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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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Fun day of golf

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sean M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Glenburn, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 4 weeks ago 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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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 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Truly enjoyed our round at Tobacco Road, a course with great course conditions, many blind shots and lots of elevation change. A very unique layout, one that will challenge players of all skill levels. Can't wait to play it again!

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

BigWorldViews, Fun, spectacular, unique, all words Mike Strantz used when describing the work he did here at Tobacco Road. It is always a pleasure to hear when somebody fully experiences the nature and character of his work and his joy at creating at golf courses that plants a seed in the player to come back and play another round. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

This course is simply FUN! There is a lot of shots you hit blind and there is a lot of visual awareness that comes into play on most holes. Elevation changes galore and visually stimulating on every shot such as the beast of hole 9. There is usually more fairway and more green there than you think. The fairways and... More 

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

Bandit2118, Many thanks for the review, great player’s insight and hints to all the newcomers. Mike Strantz designed a golf course and theatre devoted to the playing of the game. The thrill of watching a well-played shot soar over seemingly impossible odds and come to rest safely on the other side is offset by the humps, bumps, and swales that... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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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