Golf courses Michigan Iron Mountain Timberstone Golf Course

Timberstone Golf Course

1 Timberstone Dr, Iron Mountain, Michigan, 49801
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
906-776-0111
Architect: Jerry Matthews (52)
                       Paul Albanese (1)
                      
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Detailed description of Timberstone Golf Course

TimberStone Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

TimberStone Golf Course first opened for play in 1997. The course was designed by Jerry Matthews.

TimberStone Golf Course has recieved a 5 Star rating by Golf Digest Magazine!!

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,937 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,077 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 625 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 11, a par-3 that plays to 168 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 6, a 413 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at TimberStone Golf Course is # 11, the 168 yard par-3.

This course has been reviewed 5 times
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Jackson, MI

$36 (cart included), played on Thursday, January 1970 at 12:04 PM

Got a great deal for "Play & Stay" at $110.00 for 36 holes and one (1) night lodging at this beauitful upper Michigan "Pine Mountian Resort". Thanks to my friend Mark L for setting this up. You kinda get a idea of what the course layout is going to be when you view the ski jumping training hill located just off the lodge parking lot. This course is carved through the wooded foothills here that have trees framing this rolling and curvy layout. Having the six (6) tees you can choose the right landing areas that will make this course a joy to play. We played the Middle tees at 3,012/3,026yds / 69.6 / 137 on this Par 36/36 challenging layout. Big Hint: Don't leave the Pro Shop without the yardage book and your Range Finder. The conditions here from tee to green are off the hook with even the sand traps very fair to play from and there are plenty out here to choose from. The #5 Par 5 we played at 416yd is smart to play for the easy three (3) shots with the narrow fairway having water left, sand/trees right. The #6 Par 4 at 349yds is their Hcp 1 with water down the LH side/trees RH leading to this narrow green that you don't miss right. The #9 Par 4 at 405yds is downhill but the Hcp 3 gives you a narrow driving area and the thin green with water left/sand right. The #12 Par 4 is short dogleg right at 292yds but sets up for a great 220yd fade drive drive over the corner sand trap. The #16 is a 370yd Hcp 2 Par 4 that has you playing for the 130-150yd 2nd shot to this long elevated green with sand RH side. The #17 Par 3 is the photo viewed in this insert (110' drop) and needs to be played from the tips at 215yds and with the wind today, we hit our 195yd clubs. It was a GREAT way to card a Par here today. The #18 is a downhill Par 5 that we played at 521yds that has your tee shot landing blind on a ledge and your blind 2nd shot landing around 100-130yds from the green. Great track and will return to move back to the 6,336yd / 72.1 / 145 tees next time for a better challenge of what this course has to offer. Ended up shooting 81 w/34 putts the first day and 77 w/32 putts the 2nd day as learning target golf is better than Grip & Rip it on this course.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 030164
Golf Course ranker Photo, David Theoret
Crossville, TN

Guest (cart included), played on Saturday, August 2022 at 12:00 PM

If you want to play the best golf in the state of Michigan, head north, past Gaylord and Traverse City. Go over the Mackinac Bridge, and then take Route 2 West to Iron Mountain where you will find TimberStone. It’s even easier to get to if you live in Wisconsin; most of the license plates we saw in the parking lot were from the Badger State.

TimberStone is the golf part of the Pine Mountain Ski & Golf Resort. Pine Mountain offers the best of both worlds to sports enthusiasts in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; it’s a ski resort in the winter and a golf resort in the summer. The golf course is located a few minutes away from the Inn and condos, which sit at the foot of the ski hill and chair lifts.

Pine Mountain Resorts offers guests both hotel accommodations in The Lodge as well as several condo accommodations for larger groups. Condos are spacious and well equipped. The main dining venue is Famers Restaurant, which also happens to be the Upper Peninsula's Sports Hall of Fame. There is sports memorabilia throughout the restaurant from many different sports. Famers is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has some of the best prime rib I have ever had!

TimberStone Golf Course was designed by renowned Michigan golf architect Jerry Matthews and opened for play in 1997. TimberStone was awarded 5 Stars in Golf Digest's Places to play in 2008 and remains the area’s only 5-star golf course.

Six sets of tees provide suitable playing yardages for every level of golfer. From the Back tees, TimberStone plays 6,937 yards with a course rating of 74.5 and a slope of 150. I found that the Forward tees (6038 yards/69.6/137) provided a substantial test and still let me leave with a little dignity. Ladies typically play from the Stone tees (5,060/64.6/129). Choose the tees that best suit your game and you’re in for a really good time!

