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Tom Doak’s Black Forest Like Something From A Fairy Tale: Scary and Magical

by Jeff Wallach

When I played golf with Tom Doak a week before taking on his Black Forest Golf Course in Gaylord, Michigan, he warned that if I could get through the first five holes without blowing up, the rest of the day would prove much easier…

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Black Forest Golf

by David J. Whyte

Doak’s canvas was nearly 400 acres of native Michigan evergreen and hardwood forests to which he carefully added some of the most visually stunning bunkering and multi-contoured greens you will find anywhere. The combination of trees, sand, grasses, and elevation changes are a veritable feast for the eyes.

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Black Forest: Into the Woods at Wilderness Valley

by Brian McCallen

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Long before he became a household name among the cognoscenti, designer Tom Doak built Black Forest at Wilderness Valley over 20 years ago. There are better-known…

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