Spring is in the air and the golf season is just around the corner! We are excited to welcome everyone back soon. Our current target opening date for the golf course and clubhouse is Wednesday, March 15th (weather permitting). As we gear up for the 2023 golf season, we have some exciting updates to share with you:
We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Alex Bardani, PGA to Director of Private Golf for Alliance. He will be overseeing all the operations at both Blackhawk Country Club and Silo Point Country Club. Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, and we are confident that he will help take our facilities to the next level.
We are also proud to welcome James McIntosh, PGA, as our newest team member to the Golf Professional staff at Blackhawk. James is a PGA Professional from Stratford, Connecticut. He has worked at top golf clubs across New England and in Miami, where he received a U.S. Kids Americas Top 50 Instructors Award. We are confident that James will bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to Blackhawk Country Club.
In addition, Jordan Lintz, LPGA will continue to offer a variety of lessons and programming at Blackhawk. Visit Jordan's website to learn more about private lessons. You can now register for 2023 offerings, including: LPGA Adult Clinics, Adult Short Game Clinics, Junior Clinics, and Thursday Night Ladies Golf n' Vino Clinics!
Left to Right: Alex Bardani, James McIntosh, Jordan Lintz
We are very excited to share our progress in the clubhouse renovations project! Our Golf Shop and Locker Rooms have undergone a complete remodel and the designs by Sage Soli Design, and her work is truly stunning. We can’t wait for our members to experience the new and improved facilities. Look forward to some photos, coming soon!
We are also in the process of creating a top-notch practice facility here at Blackhawk. Our team is working hard to strip down the Driving Range to the “studs” and design a space that will provide our members with the ultimate golf experience.
Policies & Procedures
A friendly reminder to all Members: our policy going forward states that you must check into the golf shop before your round, please let our staff know if you are walking or riding and how many holes you will be playing. The check-in process is imperative to a smooth operation of the golf course, tee sheet, and an overall positive Member experience. We also ask that guests check-in prior to their round and sign in on the guest log. Each guest may play up to twice per month, and a maximum of six times per year.
Member Statements are sent out on the 2nd of every month, and payments are due no later than the last day of every month. The Member Billing portal can be found in the Member Area of the website and on the Mobile App. Please contact email@example.com with any billing questions.
As we look forward to reopening in March, all Members enrolled in the installment plan must have paid the January and February installments, plus any outstanding charges, to be eligible for play.
The optional GHIN Fee will be billed to all who elect on April 1, 2023
The mandatory Range Fee will be billed to all Memberships on May 1, 2023
Member Updates (newsletters) will be distributed monthly via email from firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a feed of published Member Updates, please visit the Member Area.
More timely course updates, tournament information, and reminders are sent out via push notification on the Mobile App. Make sure push notifications are set to “ON” to receive these updates. If you need assistance, please contact Alex, James, or Shelley.
We have updated our iPhone and Android apps with our new logos and information. It is the same app as previous years, so no it is not necessary to download anything new.
Members have the option to join a Mill River Plan this season! A Mill River Plan is a buying plan designed to provide players with discounted pricing on goods purchased through the Blackhawk Golf Shop. The concept is simple: there is an upfront fee to join the program and then all your golf shop purchases are discounted to 10% above wholesale costs. This includes Equipment, Balls, Gloves, Shoes, Shirts, Hats, and SPECIAL ORDERS! This great program saves you hundreds of dollars on all your golfing needs throughout the season.
Along with offering the Mill River Plan, we will also be carrying some new lines across both golf shops for 2023 including Ralph Lauren/RLX, Vineyard Vines, Turtleson, Footjoy, Nike, and more!
The 2023 Mill River charge will be $199 for Single Memberships and $249 for Families. You can opt-in to the Mill River Plan by filling out this form:
The Tournament Schedule is available in the Member Area. Please note that eligibility will depend, in part, on your Membership Classification (for ex. only Full Members are eligible for Weekend events, unless noted otherwise). All tournament sign-ups will be taken in the golf shop and open at least one month in advance. Tournament information such as time, format, eligibility, cost, etc. will be promoted via email and on the TV in the hallway as soon as details become available. Please see the golf shop staff to sign up for any member events.
Below you will find our weekly league schedules and information. No sign-ups are required for leagues, just come out and play! We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before the start to allow time for pairings.
Optional Member Services
Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. When submitting your optional services form, we will reserve a locker (if available) and charge your member account. Alex, James, or Shelley will be able to assist in setting up your locker PIN, as we have newly installed keypads in lieu of physical keys.
All Members must request a NEW locker for the 2023 season (regardless of whether or not you had a locker in 2022).
The GHIN Handicap fee is $50 for the year. If you are a new member transferring your GHIN from another club, please make sure to include your GHIN number in the optional services form. You must have an active GHIN handicap at Blackhawk to play in any club events, with no exceptions.
We hope you are as excited as we are for the INAUGURAL 2023 golf season at Blackhawk Country Club! We will continue to share Member Updates throughout the season to keep all information current and readily available. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions regarding billing or Membership privileges.
See you soon!