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Black Forest Golf Course

7519 Mancelona Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735-8823
+1 231-585-7090
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Save your money

What was once a beautiful well maintained golf course is now a run down terrible place to play. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jerome, MI
via mobile
omg no cars in lot on a saturday---


Reviewed 19 June 2017
john s
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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A course in the Gaylord Golf Mecca.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible28%
12 Sep 2016
“Up North Golf”
4 weeks ago
“Save your money”
7519 Mancelona Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735-8823
+1 231-585-7090
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 Scott T
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
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I try to play here every spring and fall. The course is always in decent shape. Greens could use a little more care, but nothing that affects their playability. This represents what I consider "up north golf". Each hole is cut individually through the woods...More

Thank Dougster1960
Reviewed 30 August 2016

good layout by Doak, conditioning poor, fairways 10% bald, traps, no sand only dirt and rocks, greens horrible. need to close down course next growing season for restoration, or open a goat ranch. no other rated courses in the same condition.

Thank bill h
Reviewed 18 August 2016

They maybe trying but not lately. The whole course was lacking any water. The excuse of it hasn't rained in a while is just that. We play another course in area that was actually green and well maintained unlike wilderness valley which was more like...More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

You can easily tell this place used to be an incredible course, but it's one of the most poorly maintained courses I've ever been to. The greens were particularly awful, but the fairways, sand traps, even the clubhouse are falling apart. I wish I got...More

2  Thank Nate D
Reviewed 23 June 2016

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...More

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 14 June 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...More

1  Thank Michael D
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