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Address: 7519 Mancelona Road, Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone Number: (231) 585-7090
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A course in the Gaylord Golf Mecca.

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Great course but not likely to replay

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2014
Scott R
Brownstown Township, Michigan
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous! The course had a hard winter and needed a little love in the spring. We re-visited in September and I am happy to say it is back to the beautiful course I remembered. An absolute must if you are golfing in Northern Michigan!!

Thank Paige S
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very sad to see a beautiful course, nice layout, let to waste away. It appears the end is near and the course and staff knows it

1 Thank JD1984
Windsor, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This course could truly be a beauty! But the owners have given up on this course, from sand bunkers to greens, let alone to the non existing staff. Big waste of money, truly disappointed, for a course that once had it!!!

1 Thank Renzo A
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was year 3 of our two day golf trip and on day two we played 18 at Black Forest. Spectacular is how I'd describe the course. Each hole is unique and the ride through the forest between holes was a great adventure. The view from 16 and 17 were the best two holes I've ever played. 18 was jaw... More 

1 Thank Todd S
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

2006 was my first experience of the Black Forest course, I thought "Dang, this is nice, I can't wait to come back!" Played the same course again in 2012 or 13 and I was in awe from the neglect, lack of passion for the course and so much more. I did notice a sign stating that there were some renovations... More 

4 Thank RobWes
Novi, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

You can tell that there is no money being put into the course. They are not doing anything to make one of the best courses in the state live up to its billing. To start with NO sand in bunkers, Weeds on the greens and clover overtaking the fairways. Was just disappointed with the course after hearing how great it... More 

2 Thank John M
Highland MI
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We golfed there this past weekend. It is a beautiful layout but shows that there has not been money put into the tee boxes or greens.

1 Thank michiganmark1369
Shelby Township, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It was tauted as a must play and I was very excited as this was my 1st time to play this course. However, the greens were in awful shape unless you like putting through spotty dirt greens (which mimiced the crappy practice green). Make shift driving range (which was a sign of things to come). Signs of course neglect everywhere... More 

2 Thank Mark H
Bryan, Ohio
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4 reviews
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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 

1 Thank Larry H
Brownstown Township, Michigan
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227 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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 

1 Thank Scott R

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