A view of hole #2 at Timberlake Golf Course
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4.2
190 Reviews (190)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
96.2%
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182 out of 190 reviews
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4.1
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
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16 out of 16 reviews
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4.2
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.3%
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36 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6703 yards
Slope 139
Rating 72.4

Timberlake Golf Club in Clinton sits halfway between the Triangle and Wilmington. The classic design is reminiscent of traditional Scottish links courses, featuring a combination of water and pot bunkers as well as large grassy swales. The golf course sprawls across rolling hills, which provide plenty of contours and elevation changes. From the elevated tees, golfers will have a dramatic view of the rugged landscape. The golf course is mostly open though there are a few stands of mature trees that can be troublesome if you're not careful. The cavernous bunkers and carefully molded mounding present formidable challenges that will test even the best golfers. In addition to the golf course, Timberlake also offers a full driving range and practice green as well as tennis courts and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willard Byrd

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2016 #13)

Reviews

4.2
190 Reviews (190)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 25
Bunkers 20
Elevation Changes 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 23
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24

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Conditions Excellent
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Wet weather
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The course was like a sponge

It was wet, muddy and swampy. Had to move my ball to dry ground most of the round.

Conditions Fair
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Timberlake

The course was soaking wet. It had been raining for days the course should have been closed. Managed to play nine but was not a good day. I would not recommend this course if it's wet or has been raining.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course...needs a little work

Overall, it’s a nice course. When I played it was a soupy mess from a storm the day before. Fairways didn’t seem to drain very well though. Greens were ridiculously soft as would be expected with rainfall. I’d say it would play very well when dry. Cart paths get worse the farther you get from the clubhouse. Service was good, but everyone was really young and rather awkward. I’d play again when in the area, but wouldn’t travel just to play this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Timberlake 1st time

Played the course for the first time. Staff extremely friendly. Interesting course layout with 3 par 3s on a 9 and three par 5s on other. Conditions are pretty good for winter golf. Greens roll smooth and fast. Played with two locals, Mike and Corky; wonderful company. I live in Durham and will come back to play next time I am down to Wilmington and back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Very wet

Course is nice but the course was very wet. Don't hit the ball fat! Will play again. Hopefully, a little dryer conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
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5.0
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Previously Played

Bring your long irons

Golf now deal for $18. The course is in great shape for fall wet weather. One of the best courses around with excellent views of the lake. We also saw 8 deer on the 16th hole...overall a great round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Timberlake GC

This course is a gem on the banks of lake murray.Nice open fairways a few dog legs ..greens in good condition...this course will test your golf skills....with some amazing holes with water features...and stay off cart path a bit on the bumpy side .Overall very enjoyable ..will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful fall outing

What a great day of golf! The course offers beautiful views of Lake Murray. The course was in great shape although a little soggy due to rain yesterday. Overall, a terrific S.C. Fall experience!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great course. Greens and fairways were in great condition. Would recommend this course to all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

Great layout, awesome staff, everyone knows the speed. All around good course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

It's been about a year since I last played there. I had a great time then and another great time this time around. I enjoy playing this course even though challenging for me. I always find it in great shape and always will take friends to play here when they come to visit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Inproving

I have played Timberlake many times and today’s round was my best ever. They are working to soften some greens which today were better after they punched and sanded greens for the second time this summer. Only complaints today were greens were still bumpy which will improve soon and the sand traps had not been raked today . It’s a good course with some great views of Lake Murray. Very good course for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course

People were friendly and the staff provide professional service.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course, but pro and managers are horrible

Played today, course semi crowded. A 5-some was holding up our group of three, another 3-some, and a twosome. We asked a course worker if they could go ask them if could play through, the fivesome said no its a holiday they can wait. At the turn we asked the pro and the managing partner if they could go talk to them. They refused and said it was a non issue. Each golfcart has a sign reminding groups to let faster groups play through so the course must know some golf etiquette, to bad they wont enforce it. Wont be back here.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/05/2019

I don't know if it was the same group, but I was held up by a fivesome as well where they were trying to teach and young boy and a female, neither of whom appeared to be able to hit the ball 100 yards with any club. The lack of courtesy should be an embarrassment because everyone I encountered was friendly and welcoming, including staff and the member I played my first nine holes with. Course was in really good shape, although the greens could have been faster (not that they were bad, but I'm used to Bermuda having more pace than these). Unfortunately, this is the kind of attitude you sometimes find with a club that has members who look down on the fact the course has to have some public play to survive.

I'm looking forward to playing here again, but I fully understand your feelings.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Improving

Timberlake has a new head of golf operations who is improving the course. Fairways and greens are very good now. There are some greens that do not hold well but they are committed to improve that. Only course on lake Murray with some Great Lake views and interesting holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course - slow play

Course in outstanding condition. However play is very slow. No one lets faster players play through.

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

Excellent Challenge!

From tee to greens, conditions are some of the best in SC. The layout is never boring and fair if you hit good golf shots. Will continue to play this course a couple of times a month. Worth the drive from the Upstate.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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