Black Bear Golf Club

Black Bear Golf Club


Time to checkout the course looking better everyday. Got our man Canyon doing magic with the water this year. Monday thru Thursday only $39.
when will you open?
No integrity! Stiffed local garage door company for new overhead door and repairs to remaining doors. Losers!
Was a really nice course. Apparently the shutdown has ended that. Traveled 4 hours to play there. Total waste of time.
Hello! The Michigan Senior Olympics is a non profit organization that promotes health, wellness, and fitness in individuals ages 50+. We were hoping that you could share information about our golf tournament this year during the summer games in August for any of your golfers 50+ that might be interested in competing!
right now, black bear leaves a lot to be desired.
When we play two days ago
. The tees weren't cut
. The greens weren't cut and also had dead spots on them
. The fairways weren't cut.
The course is one of the nicer courses (view wise) but it definitely needs some TLC to get back where it was a couple of years ago.
I haven't been up there this year. How is the course?
Hello to all at Black Bear GC... Greetings from Ireland! Have you ever wanted a golfing trip to Ireland?? Titanic Golf Tours specializes in bespoke golf tours along the stunning North Antrim and Causeway Coast including the venue for The Open in 2019, Royal Portrush and all over Ireland. If you're planning a golf trip, drop us a message on Facebook. Fully insured, luxury transport, guaranteed tee times and accommodation, all with the renowned Irish hospitality included!
Played 18 again at one of our favorite courses - Black Bear. It's not particularly long, but the greens and approaches make up for it. Owner, Rick Babbitt, is a fantastic host (as well as bartender, cook, waiter, pro, and cashier at times). He's having a tough start to the season because he can't get any rain. But the course still plays well. If you've not played here, you really should give it a shot. It is a blast. Thanks Rick!
Will you be updating your webpage? Many of the links on the headers do not work.
Who won the photo contest?

Michigan's Only 19-Hole Golf Course. Golf Packages Galore. Wedding receptions & more! Call today to reserve your tee time or visit

Yes, 19 Holes! At Black Bear, you get a free par 3 "Practice" hole prior to playing number 1. The remaining 18 championship holes offer some of the most diversified golf terrain in the state. Located just 8 miles north of Ga***rd at I-75 exit 290, Black Bear Golf Club is easily accessible.

Operating as usual


Black Bear Member Jannett Ferrier aces #16 on July 5th! Congrats!!


Do you represent a Non-profit?! Need an extremely lucrative fundraiser? Including all the health benefits of being outdoors? Black Bear is offering FREE Charitable Golf Outings for qualified non-profit organizations 😲 Message us for more details! Dates will fill up fast!


Only a few hours left to get the best deal on Northern Michigan golf! $39 Play All Day with Lunch and Range balls included! Snag your foursome before they’re gone at Midnight.

[05/08/20]   Guess what’s back?! Golf carts baby!


Golf CARTS now ALLOWED in MI, per the Dept of Labor and Economic Opportunity's review of latest Exec Order 2020-77:
"They are allowed, but like with all outdoor recreational facilities there are mitigation measures that need to be implemented..." (like cleaning and distancing)


It’s on now! Grab your #GroupGolfer Unlimited Play All Day w lunch for only $39!


Come join the cool kids! Commit to a 2020 Black Bear PriceSlide Membership and start using it today! Sale ends in 8 days! Current price is $445.49 for an Unlimited Season Pass w cart! Usually priced at $799! Incentives & add-ons for Couples & Foursomes! Range, Guest discounts, Pro Shop & F&B discounts!

Commit now & golf today!


First tee time is 9am! Buzz the shop at (989)983-4441. $15/9 holes or $25/19! 6-pack specials too!


Let’s go golfing! 9am first tee time!


Have you committed to your 2020 Season Unlimited Pass with cart for as low as $299 yet? Less than 200 left! Commit to the current price, Share with your golfing pals and watch the price drop as we sell more! Everyone wins! Sale ends soon! Season opens May 1st!

(Carts available for handicapped otherwise May 15th)


Golf is sooo close...


