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Blacknest Golf Club

3.1   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 313 reviews | Post Review | Website
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


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

Tel: 01420 22888

Golf Pro: Paul Creamer | Tel: 01420 22888

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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Slope rating
Yellow tees - 111
Red tees - 116

Midweek Guide: £29.00 per round; (Mon to Thurs) *

Weekend Guide: £35.00 per round *

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £29.00 per round; (Mon to Thurs) *

Weekend Guide: £35.00 per round *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.13

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.7
(based on 313 reviews)

5 star
66
4 star
143
3 star
67
2 star
22
1 star
14
 

HIGHLY RATED

93%

would play again or recommend


3.6

The Course

2.9

Course Conditions

3.9

Value For Money

3.7

Pace of Play

3.9

Facilities & Service

3.9

Hospitality

3.5

Practice Facilities

3.7

Food & Drink

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, Foot Golf, Disc Golf, Toptracer driving range, putting green, buggy hire, trolley hire, pro shop, changing rooms, cafe, restaurant, bar, venue hire, conference facilities, wedding & party facilities. The Clubhouse and restaurant are the perfect places to relax before or after your game.

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Simon Holohan rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 28 2022

Played today for the first time at Blacknest and was pleasantly surprised. The course was in excellent condition, particularly the greens which were pretty fast! Not the most challenging of courses but I still managed to lose some balls! I’ll definitely come back.

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Reply:
Hi Simon,

Thank you for your review and kind words, glad you enjoyed your day with us.
I will certainly pass on your comments to the greenstaff who have done a fabulous job this year.

Kind Regards
Paul
PGA Professional & Golf Manager


Replied 10th October 2022

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Roy W rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 25 2022

sunny day hampshire

souceity day great food made very wellcome ,golf course needs work on the tee boxes.But over all good out.Will be back.

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Reply:
Hi Roy,
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed it.
The tees are definitely our next area to improve and hopefully will be better on your next visit.

Thanks again

Regards
Paul
Golf Manager & PGA Professional

Replied 10th October 2022

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Derek S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 13 2022

Good

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Hi Derek,

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your day with us here at Blacknest.
The course has been in great shape this year and feedback has been excellent.
However, some tees do need attention, we have a winter project in place to improve quite a few of them, ready for next season.

Kind Regards

Paul
Golf Manager & PGA Professional
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 28th September 2022

Reply:
Hi Derek,

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your day with us here at Blacknest.
The course has been in great shape this year and feedback has been excellent.
However, some tees do need attention, we have a winter project in place to improve quite a few of them, ready for next season.

Kind Regards

Paul
Golf Manager & PGA Professional
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 28th September 2022

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Alf rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 3 2022

Played as a reciprocal to our home club, very enjoyable round, teamed up with a single player, club member (Ollie), gave us a few pointers to look out for which made it a pleasure to play, (and he bought the beers,) thanks Ollie, will return the favour when you play our course.
Greens were firm and predictable, fairways firm a bit dry due the present drought.
Will definitely come again.

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Reply:
Hi Alf,
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed the course. Always good to see members teaming up with other players as we like to think we are a friendly club.
look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards
Paul Creamer
Golf Manager & PGA Professional

Replied 14th August 2022

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Pierre F rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed May 25 2022

The course is shorter than most but it makes up for it by having to be accurate. Condition of the course is very good.

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Reply:
Hi Pierre
Thank you for your review, i will pass on your comments to the green keeping team.
We are very pleased our course is in such good condition and look forward to seeing you again.

Regards
Paul
Golf Manager & PGA Professional

Replied 8th June 2022

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Clive rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 13 2022

Played the course twice over the past 10 days, fairways are firm however the greens are a little sandy and I am sure they will improve over the next couple of weeks, the course is a Spring / Summer course not an Autumn / Winter course as it has no drainage. I think it's a lovely course and will defiantly be playing again during the coming months.

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Reply:
Hi Clive,
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your round. Greens are getting better every day and the sand will soon be fully absorbed into the greens.
Look forward to seeing you again over the summer

Regards
Paul
Golf Manager & PGA Professional

Replied 17th April 2022

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KEN BARTLEY rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 29 2022

ken

Some of the comments are a bit harsh. Yes it can get a bit soggy underfoot,but its "winter golf,"
and many courses are like this. I still think its a really nice course and we enjoyed our round.

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Hi Ken,

Thank you for your honest words. It is a wet course and we are about to invest substantially in improving our drainage.
Glad you enjoyed your game and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Regards

Paul Creamer
PGA Professional & Golf Manager

Replied 15th February 2022

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Jason G rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 24 2021

Heavy going

There is much to recommend at Blacknest. The staff are friendly, green fees are modest and clubhouse facilities are good. However (at this time of year, at least) the course is very heavy going. The greens are quite patchy and the fairways muddy. A bit of a struggle all round in the winter to be frank. Some of the holes are oddly positioned too, with crossovers and switchbacks in certain areas. It doesn’t always flow from hole to hole. Keep the course map handy. Perhaps one to save for the summer months.

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Reply:
Hi Jason,

Thank you for your honest review and comments. We do get wet underfoot and are looking to improve as a long term programme.
Glad you liked the clubhouse the service you received.
Look forward to seeing you again in the summer.

Kind Regards
Paul
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 1st December 2021

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Dorking rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 11 2021

Very welcoming and friendly. Facilities very good. Course seems to have no drainage and is fairly featureless apart from some water.
Just the one visit for me. All the Best and good luck sorting out some drainage. It's like playing in a rice field!

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Thank you for your feedback. We do suffer with drainage and it is something we are looking to improve.

Regards
Paul
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 17th November 2021

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Andy McKay rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 26 2021

Lovely day, damp course

I had a lovely day out but this course really needs to sort out drainage. It is so muddy and the course is so damp it’s off putting. It’s a tricky course but enjoyable if this could be rectified. Shame really as the facilities are great.

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Hi Andy,
Thank you for your review, glad you had a nice day out. We do get wet here and there are plans to improve the drainage, it is definitely something high on the agenda.
Look forward to seeing you again.

Regards
Paul Creamer
Golf Manager & PGA Professional
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 1st November 2021

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Chris from Farnham rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 20 2021

Enjoyable Round

First time playing this course. I was impressed with the facilities at the Club and the course design is interesting and challenging. The Pay & Play green fees are very reasonable. Unfortunately the weather was poor (course was damp) which meant the greens were a bit bumpy but still reasonable.
I’d definitely play again

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Hi Chris
Thank you for your review, glad you had a good visit. We are striving to make the greens as good as we can and are working on it!
The weather is always a factor here and I hope to see you again before the winter sets in.

Regards
Paul
Golf Manager
Blacknest Golf & Country Club

Replied 24th October 2021

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Nigel J rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 29 2021


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Farnham rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 17 2021

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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Reply:
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

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CEpps rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 5 2021

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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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 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

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Shooter McGavin rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 25 2021

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

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