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4.7
21 Reviews (21)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
96.9%
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20 out of 21 reviews
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4.8
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
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10 out of 10 reviews
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
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18 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6960 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.5
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Timber Lakes Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1999

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, on weekdays

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.7
21 Reviews (21)
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Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Pace

While the course conditions were great and it was well worth the 1-hour drive made, the pace of play grew increasingly worse throughout the round with no remedy effort made. It took an hour longer to play the back nine than the front (5 1/2 hours total), as the twosome in front of us continuously waited for the group in front to clear the fairway or green, while playing from the back tees, and did not hit a shot more than 150 yards all day. My daughter attempted to say something to the group early in the round about not waiting to tee off because the group in front of them was on the green and it measured 360 yards from the back tee, but had no luck in improvement throughout the round. The two groups behind us caught up to us where we discussed the pace problem, as they told us the front nine was completely open, but it seemed every hole on the back was jammed because of this group. This was especially frustrating because there was no marshal out to check the pace, which I would have assumed there would be considering we are now in the middle of the summer where the course would have a lot of play on a Sunday afternoon. Upon arriving and paying, the staff did not provide information about where to get a cart, go to the range/putting green, or where the first tee was located. I was also directed to the pro shop to retrieve a scorecard, pencil, and cart key, with no shop attendant present, also something I assumed would be available during the middle of the summer on a busy day. Will I be going back? Yes, I would just like to see some of these small remedies put in place to make a better experience for all guests.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Coarse

Front 9 is open and forgiving, the back 9 is much more challenging with some great scenery and water hazards.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is in nice condition. The Tip tee boxes were a little long, but this was right after a couple days of rain. Greens are always in great shape and then layout of the course is always fun and challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

In great shape

Have played this course a couple times this year and it is in fantastic shape. All the tee boxes are well groomed and the greens are simply in amazing shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time playing. 10th time or more golfing this year and this was my favorite so far

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing course

Absolutely amazing course, the tee boxes and greens are equally cared for. One of the best courses in southern illinois

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

The most poorly designed course I have ever played.

I golf a lot. I'm a scratch golfer who plays from the tips. The front 9 is a joke. It is ridiculously easy. The back nine is "home to the hardest closing holes in golf" they don't tell you why though. From the tips there are two 630 yard par 5s. Long holes but doable. What they fail to mention on the scorecard or the hole layout plaque next to the hole Is there's a lake in the middle of the blind fairway. This lake is about 150 yards long and I can easily reach it with a 5 iron. I hit a driver dead in the middle of said lake since I had no way of knowing it's there. Okay whatever, drop a ball and try to make up the remaining 350 yards to go. Hit a hybrid and have a chip shot in. Except, you guessed it. There's another blind lake in the fairway. This lake is 200 yards long and stops about 10 yards short of the green. The other par five is basically the same with the second lake being smaller. Back 9. Full of blind shots, blind lakes, Tiny greens, and several 8somes who couldn't keep the ball in play either.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course...Don’t make plans for the rest of the day!

I travel frequently and have passed this course numerous times. I finally decided to play. It’s a little off the interstate, but it’s easy to find with a little GPS assistance. No one was in what I would call the Pro Shop, so I had to wait at the bar. Two employees were there and they were friendly. One mentioned the pace being slow to the other employee, and that’s where they left it. I knew I was in for a long day, and this was a random Tuesday morning. I was a solo golfer stuck behind two foursomes and a threesome that was not keeping pace that was ultimately the problem. There were four groups waiting to tee off on a single hole at one point. Finally, made the turn at the 2 hour mark (when unhindered, I play 1:15-1:30Ish). The foursome directly in front of me sent two to the tee box while the others when to the clubhouse. They begrudgingly let me play through. To be fair, I didn’t give them much of a choice, because I was already annoyed by the pace. At one point I got to be 3 holes ahead of them. Pace was better on the back because those groups had some etiquette. Unfortunately, no one was to be found in the clubhouse once I was done to bring up the pace. Overall, the course is in good shape. The greens were consistent and not beat death. It was a little wet, but there was recently a lot of rain. The layout is cumbersome. Cart paths cross over a lot and you have to wait for people on the next tee box before you can clear the hole your on. The front is where you score. The back is significantly more of a challenge. I would play this course again, but only if I had time. There is nothing timely about a round on it.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, good course.

Was a good course to play. Could use better cart paths and more yardage markers, but the layout of the course was great, and worth the cost.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf gem

Front nine was a good warm up for a back nine that is spectacular and challenging! Wish it were closer to home.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 151
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

4.5122 stars

The back nine will likely destroy you... but I love this place! Very nice greens! CAUTION: hole 16 is very tricky!!! ...still not sure which club to use or tee box I belong playing from on this par 5.

They should be on Golfnow!?

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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