Best of all, this is a trip back in time! This charming hotel and attention to your golf and housing needs tries hard but falls short in personal comfort and relaxation, particularly if you're staying on the third floor and need to get to your room. Built in the "Roaring Twenties" it makes you realize how fortunate you are to have missed the "golden era". As far as the golf course is concerned, it is not quite ready to play. If the redesign and replanting of the greens was trying to duplicate Perry Maxwell's pitch and roll, at best, it is a work in progress. Forget Donald Ross's approval! The young greens are much too firm to be taken seriously and on several of the pin placements, you had to land the ball, not in a ten foot radius, but in an exact spot to be in reasonable birdie range. The saving grace for Mid Pines is the ambiance of this pure golfing community as well as the interesting pictures and local history of this magic game. The fellows at the bag drop, the golf shop and the starter, who was from Pennsylvania, all were very nice and helped to save the day!