Black Lake Conference Center
2000 Maxon Road, Onaway, Michigan 49765, US
(989) 733-8521
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About Black Lake Conference Center

Not everybody realizes that the Black Lake Conference Center - also known as the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center owned by the United Auto Workers - is open to the general public. It was built in the 1970s on roughly 1,000 acres of remote, idyllic property in northern Michigan. Accommodations range from 228 rooms in the Lodge to a selection of condos, apartments and camp sites. With a massive auditorium, Black Lake is perfect for conferences, retreats, weddings, family vacations and reunions. Rees Jones added the award-winning Black Lake Golf Club in 2000. Other recreation includes exploring the surrounding forests hiking and biking or fishing in Burt Lake, Mullett Lake or its namesake Black Lake, teeming with walleye, bass and perch.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Acres1000
Year Opened1970
Number of Units100-300

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom
PoolIndoor
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Black Lake Conference Center

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Conditions Good
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Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Excellent
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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
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Reviews 4
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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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.

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Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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Handicap 15-19
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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
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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
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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Reviews 78
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 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
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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