An independent, unbiased review of Timber Trace Golf Club in Livingston County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses are considered for review.

Address: One Champions Circle, Pinckney, MI 48169

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Gold tees – 5,033; White tees – 5,716; Blue tees – 6,157; Green – 6,571; Black – 6,892
Stimp meter: 8.5

Timber Trace Golf Club Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 6.00

The clubhouse at Timber Trace Golf Club is quite nice and sits on a premier property. There is ample parking and self-serve bag drop. A driving range, practice green and practice areas are offered. There is adequate and decent food and drinks offered, and there is a modest selection of apparel. Standard ball, gloves, etc. and not much else are available for equipment. The carts are good, and the cart paths ranked well above average. We found the service to be very good and there are yardage books available. 

Timber Trace Golf Club Front Nine

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 281 yds
White: 324 yds
Blue: 380 yds
Green: 392 yds
Black: 398 yds

Start your round at Timber Trace Golf Club from medium size, level sets of tee boxes on hole 1. The fairway is rolling and sided with rough that runs from long to medium but is always full and plush. The bunkers are real sand and well-maintained. A maintained fringe surrounds the small green that has a rolling surface and runs at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 328 yds
White: 446 yds
Blue: 476 yds
Green: 510 yds
Black: 544 yds

Level, medium size tees begin your first par 5. Here we have a rolling fairway with plush, medium to long rough. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The small green putts at a medium speed and is rolling.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 127 yds
White: 141 yds
Blue: 149 yds
Green: 160 yds
Black: 180 yds

The first par 3 has level, medium size tee blocks. The approaching fairway is flat and there are real sand bunkers and medium length, plush rough guarding the green. There is a maintained fringe around this green that is both medium in size and speed. The surface is rolling and receptive.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 300 yds
White: 327 yds
Blue: 367 yds
Green: 404 yds
Black: 445 yds

Level, medium size tees are on this straight-away par 4. There is a rolling fairway and rough that runs from long to medium in length. Course conditions here include real sand bunkers and also a maintained fringe. The rolling green is medium in size and runs at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 304 yds
White: 333 yds
Blue: 360 yds
Green: 382 yds
Black: 406 yds

Medium size, level tees point you down this rolling fairway. The rough is long to medium in length and quite full and plush. The bunkers are very well-maintained as is the fringe. The medium size green is full of undulations and movement, putting at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 299 yds
White: 340 yds
Blue: 368 yds
Green: 394 yds
Black: 408 yds

The tee blocks are level and medium in size. The fairway is rolling, doglegs slightly left, and is edged with rough ranging from long to medium in length. There are very well-maintained bunkers of real sand and a maintained fringe. This rolling green is small and runs at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 8.34

Gold: 128 yds
White: 144 yds
Blue: 168 yds
Green: 188 yds
Black: 199 yds

The second par 3 on the front nine plays ever so slightly uphill. The green is guarded by real sand bunkers and medium length, thick rough. The fringe surrounding the medium size green is maintained. The green surface is rolling, receptive and putts at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 5 – Rating 7.66

Gold: 449 yds
White: 477 yds
Blue: 488 yds
Green: 510 yds
Black: 531 yds

The second par 5 on the front 9 begins on level, medium size tees. The fairway is rolling and has a long smooth dogleg left to contend with. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. There is a maintained fringe edging this green that is rolling, receptive, as well as medium in both size and speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 295 yds
White: 335 yds
Blue: 347 yds
Green: 376 yds
Black: 390 yds

The finishing hole on the front nine has level, medium size tee blocks. The fairway is rolling and has a dogleg right. The rough is thick and medium in length. The bunkers are well-maintained, real sand bunkers and the fringe is maintained also. Another, medium sized, rolling, medium speed green awaits you.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 8.00

Timber Trace Golf Club Back Nine

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 8.28

Gold: 361 yds
White: 385 yds
Blue: 414 yds
Green: 423 yds
Black: 435 yds

Start the back nine with a tee shot from large, level tees. This rolling fairway also runs downhill and has medium to long, dense rough. There is a small water hazard left of the green. Bunkers are real sand and well-maintained. The green has a maintained fringe, is small in size, medium in speed and receptive.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 236 yds
White: 255 yds
Blue: 272 yds
Green: 288 yds
Black: 301 yds

