Black Forest at Wilderness Valley - Wilderness Valley Course

Gaylord, Michigan | 18 holes | Par: 71 | 6367 yards

Local golfers refer to Wilderness Valley as the ""hidden gem."" One feature Wilderness Valley definitely shares with its newer neighbor is the serene beauty of the surrounding emerald forest.The fairways appear generous but frequently narrow in the prime landing areas, and many of the holes bend left or right, putting a premium on accuracy. The rough is resort-friendly, and many of the greens can be reached by bouncing the ball rather than requiring a carry over one of the 45 bunkers. Women, seniors, and other players with a low trajectory ball flight especially appreciate this feature.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 71 6367 70.6 126
Red (W) 71 4897 67.8 115
White 71 5966 69 121

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Al Watrous
  • Type: Resort
  • Built in: 1971
  • Golf Season: Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/01

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts: Yes

Nicklaus Dr
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
Otsego County
P: (231) 585-7090
F: (231) 585-7141