Black Lake Conference Center
About Black Lake Conference CenterNot 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.
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Great course. Ranger not so much.
Love the course. It’s excellent shape. Our group stopped for a hot dog at the turn and was harassed by the ranger for eating before continuing on to 10. Despite still being 8 minutes ahead of pace (according to the cart) after eating the ranger still threatened to not let us back out on 10. We ignored him and teed off anyway and never saw a group behind us the entire back 9.
I’m all for pace of play but this felt like unnecessary rudeness.
Caught a great price on tee-off. Course was in ok condition. I think we've had a lot of rain here or it's being overwatered. Greens were true but slow. Lots of ball marks. Waited every tee 15-20 minutes. 4.5 hour round. I'd play it again for the rate I received from tee-off.
Excellent layout. Great variety.
This was the first time playing Black Lake Golf Club. I definitely be back! Quality layout with great variety. My only minor complaint is that players need to replace divots and add sand. Not a complaint of the course but of players who need to take an extra minute to sustain the beauty of this top quality northern Michigan golf course.
Great layout. Good condition. Challenging. Because of elevation changes ....coarse plays longer than score card distance. Excellent value for a north Michigan premium GC
if the UpNorth feel is what you're looking for , this course is for you. Great staff and GPS.
I made a hole in one!
This is a must play if in the area
Everything was perfect with the course and the food at the turn was great. Order the chicken wrap.
Beautiful and challenging!
Absolutely beautiful! The natural landscape is awesome. Bring your A-game, it's long with some tight fairways and unforgiving roughs; it's a championship course. The staff was very friendly and the carts with gps tablets was a nice touch. I can't wait to play again next year. Highly recommended.
Black Lake reaffirms appreciation
On my anniversary trip, I revisited Black Lake Gold Club to play 18 holes. The town of Onaway, UAW Lodge and Black Lake Golf Club have reaffirmed my appreciation! The Clubhouse, staff, restaurant, links, Pro shop and amenities exceed expectations and do not disappoint! The patrons are friendly and welcoming and allowed me (a single) to join their 3-piece and we shared laughs and tips and clubs the whole day thru. The links are beautiful and provide and incredible habitat for the animals that occupy this lush forested location. This is one of my favorite courses in the country and I'd recommend anyone play here at least once! Be sure to try the delicious margaritas and best of luck on that long 18th hole!
Black Lake is totally worth the drive!!
First time here. Course is so great!! Cant say enough about it. Cut out of the woods - no houses on this bad mother! Clean and mean with elevation changes babbling brooks running thru it and dear and turkey out and about. Starters were so cool and very informative. Cart had perfect GPS system too. Most impressive was it was early in the morning and they let my broken down 84 year old Dad ride along in the cart with me for no charge! Unforgettable experience for both of us!! Big Thanks!! Don’t miss this place.