2020 Season Pass Priceslide Sale for as low as $299 has been extended! One more week to help drive down that price! Currently at $445.51 down from $799 😳 Current Sliders be sure to SHARE to help everyone get the same low price as cheap as $299! Less than 100 now available! Commit to the current price and watch the Slide in action!
Commit now!


Starting to feel a bit like golf season!


2020 Season starts soon! Do you have your Season Passes yet? Unlimited golf w/ cart for as low $299! 😲 The more we sell the cheaper they get. Started at $799...currently at $449...
Commit here: 👉🏻👉🏻


We're getting closer to opening! Be sure to grab your Unlimited Season Pass w/ cart for as low as $299! That's right! As low as $299. No restrictions, no blackout dates! Commit to the current price and watch the price slide as we sell more!


Unpacked half the new #EZGO fleet today! Can’t wait to unleash the new fuel injected carts in a couple weeks! Be sure to keep your eye out for a crazy Season Pass deal! Unlimited golf with cart..


Michigan Golf Live Radio/TV

Things that make you go hmmm...

Last evening, the Attorney General of the State of Michigan took to Twitter to say this:
I just can’t hear about one more black health care worker, police officer or bus driver die while getting a barrage of complaints from white folks outraged because they can’t go golfing.
MGL would like to respond.

Dear Attorney General Nessel,

Rarely has someone in the public eye and a position of leadership made such a blatantly ignorant and racist statement in writing. One wonders how much longer your career would last had you chosen to reverse the references to race.

Among the litany of reasons your tweet is so offensive, is the presumption that only Caucasian Michiganders enjoy golf. On behalf of more than 650 courses and millions of golfers in this state, we can, with 100% confidence, proudly state that the diversity of the participants in this great, hallowed, and historic game reaches across all racial lines...just as it does for our health care workers, police officers, and bus drivers.

Furthermore, it's additionally insulting to put forth the notion that we are capable of caring about only one thing at a time. Perhaps that's true for you, but for everyone else in this state (and everywhere else), it's not that difficult to care DEEPLY about the loss of life, the health and safety of our front line heroes, AND want to go outside and play the game we love so much. These things are not mutually exclusive.

It would be wonderfully helpful if you would tamp down your offensive, racist thoughts and keep them to yourself. You've already demonstrated how little you know about the family of golf. Now, stop proving your ignorance about race, compassion, and the tireless spirit of Michiganders when it comes to our neighbors both on the golf course and on the front lines of this pandemic fight.

We await your public apology.


Walkers only, or one player per cart...something! Raised cups & no touching flagsticks. Let’s get creative while still being safe! Golf has a real opportunity to bring players back to the game.

‪The effort continues. This letter represents the most public coordination of effort to date. ‬


Black Bear Golf Club is offering our Unlimited Golf & Range Season Pass with Cart for as low as $499! Usually $799! This deal won't last long! Sale ends April 12th. The more we sell, the cheaper everyone gets them! Commit to the current Sale price and watch the price drop as we sell more, then receive a refund for the difference! Unlimited Season Pass includes Greens Fees 7 days a week with no Blackout times. Unlimited range balls included as well as discounted Guest Rates. 19 holes slated to open May 1st!



Old Glory seems appropriate...

*Course is closed. Friends & neighbors please use caution while walking the course. Several wildlife spotting’s! Flags & cups are in. Please don’t handle flagsticks, hence the raised cups. 03/31/2020

Good Friends Golf starts drive to get Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to open Michigan’s courses

Dear Governor,

Please let us enjoy our outdoors. Now is the time for golf to shine as healthy recreation...especially with extra time with our families over the next few weeks.


Every cooped up golfer in Michigan The group claims playing golf is no more dangerous than walking the dog, hiking, running or cycling when it comes to spreading the coronavirus


Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Please feel free to walk the golf course during the next few weeks for some exercise. We won’t be open for business until 4/14 at the earliest. In the meantime, following proper guidelines, please utilize our 160+ acres of nature for exercise & free golf. Carts are not allowed. Bring the kids for some exercise. Help yourselves to any range balls available. There will be no one on property, so please be safe and “swim at your own risk”....and watch out for the elk & bear poop!

