Timber Wolf Golf Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (12)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6477 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6477 yards 72.3 134
White 71 5548 yards 67.5 119
Red (W) 71 4862 yards 68.4 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 12 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

9 out of 12 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great value and scenery"


plumlord's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Michigan Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent Golf Course for Beginners as well as Seasoned golfers"


Lu1234's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


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


"MEDIOCRE at best"


LETHAL30LEFTY's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The course isn't groomed very well"


gordondouglas's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course with super greens."


pteeter's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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".


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GREAT SHAPE"


cfeeman's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting and Friendly"


Roger6767467's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/13/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/05/2017

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


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


dengle's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/16/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

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..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, challenging, fun course!!"


Anitav's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


St3w's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/22/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"An average public course."


laidlerm12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/21/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


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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