Tanglewood Park Championship Golf Course

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Tanglewood Park Championship Golf Course

Tanglewood Park Championship Golf Course
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Keith A
4 contributions
I loved the work they have been doing to improve the golf course. That being said, I think there is more to do. The Bermuda had not quite emerged from dormancy and as a result the course was not as challenging as it had been in years past. The course and pro shop still look amazing, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the pace of play was very good for a public course.
Written May 14, 2022
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charles m
Holly Springs, NC226 contributions
Friends
A group of us traveled to the area on a golf junket. The course has a great layout and we all enjoyed our round. I must admit that the number of sand traps were a bit overwhelming. The sand in the traps was not consistent. We were told that the course will close soon for major renovations. In my opinion, everyone who plays golf should play this course. I would like to go back after renovations are complete.
Written May 6, 2018
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Patti R
Clemmons, NC7 contributions
Friends
I love this golf course. The cost of the round doesn't match the beauty of the course. There is water around you but doesn't challenge your game. The greens are in great shape. Wildlife varies and adds to the beauty. Love this course.
Written May 22, 2017
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,700 contributions
Solo
I covered professional golf for the Chicago Daily News in the 1970s and it was a hoot. The first tournament I covered, Lee Trevino beat Jack Nicklaus in a playoff for the U.S. Open championship at Merion in Philadelphia in 1971. How good is that? In 1974, I watched as Trevino beat Nicklaus by one shot to win the PGA championship at Tanglewood in Clemmons, North Carolina. You've probably never heard of Tanglewood, right? I hadn't, either. But next to Pebble Beach in California, Tanglewood could be the best public golf course in the United States. It hasn't changed much since Trevino used a putter he found in the attic of the house he was renting that week to beat Nicklaus. He won $45,000, a pittance by today's standards. The reason most people have forgotten about Tanglewood is because on the second day of the tournament Richard Nixon resigned from the presidency in the wake of the Watergate scandal. But if you love golf, you've got to visit Tanglewood. Established in 1951, the property dates to 1584 when Sir Walter Raleigh claimed the land for Queen Elizabeth of England. The championship golf course, designed by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., is part of the Tanglewood recreation center and park. It is host to the "Tanglewood Festival of Lights" and includes two golf courses, horse stables, a public swimming pool, Mallard Lake for fishing and paddleboat renting and the Tanglewood Park Arboretum and Rose Garden. The beautiful golf course is nestled among rolling hills along the banks of the Yadkin River in the heart of the Piedmont region of North Carolina. It features 98 bunkers and five sets of tees for golfers of all sorts. It has been named the No. 1 public golf course in North Carolina, a golfing mecca. But I still recall the 1974 PGA championship, four rainy days amid a backdrop of a national political nightmare on a golf course that nobody ever heard of at the time and decided by one shot between two of the greatest golfers of all time. It doesn't get any better than that.
Written March 19, 2017
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Howard S
Southern Pines, NC9 contributions
Solo
Not as good as I remember it from 20+ years ago. I remembered a lush course with tall roughs. The present course is a nice layout but the fairways were tired, the rough not particularly rough. My biggest complaint was the sand bunkers. White sand, brown sand, red sand. Mostly red sand. Full of rocks, inconsistent depth. Tanglewood is a gorgeous park and everything seemed to be very well maintained but I think the Championship course has seen better days. The price, $29 for seniors made it well worth playing, it just needs TLC.
Written June 23, 2016
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BonnieAletha
Charlotte, NC21 contributions
Couples
After paying $20 per person for this event... we saw signs entering the event that said " free wine festival" it clearly was not!
it said on the home page website no coolers or outside food were allowed.
clicking on the F.A.Q's said no pets or re-entry... its an outside festival?!
but most disturbing of all is that NO WHERE on the website did it say that motorcycles were prohibited!?! we drove from an hour away with on a motorcycle!
Written May 25, 2013
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Hello BonnieAletha! Thank you for attending the Wine Festival! This event is managed by WSJS and has become one of Tanglewood's most popular events. I am not sure where you saw signage advertising a free festival-those were not provided or set-up by Tanglewood or WSJS staff. If you would please respond where you saw these, we would truly appreciate it! As for the motorcycles, we do not allow them inside for safety reasons as we have horses and horseback riding throughout the park. However, we have many motorcyclists who visit the park each year - they just park at the Welcome Center and walk on the trails into the park or across the street to the special event areas. You are always more than welcome to do that. We would love to see you at the Wine Festival again this tear! Thank you for visiting the Wine Festival This event is managed each year by WSJS and has become a favorite.
Written February 6, 2015
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Shana K
Clemmons, NC103 contributions
Family
This is a nice course in Tanglewood. Easy to get a tee time, and the course is in good shape. Took me a while to get used to the clay in the sand hazards and the weather changes make it difficult to predict the greens. Overall a nice place to golf.
Written January 10, 2018
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Tim P
Atlanta, GA46 contributions
Friends
We played both the Reynolds (Sat June 3, 2017 - 54 holes) and Championship (Sunday June 4, 2017 - 36 holes) Golf Courses . Before the review - a note: If using GPS, set it to the front gate of the park. If you try to go straight to the course it takes you to a back entrance that is closed 90% of the time.

They had just aerated when we played there so the greens were a little bumpy. But they were not bad at all and they had significantly reduced greens fees to compensate. As stated above we played 54 holes Saturday on the Reynolds course then 36 holes the next day on the Championship course.

We completely enjoyed the courses. The Reynolds course is not as long but it is tighter and requires a bit more shot making. The Championship course is all about the approach shots and the greens. The fairways are pretty wide open for the most part. Lots of sand traps strategically placed and the greens have a lot of character. The only issue we had was that some of the sand traps were not in the best of shape - some standing water, little sand in some. But we understand there are plans to do major work on them.

The staff both in the pro shop and the snack shop were very friendly and welcoming. The could not have been nicer. Food was good too!

I would recommend these courses to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, high quality place to play golf - we paid $36 for the first rd then $11 for replays due to aeration - regular price is $49 and $17 respectively. Also, you can find discounted greens fees on line through sites like Golfnow.com.
Written July 10, 2017
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ricwolff
Advance, NC34 contributions
Championship course is a very good layout, in good condition for the most part. The sand traps, especially when wet, are basically unplayable. Rates for the weekend are $49.00, a little pricy for the area.
Reynolds course is not in as good shape but playable, once again the traps are unplayable. It is a lot tighter.
Written May 2, 2017
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Jim R
Clemmons, NC480 contributions
Friends
Played here many times. Always a great time. Like the Reynolds course better because it's a tighter course than the championship course. Well kept and just a few miles away.
Written April 10, 2017
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