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6500 Nicklaus Dr
Gaylord, MI  49735
United States
P: (231) 585-7090
F: (231) 585-7141
www.blackforestgolf.com
The Black Forest Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

73 par | 7,044 yards

Bermuda grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

The Black Forest Golf Course


The 18-hole "The Black Forest" course at the Black Forest At Wilderness Valley facility in Gaylord, Michigan features 7,044 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. Designed by Tom Doak, the The Black Forest golf course opened in 1991. David Smith manages the course as the Owner.

Course Reviews


A must play. Terrific holes and all the challenge you want. I actually like hearing the groans from partners (and self) -- it's what brings me back.

Black Forest is very playable off the tees, although the greens are the most challenging I've ever encountered. You can definitely see the Donald Ross influence in Doak's design, with some crowned greens, others that slope severely from front to back, and all of them are filled with multiple swales and hollows that can induce multiple break reads even on fairly short putts. I liked them, but my playing partners were moaning all the way around. Overall the course is a beautiful piece of property, well conditioned but some areas were spotty - not as in good shape overall as Treetops, but that is comparing it with the absolute best. The yardage guide is extremely helpful and highly recommended - I wouldn't want to play the course without it!

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Leaderboard

  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Adam P. N/A 57 57 07/29/07
2 Robert G. 17 90 73 01/01/15
3 Bill S. 6 88 82 09/07/09
4 Larry M. 15 98 83 09/23/07
5 William W. N/A 86 86 10/17/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
2 Robert G. 17 90 73 01/01/15
6 Chad D. N/A 120 120 06/22/11
5 William W. N/A 86 86 10/17/10
3 Bill S. 6 88 82 09/07/09
4 Larry M. 15 98 83 09/23/07

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About Black Forest At Wilderness Valley, The Black Forest

Black Forest At Wilderness Valley

Community facility

25 tees driving range

36 regulation holes

Awards at Black Forest At Wilderness Valley, The Black Forest

Golfweek Magazine's America's Best Public-Access Courses for Michigan 2005

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David Smith, Owner
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