TOP 100 IN THE WORLD | Golf Digest: 4.5 Stars | ARCHITECT// Mike Strantz
Tobacco Road Golf Club, established in 1998, continues to redefine golf in the Sandhills of North Carolina. This landmark design from the late Mike Strantz is carved from a sand quarry and stretches the boundaries of traditional golf course architecture. In the words of Dr. Alister MacKenzie, Strantz believed in testing a player’s “eye, determination, and wits” with his artistic flair. Tobacco Road is ranked among the best in the world and boasts some of the finest conditions. Stunning vistas and panoramic views set this course apart. Be sure to include this Top 100 golf course in your next visit to the Sandhills area.
Ripper: 6532 Yards / 73.2 Rating / 150 Slope
Disc: 6297 Yards / 70.8 Rating / 141 Slope
Plow: 5886 Yards / 68.6 Rating / 131 Slope
Points: 5343 Yards / 67.9 Rating / 119 Slope
Cultivator: 5094 Yards / 66.1 Rating / 115 Slope
442 Tobacco Road, Sanford, NC 27332
TOP 100 IN AMERICA | ARCHITECT// Coore & Crenshaw
Dormie Club continues to be a huge hit. It’s rare that a golf course receives so many accolades in such a short time. Within the first year of opening, Dormie was included in the ”Top 100 American Courses” by both Golfweek and Golf Magazine. Now, Golfweek rates Dormie as the “3rd Best Course You Can Play in NC” and the “34th Best Modern Course in the US”. None of this should come as a surprise as Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore have created a new stunning masterpiece of American golf, taking advantage of Dormie’s spectacular wooded site that features dramatic 80 foot elevation changes, natural lakes, pine forests and sandy waste areas. These features are complimented by Dormie’s world-class attention to details and service. Located 4.5 miles north of the Village of Pinehurst. Include the Dormie Club in your Sandhills golf package this year!
Black: 6988 Yards / 74.0 Rating / 140 Slope
White: 6355 Yards / 70.9 Rating / 132 Slope
Red: 5189 Yards / 70.4 Rating / 126 Slope
6033 Beulah Hill Church Rd., West End, NC 27376 (4.5 miles north of the Village of Pinehurst)
TOP 100 IN AMERICA | Golf Digest: 4.5 Stars | ARCHITECT// Donald Ross
Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club shines in an area rich with golf history and tradition. The Classic Georgian-style hotel and recently restored Donald Ross designed golf course opened for play in 1921, and both operate as they did the day they opened. During the summer of 2013, Kyle Franz oversaw the project that was designed to recapture the original design tenets while upgrading the turf grass with the finest grass possible. Mid Pines offers four sets of tees that will challenge golfers of all skill levels. While visiting, take a stroll through golf history and enjoy the images featured along the hallways of the Mid Pines Inn. Enjoy what many call the most historic walk through golf history in the Sandhills.
Blue Tee: 6528 Yards / 71.0 Rating / 126 Slope
White Tee: 6114 Yards / 68.7 Rating / 122 Slope
Green Tee: 5454 Yards / 65.9 Rating / 116 Slope
Red Tee: 4921 Yards / 68.8L Rating / 119L Slope
1010 Midland Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
TOP 100 IN AMERICA | Golf Digest: 4.5 Stars | ARCHITECT// Donald Ross
Nestled in the fragrant pine forest of North Carolina, you find an experience unlike any other. For nearly a century, golfers have reveled in the serene ambiance of Pine Needles. This Donald Ross design has earned a place among the country’s best golf resorts – and one to which our guests and USGA Championships return time and again. Pine Needles has played host to the 1996, 2001 and 2007 United States Women’s Open Championships and is currently ranked as the No. 4 course in the state by Golfweek. We deliver brilliant golf paired with southern hospitality in a casual atmosphere right here in beautiful North Carolina.
Medal: 7015 Yards / 73.5 Rating / 135 Slope
Ross: 6436 Yards / 70.6 Rating / 126 Slope
Regular: 5985 Yards / 68.5 Rating / 120 Slope
Executive: 5513 Yards / 66.8 Rating / 115 Slope
Forward: 4936 Yards / 68.6 Rating / 119 Slope
1005 Midland Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
ARCHITECTS// Gene Hamm (Magnolia), Gary Player (Holly)
Plush Bermuda fairways and velvet Bentgrass greens are the hallmarks of the premier golf found at Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst. The 2 championship courses designed by Gene Hamm and Gary Player have hosted numerous USGA, PGA and LPGA events since the origins of the club 25 years ago. Pinewild ‘s Golf Academy offers world class instruction. The Magnolia course is a traditional masterpiece and provides stunning vistas of the surrounding pine forests and rolling topography. The Holly course offers similar views and challenges the player with many risk/reward design elements which have made this layout a “must play” course in the area. If that is not enough, golfers can treat themselves to the nine hole par 3 Azalea course which offers some of the most scenic holes in the Sandhills. A great experience awaits you!
