History

Where It All Began 

Carved from a mature tree nursery that was planted in the late 1940s, the championship layout of Timber Ridge Golf Club boasts spectacular views and an inspiring design. Course architect Jerry Matthews of Matthews Natural Course Design worked with an abundant variety of trees, the hilly terrain, and the existing marshland. Matthews’ philosophy of design allowed nature and the contour of the land to suggest the placement of holes and flow of the course. He and his father, Michigan Golf Hall of Fame recipient W. Bruce Matthews, have won acclaim for advancing the art of environmentally sound golf course design in Michigan. Timber Ridge is the end result of their years of experience and combined expertise.

What’s New at Timber Ridge 

Gone are the days of tight tree-lined holes blocked off from the natural beauty of the rolling terrain. Pine needles and natural grasses now replace the underbrush in many of the wooded areas adjoining the fairways, helping to make the course more playable and dramatic. The pristine natural setting, surrounded by woodlands and marshes, inspires golfers of every skill level.

The Timber Ridge Experience 

A day of golf at Timber Ridge is more than just a challenging round, amid spectacular natural beauty. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring helpful and friendly customer service at every level.  Towering majestic pines and gorgeous hardwoods, along with the highest elevation in Clinton County, guarantee that Timber Ridge is a very unique golf experience for mid-Michigan. The new GPS system on every cart makes certain that yardages and hole features are right at your fingertips. Michigan golf doesn’t get any better than Timber Ridge Golf Club. Your Timber Ridge experience begins the moment you step out of your car and lingers long after you’ve left the course. We hope you will agree that it’s more than a day of golf---it’s a great experience at Timber Ridge.

“This is golf the way it was meant to be. Nothing forced or phony. No gimmicks. They took a piece of the most spectacular piece of land in Michigan and turned it into a great place to play without disturbing a single leaf or blade of its natural beauty.”  --- Ray T., East Lansing

To live and play golf in the Lansing area is to know Timber Ridge Golf Club. When it comes to genuine hospitality, friendliness and comfort, it’s considered the standard against which all other courses and clubs in the area are judged. The course itself, a Jerry Matthews' masterpiece, is one of the finest examples of using what nature has provided as a perfect backdrop for championship golf.