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I've played this course before and it was a real treat. It is nestled in the woods and has a great... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Don't play this abandoned course. Truly the worst conditions I've ever experienced.

Played Black Forest yesterday 7/29/18. The condition of the course is deplorable. They should not... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Ed B
Boyne City, Michigan, United States
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible38%
30 Jul 2018
“Don't play this abandoned course. Truly the worst conditions I've ever experienced.”
14 Jul 2018
“Really Bad Condition”
A course in the Gaylord Golf Mecca.
7519 Mancelona Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735-8823
+1 231-585-7090
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 September 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...More

2  Thank TripgoerMichigan
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Reviewed 18 June 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...More

4  Thank RobWes
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Played Black Forest yesterday 7/29/18. The condition of the course is deplorable. They should not be taking money and allowing people to play given it's state. So very sad. The course appeared abandoned. Was once one of my favorite "up north" courses.

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 15 July 2018

At one time, Black Forest was a good stop. Great Tom Doak layout. But it has fallen into complete disrepair and neglect. DO NOT play this course! Worst condition I have ever experienced. Not worth $10. We paid $45 and were ripped off. Greens were...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Had a great time at Black Forest! The conditions were much improved since last time I played .Had a wonderful time at Black Forest and would definitely recommend.

1  Thank Brewster S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Follow the most current reviews and I concur. Once a hidden prize this course is ready for closure. Conditions have deteriorated to nearly unplayable. A course to be avoided at any price.

Thank epicurian46
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Played this course 5 years ago and it was a great course. Went there again on 8/19/17 and WOW. What a joke!! This course is so bad, weeds 3 foot high in the traps. Fairways were the worst I've ever played. They charged me and...More

Thank Dan Z
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Have been playing this course for years, shocked when I saw shape it was in. WE were warned the bunkers were under repair,But they were overgrown with weeds , tee boxes were nothing but clover and the fairways were a chewed up mess won't even...More

Thank skidoopete
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

What was once a beautiful well maintained golf course is now a run down terrible place to play. I paid 35.00 dollars which was about 30 too much. Rough are very rough grass a foot high. Grass around tee boxes has not been mowed. Sand...More

Thank lpski
Reviewed 19 June 2017

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE--HORRIBLE CONDITIONS ONLY GREEN YOU COULD PUTT WAS #18. Sand traps----rocks--- haven't been racked looks like forever..Finished about 2:30--no cars in lot on a saturday Sorry golf course,used to be great. Very poor condition.

Thank john s
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Played this course today, was in the worst shape I've seen a course in the state of Michigan. Terrible tee boxes terrible fairways horrendous greens! Do not waste a single dollar playing this course!

Thank scottt787
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've played this course before and it was a real treat. It is nestled in the woods and has a great layout. Some of the greens have more undulation that one would expect. One of the greens appears to have an elephant buried in it....More

1  Thank ReyDaMan
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