TimberCreek Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Rob Bradley, Owner
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Rob Bradley who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
TimberCreek offers players of all abilities a fabulous golf experience. A 27-hole championship layout designed by Earl Stone, TimberCreek offers scenic views of spacious, rolling fairways carved from a forest of Dogwoods, Magnolias, and Pines. Elevation changes, wetland preserves, and bountiful wildlife accentuate the flowing terrain, creating an atmosphere truly unique from other courses in the Gulf Coast region. And with a full service restaurant, first class practice facilities, and a good dose of our staff's southern hospitality, TimberCreek Golf Club becomes a must play for all golfers.
Ideally located on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay in beautiful Baldwin County just off Interstate 10, (Exit 38, Highway 181 North), TimberCreek is easily accessible from Mobile, Gulf Shores, Pensacola, and the Mississippi Coast.
Come experience the finest public golf has to offer!
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
TimberCreek is a very unique golf course for the Gulf Shores area. We are located at the tip of the Appalachian Mountains range so we have gentle rolling terrain.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
If you are playing the golf course for the first time play to the 150 post. Most people can get home from that distance. Play the right tee box and enjoy your round.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
* TimberCreek was host to the 2015 Junior PGA Championship.
* Awarded Merchandiser of the year and runner up.
* Awarded Top Golf Course by Local Publication.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole 28. (Laughing) After golfers play 27 holes on property they are ready for a beer. We have 27 really solid holes on property.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
On the Magnolia course it is hole #2. The elevated tee box has a tight landing spot and the second shot will have even good golfers begging for mercy.
On the Pines course hole #8 has been voted as one of the top 18 toughest holes in Alabama. The long par 3 plays 235 from the tops.
On the Dogwood course #7 is an ominous looking par 5 that has more landing room than appears from the tee box. The dog leg leg hole as water in front and sand bunkers guarding the green.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The Reuben is my favorite! You cannot go wrong with that sandwich. In addition, everyday we do daily lunch specials where we let out chefs showcase their talents. The locals rave about our menu. Golfers will not be disappointed with anything there order.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Course Rotations, Slopes and Ratings
Magnolia to Dogwood Rotation:
Gold Tees: Slope 141, Rating 74.8
Blue Tees: Slope 133, Rating 71.8
White Tees: Slope 121, Rating 69.3
Green Tees: Slope 116, Rating 66.5
Ladies (Red) Tees: Slope 119, Rating 68.7
Dogwood to Pines Rotation:
Gold Tees: Slope 126, Rating 73.6
Blue Tees: Slope 124, Rating 70.7
White Tees: Slope 117, Rating 68.6
Green Tees: Slope 111, Rating 66.1
Ladies (Red): Slope 112, Rating 68.2
Pines to Magnolia Rotation:
Gold Tees: Slope 137, Rating 75.2
Blue Tees: Slope 132, Rating 72.5
White Tees: Slope 121, Rating 69.3
Green Tees: Slope 120, Rating 67.4
Ladies (Red) Tees: Slope 119, Rating 69.5
Timber Creek Golf Club
9650 TimberCreek Bvd
Daphne, AL, 36527
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Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
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