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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6938 yards
Slope 150
Rating 74.5

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Open: 5/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Jerry Matthews (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "TimberStone Golf Academy at Pine Mountain"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2017 #8)

Reviews

4.2
9 Reviews (9)
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Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Too tough if you spray it

This is a very nice course, but the premium for driving accuracy is too much for me. Woods everywhere!

Greens were good, layout great, and very scenic.

Beverage cart quit after 12 holes, at approx 2 in the afternoon. Clubhouse gave us cold wraps and sandwiches, that were soggy from condensation being in the fridge.

I won't be coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

golf heaven

I have played some of the best courses in Michigan , Wisconsin and the rest of the midwest and this was truly an unbelievable experience. The course layout is perfect on the side of a small mountain and very scenic. Don't play from the black tees unless you really bring your A game.I drove from Milwaukee about 3.5 hours and it was well worth the drive. we spent the night and played another 18 the next morning

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Destination Golf

Came up with my dad from Chicago last week for mid week round. This was my 3rd time playing Timberstone, my dad's first.This is without a doubt one of the most picturesque courses I have played in the midwest. The greens were great , true and very undulating, definitely misread some putts but was very pleased with their condition. The rest of the course is in pristine shape, bunkers were very well maintained. If you like nature, elevation change, towering pines, and natural beauty, it is hard to find a better course than Timberstone anywhere. You do not need to be a 5 handicapper to enjoy a round here, It is very playable for a high handicapper Drive a few extra miles to play this course. Ive played in kohler, and many wisconsin /michigan top 10's . This is my favorite out of them all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course. Very reasonable price

What a great course. I'm not a great golfer (usually 90-100) and I enjoyed this course. Awesome views, course was in great shape, the ranger and other staff was very friendly, as you would expect up in the UP. This course could be charging $150 for green fees so I found this a great value. I would definitely come again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Real Hidden Gem in the Midwest

Timberstone is a magnificent course with a great staff and a truly unique layout. Any course that is built into old ski hills is sure to be unique and fun. Pair that with excellent conditions and great service from the staff and that turns into a fantastic experience. Only minor criticism is that the proshop was pretty under stocked as I was looking to take home some memorabilia but nothing quite caught my eye. I'll take my birdie on 18 as a great consolation prize. Overall a fantastic experience that is worth the drive up to Iron Mountain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Timberstone - A Sleeping Beauty

TimberStone Golf Course at Pine Mountain Resort is a sleeping beauty U.P. North.  It is located in the city of Iron Mountain, in a heavily wooded area. The TimberStone Golf Course's natural beauty includes dense treelined fairways, large deposits of iron ore and granite boulders, tranquil lakes, wetlands teeming with deer and other wildlife, and bent grass fairways and greens.  Jerry Matthews, an award-winning golf course designer retained and incorporated the areas natural beauty, while sculpturing this TimberStone masterpiece. The course features 18 signatures holes with their own distinctive name, cascading and tight fairways, deep bunkers, several forced carries, visually intimidating holes, and dramatic elevation changes.  TimberStone received a 5 star rating from Golf Digest and is ranked 9th by Golf week's Best Courses you can play in Michigan. This is a golfers paradise and destination. In late September when the temperatures start to dip, and the color of the leaves change to orange, yellow, red, and brown the glamor and bewitching charm of TimberStone is awakened.  Stay focused my friend, or your game will take a siesta.
The morning was sunny but cool the day I played Timberstone, but the temperature warmed up to the mid 70's with just a slight breeze.  It was a no-excuse golf day.  My first impression of the course was it's a little intimidating due to the narrow and dense treelined fairway. However, after the first tee shot the intimidation was gone, and I was ready to accept the challenge of the course. TimberStone is a player's course, and to play well requires confidence, patience, course management,  and more importantly your "A" game.  I played the Grey tees, which has a slope rating of 72.1/145 and measures 6536 yards.  There are 6 sets of tee boxes and the Championship tees are 6938 yards with a slope rating of 74.5/150.
Being a destination golf course, Timberstone does an outstanding job in customer satisfaction.  Joe Rizzo, the Director of Golf takes a personal interest in customer satisfaction and attending to their needs.  I was personally greeted by Joe upon my arrival to TimberStone.   I was amazed to see that he took the time to familiarize himself with names of customers having the first couple of tee times.  He proceeded to facilitate the check in process by answering questions, loading bags onto carts, handling coffee and snack orders.  All this was done with a smile and a sincere interest in customer satisfaction.  Mr Rizzo explained to me that 90 percent of TimberStone customers live more than 100 miles away and therefore customer service must be exceptional in order to retain and gain new customers.  At TimberStone Joe Rizzo lives by the theory that, "You do not get a second chance, to make a first impression."  My first thoughts of TimberStone golf course and its staff are, it's delightfully impressive and wickedly enchanting.
I really enjoyed playing TimberStone, even when I was not playing well.  It appears that an evil curse had been placed on my golf game.  It took a few holes and the sacrificing of Pro V1's to appease the golf gods.  My golf game and confidence was back in full swing and just in time for hole 5, "Sentree ".  I was rewarded with a birdie, when my eagle got away.
TimberStone is an enchanting experience which combines a remarkable landscape for golf, at an affordable price, in a deep woods setting, and a finishing hole that will make your Big Dog driver growl with joy and you shout "Who's your daddy?"  Trust me!

Course Review
Horace Bell (Golf  Enthusiast)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

tricky for first time golfer

This is a great track through the rolling mountains of Pine Mountain Resort. this course is a narrower track through the woods that is breathtaking and beautiful to play. They do not have a yardage book. So take close look at the yardage markers in the center of the fairway. Some holes have some blind shots and others have a visually small landing area (but larger than it looks). I played in the Spring. This past winter was tough on the course with some winter kill but you can tell the grounds crew is working hard to get things back to par.

The staff was great! All very friendly from the bag/cart attendant, pro shop, and the cook that was on the front porch grilling.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Timberstone Golf Course at Iron Mountain

Pro: Fairways were lush and it is a very hilly and almost mountains course. It is an interesting location that is next to a ski slope facility. Some of the holes even looked like they were part of the slopes. Fun to play even though it is tight.

Con: I would not recommend to walk this course because of the terrain. They were lots of mosquitoes around. One hole I even had a problem with getting a deer out of the tee box area. Careful about the wildlife in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Excellent course and value

This is the best course in the area and one of my favorites to play. The conditions have always been great and the layout/views are phenomenal. I love playing here every year. A challenge from the back tees for a good golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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