Black Forest at Wilderness Valley
6500 Nicklaus Dr
Gaylord, MI 49735-8098, United States

Two courses are at this northern Michigan resort.

The Black Forest course was designed by traditionalist architect Tom Doak and opened in 1992 to rave reviews. Even today, Black Forest has been called the best public-access in northern Michigan.

Al Watrous's Wilderness Valley course debuted in 1980 and, while "kinder and gentler," the course features gradually-narrowing fairways and elevation changes of a couple of hundred feet. Manager Corey Crowell is quoted as saying, "Good players will have a good time" on this layout.

The peak-season (June-August) rates on Black Forest are $55 Mondays through Thursdays, then $65 on Fridays, weekends, and holidays. Twilight and shoulder-season rates are lower. For the Wilderness Valley course, those rates are $40 and $45, respectively.
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Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:$50 - $59
   Weekend:$60 - $74
General Manager:Corey Crowell; PGA
Guest Policy:open
Season Start:April
Season End:October
Reserved Tee Times:Online & Phone
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface

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Recent Scores

Date Golfer Score
9/21/18 Steve O'Mara 102
6/17/18 bert57 92
6/16/18 bert57 87
6/13/18 Mark McMacken 81
6/5/18 rjanose 82
7/20/17 tdowns01 83
5/28/17 trwortinger 52*
5/27/17 trwortinger 105
11/5/16 rickcope6 87
10/30/16 rickcope6 87
10/19/16 papappy 90
9/10/16 jsphilli1972 40*
9/4/16 farnsth4 119
9/4/16 farnswt 86
8/26/16 John Sych 85
6/10/16 mhodor 91
6/2/16 Kyle Vasilnek 81
5/21/16 Donna K 101
10/18/15 rickcope6 92
10/18/15 Art Larose 96
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Recent Reviews

  chanceboy - 6/22/13
Need some rangers on the course. Played behind a group of 20. Slow doesn't describe the pain. A 6 hour round.
The course is very nice. Probably wouldn't play it again because of the lack of someone on the course managing the players pace.
  srjacobson - 9/7/12
Excellent course but very tricky greens. Several putts seemed to break uphill leading to lots of misreads and 3-putts.
  mrklig - 8/8/11
Great course! Tough greens and a great test of golf.
  aaronorlowski - 6/23/14
  mrgreg - 9/19/13
  KVO27 - 7/14/13
  Bronstinator - 5/31/13
  reggiefloyd - 5/19/13
  Doug1947 - 2/7/13
  shawzee - 11/9/12
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