Be sure to keep your eye out for an awesome Season Pass Special for under $500 😎

Think golf!


Attention Black Bear Homeowners! The course is nearly clear of snow. During the next few weeks please feel free to walk the course! Be sure to take the kids! We’ve put a few range balls out, please help yourselves! We’ll be open before you know it! P.S. Keep an eye out for our upcoming Season Pass Special! 03/11/2020

6 Tips For Taking Your Kids Out On The Golf Course - Golf Digest

Here’s some great tips for taking your kids golfing. Keep your fingers crossed for an early season! How to take your kids on the golf course and play fast 02/29/2020

These are the golf-specific insults worth taking to HR

Have you been a victim? 😏


Stop and see Rick at our Booth #1227 at the West Michigan Golf Show and get entered to win a Mackinaw City Stay & Play Getaway! We’re also selling our famous $39 Play All Day Special w Hot Dog lunch!


And we’re off! The official opening of the West Michigan Golf Show! We’re here all weekend! Be sure to stop by our Booth #1227 and enter to win a Golf Getaway to Black Bear and Mackinaw City!


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Purchase today, redeem by December 31, 2020! - $39 for One Day of Unlimited Golf with Cart, Unlimited Range Balls, Lunch and a Poker Chip Ball Marker at Black Bear Golf Club in Vanderbilt near Gaylord ($115 Value. Good Any Day, Any Time until December 31, 2020!)

Click here for more info: 12/13/2019

$39 for One Day of Unlimited Golf with Cart, Unlimited Range Balls, Lunch and a Poker Chip Ball Marker at Black Bear Golf Club in Vanderbilt near Gaylord ($115 Value. Good Any Day, Any Time until December 31, 2020!)

It’s that time of the year again!! Don’t forget to pick up a perfect Christmas gift for the golfer in your life! Shot of the Day Michigan: Black Bear Golf Club - One Day of Unlimited Golf with Cart, Unlimited Range Balls, Lunch and a Poker Chip Ball Marker - Dec. 2019 - Golf Digest 4-Star Recipient and 2-time repeating People's Choice Award Winner. 19 holes total: 1 warm-up par-3 and 18 championship holes with... 10/20/2019

Black Bear Golf Club | Northern Michigan Golf | Gaylord Public Golf

Today will be the last day of golf for our 2019 season. $25 for 19 holes or $15 for 9. $12 six packs of any kind of beer till it’s gone.
Season passes for 2020 will still be on sale till Nov. 1st. Head to to pick up your pass today!
We appreciate all the golfers that came out this year and enjoyed our course. We will see you in 2020 for an amazing season. Black Bear Golf Club is is open to the public, located in Sanger CA. Please inquire about golf memberships. Call (866)-983-4441 today.


Hello beautiful! Grab your $29 round of golf, just call the Pro Shop at (989) 983-4441 and mention the $29 Facebook deal!


Thanks for coming out today fellas!

Annual late Father’s Day present. Happy long weekend gang 🏌️‍♂️⛳️.


Join us on this Beautiful Labor Day weekend. $29 for 19 holes w/cart, or $100 foursome. Come enjoy Michigans only 19 hole course. Call the Proshop at 989-983-4441 to reserve your Tee Times!!!


Join us on the 4th for $100 Foursomes! All Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, and Veterans of our great military play for FREE! The weather is forecasted to be perfect golf weather. Call the shop at (989) 983-4441 to reserve your tee times.

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And we’re off! The official opening of the West Michigan Golf Show! We’re here all weekend! Be sure to stop by our Booth...
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Drone footage (over #17) capturing our amazing fall colors. Course is open for a few more weeks! $100 foursomes. Come on...
UAV footage of #18.
Getting the drone out for some overhead shots for next weeks Michigan Golf Live Radio/TV  show.




1500 Alexander Rd
Vanderbilt, MI

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 21:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
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