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49 Reviews (49)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
95.8%
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47 out of 49 reviews
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4.4
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4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.3%
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14 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
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Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2021 #20)

Reviews

4.5
49 Reviews (49)
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4.0
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Timberlake Golf Course

Good course to play. The greens were in excellent shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf ruined by SLOW PLAY

Our twosome had long waiting times on each shot...it took us over 5 1/2 hours to play even though we skipped the last hole, Will not ever play this course on the weekend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok course with some bumpy cart paths

This course has some of the narrowest fairways I’ve played around the area. The front 9 holes are fairly mediocre and tight with some improvement on the back 9. The 9th hole and the final 5-6 holes are fun with interspersed lakes and pretty good scenery Thankfully I was paired with another guy who had played there several times and knew the layout…otherwise, this being my first time, I would’ve been lost with multiple holes having hidden lakes and rough. The pace of play was very slow with multiple foursomes of older gentlemen playing earlier on weekday mornings apparently but if you go in the afternoon it may clear up a bit. The huge downfall of this course is the old carts and horrible cart paths. I’m talking the worst I’ve ever seen with the bumps so bad that you had to check it things were flying out of your cart and a couple of times they did. And the cart i used had a rip in the seat, would backfire when I was pulling away slowly from where I had hit, and the worst brakes of any cart I’ve used. They would stay locked even when the cart was going 10 mph. Overall an ok course but I’ll probably try other courses around the area, especially with them being cheaper on golf now comparatively.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course for the price

Was too crowded for the first 4 holes given how close they are together, people were driving all over across our fairways to play errant tee shots. In fairness it was Father’s Day so crowds were to be expected- but with some of the golfers that were out there- some of the holes felt borderline dangerous, may have to spread tee times out a little more.

Other than that, the course was beautiful, greens were great, a good course for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 76
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

Wide open front 9 with a narrow back 9. Course was overall in good shape with just a few holes having a few small weeds on the green.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course

The pace of play was off but it was a holiday. Course very well maintained. Cart paths were rough. Would definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great day in Staunton

Timber Lakes is an awesome place. We really enjoyed the layout the clubhouse and staff. Such a great atmosphere all the way around. We will be back and I highly recommend. Dave does a great job and makes you feel welcome.
Jim Greenwald
Granite City, Illinois

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Diamond in the rough

Anyone is the STL/SW IL area needs to check this course out. Great for all levels! Fairways are perfect, greens are in excellent condition and multiple ones are double tiered. Holes 13-16 are 4 of the toughest holes I’ve ever played. Not doubt worth the drive to play this fantastic course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great challenge course

Playing Timber Lakes starts out pretty straight forward, but the Timber trap on the back nine really makes a golfer use every club in the bag. Between the subtle (and sometimes hidden) water holes and the uniquely shaped greens with undulations, this course is a treat. I would recommend taking the time to experience this layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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