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Tobacco Road Golf Club

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Address: 442 Tobacco Road, Sanford, NC 27332
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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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Golf trip! Amazing golf course

Today was an incredible round of golf with my wife! The conditions were impeccable, and the staff was unbeatable, truly! We just so happened to be in the right place at the right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Frankfort, Illinois
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Frankfort, Illinois
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Today was an incredible round of golf with my wife! The conditions were impeccable, and the staff was unbeatable, truly! We just so happened to be in the right place at the right time as well, while they were replacing the hole numbers my wife jokingly mentioned "placing one in the back of the car" when they said we could... More 

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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Zericz, First of all, thank you for the great review. Secondly, we are very glad you had such a memorable day on The Road. Your enthusiasm and love of our course certainly brightened our day as we shared your adventure here and then again on Instagram. And lastly, #13 looks fantastic hanging by your door! I will be sure to... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Once you can get past the visual intimidation on a few holes the course is very playable if you can hit it well, and to the right spots. High handicappers will struggle, especially if they play the wrong tees. Great conditions and a great course. I highly recommend that you take a caddie, especially your first time.

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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Robert T, Thank you for the awesome review! Your advice and observations could not be more astute. Strantz was a big believer in the player's mind being their 15th club, however, he always incorporated forgiving slopes and a "safe" play for the less aggressive player. We look forward to your next visit, wishing you fairways and greens in the... More 

Hoopeston, Illinois
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great course and club house. Don't expect southern hospitality from the staff. We were in a group of 16, some of the golfers were older and had a difficult time climbing the elevated tee boxes in 100 degree heat. There were PGA professionals in our group who run resorts and they were surprised at how surly some of the staff... More 

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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Mark2502015, The staff at Tobacco Road strives to treat all our guests in a courteous, friendly, yet professional manner. Our goal is to provide top course conditions, excellent customer service, and a notable test of golf. Despite being, “very unique and in great shape,” as you say, one of the most cited drawbacks is a slower pace of play. We... More 

SW Virginia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We make an annual golf trip to the Sandhills and Tobacco Road is my favorite trek on the trip. I wouldn't want to play it all the time, but for a treat, nothing beats it. It is visually stunning, scary to the eye (and your swing!) but honestly quite playable if you are patient and smart. I usually card my... More 

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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

TP822, Thanks to you and your group for making us an annual stop on your trip! Hopefully you played just as well this year, especially with the course in such amazing condition. We are fortunate at Tobacco Road to have so many great views on 18 signature holes. Can your group pick just one favorite hole? Looking forward to seeing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very good condition despite 100 degree late June Fathers Day round. Kind staff and starter sent us out in front of threesome. We played the equivalent of the blues. We had our app but that was too much trouble to access for 18 holes. We should have bought a yardage book but none was suggested. Play it once to appreciate... More 

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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

The good thing about the hot temperatures is that the Bermudagrass is thriving. Combined with the hard work of our maintenance staff, the course is in optimal playing condition. Like most technology, the Tobacco Road app is fantastic and offers many add-ons that most courses don't have, for example the flyover preview for each hole is awesome. However, one can... More 

North Carolina
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67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It had been years since I had played golf, but I played at Tobacco Road last week. Great lay out, but you will find trouble at every corner. It will be a test, but fun.

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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

ADNORTHCAROLINA, We are very glad you were able to make it back out to Tobacco Road for another go around the track. The golf course has been in excellent shape and is always a great test of golf. Mike Strantz's design provides many risk/reward opportunities that if successful are a great reward, however, a slight miss offers the player a... More 

Fernandina Beach, Florida
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172 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Tobacco Road is a very unique, challenging and scenic golf course. It is a real test of your golfing skills. A must play, this is certainly not your traditional golf course. This old sand quarry has lots of deep sand craters and mounds that you play over, around and thru. It is visually intimidating and has generous landing areas, often... More 

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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Pchee72, Thank you for the great review, we appreciate feedback in all its forms. I will be glad to pass along your commendation to our rangers who often have a difficult job out on the course. On days when the golf course is full they wear many hats from player assistance to forecaddie to pace keeper. Look forward to seeing... More 

Sanford, North Carolina
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is an awesome course. It will challenge your stamina and patience. Although it is a long course there is not place for a long drive. Tobacco Road is all about placement. There are subtle hints throughout the course about where to place you next shot. But the only way to unlock this courses secrets is to play it multiple... More 

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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

NBWillis, Great insight and sound advice for playing Tobacco Road. You are very correct when you say that proper placement is integral to playing well here at The Road. Often times, it is that proper placement of shots that allows the player to be aggressive on the next shot and have a chance to reap some just rewards for their... More 

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

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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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Madport, We appreciate your great review. The new greens are MiniVerde, which is an Ultradwarf Bermudagrass, and you are correct, they are simply awesome right now. Good piece of advice to all our newcomers with the recommendation of the yardage guide, if only it had some hints for reading the greens! Come back and see us, Martha More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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272 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Brad945, Thanks for the great review, we certainly agree that Tobacco Road is a unique experience. Golf is supposed to be fun, even when it's difficult, and we are very glad you found the course a good blend of the two. I will be sure to pass along your praise to our staff, with so many great courses in... More 

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Address: 442 Tobacco Road, Sanford, NC 27332
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sanford

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