Black Lake Golf Club

2800 Maxon Rd, Onaway, MI 49765-9546

Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: 7046 yards Slope: 143 Rating: 74.8


Course Information

Black Lake Golf Club Details

  • Year built: 2000
  • Architect(s): Rees Jones
  • Greens: Providence
  • Fairways: Pennlinks & Providence
  • Season: April - October

Black Lake Golf Club Details

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.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7046 yards 74.8 143
Blue 72 6743 yards 73.4 140
White 72 6401 yards 71.9 137
Silver 72 5831 yards 69 126
Silver (W) 72 5831 yards 74.2 142
Green (W) 72 5058 yards 70.2 131

Policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX
  • Dress Code: Proper golf attired required.

Rentals/Services

  • Carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Clubs: Yes
  • Pro shop available: Yes

Practice/Instruction

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Pitching/chipping area: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes
  • Practice bunker: Yes
  • Teaching pro: Yes

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