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Tobacco Road Golf Club

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Address: 442 Tobacco Rd, Sanford, NC 27332-9167
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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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A must play golf course

Played the course whilst on a visit to Pinehurst in September 2016. The course is visually intimidating but if you can hit a ball more or less straight you can play the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Played the course whilst on a visit to Pinehurst in September 2016. The course is visually intimidating but if you can hit a ball more or less straight you can play the course.The sandy waste areas dominate and provide a real challenge, as do the elevation changes - its a lay out that is unique in my experience, and as... More 

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

WRC134, Thank you for including us on your trip. Our course designer, Mike Strantz, inspired by the Golden Age pioneer, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, formed his design philosophy around many of MacKenzie’s writings. One quote in particular speaks to Strantz’s work at Tobacco Road; MacKenzie wrote, “It is an important thing in golf to make holes look much more difficult that... More 

Marion, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Played this course as part of our vacation package, me and my wife both loved this course! The course was in fantastic shape and very well maintained for being September and very hot out! The staff was awesome the guy at the desk told us that for a better experience we should buy a yardage book, I have a watch... More 

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

PaulandCarol1, Sounds like you the kind of day we wish for all our guests! While there are many unique aspects to our golf course, perhaps the most rewarding is that with a little knowledge, you feel like can get all those “member bounces.” Hopefully this will be the first of many vacations to our area, we look forward to seeing... More 

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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Read Tennessee-JC's review. It is spot on. This is an out of the way course what we played on the way to the airport to sneak in one final round, and it ended up being the favorite of the trip. It is visually intimidating and challenging, but extraordinary fun. Get a can of Starlight at the turn or after the... More 

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

Ab C, We are very glad you decided to stop and join us on your way out of town, and of course, it is always good to hear that a first trek around The Road became a favorite. Strantz was a big believer in making a course appear more difficult than it actually is so the player would have the... More 

Sanford, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Played recently and course was in the best shape I've ever seen it. The maintenance crew does a great job keeping it groomed. Fairways and Greens where in spectacular. Everything about this place is first class. Can't wait to return.

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

Jmslake6, While the summer has been a hot one, the Bermudagrass is absolutely in heaven, and the course is in prime condition. You have my word that I will pass along your compliments to our superintendent and his crew. Thanks for the review and hope to see you again soon! More 

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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

There were 4 of us playing and really enjoyed the course. It is a challenging course but hey, who doesn't like a challenge that makes you step up your game? To warm up, a bag of practice balls are included in your green fee. There are no bunkers on the course but a lot of sandy areas and only a... More 

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

LoriB, *Golf Clap* While we all love the game in many ways, perhaps one of the most universal is the love of a good challenge. In the words of Dr. Alister MacKenzie, “The elusiveness of golf is sufficient to ensure its abiding popularity. No one ever seems to master it. You imagine that you have got the secret, but it... More 

Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is by far our favorite golf course in the world (and I've played Augusta National, St. Andrews, TPC Sawgrass and Bethpage). Tobacco Road challenges every part of your game, yet it is so fair. Every hole is memorable and fun in its own way. Not many courses can say that. The views from the tees will intimidate you the... More 

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

Tennessee-JC, WOW! We are honored to be held in such high regard. Thank you for the great review and your continued support of Tobacco Road. Mike Strantz said it best after his first visit to the property, “I knew immediately it could be something not only spectacular but unique.” See you next year, Martha More 

Brantford ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Just returned from our annual golf trip to the Sandhills area. Tobacco Road was incredible shape considering the heat. The new greens remain fabulous. We like the course so much that we play it on 2 days of our 5 day trip. A special thanks to Julie at Tobacco Road Travel who has helped us book our trip, she is... More 

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

Dear Northerngolfnut, A five-day golf trip sounds like the best kind of vacation! Thank you for including us in your annual trip, not just once, but twice. The golf course has been in excellent shape and all credit goes to our superintendent and his crew, who are among the hardest working in the business. Julie is an excellent travel coordinator... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This course reminds me of Pinehurst #2 on steroids .Truly unique course but fun and very challenging .Fore caddie is a must and Beau was ours who was great . Not a bad drive from Pinehurst and you will be very glad you played it

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

Dear Bill G., Caddiewalk has been a fantastic partner in fulfilling our caddie needs. Jimmy G and his caddies always provide top-notch service and help take any golf experience to the next level. I will share your kind words with Jimmy and Beau the next time I speak with them. We appreciate your review, and look forward to seeing you... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

2nd 18 of the day. What great condition! The more times you play it the better your score. We were already tired from the morning round at another course. The temperature was about 95. 3 of the coolers were empty, no water. We left our hole and went a long way to the clubhouse to get water. When we arrived... More 

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

1210WillieO, Summer in the Sandhills is hot and humid, and we do apologize that the water stations were empty during your round. The outside staff at Tobacco Road has procedures in place to check and refill water coolers throughout the day to help keep up with water consumption. However, there are days when temperatures are up and the course is... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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1,206 reviews
739 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 875 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

As always the course was in great shape and even though we recently had a lot of rain we were able to get off the cart path. Most of us got off the tee on the intimidating first hole, but as always that was just the beginning of the adventure. The new hybrid Bermuda greens have come in nicely and... More 

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

CherylH, From the sound of your review, it seems you got to experience a little bit of everything Tobacco Road has to offer! Firm and fast greens, challenging pin locations, a fresh look from a new set of tees, and I will not leave out the delicious lunch. Our superintendent and crew have done an amazing job with the new... More 

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