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Black Forest Golf Course

7519 Mancelona Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735-8823
+1 231-585-7090
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Death by Neglect

Follow the most current reviews and I concur. Once a hidden prize this course is ready for closure... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Foodie in Michigan
Worst I've Ever Seen

Played this course 5 years ago and it was a great course. Went there again on 8/19/17 and WOW... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Dan Z
Lansing, Michigan
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A course in the Gaylord Golf Mecca.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible35%
15 Oct 2017
“Death by Neglect”
22 Aug 2017
“Worst I've Ever Seen”
7519 Mancelona Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735-8823
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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 18 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 27 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 12 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 12 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 29 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.

1  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
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