Large, level tees and a rolling, slight dogleg left, narrower fairway make this shorter par 4 not just attractive but a little challenge. The rough is medium length and thick. The bunkers are real sand, and the fringe is maintained. This green is small but not difficult to hit or hold. The surface is rolling, receptive, and putts at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 3 – Rating 8.66

Gold: 133 yds
White: 173 yds
Blue: 187 yds
Green: 209 yds
Black: 220 yds

The first par 3 on the back nine has large and level tees and is pretty straight-forward. It plays slightly uphill with medium length, plush rough, real sand bunkers, and a maintained fringe. This rolling green is small, medium in speed and receptive.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 234 yds
White: 283 yds
Blue: 292 yds
Green: 318 yds
Black: 330 yds

This shorter par 4 can be tricky and placement is everything when you tee off from the large and level tee blocks. The fairway is rolling with medium length rough. The well-maintained bunkers are real sand. There is a maintained fringe around the first large green we encountered. The green itself is rolling, receptive, and medium in speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 8.34

Gold: 322 yds
White: 356 yds
Blue: 373 yds
Green: 396 yds
Black: 408 yds

Hole 14 starts on level, medium size tees. There is a rolling fairway with medium length, thick rough. Bunkers are real sand and well-maintained. The fringe is maintained and edges this rolling, medium sized green. It runs at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 461 yds
White: 494 yds
Blue: 537 yds
Green: 574 yds
Black: 604 yds

We now reach the back-to-back par 5’s on the back nine. This par 5 has level, medium size tees, a rolling fairway that doglegs left, and is sided with medium length, thick rough. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green is large and tiered, as well as receptive. It putts at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 364 yds
White: 455 yds
Blue: 503 yds
Green: 532 yds
Black: 562 yds

This second of two par 5’s has level, medium size tees. The rolling fairway also has thick, medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand and they and the fringe are well-maintained. This green is rolling, large, and runs at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Gold: 102 yds
White: 113 yds
Blue: 121 yds
Green: 139 yds
Black: 147 yds

The final par 3 starts on medium size, level tee blocks. It is all carry to this unique set up on this par 3. The green is guarded by real sand bunkers with one deep bunker to avoid and plush, medium length rough. The fringe is maintained. The green is medium in size but long. It has a receptive surface that is rolling, putting at a medium speed.

Timber Trace Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 8.28

Gold: 309 yds
White: 335 yds
Blue: 355 yds
Green: 376 yds
Black: 384 yds

Your final hole has level, medium size tees. The rolling fairway fades slightly left and rises up to the green. The rough is medium length, and thick. The bunkers are real sand, well-maintained and a little treacherous. There is a water hazard right and short of the green that is a very nice feature. The fringe is maintained around this rolling green that is both medium in size and speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 8.18

Overall Course Rating: 8.09

SUMMARY:

From the very first tee-shot you will see that Timber Trace Golf Club is an extremely good track. You find northern Michigan facilities located in southeastern Michigan. The maintenance of the course is outstanding in most aspects earning ratings of 7 or higher (UPDATE: A recent hailstorm hit the course, but the exceptional grounds crew got the course back in great shape for play fast). It is challenging but fair with a championship layout and multiple sets of tees. There is a consistency with the course with greens maintaining very similar speeds throughout, and fairways, roughs, bunkers, tees, etc. all being rated extremely close. It is this consistency that makes Timber Trace Golf Club a high value rating and enjoyable to play. Add to that a decent clubhouse and amenities and Timber Trace Golf Club becomes great course, a recommended play and a hidden gem in the Pinckney area. See our video of Timber Trace Golf Club.

While greens, fairways, and more all rated well, we must give a shout-out to the bunkers – some of the best maintained we have seen and a high rating of 10.00.

Pricing: Refer to www.timbertracegolf.com or call (734) 878-1800 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +3.39

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