The par-3 fifth hole at Black Lake Golf Club features a waste bunker from tee to green
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4.8
159 Reviews (159)
5 Stars
127
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
97.7%
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152 out of 159 reviews
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4.8
34 Reviews (34)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.1%
Recommend this course
33 out of 34 reviews
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4.8
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.4%
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38 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7046 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.8
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Black Lake Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Pennlinks & Providence
Greens Providence
Golf Season April - October
Architect Rees Jones (2000) Greg Muirhead (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Mc's Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AMEX
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
159 Reviews (159)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Dinner 6
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Elevation Changes 10
Water Hazards 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 10
A Weekend Splurge 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13

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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great time with new friends

Course is in awesome shape. Pace was a little slow, 5 hours, but should have expected it on a Saturday early afternoon, They were very busy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top-tier northern Michigan course

I have played many northern Michigan courses and Black Lake Golf Club is top-tier! Each hole is distinctive with five tee boxes for the appropriate challenge and maximum enjoyment. I will return again soon to play both the 18-hole engaging layout and the 9-hole short course. Staff are knowledgeable and ready to assist. Other amenities include a restaurant with a comfortable patio and attractive indoor seating and a range with short and long targets and a putting green.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing!

Beautiful course! Hidden gem.
If you are in the area this is a must. They have an amazing stay and play package.
Check the website.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Black Lake Slow Play

One of the slowest rounds of my life - in excess of 5 hours and waited on every tee box, then again on every green approach shot.
Won't be going back.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time visit.

Great value!! Heard about this place on a radio show and decided to check it out. Top notch everything, clubhouse, carts, staff and conditions. Course is long but not punishing. Hard but you can score.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden GEM

Great up north course with no houses, up north Michigan beauty!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 104
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

PACE: Was a single behind a morning league. With no one behind me I played 2 balls and went back and replayed holes. Could've finished in under 4 hours with no one ahead of me, but I enjoyed the morning.

CONDITIONS: Tee boxes were a bit scruffy. Maybe they were due to be cut the day after I played. Fairways, greens and bunkers were all in excellent shape. The sand it in the bunkers was excellent (as I was in enough of them). Though the greens did seem a little bit thicker/slower, given the overall condition of the course I'm sure they can get them running quicker without much effort.

STAFF: Got me paid and out on the course. The starter helped get me (single) out ahead of 3 4somes. Thank you for that!

VALUE: Definitely worth it!

LAYOUT: No blind tee shots, which I like... but most of the holes do feel claustrophobic. Perhaps cutting back a bit of the undergrowth would allow the player to hit a "hero shot" out of the trees.

AMENITIES: Best GPS I've ever had in a cart. Best cart too (not surprising given this course is owned by the UAW). You don't expect to remember how smooth carts stop and start from a round you played, but this time I do. They are great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Monster_Zero

Great golf course... Some tough pins for a holiday, but the greens were rolling nicely... Lots of punch marks remained from the fall airation, but it's still early in the season.. Absolutely love to tee it up here! Staff is always friendly and professional... Highly recommend this as a must play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful but tough course

Some very tight tree lined fairways with well protected greens. Course was tough but was in beautiful shape. Had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Dependable conditions.

An asset to the golf community in northeast michigan. I hope to see the dining room full again someday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Black lake golf course

Pace of play was really slow. It was league day so that could have been why. Overall great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great woodland course

One of our favorites. We play it every spring on our golf trip. Layout is varied and interesting. Provides a challenge for all level of golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Black Lake Golf Club is best value in all of Michigan!

My home course now since i retired. As good, and mostly better in all ways than two private clubs i belonged to in Southern MI!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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