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Black Forest Golf Course

7519 Mancelona Road, Gaylord, MI 49735
(231) 585-7090
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Gaylord
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: A course in the Gaylord Golf Mecca.
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Bryan, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice course cut out of the woods...no homes here. Difficult but entertaining greens...don't go if low score is a must as the undulating greens will most likely add 5-10 strokes to your score. It's fun and unique. Shows signs of neglect at the service end of the business, clubhouse, and other areas. The roof on the maintance building is all... More

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The course is truly cut out of the forest. It's a long cart ride to the 1st tee and back from 18. The greens don't have a flat spot on them. Very challenging especially from the blue and black tees. Seemed a lil under staffed. One person to work the bag drop, pro shop, and bar area. I know it... More

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Mississauga, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We just came back from a golf trip to Gaylord. We played this course and we played it last year too. We like the course as it's holes are very interesting, so it stays on our 'nice course to play' list--'keep it on the list' list. However, I did see signs that there might be other issues about the course.... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I love this course, but it is REALLY hard. There is not a flat lie or putt on this course. It is very well manicured and makes you feel like you are the only golfers on the planet, but it is a good example of Twain's comment "A good walk spoiled." if you want a good test of golf, this... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We finally took time to play Black Forest after passing the signs for it for years. Shouldn't have waited so long. It was raining our whole round, and we even had to take cover for about 30 minutes, but so glad we stuck it out. Every hole is a picture postcard. Hills, loads of fall-colored trees, some wetlands, and wildlife... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

A long beautiful course. We golf there when ever we can. It is a long course for men, but the women actually gets some nice breaks. Many times we have had deer watch us play and have friends that have seen Black Bear in the spring. It is a challenging rolling course with some elevated tees.

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Saginaw, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Heard a lot of positive things about the course, but frankly was very disappointed. The course is extremely difficult, the greens are borderline impossible to putt and the up-keep of the fairways and tee boxes were in below-average condition. They have to keep the greens long & slow or else you would 5-6 putt every hole...more of a trick course... More

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birmingham mi
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

A great course. I've played it a few times. It's never busy, beautiful views and great condition. Paid 32 dollars. Worth double considering treetops and garland so close. Be warned its hard, the greens at time order on goofy, I shot 82 with 7 three putts, but it's a fun great course. Make a trip

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Fairways and greens were in great condition, challenging for all handicaps. Nice clubhouse as well. I enjoyed the fact that the woods surounded the fairways, that made the course all the more enjoyable.

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McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
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150 reviews 150 reviews
41 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We were lucky enough to hit this course in the fall with the leaves seeming to change before our eyes. The holes are cut into the woods so hitt'em straight and be strategic...it is not always the long ball that's your best shot. Despite being fall, the course was in phenomenally good shape and well maintained.

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