Black Lake GCBlack Lake Golf Club

Black Lake Golf Club
2800 Maxon Rd
Onaway, MI 49765
Cheboygan County

Phone(s): (989) 733-4653
Fax: (989) 733-5314
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The 18-hole Black Lake Golf Club in Onaway, MI is a public golf course that opened in 2000. Designed by Rees Jones, Black Lake Golf Club measures 7046 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 143 and a 74.8 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are providence and the fairways are pennlinks and providence.

Black Lake Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 8 reviews)
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A view of a green with water and bunkers coming into play at Black Lake Golf ClubA view of a hole guarded by fall trees at Black Lake Golf ClubThe par-4 13th hole is a long, uphill dogleg left at Black Lake Golf ClubThe par-3 fifth hole at Black Lake Golf Club features a waste bunker from tee to green

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Greg Muirhead, Rees Jones
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 2000
  • Golf Season: April - October
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Pennlinks & Providence
  • Greens: Providence


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6743 140 73.4
Gold 72 7046 143 74.8
White 72 6401 137 71.9
Silver 72 5831 126 69
Green (W) 72 5058 131 70.2
Silver (W) 72 5831 142 74.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Black Lake Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Dan Horvath
    on July 24th, 2023 16:31
    Great course and in excellent condition
  • Black Lake Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Ginny
    on August 12th, 2015 12:43
    Course is in great shape. Plush and green. We enjoy how the course carved into the natural beauty of the area.
  • Black Lake Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Chris
    on September 08th, 2012 13:51
    Black Lake is a beautiful course. It's a bit challenging and the scenery is wonderful. The greens were nice and the service was good. Also, I believe it's one of the top public courses in Michigan and the country.
    I've been to courses more expensive than Black lake, and I wasn't impressed. Black Lake is affordable.
    For what I think is a hidden gem, I've been back for the 4th year in a row for a golf weekend, and I live in southern Mi.
    Being that it's owned by the UAW, if you decide a play and stay weekend, and want to stay inside the complex, golf course is outside the complex; make sure you drive an american made auto to enter. You might want to call for more details.
  • Black Lake Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Jared
    on August 29th, 2012 19:07
    Very disappointed upon arrival! Showed up ahead of tee time, called ahead to verify and the golf course still found away to not honor the passes and try to charge us full price. they agreed to on the phone, and email! Be cautious as now they have rankings and awards with this came the arrogance and rudeness of the staff. We had a large controlled professional group of 8 golfers who are all low 40 shooters that respect and maintain there part on a golf course. The hour drive is not worth the hassle or the time when Gaylord has so many good courses to play.
  • Black Lake Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by A.J. La Course
    on May 19th, 2012 19:48
    Great course design that looks so natural that you'll forget the reason you are there. Great customer service both in the bar/grill ( actually quite a good dinner can be had as well) and the clubhouse. A little about the course.... Large landing areas ( mostly) off the tees, tighter approaches to quite large greens make it both challenging but far.Very good par 3"s. Good practice facility. I believe the designer said he only had to "find" the holes not actually create any. A joy to play.
  • Black Lake Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Mike R
    on August 25th, 2011 14:53
    Awesome condition and wide fairways.
  • Black Lake Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Dick Lucier
    on August 15th, 2011 17:55
    Wonderful course, well maintained. We're eager to play it again.
  • Black Lake Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by carol massey
    on August 09th, 2011 12:36
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