Timberlin Golf Club

4.3992500000 4.4 stars from 5 (45)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6858 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6858 yards 72.9 130
Blue 72 6500 yards 71.3 129
White 72 6113 yards 69.4 128
Gold 72 5607 yards 67.3 120
Red (W) 72 5402 yards 71.8 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 45 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

44 out of 45 reviews


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"Usually good, today not so much"


nukerrph's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was appalling. Ranger asked us to speed up play on 7th hole even though there were groups stacked up ahead of us and nowhere for us to go. Lowlight of the day was coming up to 18 and finding a group of 8 on the green. Pace is usually much better except on super busy days. Willing to give them a pass unless I see a group of 8 playing together again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Timberlin - Great Value"


4geroge2007's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played all over state, private & public. You just cannot beat Timberline for value. Solid challege of golf, good conditions & great staff. Then the restaurant is one of the best. Really friendly staff, good drinks & great food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Timberlin"


u9423709's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape for this time of year. Greens were ok, but should improve once the weather warms up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Surpriingly good muni course"


HuskyFinn's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Many people dismiss municipal courses as unchallenging and/or poorly maintained. If that's the rule, Timberlin proves the exception. While a few holes are fairly easy for decent golfers (I wish I could place myself in that category), most holes are longer/tougher than one might expect, which makes for a good, challenging round. They are also generally well maintained - greens that are smooth and reasonably true, rough that is not ridiculously long, good fairways, and with a recent cleanup of some areas that swallowed stray balls and caused too many players too much time looking for them, it is also a forgiving course. You may slice into or through some trees, but there generally are openings to get back to your fairway without a deadly penalty for your missed shot. Staff is friendly, though not always efficient - often so chatty that a line builds up when people are trying to check in, pay, and get out to their tee time. And I've never experienced any problem from any ranger - certainly no one is overly officious in enforcing nit-picking rules. My biggest gripe about the course is the shortage of yardage markers. There's usually a 150-yard stake, but other indicators are sparse, not easily seen, or non-existent., so bring your range finder. In other areas: Course amenities are limited to a few drinking fountains and portapotties. There is no beverage cart and no soda/bottled water machines on the course. Clubhouse is adequate for 19th hole drinks/snacks. There is a "driving range" that is barely worthy of the name (3-4 carpets to hit off, no hybrids or drivers allowed). The main practice putting green is on the side of a hill and provides more challenge than you may need when warming up and trying to get a feel for green speed, etc., but another practice green is quite level. Overall, however, Timberlin is good value for the money. You'll have a challenging, though not impossible, round in a lovely setting, and it provides a good time for many levels of golfing skill.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Surprisingly good for a muni course"


HuskyFinn's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is great for average (or less) golfers like me and far more challenging, both in layout and length, than you might expect for a muni course. It's also very well maintained, though it could use a few more distance markers on most all of the fairways. Greens are well kept and reasonably true, and a few are slanted enough to add some extra degree of difficulty on those holes. Though challenging, the course is pretty forgiving - not a great number of places to lose a ball in, and if you slice on to an adjoining fairway, there are usually enough openings between trees/shrubs to give you a shot back where you belong. Main practice green very slanted so tough to warm up on. Crappy little irons-only driving range with astroturf tees. Clubhouse is minimalist, but plenty good enough for 19th hole refreshment at reasonable prices. No beverage cart on the course, no soda/water machines, and only a few drinking fountains and few portapotties. Staff is friendly but could be a bit more efficient in collecting fees when there is a line of folks trying to pay and get going. This course is enjoyable, the price is right and I'd certainly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice parkland type course"


Don2060053's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly. They had a nice shirt sale! Course was in really nice shape at this time of the year. Some challenging holes and a few birdie holes with risk reward features. Nice layout and looking forward to a return to this course soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Grea t course"


yanuh3000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed playing 18 holes at Timberlin. The lay out was nice yet some hidden challenges. We will play here again, definitely.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Go somewhere else"


gsprenge's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course layout was fine but the staff was tremendously rude. I have played this course many times and I was shocked that they treated me so poorly. They even said that because I booked a hot deal on golf now they were “making no money”. I will never book a time there again and I would suggest you stay away too.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Timberlin Golf Club on 04/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Timberlin Golf Club, in the Connecticut area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.

"Nice coarse, reasonable price"


u477386071's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice golf coarse, good layout, greens are in very good shape, staff was very friendly. I will gladly play this coarse again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"early in the season"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not ready yet. still growing in. Weather was a bear and the wind made it more difficult. The course looks like it could be nice in a couple of weeks.

Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Timberlin Golf Club on 04/25/2018:

Hello Timothy, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Timberlin Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you will see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. It looks like you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for recommending our golf course, in the Berlin, Connecticut area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


u3853519's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course, better staff."


u711924498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was immaculate. The greens rolled true and there were no leaves on the course. The gentleman in the Pro shop was incredibly friendly and the Rangers were also incredibly friendly. Would play again, highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


peter5223446's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Timberlin is one of those few golf courses in ct that the staff is constantly trying to improve. The conditions are always consistent and the staff are very friendly. The sand traps have soft sand and the greens are at a good speed. The restaurant is a great place to eat after the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice"


u259586483's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018

Reviewed on

Always in great condition. Course offers a variety of different style holes. Scoreable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Interesting layout and good pace of play"


u000003166748's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Timberlin is always a fun round of golf with pace of play close to 4 hours. Course conditions are usually pretty good with greens that are moderately fast. The staff at Timberlin is always friendly and the hot dogs are the best!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



paul2283421's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"NIce layout"


yanuh3000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course to practice. no need to worry about not finding a ball!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day"


u241990994's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in super condition!! Sand traps were full of SAND!! The starter inside the pro shop was super!

Fairways and greens were in peak condition.

One issue....it seems a couple of the older gents that pay for the yearly fee need to schooled on how to act on the golf course. Once we got past these two clowns the day was awesome!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



rrwhite's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Conditions"


bobobereski's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unbelievable conditions for this time of year! Leaves cleared and everything. If it wasn’t 44 degrees, I would’ve thought it was May!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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