The layout winds its way up and over and down and around mountainous terrain and features perfectly manicured and tree-lined fairways. Water comes into play on six holes and the majority of greens are protected by challenging bunkers. Most of the trouble you can get into (i.e., woods, water, and sand) is plainly visible as you play. You won’t find a tremendous number of bunkers out here but what you will find is that they come into play quite often. We all know it’s easier to play a shot from the fairway than the rough. While it’s easy to find your ball in the rough at TimberStone, the grass is so thick and lush that it can hinder shots, and “flyers” are common. The putting greens roll quick and true and range from fairly flat to extremely undulated.

Just about every hole has some elevation change in it, so the course is going to play longer than stated on the scorecard. Although trees line both sides of the fairway on the majority of holes, most fairways are generous and can easily be found off the tee. However, the shapes and angles of the greens make approach shots a little more difficult; getting it close is even tougher.

Most courses have at least one hole that dwells in your memory bank for a while; TimberStone has several. Number 3 at TimberStone is the first part five on the course and plays 455 yards from the Blue Tees. The entire hole is tree-lined on either side, which is probably where it gets its name from - Arboretum. The fairway is wide and both sides tend to filter the ball back to the center. However, if your shot has enough momentum and carries up the hill on the right and into the woods, just go ahead and retee! A well-struck drive down the left center of the fairway will allow you to go for the green in two so hit away and have some fun off the tee. The green is slightly elevated and generous, however, the back 3rd of the green drops significantly and is no fun to putt from above the hole.

Number 16 at TimberStone is a beautiful 370-yard par 4 that plays downhill off the tee with a fairway bunker on the left that needs to be avoided at all costs. Your approach shot plays back uphill and is pretty much a blind shot. There is a lot of mounding in the fairways and the green is extremely elevated. It’s also one of the largest greens I’ve seen. It’s not that wide – maybe 30 yards, but measures over 60 yards (not feet) from front to back. Par is a good score here! There are no bunkers around the green but with everything else the hole has to offer, who needs sand?

The final two holes are signature-hole-worthy! The 17th hole at TimberStone shows up as a 175-yard par 3 from the blue Tees on the scorecard, however, it is straight downhill and plays considerably less. The elevation drop from the back tee to the green is 110 vertical feet. The information provided on the scorecard is a valuable asset to aid in your club selection. Look at the tops of the trees to find which way the wind is blowing; it can play some nasty tricks on the ball once it gets above the tree line.

Number 18 is a treat! From the clubhouse, you get a good view of the 18th fairway and how the rock walls create different “layers” of the fairway. It’s important to find one of these layers on your tee shot so that you will have a level lie for your layup shot. From the Blue Tees, the hole plays 521 yards again, straight downhill. Your tee shot is a blind shot; just keep it between the trees that frame either side of the fairway and you’ll be OK. A good layup shot will leave a short pitch shot into a green with water on the right. Two more holes where par is considered an achievement!

The practice facility at TimberStone is second to none and has one of the most beautiful practice greens I’ve ever seen. The greens are what make this course, so be sure to spend a little time on them before you play. A few steps from the putting green is the driving range which is long enough to hit every club in your bag. Keep in mind that this course is more about finesse and placement rather than a grip it and rip it mentality.

One of the highlights of your round at TimberStone is the food. It’s not your usual clubhouse food and there isn’t a lot to choose from on the menu. What you’ll find is a gas grill on the front porch of the log cabin clubhouse. You can smell the burgers and brats as you pull up. The meats are freshly grilled as are the pretzel rolls and hot dog buns. It is simple and delicious; simply delicious!

Step past the grill into the clubhouse and you’ll find a spacious pro shop with a full liquor bar and all kinds of logoed gear to help you remember your round at TimberStone.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 030146
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Brookfield, WI

$61 (cart included), played on Tuesday, July 2014 at 10am

Great course. Love to play this every year. Little slow but worth the time.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 022383
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Chicago, IL

$61 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2011 at 8am

My girlfriend and I was vacationing in the UP and decided to play Timberstone. We were both pleased with everything...course condition, course personel and course appearance. The greens were in top shape, the fairways were immaculate and wildlife is all around. I would recommend this course for anyone who enjoys challenging golf in a wonderful environment. Oh, the scent of pine wood greets you as you approach the course and the views are lovely too!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014447
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Iron Mountain, MI

Member (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2008 at 8am

I think you should check the price of the course as you have $65.00. The information I see is at $100.00 now unless you get a group together.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006639
5.0/5
Based on 5 reviews
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