The Timbers Golf Club consists of an upscale, resort style golf course with teaching and practice facilities that opened for play in 1996. It is currently operated as a daily fee golf course with seasonal memberships.
Course Yardage and Ratings
Red Tees: 4,816 yards, 69.1/113 rating/slope
Gold Tees: 5534 yards, 69.4/121 rating/slope
White Tees: 6,147 yards, 69.8/129 rating/slope
Blue Tees: 6631 yards, 72.7/133 rating/slope
Proper Golf Attire Is Required: Collared shirt, Dockers-style shorts or slacks.
The layout of the course incorporates the natural features of the site, namely, the natural grasses, woodlots, ponds and wetland areas. Topography varies from level to moderately rolling. Water hazards are abundant, and include ten ponds, substantial wetlands and marsh areas. Additionally, there are several sand bunkers on most holes, 41 bunkers total. The course has a returning front nine layout that finishes at the clubhouse and pro shop, a feature that helps control pace of play. The practice facility is located across the road, adjacent to the 18th hole, and features it’s own practice green, bunker and 30,000 square feet of grass tee area. There are also hitting mats for early and late season practice.
The course has several separate tee areas on each hole. There are four sets of tee markers that allow players of different ability levels to enjoy the course. The multiple teeing areas allow the turf to stay healthy by spreading the wear patterns, which in turn leads to better turf. The tees are Penncross Bentgrass.
The greens are built to USGA specifications and are generally large in size, allowing for a myriad of different cup positions options that will create a diversity of experience for each golf hole. Size is also critical for prevention of excessive wear. Each green complex has been carefully developed to account for strategy and playability of the hole. Most of the greens are elevated and undulating. Many of the greens have strategically placed sand bunkers. All of the greens have adequate airflow, sunlight and drainage. The greens are Penncross Bentgrass.
The fairways are also a mixture of PennLinks and Penncross Bentgrass. The Primary roughs are a Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass mix and include mounding that adds to the degree of difficulty and the aesthetics of the golf course. Many of the roughs include some native grasses in out of play areas. The course also features continuous paved cart path that allows play even after significant rainfall.
The golf course and practice facility is irrigated with a state of the art, computerized irrigation system utilizing radio control. Over 500 sprinklers ensure the course condition is at it’s peak.
Proud Members Of
- Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
- National Golf Foundation
- Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program
- Mid-Michigan Turf Association
- Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program
- Michigan Turfgrass Foundation