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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6477 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.3

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Bruce Matthews III (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.6
13 Reviews (13)
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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Value for a Great Course

I have played this course several times with having a cottage near by. I keep returning because I can not find a better course in the area for the price. Pace of play has always been good especially if you get out in the early morning. The staff is always friendly and greets you graciously.
The course appears to always be in great shape. As other have noted, Timber Wolf has some of the best greens in the area. I enjoy the seclusion of not seeing other golfer on other holes and the views are great. This hole is fun and challenging for the average golfer.
The only item I would see as draw back is their food and beverage service. Many times there is only one person working the counter and food/beverage. It take a little bit of time to get your order. I always call ahead before the turn so there are typically no issues.
I would recommend this course to anyone that enjoys a nice local course and a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great value and scenery

Timber Wolf is one of the best values in the area. It is a nice course with some elevation changes and tough greens. Sometimes conditions can be a touch on the rough side, but you won't find a better course for your money only 30 minutes from Traverse City.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent Golf Course for Beginners as well as Seasoned golfers

Excellent Golf Course, I play twice a week in the morning. Things have changed drastically since Gordy has Been THe Owner, It Used To Be A Pasture, Now It Is One Of The Most Manicured courses In The area. Friendly Staff And Very Respectful When You Hit your Ball. I Became A member THis Summer And HAve Always Felt WElcomed. The FRont nine Is A Challenge, But THE back nine Will Give Anyone A Run For Their Money, No Matter WHat Skill LEvel You ARE. Sorry ABout My Typing, Have NOT Learned this skill Yet... Shot my best GAme Today, but still have a little room for improvement, but then don't we all..lol

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

MEDIOCRE at best

18 hole layout spread over 120 acres. Decent fairways and pretty nice greens gets my 3 star review. Tree-lined fairways keep the holes separated. Only problem is the trees are very bushy and cluttered, with no chance of recovering once you enter those areas. Major TURN-OFF.

The price is a bit steep ($25/9 holes) but given it was a sunday I guess its understandable. We were the only ones on the course around 10am which was a surprise, so pace of play was perfect. Short layout from white tees, play blues for more Driver friendly golf. Decent course, but if you want a bit nicer for the money, go play Grandview just 5 miles away.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

The course isn't groomed very well

Four of us played this course and it was the worse course that we ever played. The grass was so long that you couldn't find your ball. As I was leaving I ran into the owner or a worker and he told me that because of the rain they couldn't cut the grass. It rained one day,Sept 8 ,2015 and grass doesn't grow that fast. I doubt that I would golf if they were all like this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fun course with super greens.

On this trip, I played Forrest Dunes, Black Lake, Garland Monarch and Reflections, Thunder Bay and Timber Wolf. The greens at Timber Wolf were the best. Timber Wolf had many interesting holes and great views. Fairways and tee boxes are OK. No, it is not Forrest Dunes, but, it was a blast to play and for the price, you can't beat it. Can't wait to stop and play it again on my next trip "up North".

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

GREAT SHAPE

This course I played with a few buddies from out of town. My friends were so extremely impressed with the super condition of the course and especially the greens. Greens had true roll and in wonderful shape. The staff here was the friendliest I have ever seen at a course!! I would recommend this course to anyone that lives or visits the area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting and Friendly

I am making it a sort of hobby to play one or two new courses most weeks, and this one is a very pleasant surprise. Given the course slope and the Timber Wolf identifier, I expected this to be a real snarling beast, but I was in no mood to be intimidated. Despite my expectations, it turned out that it was actually a very pleasant experience. Nice course and good course conditions, overall. Greens were very well maintained, and course was laid out to be challenging, but not merely technical. Course design echoed the staff and owners, who were both warm and knowledgeable. Pace of play could have been a problem, but every course gets its newbies, of course, and it was easy enough to manage the occasional slow group. Loved this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

nice course, fun, hills, fast true greens, well kept

For the money nicer than most courses costing much more. Not in same class as Tree Tops or Tribute but nicer than any courses I played within 40 miles for the price.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/04/2017

Must be you haven't played Grandview, much nicer than Timber wolf

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course is always in great shape from the tee boxes to the greens.

I have a second residence just East of Kalkaska. There are numerous courses to choose from in the area, but Timber Wolf is by far my favorite course. Every hole brings a unique challenge to your game. Owner and his staff go out of their way to make you feel important.Very senic and well maintained 18 hole golf course that I would recommed you play..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful, challenging, fun course!!

Really enjoyed playing TimberWolf!! It is one of the few courses that my husband (who is a much better golfer than I) and I can play together and feel challenged and enjoy at the same time! I personally LOVED the distance and challenge of the Par3's from the ladies tees and this beautiful course was in great condition. I wish we lived closer so we could play it more often, but will definitely return when we are in the area again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

I recently played Timber Wolf on a Saturday evening and Sunday morning...both rounds were extremely enjoyable. From tee box to fairway to greens everything maintenance wise seemed to be in great condition. Hit it straight off the tee box is crucial, and a few of the par 3's are a great challenge for a golfer of any caliber. Great bang for the buck here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

An average public course.

The "super hot deal" we got on Golf Now was the posted rates at the course - so no deal at all. The course had lovely views and some difficult holes, but most were just straight down the fairway. I don't know how many women can hit a nearly 200 yard tee shot, but thought the long par 3's were unfair.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/24/2013

Thanks for your review laidlerm12. Our layout was not blessed with many dogleg holes but we believe the course makes up for that with the lovely views that you mentioned and our rolling terrain. We are reviewing the placement of the ladies tees on any forced carries that are more than 150 yards. Thank you for your helpful review.

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