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Address: 442 Tobacco Road, Sanford, NC 27332
Phone Number: 877-284-3762; 919-775-1940
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Activities: Golfing
Description: This course threads through a former sand quarry and has the feel of a...
This course threads through a former sand quarry and has the feel of a maze.
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So Tough - So Good

Tobacco Road (and most of Mike Strantz's designs) are a luv it or hate it arrangement. Whether you like this layout or not it is kept in fantastic shape by a really dedicated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Bob G
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Tobacco Road (and most of Mike Strantz's designs) are a luv it or hate it arrangement. Whether you like this layout or not it is kept in fantastic shape by a really dedicated staff. Generally speaking, put away your scorecard and enjoy the ride!

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Joe G, General Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Hi Bob, Thank you for the "shout out" about conditions at The Road. We have certainly had a late start this spring with the unusually cold winter, but are pulling out of it nicely. I'll certainly pass on the praise to the maintenance staff; they have earned it. Good Golfing, Joe More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This course is unbelievable. So much fun each hole is something different. The par 3's are amazing. Even though some people in my group shot horribly everyone had a great time. I can't wait to come back and play it again

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Joe G, General Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Freeman, I'm thankful that your group had an "awesome" experience; even those that didn't play so well. More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Like most other reviews here, youll get no complaints on the layout of this course from me...it is top 5 easily in the US. 5 stars. Our group from the Midwest makes this a must play on our way to Myrtle beach each year but for 2015, it appears "The Road" has lost its mind in terms of its green... More 

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Joe G, General Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Jason, We appreciate your comments. As you put it "Top 5 Easily in the US. 5 Stars", I think we agree more than you know. With the ability to offer great conditions in the summer, along with upwardly mobile golf rankings in all of the various publications, our pricing may finally be in line. Have a great time in... More 

Brecksville
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

ive played a fair number of tracks in my day and this one ranks way up there if not the best. every hole is a challenge and unique. will certainly test every stick in your bag a couple times over. undaltiing and firm greens make for a tough go if your approaches and flat stick are not cooperating. depsite wet... More 

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Joe G, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Golfbd25, I played four days after you did and couldn't agree more. Since I work here, I typically respond to other people's experiences. In this case, I read your comments and then played on Sunday the 28th and had the same experience you did. I hit two marginal shots on 14 and 16 where the greens didn't allow me... More 

Sanford, n c
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a cool golf course! Now that it has new greens, it's the best that it's been in 5 years. The reason I like playing Tobacco Road so much, it that it is different from all the rest. You need to be a pretty good golfer, with all the shots. The risk/reward factor is significant with shot selections at... More 

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Joe G, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Hi PJG964, I agree with your assessment about the course being difficult the first time but eventually a great score can be had. This course has some forced carries, multiple approach angles and mounds that guard the greens in which the golfer can use to their advantage. This local knowledge will only reveal itself after a couple of times around... More 

Purcellville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have been fortunate to play a lot of golf all over the planet. My 13 year old son asked me to name my top 10 courses. The list goes: 1) Royal Dornoch, 2) Royal County Down, 3) Tobacco Roads, 4) Royal Portrush, 5) Colonial CC (Fort Worth). IT IS THAT GOOD. If you are not a very good player,... More 

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Joe G, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Price, Your post is very flattering and I think the late Mike Strantz would have agreed with many of your Top 5. Mike was inspired by Royal County Down when he studied golf course architecture overseas and some of the design elements of that great course in Northern Ireland show up in his work. We look forward to... More 

Nova Scotia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Played twice. It was fun, but maybe a bit over the top with the tricks? Large waste areas, long narrow greens with massive undulations and lots of blind shots. After the second round, I thought that, less the ridiculous ninth hole approach and green, that it was not too bad. It was very slow to play both days.

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Joe G, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Suzy Q, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'll take "interesting" over "boring" any day of the week. I'm glad you found the course more playable the second go around minus the 9th. I, too, have trouble with the 9th hole which is the number 1 handicap hole. Please continue to play us when you're... More 

Warkworth, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I recently played Tobacco Road for the 3rd time in 5 years...a mere 16 hr drive from Toronto Canada...lol. TOTALLY WORTH THE DRIVE EVERY TIME....especially this time. In case you don't know, this is rated as one of the 'Top 100 Courses in the USA'...and rightly so. It's one of less than a dozen designs by genius golf course architect... More 

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Joe G, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Martin, I remember checking you and your partner in the day you played. It is great to hear you had an awesome day. Thanks for playing The Road so many times and sharing your experience with others. As always.........Good golfing, Joe More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are in the vicinity be sure to play this course. If you aren't in the vicinity be sure to get in the vicinity to play it. While I wouldn't want a steady diet of Tobacco Road it is certainly a treat to play it. Almost every hole is blind including some of the par threes. Conditions were very... More 

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Joe G, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Remsen62, We are glad you had a great experience and thank you for the generous review. We believe that our golf course architect did a masterful job of bringing out that "unparalleled scenery" that you speak of and we are fortunate to look at it every day. I am concerned that you may not have gotten the "official" yardage... More 

Lompoc, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I love golf but I'm not very good at it. I was here with a group of friends for the camaraderie but the difficulty of this course was clearly out of my league. Waste area everywhere, blind shots abound , most difficult course I have ever played. Somebody told me this is the 6th toughest course in the US and... More 

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Joe G, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Radar, I'm glad Tobacco Road was a challenge that you couldn't pass up. I liked your review title of "bring balls" but I think you'll agree that if you lose one you can always look for it. Although you may not find your original, many times you'll find a replacement. We call that our loaner program:) Please come back... More 

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