If you revel in the feeling of having a spectacular golf course almost to yourself, the best course in northern Michigan beckons you. At Black Forest, Tom Doak’s first masterpiece of minimalist golf course architecture, each hole is carved through a lush canvas of pine, oak, and maple trees so thick that each hole is an island of isolated natural beauty and you may never see another group the entire round.
The dramatic bunkering on Black Forest contrasts with the verdant forest backdrop, and when you arrive at the marvelously contoured greens the challenge has only begun Rated among the top new public courses by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golfweek, and other publications since its opening, Black Forest established Doak as a world-class designer in the classic lineage of Dr. Alister MacKenzie and Donald Ross.
Add a round on the gentler but equally scenic Wilderness Valley “hidden gem” resort course designed by Michigan Hall-of-Famer Al Watrous, and you have “the best combination of Gaylord courses,” according to a survey of Golf Digest readers. When you’re ready to take a break from shot making, the remodeled Bavarian-style clubhouse, Osprey Grille and large two-level patio deck provide the comforts of a vacation retreat for sharing a drink and recalling the highs and lows of your rounds.
Chef Brad McKay will create for you an array of palate-pleasing choices from in-season freshwater fish or premium cuts of steak, pork, and chicken with a distinct north woods Americana flair. If your objective is a thoroughly delightful day of golf and dining with good friends, Black Forest / Wilderness Valley is your ideal destination.
- Address 6500 Nicklaus
- City 49735 Gaylord
- State/Province Gaylord
- Country Michigan
- Allowed CC VISA, MasterCard, AmericanExpress
- Allowed Players 1-4 players
- Year Build 1971
- Holes 18
- Designer Al Wantrous
- Greens Bent
- Dresscode Golf Attire
Rental Clubs, Golf Cart Rental, Pull Cart Rental, Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping Area, Teaching Pro, Food Service, Bar Service
Tee Time Reservations must be cancelled no later than 24 hours prior to day of play. If reservation is not cancelled by this time, the credit card holder will be responsible for the full greens fees with the credit card being automatically charged.
NOTE: Some fees collected at time of booking are non-refundable. Refer to the payment details to identify non-refundable fees.
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