Black Forest Golf Course at Wilderness Valley


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Black Forest Golf Course at Wilderness Valley Est. 1992

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Starting out from the same clubhouse, the Black Forest and Wilderness Valley golf courses are both well-rated and always popular places to play. These tree-lined parkland layouts should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. On the Black Forest layout, Tom Doak's first example of minimalist golf course architecture, each hole is carved through a canvas of pine, oak, and maple trees. The dramatic bunkering on Black Forest contrasts with the verdant forest backdrop. The gentler but equally scenic Wilderness Valley layout also presents an enjoyable golfing challenge for golfers of all abilities. Definitely a golf club to include on your play list if you are in the area.

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Making Contact

Black Forest at Wilderness Valley
6500 Nicklaus Drive,
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
USA
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Office   +1 (231) 585 7090
Pro Shop   +1 (231) 585 7090
Fax

 

Email   info@blackforestgolf.com
Website   www.blackforestgolf.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Tom Doak
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7044 6097 4556
Par 73 73 73
SSS or Slope 74.3 70.1 67.2
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Black Forest course. Starting from the same clubhouse is the Wilderness Valley course (18-hole, par-71, 6397 yds from back tees, designer Al Watrous, opened 1971).
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How2Get There?

15 mi SW of Gaylord.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes on Black Forest course in high season (May thru' Sept): $65, golf cart included. Reduced rates for 36-hole, early-bird, afternoon and twilight rounds, and for seniors. Rates are lower on Wilderness Valley course. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted on the Wilderness Valley course; golf cart compulsory on Black Forest. The Black Forest course starts o.5 mi from the clubhouse, with the 18th green located 1 mi from the clubhouse, in between is a 7.5 mi journey around this roaming woodland course.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Black Forest's designer and Michigan resident Tom Doak, originally studied his craft under legendary course architect Pete Dye. Doak was also strongly influenced by the design philosophies and work of Dr Alister MacKenzie. Among an impressive portfolio of projects, Pacific Dunes in Oregon, Ballyneal in Colorado, Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania and Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand are perhaps his best known designs.

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Latitude: (44.875997)
Longitude: (-84.797566)
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