Located 10 miles from the Village of Pinehurst, 7 Lakes is the most exciting new experience in the Sandhills area. Designed in 1976 by Peter Tufts III, godson of Donald Ross, 7 Lakes has a history and a heritage of excellence in course design. This classic design foundation paired with the natural beauty of North Carolina, delivers a spectacular golf course you won't want to miss. Your round of golf will include Breakfast, Lunch, and 2 Draft Beers! A perennial favorite among traveling golfers, Golf Digest says "you can plan your vacation around it."
Anderson Creek Golf Club
Architect: Davis Love III
Davis Love III, 1997 PGA Championship winner, designed Anderson Creek Golf Club, his first signature course in North Carolina. Anderson Creek was rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest in 2008 and was the winner of the Best New Course in NC award for 2001.
Bayonet at Puppy Creek is proud to offer golfers of every aptitude level this traditional and beautifully designed course. Willard Byrd created this course of 18 holes. 40 years of providing an exceptional golfing environment is reflected in the layout of Bayonet at Puppy Creek.
The Beacon Ridge Course is a par 72, 6494 yard championship golf course featuring rolling fairways and splendid greens. It recently was awarded Golf Digests coveted 4 Star rating. The Beacon Ridge Clubhouse, a Mt. Vernon style manor overlooking the Beacon Ridge course layout features spaciously comfortable facilities and a gracious, relaxed style.
Carolina Trace Country Club
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Carolina Trace Country Club boasts two 18-hole golf courses designed by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Both offer championship golf with vistas of Lake Trace and soaring Carolina pines.
Country Club of Whispering Pines
Architect: Ellis Maples
Whispering Pines CC was designed in 1959 by the exceptionally gifted Ellis Maples. Whispering Pines consists of an East Course and a West Course. The diversity of terrain on the East Course encourages golfers to employ all of their skills. Strategy and shot efficiency are needed, in order to play well on the West Course. Each course is different and offers its own impressive benefits.
In recent months, Deercroft, has retained Kyle Franz as consulting architect to create a long term masterplan to renovate the course. Kyle comes highly recommended as a veteran of the design and construction team of world top 20 ranked Pacific Dunes designed by Tom Doaks, as well as Coore and Crenshaw's recent restoration of Pinehurst #2.
The renowned architectural team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw selected 309 of the sites 1,030 acres to route 18 magical holes. There will be no housing or artificial roadways within the golf course perimeter. The par 71 course can play 6,984 yards, but has only 68 acres of managed grass. The balance of the site is maintained in natural sand floors, wire grasses, pine trees and vegetation native to the Sandhills region.
Gene Hamm set out and designed 36 holes of classic Sandhills golf at Foxfire Golf Club! The property provided Hamm with ample elevation change which is a not prevalent in the Sandhills region.
Regarded by many as their favorite course in the the Village of Pinehurst area, the newly restored Hyland Golf Club (formerly Hyland Hills Golf Club) offers the highest elevations, tall pines, sparkling blue water and immaculate conditions.
Legacy Golf Links is a Nicklaus Design golf course and is one of the most popular courses to play in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen area of North Carolina. This award winning layout represents classic Sandhills golf with rolling hills and tall Longleaf Pines. Legacy features four beautiful and challenging par 3's and you won't soon forget Legacy's award winning 18th hole; properly nicknamed "The Bear".
Once an equestrian landmark, Little River has been transformed into a legendary championship golf course. From its 200 foot elevation changes, winding rivers and thick forests, to its unsurpassed course condition, Little River is a must play for everyone.
Longleaf Golf & Family Club is an 18-hole Dan Maples designed course that offers every golfer an exceptional experience. Located off historic Midland Road in Southern Pines, Longleaf Golf & Family Club has been called the most playable course in the Sandhills by Ron Witten of Golf Digest.
The Mid Pines course remains exactly as Donald Ross numbered and routed the course in 1921. Impeccably manicured to modern standards, Mid Pines is a classic gem, a rarity among Ross' masterpieces because it is exactly as he crafted it more than 88 years ago. It's been said that Mid Pines was never conceived as a daunting task to the finest players competing under championship conditions. Mid Pines was intended simply as a fun course with adequate challenge.
The Mid South Club is one of the Carolinas' most attractive private residential golf communities. Five hundred forty five acres of longleaf pine forests, lakes and gently rolling hillsides provide a backdrop for a place of beauty and serenity.
Nestled in the fragrant pine forest of North Carolina, you find an experience unlike any other. For nearly a century, golfers have reveled in the serene ambiance of Pine Needles. This Donald Ross design has earned a place among the country's best golf resorts. Pine Needles has played host to the 1996, 2001 and 2007 United States Women's Open Championships and is currently ranked as the No. 4 course in the state by Golfweek.
Pine Wild Country Club
Architect: Holly - Gary Player
Magnolia - Gene Hamm
Plush Bermuda fairways and velvet Bentgrass greens are the hallmarks of the premier golf found at Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst. The 2 championship courses designed by Gene Hamm and Gary Player have hosted numerous USGA, PGA and LPGA events since the origins of the club 25 years ago. The Magnolia course is a traditional masterpiece and provides stunning vistas of the surrounding pine forests and rolling topography. The Holly course offers similar views and challenges the player with many risk/reward design elements which have made this layout a must play course in the area. If that is not enough, golfers can treat themselves to the nine hole par 3 Azalea course which offers some of the most scenic holes in the Sandhills.
The magic of Donald Ross lives here at Southern Pines Golf Club. The natural terrain that reveals each hole inspires the traditionalist and rewards the imaginative shot maker. All ability levels are accommodated with the diverse course conditions. By matching the slopes of the putting surfaces with the challenging green speeds, the play of the greens demand pace as well as direction for the successful putt.
At 6300 yards, Southern Pines does not measure up to today's length of courses, but it makes up for it through a variety of shots from the tee and even more challenges into the greens. The result continues to prove the course's notoriety as the most entertaining 18 holes of golf in the area. A throwback to days gone by, where bump and run shots were the norm and tee shots demanded precision over length. One trip around this Ross gem will leave you wanting more, not just at that moment, but rather each every time you tee it up. This is how golf should be played. The memories are more vivid and will last a lifetime.
Architect Rees Jones brought his considerable talents back to Pinehurst to design a course that would be visually striking and exceptionally enjoyable. The result was a course that was ranked in the top 5 new courses in America and Best New Course in the South by Golf Digest.
This landmark design from the late Mike Strantz incorporates sound golf design principles, strategic shot values and an old abandon sand quarry to create arguably his greatest work. Tobacco Road Golf Club, established in 1998, continues to redefine golf in the Sandhills of North Carolina. In the words of Dr. Alister MacKenzie, Strantz believed in testing a player's "eye, determination, and wits" with his artistic flair.
Creative course designer Mike Strantz struck with a vengeance creating 18 holes that will leave your imagination running absolutely wild and your golf clubs screaming for more. Winding through a maze of majestic rock formations and creeks, Tot Hill inspires its players with a vast array of heart-pounding shots and breath-taking views. This golf course definitely has the WOW factor and you will fall in love with its challenges. Strantz believed in creating unique experiences that golfers would never forget. Tot Hill is such an experience. Your trip to the Sandhills will not be complete unless you take on this thrilling design.
Over thirty years ago, Ellis Maples, inspired by a picturesque, rolling track of land in the Pinehurst NC area, carved out another challenge for golfers in the Sandhills. His work, the Whispering Woods Golf Club, stands as a credit to him and a pleasure for many.