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4.2
144
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
0
91.6%
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137 out of 144 reviews
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4 Stars
6
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
87.5%
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7 out of 8 reviews
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
88.0%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6703
Slope 139
Rating 72.4
Type Semi-Private
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6703 yards 72.4 139
White 72 6226 yards 70.7 130
Green 72 5577 yards 67.5 125
Red (W) 72 4963 yards 70.1 121
Scorecard for Timberlake Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.4/135 364 419 406 196 484 362 410 167 383 3191 393 399 554 187 406 430 340 196 483 3388 6579
White M: 70.1/131 339 392 357 176 461 344 378 144 362 2953 359 370 520 166 373 396 290 172 460 3106 6059
Green M: 67.5/125 309 359 331 153 422 326 359 134 343 2736 331 339 493 145 336 335 240 152 420 2791 5527
Silver M: 64.7/118 286 332 302 127 394 308 343 115 303 2510 299 320 463 128 311 310 225 102 385 2543 5053
Red W: 70.1/121 281 327 297 122 389 303 338 110 298 2465 294 315 458 123 306 305 220 97 380 2498 4963
Handicap 17 1 5 7 11 3 9 15 13 6 12 4 8 14 2 18 10 16
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 13 1 5 7 11 9 3 17 15 6 4 8 18 10 2 16 14 12

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.

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Reviews

4.2
144

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
Convenient to the City 4
In the 'Burbs 4
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Played On 07/09/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good summer shape

Timberlake is in good shape. Played at 12:30 and saw no other players on the course. Fairways are in great shape. They cut their greens very short and fast. Many greens are hard and difficult to hold. We saw very few if any ball marks on greens. Played there many times and it’s in good summertime shape. Looked like the greens needed more water.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 06/16/2018
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in Good Shape

Tees, Fairways, and Greens in very good shape. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful course with several holes having view of Lake Murray.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 06/01/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good shape

Greens and fairways are in good shape. One of the better courses we play in the Columbia area. Great value for the price.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 05/23/2018
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice day

Timberlake is one of my favorites & we play it several times a year.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On 05/11/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fair

Good layout. Course was in awful condition. Not too crowded.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 05/08/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Always fun

Timberlake is a very good course with a varied and interesting layout. Most courses in SC including Timberlake are lagging about a month behind in fairway and green grasses due to an early warm spell followed by freezing temps. The cold snap stunted the new grass . As it warms Timberlake will greatly improved as will other SC courses. I might be more enthused than usual as I had 4 birdies and shot a 75. I am usually in the 80’s . The bumpy greens didn’t affect me.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 04/02/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good challenge but fair.

Greens were fast and the fairways well kept. The course layout next to the lake made for a wonderful backdrop. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. Worth a visit.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On 03/23/2018
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could be Better

Cart paths need help. With better upkeep this course would be great. Maybe mow the grass and water. Landscape features would help. How about a chipping green to replace the one sold to developers. Overall a good layout though.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 02/03/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
I think the course is not being maintained as it should. The tee boxes are bad, the traps were horrible with very little sand and washed out., no excuse even with the amount of rain.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 02/02/2018
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good

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