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Tobacco Road Golf Club

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Address: 442 Tobacco Rd, Sanford, NC 27332-9167
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1-877-284-3762
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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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Tobacco Road is not a course for everyone. There are a multitude of blind shots so you have to trust your swing and the yardage book. The layout of the course and the blind shots... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff N
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Charlotte
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Charlotte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tobacco Road is not a course for everyone. There are a multitude of blind shots so you have to trust your swing and the yardage book. The layout of the course and the blind shots often leave you guessing at where to hit and land your drives. When you hit a bad shot, which I often did, you get to... More 

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Sanford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to play a CHALLENGING championship course ?? Then be sure to include Tobacco Road in your golf game. Try coupling lightning fast, undulating greens, blind shots and fairways that wind through heavily vegatated hillsides, sandpits and drop offs and you have a course that you really have to play at least once. No wonder this course was rated the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Kelly Vernon at Tobacco Road Travel is fantastic. We are a group of 16 going to the Pinehurst area this fall. She was able to give me some very good suggestions about accommodation and was very helpful when I was selecting the courses but still left the final decision to me. She was patient and listened well and was able... More 

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Thank 70deets5
Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Dear Gary, Tobacco Road Golf & Travel is a fantastic option for groups of any size planning a trip to the area who want to play golf and spend a few days in the Sandhills. Kelly has been with Tobacco Road Golf & Travel since we added the travel company, and not only knowledgeable, she wants to ensure your best... More 

Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

My grandson and I pulled intoTobacco Road on a rainy late December morning --didn't know quite what to expect. Went in to the clubhouse --treated very nicely-- went to the driving range and hit a few balls. At the first tee the starter got us off instantly --very nice man -- set us up for the first hole. Looking out... More 

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

Sjmorian, Course designer, Mike Strantz, much like one of his idols, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, was a firm believer in creating a golf course that visually appears to be much more difficult than the course plays. Thank you for your review and including us on your trip with your grandson. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Martha H. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the coolest golf courses I have played. I like to golf here at least once a year. I would recommend everyone play this course at least once. Challenging and different from everything else in the area. Beautiful course.

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

Sean M, Fun, challenge, and beauty, are among the best summations one can give regarding a round of golf, perhaps the only thing to improve the day would be good swings and even better company. Mike Strantz designed his courses with a belief that whether it was a player’s first or fiftieth time playing the course, the desire to play... More 

White Plains, New York
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

I was waiting to hit it in the clown's mouth on 18 to win a free game. No fun with all those blind shots. If I wanted to play golf with my eyes closed, this is the place to do it.

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

Jeff M, Classical music, fine wine, and art are widely appreciated, studied, and crafted. Golf, like the aforementioned is widely appreciated, studied, and the craft of playing honed by the millions of golfers across the world. However, the qualities and attributes as to what makes an individual course “great” is as varied as genres of music, the aging process of... More 

Glenburn, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I played the course for the first time in a group of first timers,and had an experience to remember. The course conditions were nearly perfect. The staff warm and professional. This course is visually intimidating and beautiful at the same time. The riding cart and range is inclusive. So many things about this course set it apart from any golf... More 

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

Bruce F, The anticipation, the excitement, the thrill of playing the game in an awe-inspiring setting was a goal course designer Mike Strantz sought and achieved. He believed that every player should have a breathtaking experience and look back on the day and say, “wow, I really got to play there.” Your remarks will be passed along to our superintendent... More 

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Other than Pebble Beach, which I played many years ago, before it got so expensive, Tobacco Road may be the best course I've ever played. So many spectacular holes! 6, 8, 9, and 14 thru 18, as well as all four par 5s, would be "signature" holes on most any other course. (Especially impressive was the massive reddish-sand expanse protecting... More 

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

Vieierafan1, Thank you for the excellent advice and review! Tobacco Road Golf & Travel offers many outstanding package deals and the option to customize your trip to help you and your group find the best way to experience the Village of Pinehurst. Your kind words will be passed along to our travel coordinators who make planning a trip to the... More 

Columbia, MO
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I had the chance to play Tobacco Road Golf Course today with two friends and, wow! It was awesome! I am already making plans to come back to NC next year to play it again. I hesitated a bit at the $90 price tag because the course is touted as being particularly tough, and it is, but it's fair, especially... More 

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

MDahl, First, thank you for the review, and secondly, always excited to hear when people are already planning trips back to the area. The Sandhills of North Carolina feature one of the best arrays of golf in the country, from classicists like Donald Ross to a modern interpretation of Golden Age Architecture by Coore & Crenshaw, and others in between... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

My buddy and I came for a golf VaCa. Stayed at pinehurst and played 5 of their course and then played Tobacco Road. It is visually stunning! If you like traditional golf, this is NOT for you. If you like shotmaking golf and are looking for a day of "fun" golf, you will love it. An occasional blind shot and... More 

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

Sacho K, Great review! Thank you for sharing what sounds like a great vacation for golf. Course designer, Mike Strantz, was adamant that the game be fun, and give the player chances to hit a great shot over seeming impossible odds throughout the round. His flair for dramatic course features are more often seen along the coast of the British... More 

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