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Black Forest Golf Course

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Address: 7519 Mancelona Road, Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone Number: (231) 585-7090

A course in the Gaylord Golf Mecca.

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Beautiful Northern Michigan Course

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Paige S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the third year our group played here. In 2014 and in 2015 the course was in pretty good shape and was a joy to play. As of mid June, 2016 when we last played here, the condition has deteriorated to the point where I will never come back. To say the course was in terrible shape would be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Played the course from 2005 through 2008 and it was majestic a true classic in terms of layout, conditions, vistas etc. Played the course June 9, 2016 and it has become an absolute goat run. Sand traps are overgrown, greens are un-puttable (this was our first course of the long weekend, destroyed putting touch for two days following). They had... More 

Thank Michael D
Troy, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Neglect, neglect, beautiful piece of property. Would be a good place for a golf course. We had a 2 round package and skipped the second round because of the terrible conditions. No point is asking for a rain check as we will never be back. Owners need to realize that word of mouth advertising is everything. We will warn every... More 

1 Thank dmw919
Troy, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I have to wonder about the review posted in September 2015. Our group just played the weekend before Memorial day. The course is in terrible, terrible disrepair - I mean horrible. The definition of a pasture. It is truly a shame as it is a great layout that was once one of Michigan's jewels. The course needs a tremendous cash... More 

Thank 248duke
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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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
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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!!!

2 Thank Renzo A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

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 

2 Thank Todd S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

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
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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

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