The Friday before my friend, Nick’s wedding last weekend, we played one of the three outstanding golf courses in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: TimberStone.
If you haven’t had a chance to play these courses yet, and if you set up annual trips with your golfing buddies, I implore you to make the U.P. and their Sweetgrass/Greywalls/TimberStone trio one of your next destinations.
All three are rated among the top courses in the state of Michigan – one of the most renowned golf states in the country – and all three feature some of the most picturesque golf holes you will find anywhere. Among the best of those is the 17th at TimberStone, a mid-to-long-range par three that has one of the most elevated tee shots I have ever seen (up there with Chambers Bay #10 and Hawk’s View #17).
Setting up from 190 yards from the boulder tees, it was guess-work trying to decide on what to hit. It was my honor on the box, so I took away three clubs from normal to account for the elevation change and swung away:
With the ball in the air for ten seconds, it is a thing of beauty watching it land safely on the right section of the green. This is certainly one of the best tee shots in all of Midwest golf.