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

Address: 5646 M-72 SE, Kalkaska, MI 49646

Front 9: Par 35

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 71

Yardage: Red tees – 4,862; White tees – 5,548: Blue tees – 6,477
Stimp meter: 8.85

Timber Wolf Golf Club Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 5.28

The clubhouse at Timber Wolf Golf Club has adequate parking and looks to be renovated from an old farmhouse. They have a putting green available for before round warm up. The self-serve bag drop is useful, and the carts rated solid. They have a little golf course type food and snacks along with beverages and a full bar. The apparel selection is limited but priced well. Golf balls, gloves, etc. are for sale at average pricing. The service provided was very high with a very friendly staff and the only slight drawback was the carts paths could use some attention.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Front Nine

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 360 yds
White: 397 yds
Blue: 435 yds

Once you arrive for your tee time, you will start on level, medium size tees. The fairway is rolling, running straight-away and edged with medium length rough. The bunkers are sand, but a bit rocky and the fringe is maintained. The receptive and rolling green is small and runs at a medium speed.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Red: 169 yds
White: 222 yds
Blue: 286 yds

This short par 4 has medium size, level tee boxes. The rolling fairway runs slightly uphill and the rough is medium in length. The bunkers are real sand, but unraked, and the fringe is maintained. This fast-putting green is medium size, receptive, and rolling. 

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 6.86

Red: 146 yds
White: 175 yds
Blue: 195 yds

Your first par 3 is straight-away from medium size, level tees. The green is large and guarded by medium length rough and bunkers that need a little attention. The surface of the green is rolling, receptive, and runs at a fast speed. The fringe is maintained.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 272 yds
White: 316 yds
Blue: 370 yds

Start on level, medium size tee blocks for this tighter par 4. The fairway is rolling and sided with medium length rough. Bunkers are unraked, a little bit rocky and the fringe is maintained. The green is medium in size with a receptive feel and a rolling, fast putting surface.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 369 yds
White: 388 yds
Blue: 460 yds

Medium size, level tee boxes give you a starting point to this wide and spacious rolling fairway that has medium length rough. Unfortunately, the bunkers have some gravel, but the fringe is maintained well. The medium size green putts at a fast pace and is rolling and receptive.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 5 – Rating 6.58

Red: 328 yds
White: 403 yds
Blue: 486 yds

Your first par 5 arrives at hole six and has level but small tee blocks. The rolling fairway has a slight dogleg left and medium length rough. There are more rocky bunkers to avoid and a maintained fringe. The receptive and rolling green is quite large and the speed is medium.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 6.80

Red: 249 yds
White: 281 yds
Blue: 318 yds

Medium sized, level tees begin hole 7. The rolling fairway runs downhill and has rough of medium length. No hazards are on this hole and the fringe is maintained. The medium size green is both rolling and receptive and putts at a fast speed.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 5.66

Red: 133 yds
White: 173 yds
Blue: 212 yds

Your second par 3 on the front nine has level, medium size tees. The approach is flat and the small green is guarded by medium rough and bunkers that do have some stones in them. This green runs at a medium speed with a receptive and rolling surface.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 6.28

Red: 258 yds
White: 296 yds
Blue: 329 yds

The final hole on the front nine has level, medium size tees and a rolling, downhill fairway with medium length rough. There is a nice water hazard before you reach the green along with real sand bunkers (no rocks) and a maintained fringe. This fast, medium size green is receptive and rolling.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 6.28

Timber Wolf Golf Club Back Nine

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 271 yds
White: 348 yds
Blue: 432 yds

Start the back nine on level, medium sized tee boxes. Next, a rolling fairway runs uphill first and then back downhill. Rough is medium length and bunkers are real sand. Fringe around this large green is maintained. The surface of the green is receptive, rolling and runs at a medium speed.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 138 yds
White: 161 yds
Blue: 227 yds

Your first par 3 on the back nine comes early with medium sized, level tees. This plays uphill with medium length rough and a very rock infested sand bunkers to avoid. Fringe surrounding the medium size green is maintained and the green itself is medium speed, receptive, and runs deep.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 288 yds
White: 319 yds
Blue: 373 yds

Medium size, level tees begin this straight-forward par 4. Fairway is quite rolling and runs uphill with medium length rough. Bunkers again are a bit rocky and the fringe is maintained. This rolling, receptive green is both medium in size and speed.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 422 yds
White: 472 yds
Blue: 520 yds

Tee off from level, medium sized tees uphill on this first par 5 on the back nine, with the rolling fairway cresting early then running downhill. Bunkers are sand but not raked, rough is medium in length and fringe is maintained well. The rolling, receptive green is large and putts at a medium speed.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 5.66

Red: 296 yds
White: 320 yds
Blue: 386 yds

Small but level tee boxes lead you to the rolling, slightly uphill fairway on this fairly typical par 4. Rough is medium length and the bunkers are rocky with a waste bunker sitting left. The fringe is maintained around this small green with a receptive and rolling surface that runs at a medium speed.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Red: 331 yds
White: 352 yds
Blue: 373 yds

Medium size, level tees start this dogleg left par 4. A rolling fairway rises uphill to the elevated green. Medium length rough sides the fairway having bunkers with rocks in them to be avoided.  The medium size green has a maintained fringe and putts at a medium speed. It is both receptive and rolling.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 198 yds
White: 218 yds
Blue: 242 yds

Your final par 3 on the course has level, medium size tees, and is flat, straight, and plays slightly downhill. The green is guarded by medium rough and bunkers with stones. Fringe is maintained around this medium size green with a surface that is rolling, receptive, and runs at a medium speed.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 183 yds
White: 230 yds
Blue: 296 yds

The tees here are level, but small. This rolling fairway runs uphill and is edged with medium rough. No hazards like bunkers or water here. A maintained fringe edges the medium size green. The green is receptive, rolling, and putts at a medium speed. There were, unfortunately, a few dead spots.

Timber Wolf Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 5 – Rating 6.34

Red: 451 yds
White: 477 yds
Blue: 537 yds

Finish your round on this par 5 from level, medium size tee blocks. The rolling fairway runs slightly downhill with medium length rough. Bunkers are a bit rocky and the fringe is maintained. This green is large and putts at a medium speed with a surface that is rolling and receptive. 

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 6.12

Overall Course Rating: 6.21

SUMMARY:

Timber Wolf Golf Club works well for golfers of all abilities and skill levels. It provides a pleasant challenge from the longest tees with a terrain that provides vast elevation changes, contoured fairways, some narrow landing areas, and mildly undulating greens. Combined with panoramic views, and a northern Michigan feel, it makes Timber Wolf Golf Club a must-play course in the Kalkaska area. The affordability of playing at Timber Wolf Golf Club makes it one of the best value rated courses for this part of the state. See our video of Timber Wolf Golf Club.

The greens rated the highest feature at 7.56.

Pricing: Refer to timberwolfgolfclub.net or call (231) 258-5685 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +2.86

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