Black: 7446 Yards / 76.4 Rating / 135 Slope
Blue: 6835 Yards / 73.4 Rating / 129 Slope
White: 6234 Yards / 70.3 Rating / 123 Slope
Gold: 5566 Yards / 67.0 Rating / 119 Slope
Red: 5181 Yards / 64.9 Rating / 112 Slope
Black: 7021 Yards / 73.9 Rating / 141 Slope
Blue: 6388 Yards / 70.5 Rating / 131 Slope
White: 6000 Yards / 68.5 Rating / 125 Slope
Gold: 5340 Yards / 66.1 Rating / 114 Slope
Red: 4484 Yards / 62.4 Rating / 103 Slope
6 Glasgow Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Golf Digest: 4.5 Stars | ARCHITECT// Davis Love III
1997 PGA Championship winner Davis Love III made his mark on the Sandhills with the opening of Anderson Creek Golf Club. His first signature design was voted the “Best New Course in NC” in 2001 and is currently ranked in NC’s Top 100 courses. Anderson Creek’s beautiful layout reflects all that is great about Sandhills golf – rolling fairways lined with longleaf pines, natural areas highlighted with love grass and perfect conditions. The greens’ large roll-off areas and undulations offer a glimpse into the classic Donald Ross architecture seen throughout the historic Sandhills area. When planning your annual golf trip, you deserve to play the very best. A round at Davis Love III’s Anderson Creek will be the highlight of your trip.
Black: 7215 Yards / 75.0 Rating / 140 Slope
Blue: 6672 Yards / 72.3 Rating / 136 Slope
White: 6179 Yards / 70.2 Rating / 126 Slope
Gray: 5864 Yards / 68.7 Rating / 122 Slope
Red: 5076 Yards / 71.3 Rating / 125 Slope
125 Whispering Pines Dr. Spring Lake, NC 28390
ARCHITECT// Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Two classic 18 hole courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The Lake Course features ultra dwarf Mini Verde Bermuda greens and the Creek Course features Crenshaw Bent Grass greens and over-seeded fairways. Both courses have hosted numerous events including the U.S. Women’s Open qualifier, Men’s ACC Golf Championship and the Lee County Amateur Championship. In the Fall of 2015, the Lake Course reopened after laser leveling tees, replacing bunkers, building new concrete cart paths and improving the landscape. Facilities include: driving range, practice bunkers, a large putting green and short game area. Enjoy both courses (replay fee $35), have lunch, all without moving the car.
Championship: 7263 Yards / 76.0 Rating / 143 Slope
Black: 6881 Yards / 74.2 Rating / 139 Slope
Blue: 6447 Yards / 71.6 Rating / 134 Slope
White: 5972 Yards / 69.4 Rating / 130 Slope
Gold: 5443 Yards / 67.4 Rating / 121 Slope
Red: 4764 Yards / 69.3 Rating / 128 Slope
Black: 6845 Yards / 73.7 Rating / 132 Slope
Blue: 6315 Yards / 71.5 Rating / 128 Slope
White: 5778 Yards / 68.5 Rating / 125 Slope
Gold: 5357 Yards / 66.5 Rating / 120 Slope
Red: 5021 Yards / 70.3 Rating / 124 Slope
2100 Country Club Drive Sanford, NC 27332
Golf Digest: 4 Stars | ARCHITECT// Gardner Gidley
Deercroft Golf Club is back and better than ever! In 2011, this Sandhills original was acquired by long time PGA club professional Ted Robinson. Robinson immediately brought in one of the hottest young golf course architects in America, Kyle Franz who gained his stripes at Pacific Dunes with the Crenshaw & Coore team. The combination of Mr. Robinson’s leadership and hard work done under the watchful eye of Kyle Franz has placed Deercroft at a new level.
Located 18 miles south of the Village of Pinehurst, this course will certainly be worth the drive. Wonderful conditions along with personal service will make this course one that you will want to return to year after year.
Black: 6595 Yards / 72.6 Rating / 135 Slope
Blue: 6210 Yards / 70.8 Rating / 129 Slope
Yellow: 5739 Yards / 68.3 Rating / 125 Slope
Green: 5076 Yards / 65.1 Rating / 115 Slope
30000 Deercroft Drive, Wagram, NC 28396
Golf Digest: 4 Stars | ARCHITECT// Gene Hamm
Foxfire has enjoyed a great heritage as one of the premier golf destinations in the Sandhills. Both the Grey and Red courses rely on the natural contours of the land to challenge its players with tree-lined fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and generous bentgrass greens. You will fall in love with both of the superbly conditioned Gene Hamm designed classics. We invite you to join us at Foxfire Resort & Golf Club for an incredible day of golf.
Blue: 6851 Yards / 73.1 Rating / 131 Slope
White: 6286 Yards / 70.4 Rating / 128 Slope
Yellow: 5864 Yards / 68.4 Rating / 121 Slope
Red: 5256 Yards / 66.3 Rating / 114 Slope
Blue: 6743 Yards / 72.8 Rating / 132 Slope
White: 6339 Yards / 71.1 Rating / 128 Slope
Yellow: 5574 Yards / 67.4 Rating / 122 Slope
Red: 5275 Yards / 65.8 Rating / 114 Slope
9 Foxfire Boulevard, Foxfire Village, NC 27281
ARCHITECT// Tom Jackson
A staple in the historic Sandhills golfing landscape, Hyland Golf Club is located on one of the highest elevations in the region and features beautiful towering pines and sparkling blue water. Hyland Golf Club features Champion Bermuda Greens, manicured conditions and a continued philosophy to provide the best customer service and golf experience in the Sandhills. Regarded by many golfers as their favorite course in the Sandhills, this Tom Jackson design is free of gimmicks and forced carries providing a most enjoyable and playable test for all. Rediscover one of the areas great experiences today!
Blue: 6970 Yards / 72.1 Rating / 138 Slope
White: 6373 Yards / 69.0 Rating / 128 Slope
Gold: 5920 Yards / 66.9 Rating / 122 Slope
Red: 4736 Yards / 66.8 Rating / 120 Slope
115 Fairway Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387