The par-3 fifth hole at Black Lake Golf Club features a waste bunker from tee to green
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4.6
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
92.6%
Recommend this course
72 out of 77 reviews
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5.0
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
5.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.4
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 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

4.6
77 Reviews (77)

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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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

An excellent day!

I've played this course before which is exactly why I keep going back. It is an amazingly beautiful course. Fair yet challenging course. Very friendly staff. Clubhouse is beautiful inside and out. If you consider yourself a golfer then you will be glad you played here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

everything

great we enjoyed it all. I want to play it again and again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A not so great experience

No bag person available to load bags. Had to search and then got reluctant help. Grueling 4 hour 45 minute round. No ranger. No beverage cart. Lots of bugs.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

This is not the first time I have played Black Lake nor will it be the last. This course is ALWAYS in impeccable condition. I brought a group of 20+ guys there. They all loved the course. It suits golfers of all levels with the different tees. You must make the drive to play this course. Group golfer generally runs a promotion in October for this course for $44!! If you don't mind the trip, you have to play this course! The greens putt very true, and the tees and fairways are perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice

The course was nice. We encountered some black nats on the course which was a little annoying. The course was in great condition. The starter was very friendly! For the most part enjoyed our day!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very long round

Great course in good condition. The layout is pretty tight with many uphill and downhill shots. Greens were great.

Bad- the round took 5:28. We called the clubhouse as there were 4 groups on the 5th hole. Ranger said pace of play was on time. Waited 5 minutes on very hole from there on. Ruined the whole round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Off the beaten path but worth it!!!!

Took a detour off the I-75 beaten path on a trip up to Petosky and it was worth the hour diversion.Played the course on a weds in July on a golfnow hot deal for 35.00.It was well worth that for a course that was in excellent condition.Thought there would be more holes with "elevation"...there were some...just not as many as I had hoped for such as some of the courses in Gaylord have...not a negative by any stretch.The course from tee to green was immaculate.Pace of play was just under 4 hrs on a perfect july afternoon...traps were better than most but not primo...some small rocks/pebbles..just a minor annoyance more than anything,,still give it 5 stars in spite of the sand conditions.If your are in northern Michigan and can get a hotdeal price you will not be dissapointed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day at Black Lake!

This is a beautiful golf course! The layout is very challenging but not unfair. Five sets of tee boxes are very nice for us older guys who don't hit it quite as far as we used to. A few bad spots in the fairway that didn't used to be that way back when economic times were better.But still a great course! Everybody had a great time! Thanks!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Most scenic course in Northern Michigan

This is my favorite course in Northern Michigan. It has it all-sand traps, bunkers, hills, ravines and phenomenal scenery. It is well kept and very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great challenge

If you are playing well not that difficult, however there is sand everywhere you look, so slighty off your game makes for a long day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent & Challenging Course

Immaculate conditions, terrific clubhouse and food/beverage service and a course that presents tough but fair challenge to mid-to-serious golfers. Well worth the drive to get there as it's only about an hour from Petoskey and you'll be very pleased with the value you get for a very respectable green fee w/ cart!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very well maintained

This is one of my most favorite courses. Challenging but fair and always in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent lay-out

The coursed is in great shape and offered a great golfing experience.
Will play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Condition

Rate it right up there with Elk Ridge , Black Lake is my new favorite, will play again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

You feel like you are the only group on the course. Very long ride to some of the holes. Definitely cannot walk this one.

The only bad experience we had on our day at the course was my husbands conversation with the new manager. He asked my husband if he had played here before. My husband answered that we have been playing here every year since it opened. He said well I have been too in a very abrasive tone. My husband was not expecting this type of really unfriendly response. The wait staff was very friendly. We had lunch before our round. And a drink after our round and the service was very good. The food is good and the club house is beautiful. You will not be disappointed with the course challenging and fair.. Just don't talk to the big union manager guy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Excellent course with some challenging holes. I would go back in a heart beat to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Jewel of the North

This course was absolutely beautiful. The grounds were in outstanding shape despite having over 4 inches of rain the previous week (two days previously we played a course a few miles away that cost more and was water logged). I was amazed that we did not see more people on the course on Memorial Day. We had a 8:40 AM tee time and were the 2nd group out on the course. The only reason it took 4 hours to complete our round was that we spent a lot of time in the woods looking for my partner's errant shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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