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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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Fasten Your Seat Belt !

Ok boys...if you want a unique golf experience, head to Tobacco Road Golf Club. Lots of blind shots to landing areas and greens but a very satisfying round when you sit in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ok boys...if you want a unique golf experience, head to Tobacco Road Golf Club. Lots of blind shots to landing areas and greens but a very satisfying round when you sit in the clubhouse with a cold one afterwards reliving your shot making prowess (or not in my case !) Greens were in good condition versus others in the area.... More 

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

Bob M, Some days, the best aspect of any round is soaking in the aftermath. I find the rocking chairs on the back porch one of the best places to sit and relax and let the day roll over you. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Martha More 

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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tobacco Road came highly recommended for our group. We were warned about the challenge and it didn't dissappoint. Plenty of visually stimulating holes and a design that makes you think placement and risk/reward. That combination make many holes memorable. You'll hit every club in your bag and will need to hit every shot to score well. The course can be... More 

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

Ron S, You make some great observations, and perhaps the statement that best describes a round at Tobacco Road is, “You’ll hit every club in your bag and will need to hit every shot to score well.” Mike Strantz designed a shot-makers golf course that allows a golfer the opportunity to play the course as it fits their eye. We... More 

Rock Hill, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Best road trip golf course in my book! I enjoy it even more than Pinehurst. This place never fails to supply me with fun challenges to my golf game. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the course is always in top form (been there in winter and summer). Shooting my best round ever today had no influence on... More 

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

iucdh, Congratulations on your career round, what a great way to round out a golf trip! Also, thank you for the exemplary review, I will be sure to pass along your remarks to all our staff so they will keep up the hard work. Hope to see you soon. Fairways and Greens, Martha More 

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
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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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15 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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5 reviews
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 26 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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174 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 

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