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Tobacco Road Golf Club

442 Tobacco Road, Sanford, NC 27332
877-284-3762; 919-775-1940
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Sanford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: This course threads through a former sand quarry and has the feel of a maze.
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calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I played this track a year ago.have to admit standing on the first tee was unlike any first tee I have ever been on and I have played a lot of golf courses! That said....I loved it! Very different but that is the beauty of it ! Was only confused once...stood on a tee box and you have to hit... More

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

Thank you for the glowing review. It is pretty cool that you would post a review a year later. We are busy getting the course ready for re-opening on September 1st after being closed all summer for a greens conversion to the new Mini Verde Bermuda. Please come back to play on the improved putting surfaces! More

fairfax va
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

tough target golf but target greens too--the palina grass is in abundance on this tricked up track --so much fine golf in the area don't waste your time getting penalized for surviving the sand only to arrive on awful greens

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

Hi Jeff, If you're skipping it because you don't like the design then I can't help you there. If the greens were not up to your standards, then we would like you to come back after the conversion to Bermuda in September of 2014. This has been a bountiful year for Poa annua grass; otherwise known as Bluegrass, and it... More

Durham, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Just played today. It was... different. I've never seen. Course laid out like this one. On the one hand, it's unique and good eye candy. On the other, it's kinda confusing if not frustrating at times. Pluses... It's fun to look at and fun at times to play. It's challenging but doesn't overly penalize you as you might think for... More

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

Love it, definitely love it. As Alister Mackenzie wrote in "The Spirit of St. Andrews", "A good golf course is like good music or art; it is not necessarily a course which appeals the first time one plays over it, but one which grows on the player the more frequently he visits it." Sure, Tobacco Road is not like other... More

Nashua, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I would have given this an excellent rating but the greens were a little bumpy. This is a very visual course with undulations like none other I've seen. The one drawback is that there are a number of blind shots but nothing too outrageous. The starter asked if we have played the course before and when I said we hadn't... More

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

I'm pleased that your group enjoyed the course. We'll do our best to get that excellent rating when you return for your next visit. We have some exciting news to share very soon concerning our greens. Have a great golfing year and we'll see you next time! More

Kaysville, Utah
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195 reviews 195 reviews
118 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Tobacco Road is truly the most unique golf experience I have ever had. Every hole is tripped out with crazy approaches, bunkers, greens, you name it. Surprisingly, if you play smart and pick the right clubs, it is very playable. I have shot 77 and 81 both times I've played. Go, bring a camera, and enjoy.

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

Hi Ryan, thanks for the great review. You discovered exactly what the late Mike Strantz was trying to achieve when he built Tobacco Road 16 years ago and that is to overload your senses with eye candy while rewarding good shots. If you can overcome your own mind at The Road, the challenge becomes much more manageable. Please come back! More

Northampton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

I have been play all of mike strantz's golf courses in the south for years now and this one does not play like other golf course. all I have to say is WOW! this will be my seventh time playing "the road" and it still feels like the 1st time! we truly lost an artist in mike strantz (the designer... More

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

It's great that so many people have been touched by the late Mike Strantz and his work. He certainly left us a gift and we will do our best to take good care of it. Look for some upgraded conditions on the greens for this Fall! All the best Stuart! More

BRIDGEPORT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Take your camera. About every golf hole a picture. Not your everyday level course. Nice people. A real test of golf.

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

Dear Prentiss, thanks for the excellent review. It is especially rewarding when our staff is praised for being "nice". We appreciate our customers and want to make sure the service is up to the same high standard that the golf course has been able to achieve over the last decade. Please come visit again and tell your friends! More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A fine layout, well deserving its top 100 ranking … staff was highly professional, attentive and genuinely proud and interested in our visit to their club … the course was very playable however, visuals from tee to green are impressive and can be cause for concern- buy the yardage book or download the app to know how to play the... More

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

Hello Pittsburgh, I'm just now responding to your review but appreciate it nonetheless. Great advice about the Tobacco Road App. It is a free download and provides a great sneak peak into what you are about to experience. Thanks for posting! More

cleveland ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My first time playing the road, impossible to describe without seeing it. Visually intimadating, but very wide fairways,the course runs thru a sand quarry, massive greens, target golf,hilly , bring youe A game especially your bunker game!! The road is also a great value, and I think the best part of the road is the staff in place. I have... More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your round of golf at The Road! We have all been challenged by the extremely cold weather this winter. If you enjoyed the course this time of year when the conditions are less than stellar, I can't wait for you to see it later in the year. Please tell all your friends and keep... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Do u have a bucket list ? This should be on your list! You won't believe what you see and when you think you have seen it all, the next hole will blow you away! Have fun!

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. Through Trip Advisor, I signed up to be able to reply to comments about the course both good and bad. I hope I get to respond to a lot experiences like yours. Please continue to come and enjoy this Mike Strantz design! More

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