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Black Forest & Wilderness Valley - The Black Forest Course

Black Forest & Wilderness Valley - The Black Forest Course

6500 Nicklaus Dr Gaylord, MI 49735-8098

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If you appreciate classic design on land that was naturally destined to become a superb golf course layout, you'll want to play Black Forest again and again. It is one of those rare golf courses you can never tire of playing because it will present you with a different look and challenge every time out.

Black Forest's greens are a marvelous equalizer. The bomber will quickly realize that position on the green with respect to the hole location is more important than brute force. And the player adept at chipping and approach putting will have numerous opportunities to win holes.

Course Information for Black Forest & Wilderness Valley - The Black Forest Course

Facility Information:
General: 36 hole regulation length course
2 golf course(s)

Black Forest & Wilderness Valley - The Black Forest Course Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
Daily Fee golf course
Designed by Tom Doak
73 par, 7,044 yards
74.5 rating, 145 slope
Real Estate Development facility

Green Fees: Weekend: $75.00 *
* includes golf cart where available

Staff: Contact: David Smith, Owner

Putting Green
Chipping Area
Practice Bunker
Food & Beverage Available
Pull Carts
Rental Clubs
Lessons Available
Driving Range
Golf Lessons & Clinics

Walking Allowed
Softspike Facility
PGA Facility

Gaylord, MI

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Black Forest & Wilderness Valley 3.9 5 50 50
Sprawling Test of Golf Black Forest is a championship course that's really growing on my golf buddy and me, in spite of the atrocious fall weather on our last visit. This big, hilly, broad-shouldered course is a challenging but fair test of golf. Fairways are wide enough for a reasonably accurate golfer, and there's plenty of variety among the holes, with many being quite memorable. Doglegs, swamps, a small lake, and LOTS of sand bunkers keep your attention all the time. I've played many of the "name" courses in the Golf Mecca, and Black Forest is my favorite so far. October 12, 2014
Over rated For a state with this many fine golf courses I don,t see how this course was rated 14th best public course in Michigan. From the very beginning I was not pleased with the course and equipment. The road into the club was not auto suspension friendly, very rutted, the golf carts were dirty. The first tee was in poor shape as were most of the tees. The fairways were well mowed but in poor shape. The greens were weedy and pin placements were in impossible locations with extreme breaks on most holes. The overall maintenance was poor. I will not be back . September 20, 2014
OK for the money! The course "Wilderness Valley" was in less than perfect condition.Tee boxes need a lot of work and the greens have some kind of spotty blight on them,, but they still rolled fairly true even though they didn't look very good. Layout was quite dated and not very memorable. Still worth the $20 to play 18 , but I wouldn't pay any more. Sounds like playing the Black Forest is the way to go if you can play it for a good price. September 3, 2014
needs help course needs to be fix up. you can tell they have let it go. bunkers are bad fairways have lots of spots same with tee boxes. to many other course in area to playb this again dissappointed September 1, 2014
Awfull Greens If you like greens with all kinds of green gummy fungus this is the place for you. The greens were very bad and bumpy August 30, 2014
Great layout conditioning worse Played this course four times. It is a great track. Challenging, fun, scenery is great, people are really nice. This year the condition is noticeably worse. Greens had bare spots and were inconsistent. Areas around greens were often bare. Traps were poor condiotion. Some needed sand. Looked like not maintained. Tees were a little shaggy. There, like normal, was almost no one else on the course. I am hoping that that lack of customers has not caught up. On other years we marveled at how the course could be in such great shape with no one tjere. May have cught up. Again, great layout. Just conditioning not there today August 28, 2014
Nice track but very challenging. Played the blues, pars were tough to get. Lots of slope. Fairway and greenside bunkers challenge your shot selection. Greens are large and undulating. Cool looking holes though. You are definitely Up North! Could use a little TLC overall. August 25, 2014
Tough Greens Great layout for a golf course deep in the woods cut out of nowhere with the toughnest greens I have ever played. Don't forget your camera! August 19, 2014
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