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Black Forest Golf Course

7519 Mancelona Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735-8823
+1 231-585-7090
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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 4 weeks ago
Dan Z
Lansing, Michigan
poor course conditions

Have been playing this course for years, shocked when I saw shape it was in. WE were warned the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Lone Pine, California
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A course in the Gaylord Golf Mecca.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible34%
4 weeks ago
“Worst I've Ever Seen”
6 Aug 2017
“poor course conditions”
7519 Mancelona Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735-8823
+1 231-585-7090
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 24 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
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
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