Timberlin GC, Berlin, CT (back 9 reviewed June, 2008)
Part of the Goat-Track.com mission this year is to expand the radius for Tracks to be reviewed and Timberlin, in central Connecticut, fits the bill. This review was a fall back position and sort of accidental; the original plan was to play the course we were hoping to find based on the "public golf course" sign by the side of the Wilbur Cross Parkway. Unfortunately, that course has been defunct for at least five years. What a shame...so based on Rabbit Ears' useful preliminary recon, we played Timberlin.
General: This course does not qualify as a Goat Track, although it does have some great Track Features. Course conditions are comparable to Tunxis and Rockledge; the amount of misery inflicted on the scorecard is more comparable to Rockledge (based on personal experience). That said, this is a most enjoyable course to play, especially if you're trying to break up the routine of playing on the usual Goat Tracks to which you're accustomed.
Not to be a sap, but there are some impressive scenic views of the surrounding area from Timberlin, based on the course being at least halfway to what seems like the middle of nowhere.