Gaylord, Michigan
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Black Forest at Wilderness Valley

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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.

Course Details
GPS Mapped:Yes what is this?
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

Average Hole Difficulty

  USMC19 - 7/9/12
  Cycleape - 8/29/11
  acrespo - 7/3/11
  yarajohns - 9/30/10
  Reegs - 6/28/10
  Lunchbox - 7/6/09
  itlnstal2 - 6/7/09
  JakeMTP - 3/23/09
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Best Score: 74
Black Forest / White

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Score Golfer Date
80 Cycleape 10/4/12
82 rmckindles 5/21/11
80 hdaum21 6/16/10
83 Van Voorst 8/21/11
38* erik_jm 9/8/08
80 USMC19 7/5/12
76 James Kitchen 9/9/16
*9-holes played
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