Summer Golf Vacation (continued) Timber Trace
Timber Trace golf course is north of M-36 just west of Pinckney, Michigan.
This course also requires carts as a number of the holes are a significant distance apart. The course is in very good condition and a pleasure to play.
Tee and slope options present good challenge for all levels of play. (Championship tees are at 6838 yards / 129 slope; Middle tees are at 6104 yd / 122 slope; Forward tees are at 5726 yd / 118 slope (123 for women)). Greens are in excellent condition and pin placement can lead to significant challenge.
Trouble along the fairways includes strategic bunkers, wetlands, and significant tree-lines. To score well you must stay out of the trees.
There are a couple of homes along the course that could get in the way of an errant shot. Various wildlife is usually present along this course.
Practice facilities are excellent and include a driving range, bunker area and putting green. The clubhouse facilities are very good and the grill has good food at reasonable prices.
Green fees are $45 on weekends/holidays and $35 weekdays.
Senior (age 55+) rates are $25 weekdays and $35 weekends and twilight rates start after 2 PM. They are $25 on weekends and $20 weekdays. Phone 734-878-1800.
The Indian Springs MetroPark golf course is off of White Lake Road, near White Lake, Michigan (north of M-59, northwest of Oakland County Airport / Pontiac).
Like most Huron-Clinton MetroPark Authority (HCMP) golf courses the teeth is in its length. The middle tees are nearly 6474 yards and the championship tees are at 6688 yards. The course is in excellent condition with challenging but very playable fairways and greens.
Keep the ball in the fairway and you can score well. Despite the length you can walk this course and have a very enjoyable day.
Practice facilities are good and include a driving range and putting green.
Green fees are $39 weekends / holidays ($26 walking) and $35 M - F ($22 walking). Weekday Senior (over 62) rates are $15 walking and $25 with cart. A MetroPark annual sticker or a $4 park entry fees is also required. Phone 1-800-234-6534.
The food at the grill is good (breakfast specials also available) but we chose to go to the nearby White Lake Inn, on Ormond Road, about 1-mile south of White Lake Rd. The food there is excellent and the experience on the outside patio overlooking the lake is very enjoyable.
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