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396 Reviews (396)
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
95.7%
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381 out of 396 reviews
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4.1
40 Reviews (40)
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12
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4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.0%
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4.2
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
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Amenities
4.0
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6858 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.9
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Timberlin Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Al Zikorus (1970) Stephen Kay (2006) Doug Smith (2006) Ray Hearn (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
396 Reviews (396)
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Reviews 19
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Challenging layout

All in all not too bad. Slow front 9 as we were following a junior tournament. Back was much faster. Would definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Timberlin

Good course, good greens, fairways not in great shape. Pace of play was very slow

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time

It's a fun course uf your in the area. I played from the blues and it seemed like every par 4 was 400 yards and straight. All four par 3s play 170 from the tee box. Just wish they made you use some different clubs

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 218
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fine Challenge as Always, But Slow

Rolling over moderately hilly terrain, past the occasional creek or small water hazard, and among stately, mature pines, Timberlin remains a classic New England-style golf course, a track meriting a play, definitely, if you’ve yet to try it. I’ve played here many times and have always respected the course challenges.

Unfortunately, today was not exactly ideal for play, as I teed off later in the afternoon (too late, apparently, for a Saturday), when some four groups were held up behind a slow foursome in front of me, and on every tee two at least were waiting. At any rate, my play was cut short at the tenth by rain. I plan to return, before long, to play a full eighteen.

LAYOUT

Timberlin’s difficulty is reflected in its slope, a healthy 129 from the blues. As it sports a trio of long par-5’s and is dominated by long par fours on the back side, this is no easy golf course. Its fairways–most, anyway–have generous enough width, and the beautiful, mature trees are set back adequately from their edges. But there’s more than enough compensation here in the form of difficulties: there are not only the tilted and well-protected greens (many elevated above grade), but also large sand traps and tricky doglegs to negotiate.

Having played here for the first time in five or six years, I was reminded of its better front-side holes:

The par-5’s: First Hole (550) and Sixth: (540)
Both will be three-shooters for most golfers. The first, made tough tee-to-green on the tight second shot, features a deep falloff preceding the green with an embedded bunker. The sixth demands two good shots to find the fairway, leaving a pitch to a left-to-right and back-to-front sloping green. Pars are earned by careful play at both of these holes.

The second: Par-4, 360.
This resilient hole is a strong test of driving with the woods encroaching tightly on both sides. Its dogleg-left fairway calls for a well-placed drive to open up the green.

Eight: Par-4, 335.
Clever drive-and-pitch hole that bends gently to the left down the fairway. The tee is set on a hilltop, affording a clear view of the driving zone. It’s a good-looking hole as well.

CONDITIONS:
Good fairways, smooth and fast greens, above average tees. The roughs tended toward average. While this is not quite the Timberlin I remember in overall conditioning (it was typically excellent in the past), conditions are still respectable overall.

BOTTOM LINE:
The pace of play was a big weak area today, but past experience suggests that this should be an irregularity. Beyond that aspect, Timberlin impresses as an engaging countryside layout, especially good on the tougher inward half, abundantly challenging and beautifully set.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All things considered not too bad

Everything was going smoothly till we made the turn. Started getting backed up. Whole front 9 we never saw a group in front of us. Back 9 was totally different. Pace of play went down dramatically. Course was in pretty good shape. Would definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 31
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course shape

Course shape was excellent, greens were in pretty good shape. overall a very pleasant experience, the cart paths were in very poor condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Good Round

Overall good time pro shop attendant was very nice and helpful pace of play was never an issue the one thing some bunkers not much sand and hard but we’re gonna be worked on this year and the cart paths were very bumpy and mostly dirt and rutty but course was in very good shape and soft greens overall B plus to A minus

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 67
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Perfect day to play

The play was slow. There were no open holes ahead of us, waited a couple minutes every hole especially on the par 3's. Did not see any rangers on the course. All in all not a big deal. The course was in great shape this early in the season. We will play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Greens

Greens punched two days before we played. Still not horrible though. Probably should tell people when booking teetimes. I have played course many times always in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Hanging out with my friend!

Today was a good day to hang out with my best friend at the golf course. Timberland Golf Course in Berlin, Connecticut is one of the best golf course in Connecticut. They really take care of the tee box, fairways and the greens was really nice and the best one I’ve seen all year so far. The price we got at GolfNow was really good! If you or anyone come to Connecticut and love the game of golf. Make sure to check out GolfNow and play at Timberland golf course in Berlin, Connecticut. After you guys are done with your round. They have a beautiful restaurant and bar you can hang out with your friends and talk about how good or bad your game was! See you guys at the golf course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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