TimberLake Golf Club

4.9333333333 4.9 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6511 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

  • 634 Challenge Club Drive, Clinton, NC 28328
  • (910) 596-2211
  • (910) 596-2711
  • www.timberlakegolfclub.com

Year built: 2004
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: A1 and A4 Bentgrass
Fairways: Bermuda 419
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6511 yards 70.4 130
White 71 6012 yards 68.0 121
Gold 71 5256 yards 69.8 122
Red 71 4754 yards 64.9 108

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

14 out of 15 reviews


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Reviews


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"Why did I stay away so long"


simoscarl's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

We called at 8:00 for a tee time that morning and got one. Our threesome played in 3 hours following a couple of foursomes. It was December and the bermuda was mostly dormant, but it was in perfect shape. The Bentgrass greens were fast and true. The length from the back is not imposing, but at around 6500 with long par 3s and a par of 71 it demands well struck shots. Since we played so quickly we decided to replay and it was another 3 hour round. Staff was super friendly and the value cannot be beat. This course sits near the halfway point between the Triangle and the beach and would be a good choice to play if you are looking for an intransit round. It has been 7 years since I played it, but it won't be that long before I return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice, But"


Robert1491937's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Have been wanting to play this course for a couple of years now, since it is on the way to Myrtle Beach and is a good stop off location for our trips. The staff could not have been more helpful and nicer. The course for the time of year was in very good shape, full of dormant Bermuda grass and the greens showed no signs of damage anywhere. No one can argue with the cost to play. Unfortunately, I found the layout to be one little annoying trick after another. Blind shots and strange little design features that unless you have played the course a couple of times, they will jump up and bite a normally well played shot. The on cart GPS system was so old that it was next to impossible to see the screen, so that helpful tool was of no use. It finally stopped working on #10 and never came back to life again. Really nice people and good conditions, but not worth the stop in the future


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/11/2016

We are glad to hear that you stopped by to play a round at TimeberLake. We pride ourselves in our great customer service so we are happy to hear how helpful everyone was. We apologize for the GPS system in the carts. The course can definitely be tricky, but after playing a few time we feel like you may enjoy it a bit more. We hope you will come out and give us another shot.


"My home course"


u00000781336's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I love this place so much I joined back in April. The layout is great. It is challenging, but not so much that you'll get discouraged. The course is in great condition. The greens are PERFECT! These greens putt the best of any I play on. I don't care for the starter giving preference to guests over members, both in pricing and tee times. That upsets a lot of members who pay dues and really get nothing for it. Overall, this is a gem of a course, just needs to remember to always look out for its members.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"A real surprise"


Jim3431337's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
First time playing Walked

Reviewed on

Business travels had me in Clinton NC late in the afternoon and I was ready to settle for whatever the small town had to offer golf-wise. Stunned to find one of the absolute best public golf courses I have ever played (and I've played many!). The layout was challenging but playable, and the course condition was great. The (British!) lady who checked me in was super nice and accommodating, and the twilight rate was almost like stealing. GPS in the cart was an unexpected bonus. I will happily drive far out of my way to play here again, and may even arrange a couple day trip. A true hidden gem!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best "Unknown" Course Around!"


uCBLJ1668CB's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Carved out of farmland in rural Clinton, NC, and about a 50 minute drive from North Fayetteville, Timberlake golf course holds it's own with any of it's larger resort area counterparts. From the back tees the course presents a formidable challenge with four of five par 3's over 200 yards, including a visually beautiful (and perhaps terrifying!) finishing hole over water. Well placed bunkers and water hazards are the equalizers to fairly wide fairways, while the bent greens are among the best in the entire area. This was our fourth time playing the course and it has quickly become one of our absolute favorites in the whole Sandhills region. The excellent customer service in the pro shop is surpassed only by the spectacular work the the course superintendent and his crew do (the course should do it's best to hang on to him- this is an extremely difficult area to maintain bent greens, and he's got it down!) If you love golf, don't think about it, just make your tee time at Timberlake now...I guarantee you will be thankful you did!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Round, Good Value"


cwoodson24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I truly enjoyed playing! Can't beat the value! The course overall was in very good shape. The layout had challenges, but yet it was very simplistic. You will be glad you went.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great condition, great price"


bear8541's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First timer at Timberlake, but will go back as soon as I can. I had no idea what a jem this course is. Kind of a long drive, but well worth it. Not an overly challenging course, but you will get your share of risk/reward shots. Absolutely great overall condition, carts have GPS, average driving range. The only flaw was the clubhouse (mobile home), but don't let it fool you....very well worth the money/drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course but not 5 stars"


Jaydeems's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/5/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in great shape but no way near a five star experience as others have rated. For the price it's well worth it. Par 5's are mostly reachable in 2. Biggest problem I had with the course was the gnats and bugs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


"The course was challenging but fair."


rickgrantham's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/21/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The location to my home was 20 miles which was good. The course was enjoyable and fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome coarse & GPS!"


pwalt40's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great play, great coarse will go back again soon and I did the following day! Loved the digital GPS system....helped my game tremendously!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Outstanding condition and enjoyable"


myrtlebeachblast's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/6/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very playable course. the staff are excellent and a pleasure to deal with etc. course is in terrific condidtion.<br/> plays true to its yardage and the greens were outstanding...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


samuel0387's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course. Excellent Condition. Freindly staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great people, Oustanding course !"


capefearcolts's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Staff was very friendly upon our arrival. This course is outstanding! The tee box to the green is well maintained. The greens were the best I have played in the area this summer. The course had some challenging holes and even some elevation change I was not expecting. I will be going again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very fine course"


jbs1946's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

challenging, well designed course with beautiful bent grass greens.We played the back tees and it was all we wanted. Looking forward to playing again in cooler weather


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course in excellent condition"


u000007438377's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in the best shape I have ever seen it in always a super friendly staff and most of the time fast play will be going back soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The greens were in great shape. The course design is good"


HJKohne's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2012

Reviewed on

This is a good course for both sexes, The fairways are fairly wide. The course is hilly for a coastal plains area. The greens are fairly large and in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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