Black Lake Golf Club - No. 13
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Black Lake Golf Club - No. 13
Black Lake Golf Club is a collection of one challenging, well conditioned hole after another, like the 454-yard, par-4 13th. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake G.C. - hole 1
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Black Lake G.C. - hole 1
The 430-yard par-4 first at Black Lake Golf Club is no easy opener. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake Golf Club No. 4
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Black Lake Golf Club No. 4
The 373-yard par-4 fourth at Black Lake Golf Club in Onaway, Michigan. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake G.C. - hole 5
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Black Lake G.C. - hole 5
There's plenty of bunker trouble on the 206-yard par-3 fifth at Black Lake Golf Club. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake Golf Club No. 6
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Black Lake Golf Club No. 6
No. 6 at Black Lake Golf Club is a dogleg-left par 5. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake G.C. - hole 7
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Black Lake G.C. - hole 7
The dogleg right par-4 seventh at Black Lake Golf Club plays 443 from the tips. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake Golf Club No. 9
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Black Lake Golf Club No. 9
The ninth at Black Lake Golf Club is a 590-yard par 5 that plays uphill. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake G.C. - hole 11
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Black Lake G.C. - hole 11
The par-5 11th at Black Lake Golf Club is classic risk-reward with a large lake guarding the green. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake Golf Club No. 12
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Black Lake Golf Club No. 12
The 12th at Black Lake Golf Club is a short, dogleg-left par 4. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake G.C. - hole 14
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Black Lake G.C. - hole 14
One huge bunker outlines the entire right side on the par-3 14th at Black Lake Golf Club in Onaway, Michigan. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake Golf Club No. 16
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Black Lake Golf Club No. 16
The par-4 16th at Black Lake Golf Club has one of the largest greens on the course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake G.C. - hole 17
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Black Lake G.C. - hole 17
The picturesque par-3 17th at Black Lake Golf Club. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Black Lake Golf Club No. 18
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Black Lake Golf Club No. 18
The all uphill, par-5 18th at Black Lake Golf Club is one tough finishing hole. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Black Lake Golf Club in Onaway, Michigan delivers the goods

ONAWAY, Mich. -- Black Lake Golf Club, the first course designed by Rees Jones in northern Michigan, is the newest addition to the United Auto Workers' Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center. The course provides great views with excellent conditions, playable by all levels of golfers.

The setting is 1,000 heavily forested acres next to Black Lake, one of Michigan's largest inland lakes. The golf course spans 7,030 yards and is undoubtedly one of Jones' best original designs. With plenty of wetlands, a variety of bunkers, large greens and doglegs through the forest, the course is interesting and challenging.

There are also six sets of tees for all levels of golfers.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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Black Lake Golf Club in Onaway, Michigan delivers the goods