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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 #2 of 11 Attractions in Sanford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: This course threads through a former sand quarry and has the feel of a maze.
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Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: This course threads through a former sand quarry and has the feel of a maze.
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Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have been regularly making the hour drive to this Mike Strantz gem since it first opened and it is well worth it. The man was truly an artist; every hole is a signature hole. The course is always well conditioned and the staff are excellent. There is no rough, no OB, no rakes (all sand is waste area), one... More 

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

Dear Kent, I could not have said it better myself. Keep those guys coming from Durham! More 

Roseville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I Love this Course. Anytime I'm in Sanford it's a must to play. I tell everyone here in CA that if your in the area of Pinehurst to go play the road. With the addition of the senior tee's it makes it more friendly for us older guys. The new greens are very nice. Can't wait to get back to... More 

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

Dear Dain L, Being a relatively short course, we were a little unsure that a 5th set of tees was warranted but one of our player assistants was very adamant on the idea. We are very thankful that he was. I hope there will be a "3rd, 4th and 5th+ time around" as well! Thanks for the kind words! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Driving into tobacco road you don't even have a clue your arriving at a golf course. Then you pull up to a nice cabin in the woods which is beautiful inside. Pulling up to the first tee is one of the coolest and craziest golf tee shots I've ever seen. The greens rolled phenomenally. I'd have to say this is... More 

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

Hi Mike, I am so glad you had a great time. You described the experience we try and provide to our guests. I can only assume the "dream come true" part would have been to break par? I hope to see you soon. Hit em straight! Joe More 

Calabash, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband and I love playing this course and always schedule a round here when we visit the Pinehurst, NC area. It's like no other golf we've played with unique hole layouts, blind shots, dog legs, elevation changes, etc. There are no houses on the course and it's very scenic and so much fun to play. We are looking forward... More 

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

Dear Lgolfer, We too miss Mike Strantz, the architect of Tobacco Road and Tot Hill in NC and the two gems not too far from you at Caledonia and True Blue. We are just thankful he was around long enough to see his designs get so much praise from the public. Next time you're up in this neck of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've always loved playing there, but now with the new greens...WOW. They really did do an excellent job growing the new greens and sodding the collars. If you are waiting for the new greens to mature, there is no need. My only complaint about TR is not really their issue. I think the Carolina Golf Association has rated the course... More 

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

Dear Rich, Couldn't have said it better myself. The greens conversion has exceeded our high expectations and the conditions are the best I have seen in my 16 years at Tobacco Road. Thank you for playing and telling this forum about your experience. Good Golfing, Joe More 

Sanford, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Tobacco Road Golf is one of the top 100 courses you can play per Golf Magazine. However for the last two months you couldn't play it as they were replacing their greens. They installed the increasingly popular Mini-Verde dwarf bermuda. I had a chance to play the course yesterday and the new greens are fabulous. I live nearby so have... More 

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

Dear Jerry M. Thank you so much for the positive comments about the new greens and glad you noticed a few of the other details we took care of during the summer grow in. We couldn't wait to open back up and show the greens off. We are grateful to see customers again. More 

calgary
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

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