Blackmoor Golf Club is celebrating its 25th birthday this year, and much like its designer, Gary Player, it’s a course that shows no signs of slowing down.
Blackmoor is a character-filled layout that provides outstanding conditions and rewards good decision-making. Speaking of decisions, part of the course’s beauty lies in the choices it allows players to make.
The hole everyone remembers is the par 4 eighth. According to the scorecard, it’s a 347-yard dogleg right, but Player carved a 30-yard chute through woods that makes the hole play just 270 yards for the brave.
A great drive and a possible eagle putt awaits. Spray the ball and trouble beckons. The decision is yours.
The course isn’t exceptionally long, playing 6,614 yards from the tips, and your focus should be on finding the fairway as opposed to indiscriminately bombing the ball. Golfers playing from the fairway should find success, particularly on Blackmoor’s immaculate greens.
As we enter the heart of the fall golf season, Blackmoor, which withstood the historic October rainstorm we received very well, is in outstanding shape.