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Black Hawk Country Club (Richmond, Texas)

Black Hawk Country Club logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield



The Takeaway:  A solid test of golf but lacking the personality or creativity in the design to be truly compelling. Water comes into play throughout the course and stands as a way to create some interest in the flat terrain.  Grade C+

Quick Facts

Designer:  Rees Jones in 1999

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (281) 340-7235

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Black Hawk Country Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 12610 FM 1464, Richmond, Texas  77407 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Black Hawk Country Club

What to Expect:  Located southwest of Houston, Black Hawk Country Club (formerly known as Houstonian Golf and Country Club) was originally founded by The Redstone Companies which also owned and operated neighboring Shadow Hawk, the 36 hole Blackhorse facility, and the 36 hole Redstone facility, but was sold to Escalante Golf. Designed by Rees Jones, the course seems to features nearly as much water (50 acres) as there are fairways (419 Tif-way Bermuda). In addition, over forty bunkers are found throughout the course which is devoid of imposing homes. The natural terrain is flat, so Jones built up some mounding to add definition and character to the green sites and bunkers. Each hole is either framed by trees or by water and sometimes both. Like most Rees Jones courses, the design is straightforward with tournament play in mind which in turn results in a general lack of creativity or spectacular holes. When all is said and done, the premier practice facility and conditioning make Black Hawk Country Club an excellent venue for hosting top flight tournaments, but the flat terrain and lack of design creativity prevent it from being recognized as one of Texas’ top tier tracks.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7110 74.1 132
Gold 72 6846 72.9 130
Blue 72 6401 71.0 122
White 72 6038 69.3 121
Green (Women) 72 5375 71.0 121

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  17th Hole – 207 Yard Par 3

17th Hole at Black Hawk Country Club (207 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Black Hawk Country Club (207 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  15th Hole – 167 Yards

Best Par 4:  7th Hole – 410 Yards

Best Par 5:  16th Hole – 508 Yards

Birdie Time:  4th Hole – 169 Yard Par 3

Bogey Beware:  5th Hole – 569 Yard Par 5

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