for your honest review Guy. We are currently working very hard on improving the putting surfaces as they are not as we'd like. We will be dressing and feeding the greens over the next few weeks to ensure the greens are better to putt on.
As you kindly say, if we can get the greens up to standard i feel sure our members and visitors will be very happy.

Kind Regards

Paul

Paul Creamer
Golf Manager and PGA Teaching Professional






Replied 14th June 2021

Reviewed Jun 2 2021 by Ade/Farnham - rated 4 out of 5

Good course, great value

Played a nine hole twilight round, and Blacknest offers great for money - particularly at a time when other clubs seem to have raised prices locally. No idea what it’s like I’m winter but in the dry the course is in good condition, greens are looking good for the most part and the fairways are bouncy. Pays to avoid the rough as it’s unforgiving in places and the water hazards are a challenge. Really good experience overall and I’ll be back.
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Hi Ade, Thank you for your lovely comments, i will pass them onto the team. The greens are still not where we want them but we are going in the right direction.
Look forward to welcome you back for a full round, i think the back 9 is more of a challenge.

Kind Regards
Paul
Golf Manager & PGA Professional



Replied 2nd June 2021

Reviewed May 24 2021 by Phil - rated 2 out of 5

Wet Wet Wet

Enjoyed the course layout but not recommended in wet weather. Greens were bobbly and the fairways were boggy so not a good experience. Will give it another go if we get a dry spell.
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Hi Phil,
Thank you for your review, always good to get feedback. we have had an unprecedented amount of rain in May and that made for a few days where the course was borderline to be closed.
Glad you enjoyed the layout and hospitality we offer and hope you can come back when the greens are as we'd all like them.

Regards
Paul Creamer
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club


Replied 2nd June 2021

Reply:
Hi Phil,
Thank you for your review, always good to get feedback. we have had an unprecedented amount of rain in May and that made for a few days where the course was borderline to be closed.
Glad you enjoyed the layout and hospitality we offer and hope you can come back when the greens are as we'd all like them.

Regards
Paul Creamer
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club


Replied 1st June 2021

Reviewed May 20 2021 by Bob/Salisbury - rated 4 out of 5

Good Day

Managed 18 holes and totally dodged the bad weather, that came on 30 minutes after we finished. Greens had recently been hollow tined so not good, but the fairways were in excellent condition and we all thoroughly enjoyed the round. Restaurant staff really helpful, particularly Kim. We will visit again as soon as it stops raining.
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Hi Bob, thank you for your review. It has been a challenging time with the weather and I'm glad you managed to get round without getting soaked.
I'll pass on your lovely comments to Kim and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Regards
Paul
Golf Manager

Replied 21st May 2021


Reviewed May 5 2021 by Basingstoke - rated 2 out of 5
Greens are not good . The course was very dry after all the rain yesterday . The pace of play was fine .
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Thank you for your review. Sadly the weather has been against us and the greens are not where we'd like them to be.
I hope you can come back and enjoy the course in the future.

Regards
Paul

Replied 11th May 2021

Reviewed Apr 28 2021 by Robert G - rated 3 out of 5
Good course just a shame the greens weren?t great
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Hi Robert,
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed the course. The greens are not where we'd lie them (weather has been against us) i hope you can come back and visit when I know the greens will be better.

Regards
Paul


Replied 11th May 2021

Reviewed Apr 27 2021 by Paul Compton - rated 2 out of 5
Dreadful! Fairways were poor even though you could pick and place, and as for the greens, absolutely abysmal. Needless to say will not be in a hurry to revisit. Perhaps if they spent less on the wedding venue and more on the course it might bring it up to average rating.
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Hi Paul
Thank you for your review. Sadly the weather has been against us the greens have not got back to the condition we'd like.
I do hope you can come back and see an improvement in due course.

Regards
Paul

Replied 11th May 2021

Reviewed Apr 26 2021 by Alton - rated 1 out of 5

Stuono

Greens were awful and tees not good.
Was expecting better after a lockdown period.
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Reviewed Apr 23 2021 by Drew / Liphook - rated 4 out of 5

Golf Review

Very enjoyable day, staff were very friendly, my only gripe was I brought a pint of beer for my friend, I had a Shandy and was charged £4.50. Same price as a beer. A pint of Shandy should not be the same price. It is the little things that matter.Enjoyed the course.Coring at the moment.
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Hi Drew,
Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed playing and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Regards
Paul

Replied 11th May 2021

Reviewed Apr 22 2021 by George - rated 5 out of 5

A little gem...

From 2pm it is £15 to play this course and for that price you cannot complain. The greens were a bit off but that's because they were being treated and that's fair enough, shows the course gets looked after. The course is fairly laid out, me and my partner did get lost a couple of times with a local player having to tell us where to find the 16th tee. Overall it's a fun challenging course with great facilities. What more do you want.
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Hi George,
Thank you very much for a positive review. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Look forward to seeing you again soon

Regards
Paul

Replied 11th May 2021

Reviewed Dec 13 2020 by Dan/Portsmouth - rated 2 out of 5

Mr D. Scott

Can’t believe they kept it open was a bog and was gutted I paid money to play. Not a winter corse enjoyed it in the summer was great. Greens need attention not great in summer or winter
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Reviewed Oct 2 2020 by Clive Witherington, Farnham - rated 5 out of 5

Fair but challenging

Blacknest is a really good course. We play as a group of high handicappers and the fairways off the tee give you every chance. There is water in play on several holes but in the majority of instances, you can play around any obstacles. Staff very customer friendly and environment welcoming.
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Reviewed Sep 22 2020 by Mike - rated 4 out of 5

Monday Evening Fun

Took the opportunity to play 9 holes on a lovely evening. The reception in the pro shop was super friendly. The course dry but in good condition and we had a fun evening - particularly being a little rusty!
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Reviewed Sep 14 2020 by Gavin M - rated 4 out of 5

Will definitely play again

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