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Tobacco Road Golf Club

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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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New greens are a hit!

Tobacco road has always been a very unique and challenging course layout, but this past year they shut down for a few months and completely put in new greens on every hole. I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sanford, North Carolina
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Sanford, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Tobacco road has always been a very unique and challenging course layout, but this past year they shut down for a few months and completely put in new greens on every hole. I'm not exactly sure what the type of hybrid grass they used, but the results are flawless greens, that putt very true, are very fast and add to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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251 reviews 251 reviews
64 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Tobacco Road is a ton of fun! This golf course is unique - not your traditional experience. The staff is unusually helpful, gracious and professional. They set the bar super high for many other golf courses! While the course is full of blind shots and many mindboggling demands on every golfers skill, the track is just a lot of fun... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Group got rained out after 4 holes. We waited for rain to ease up. The course went to cart path only. We had 3 members of 12 in our group that were over the age of 75. Due to the terrain of the golf course it was unreasonable to expect them to walk it. After being denied handicap flags we... More 

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

When taken to a personal level, "Pride" is certainly a negative trait and defined as one of the seven deadly sins. However, when talking about the creation of Tobacco Road Golf Club, our staff and ownership are certainly proud of what the late Mike Strantz left us to take care of. We are going to do our best to provide... More 

Denmark, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

One of the prettiest golf courses I've played. Great and challenging layout. Perfect condition. The staff there was very accommodating and went out of their way to insure we had a good time. Friendly and helpful Course rangers. They have spotters to help you on the blind shot holes (and shot placement advice)Course has so many different looks. Picturesque with... More 

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

Dear Doug G, We are pleased that you and your group had a great experience. I will pass on the positive comments to our staff to let them know to keep up the good work. We look forward to your next visit. Joe More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

One of my favorite courses to play. My group has played this course multiple times in the last thirteen years. This is a tough course with a lot of waste bunkers and carries off the tee. Plus, there are several blind shots into several greens, but the greens are very large. A little tip, put away your ego, It helps... More 

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

Hi Dan, Thanks for the review and a big thanks for the advice about playing the correct set of tees. We couldn't agree more. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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