I like Blackstone alot, and I consider it one of the best courses in the area. The course is challenging, but not too difficult where you don't want to come back. They use GPS carts and valet bag drop service. They had some issues last year with the course being dry and grass getting burnt. However, they have alleviated the problem this year. The course is in great shape. Looking at around $60 on the weekend w/ cart for 18 holes. I definitely recommend playing here.
Visited Blackstone today after review on Website. Big mistake. After allowing the frost to melt? at 11 am we teed off. Driving in course looks great no leaves nice fairways and greens. After the first hole everyting went down hill. Fairway grass is dead (lack of water this summer), but it really didn't matter since the fairways and greens were full of leaves. Appeared they hadn't removed any leaves since last year. Partner and I quit after 13 holes, wayste of time since you couln't find ball on fairway or green. Found out course is bankrupt. Most likely for reason we did not see any workers on course. Course is for sale. At 2 pm entering the parking lot, there were 8 cars there, this, on a beautiful, dry, sunny, no wind day. What a wayst of time and money. Never again, go to Glen Ellen for a real golf course.
Great track and some nice scenery and elevation changes. Unfortunately, I think the first hole is too easy and it leaves bad taste in my mouth when rating the overall quality of the course. That's a minor complaint though as I generally think it is a great layout and usually in very good shape. Clubhouse is surprisingly small for such a good course.