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Choose from Three Options
- $200 for unlimited golf through May for one at Black Forest or Wilderness Valley ($2,325 value)
- $49 for 18 holes of golf with cart rental for two at Wilderness Valley, valid Monday-Friday ($90 value)
- $54 for 18 holes of golf with cart rental for two at Wilderness Valley, valid any day of the week ($90 value)
Black Forest and Wilderness Valley Golf Resort
Golf enthusiasts flock to Black Forest and Wilderness Valley Golf Resort to take on the challenges of its two distinct courses. Designed by course architect Tim Doak in 1992, the Black Forest layout is carved into a landscape of towering pine, oak, and maple trees that are so dense that each hole feels secluded within its own pocket of the forest. Deep bunkers are the most prevalent characteristic, as evidenced on the course's first hole, which begins with a 524-yard par 5 that incorporates seven bunkers staggered down the right side of the fairway. Once players avoid a sandy resting spot and reach the greens, they must contend with multi-tiered surfaces and shapeshifting flagsticks.
Wilderness Valley is an Al Watrous-designed course that isn't as difficult as Black Forest. The layout resides between ridges that rise and fall a couple hundred feet, showcasing gently rolling terrain that features more than one dramatic elevation change. Chiseled into a hardwood forest, the golf course features one water hazard on the first hole and numerous doglegs throughout. Some of the most scenic backdrops are found on the approaches to the 5th and 9th holes, two par 4's with uphill second shots to sloped greens guarded by the edge of an unforgiving hill.
Scorecards and Layouts
6500 Nicklaus Drive
Gaylord, MI 49735