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Black Lake Golf Club

Black Lake Golf Club

2800 Maxon Rd Onaway, MI 49765-9546 URL:   Course Website

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While many courses have two or three so-called signature holes that are worthy of brochure status, every hole at Black Lake Golf Club could easily be on the front cover of a magazine promoting the course. That is one reason that it was placed #44 in Golf Digest's "100 Greatest Public Courses in America" in May 2012 and placed #9 in the Best Value category.

The course is owned by the UAW, who selected one of golf’s most acclaimed course architects, Rees Jones, to design an environmentally responsible, championship caliber course. It was a challenge eagerly embraced by Jones, Golf World Magazine’s “Architect of the Year” in 1995.

“The holes were here, we just had to find them,” Jones said. “We strive for holes blending with the natural terrain. There is nothing artificial or contrived at Black Lake. We were trying to build an old-style, course," Jones said. "You'll notice we don't have mounds or moguls. We just have sweeps and natural grades."

The condition of the course is immaculate making your round more enjoyable, the only bad lie on the course comes with an errant shot that enters in the woods or the hazards.

Complementing the championship course is The Little Course, a nine-hole par 3 meant to introduce young people to the game as well as sharpen veteran players' short games. In addition, Black Lake also presents an unrivaled practice area with a 350-yard double sided bentgrass tee range, four practice bunkers and four chipping and putting greens, a clubhouse with dining room and lounge, and men's and women's locker rooms.

Black Lake is open to the public and welcomes all guests as if they were members. The course is designed to provide a challenging experience for golfers at all levels of skill, with five or more sets of tee markers on nearly every hole, playing length from 5,058 to 7,030 yards.

Course Information for Black Lake Golf Club

Facility Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
1 golf course(s)

Black Lake Golf Club Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
Daily Fee golf course
Designed by Rees Jones, ASGCA
72 par, 7,046 yards
74.8 rating, 143 slope
Just Golf facility

Green Fees: Weekend: $70.00 *
* includes golf cart where available

Staff: Contact: Nick Aune, General Manager

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

Softspike Facility
Family friendly

Front Nine
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Gold 518 426 396 454 235 375 422 182 562 3570
Blue 502 408 380 441 214 357 404 162 550 3418
White 486 386 362 425 197 335 387 147 535 3260
Silver 448 367 342 407 163 312 353 133 438 2963
Green 418 321 268 343 145 273 300 113 391 2572
Handicap 11 5 17 1 15 9 7 13 3  
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36
Back Nine
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Gold 430 353 174 373 206 515 443 392 590 3476
Blue 412 337 156 354 190 497 428 378 573 3325
White 396 319 136 336 163 481 411 359 540 3141
Silver 353 274 109 304 135 467 388 346 492 2868
Green 327 209 90 267 110 387 358 288 450 2486
Handicap 6 16 12 14 18 4 8 2 10  
Par 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 36

Onaway, MI

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Black Lake Golf Club 5 5 7 7
Excellent & Challenging Course Immaculate conditions, terrific clubhouse and food/beverage service and a course that presents tough but fair challenge to mid-to-serious golfers. Well worth the drive to get there as it's only about an hour from Petoskey and you'll be very pleased with the value you get for a very respectable green fee w/ cart! September 28, 2014
Very well maintained This is one of my most favorite courses. Challenging but fair and always in great shape. July 25, 2014
Excellent lay-out The coursed is in great shape and offered a great golfing experience. Will play again. July 12, 2013
Great Condition Rate it right up there with Elk Ridge , Black Lake is my new favorite, will play again soon. July 9, 2013
You feel like you are the only group on the course. Very long ride to some of the holes. Definitely cannot walk this one. The only bad experience we had on our day at the course was my husbands conversation with the new manager. He asked my husband if he had played here before. My husband answered that we have been playing here every year since it opened. He said well I have been too in a very abrasive tone. My husband was not expecting this type of really unfriendly response. The wait staff was very friendly. We had lunch before our round. And a drink after our round and the service was very good. The food is good and the club house is beautiful. You will not be disappointed with the course challenging and fair.. Just don't talk to the big union manager guy. July 5, 2013
Great course Excellent course with some challenging holes. I would go back in a heart beat to play again. June 24, 2013
Jewel of the North This course was absolutely beautiful. The grounds were in outstanding shape despite having over 4 inches of rain the previous week (two days previously we played a course a few miles away that cost more and was water logged). I was amazed that we did not see more people on the course on Memorial Day. We had a 8:40 AM tee time and were the 2nd group out on the course. The only reason it took 4 hours to complete our round was that we spent a lot of time in the woods looking for my partner's errant shots. May 30, 2013
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