Timber Stone at Pine Mountain (906)776-0111
Michigan golf course review
Timber Stone, located at the Pine Mountain Resort in Iron Mountain ( Michigan's Upper Peninsula) , is truly one of the top golf experiences in the state. The Course was rewarded
5 Stars in Golf Digest's Places to play in 2008. One of only 24 courses in the nation to receive that ranking, the par 72, 6937 yard championship layout is well deserving of this
mark. The immaculate course conditions, beautiful layout design, and comprehensive practice center contribute to make this course a must play for anyone visiting the U.P.
The clubhouse includes a pro shop, half bar, a floor to ceiling fireplace, a grill room, and a wrap around deck overlooking the course. Events and outings are catered by the Pine
Mountain Resort just up the road. Practice facilities are comprehensive and include a targeted grass range, and a short game area with two greens for putting and chipping and
two sand bunkers. Group and private lessons are available at the Golf Academy.
On course the Kirby marking system is in place with yardage plates in the fairways measured to the center of the green every 25 yards from 50 yards to 250 yards out. Cart paths
are marked from 100, 150, and 200 yards out to help those who miss the fairway. Daily pin sheets are included providing the number of paces each pin is from the center of the
green. Score cards include pin placement charts, and detailed hole diagrams with measurements to sand or water. There are 44 sand bunkers strategically located near fairways
and greenside and 6 holes feature water hazards in play.
There are 6 sets of tee boxes which play to distances and slopes measuring 6938 yards/1450 slope 6535 yards/145 slope, 6038 yards/137 slope, 5835 yards/134 slope for men
and 145 for women, 5243 yards/120 slope for men and 130 slope for women, and 5060 yards/118 slope for men and 129 slope for women. As the score card indicates, this is a
challenging layout that will test golfers of any skill level. The front and back nine are similar in yardage, and each includes two par 3's and two par 5's. The front features most of
the water on holes 5,6,8 and 9, while the back only includes water on the short par four, 12th, and the long par five finishing hole. Both finishing holes feature elevated tees and
fairways which roll down hill providing great views of the clubhouse for those playing, and from the clubhouse for spectators.
The course is nearly secluded from residential properties. Almost any homes built in the area are separated from the layout by heavily wooded areas. Parallel holes are also
separated by trees - in fact, every hole is tree lined with rolling, sloping fairways leading to both uphill and downhill approaches. There are numerous elevated tees and greens
with varying degrees of elevation changes. Numerous greens are raised and well guarded by bunkering, water and mounding. The putting surfaces roll quick and true, and range
from mildly to extremely undulating.
We highly recommend a round here! For more info on the course and facilities, visit our page for Timber Stone by clicking here.