Tobacco Road Golf Course
This course made me think of those extreme golf holes calendars. I kept looking for the clown and the windmill. There are so many outstanding courses in the Pinehurst area, I wouldn't waste my time or money playing here again.
June 10, 2015
Absolutely Amazing Course
This place is awesome. You pull into a clean heavily pined area with a nice rustic looking clubhouse. They are playing some banjo or moonshiner music at the cart barn. The driving range isn't anything special but it'll do the job. The putting green sets the tone for what could be if you don't hit an approach shot on the right tier of the green. The first hole is absolutely amazing. make sure you download their app for yardages. Also go ahead and buy a yardage book too. The course never really gets easy. Your best bail out is a bunker on most holes. If you drive the ball straight or if you can hit a good controlled hybrid or long 3 iron......225 is then you can score on the front nine. Have fun on the 9th hole but just get the ball up in the area of the green because the entire green funnels to the hole. The back nine is a beast. #11 isn't bad though. #13-#18 are awesome, the most precise shots will be needed. #13 is a par 5 and if you go for it in 2, you had better hit the green and it better come in high. #14 is probably the most demanding and the scariest hole out there. Hit the green or you're gonna bogey most likely. Hit driver on #15 and play a cut. It will also be a tough green to stick it on. #16 is up to you. I hit driver right at the furthest left bunker and i birdied the hole. The smart play would be 3 iron. #17 gives a little bit of a breather but short is your bailout. #18 looks very very tight and tough but play a draw with a driver or hybrid and it opens up. This course is absolutely amazing and the staff is friendly and talkative. I've played TPC Louisiana, TPC Sawgrass, and I've played in Ireland, and this course compares to those all day long. Its like a mix of Chambers bay meets the british open, placed in arizona. Its 5 stars all day and its only $100 during the week. Military makes it $90. I will bring every friend that visits me to this course. I LOVE this place. Watch your ball closely.
May 20, 2015
New Favorite Course
My buddy and I were looking to play a nicer course than your typical public course. He has had some friends that have said this is an amazing course that's fun to play while challenging. It turned out to be exactly that!
We got there and had an early tee time. The driving range is under repair/construction so if you're a golfer that needs to hit some drives before you head out, you may want to warmup elsewhere first. Definitely not a big deal. We ended up getting paired with a very nice couple from DC- they drove 5 hours just to play this course! The gal may have been the best female golfer I've ever seen, especially off the tee!
Anyway, the first hole sets the tone for what you're in for. What's fun about this course is that each shot demands an accurately well placed approach, which forces you to focus and dial in your swing. It looks like there is a ton of sand, and there is, but it is in play and not played as a hazard, meaning you can ground your club in any sand area. The holes here are very unique and the architecture is amazing. You can definitely see why it's earned so many accolades and why it's consistently a top 5 NC public course- which is saying a lot!
The pace of play was awesome. We felt like we were the only ones out here! There aren't any holes that have much visibility to other holes, so you feel as though you're in the middle of this awesome piece of land with rustic farm equipment and old buildings decorating the land.
If you're looking for a fun and unique experience, this is the course for you. My buddy and I will definitely return- we had a blast! Worth the price tag and Highly recommend!
April 20, 2015
Must See and Play
As part of a visit/ play trip to Pinehurst, we added this club into an additional play date. Tobacco Road was truly enjoyable. First, the club personnel were gracious, genuinely friendly and very helpful with their recommendations. The whole golf experience required attention to recommended sight/ target lines with yardages attached. If you can overcome the sheer beauty and, yes, a few blind shots, the course is stout however rewards smart shot making. The penal part of the course is well known however the scorecard clearly indicates the preferred approach based on your skill level. Fairways were generous based on carry. Greens were of fairly large, average pace, and depending on pin placement, few had undulations that required skill and feel to appropriately navigate. We enjoyed the layout so much, played 36 today.
September 10, 2014
Unusual, but challenging must play in Sandhills area
Having played this course about a dozen times our group has grown to love it ( except Terry). Playing it for the first time was difficult with blind shots and left us shaking our heads sometimes, but once the round ended we remarked how enjoyable the course was. We play it every time we are in NC and would not miss it. Don't let the yardage fool you , you will use every club in your bag. It starts with the opening tee shot right to the final approach at 18, this course will keep you thinking. Definitely a must play !
July 16, 2014
What a Gem
Tobacco Road should be on everyone's bucket list. Although, you may want to make sure you bring some extra golf balls. This course is carved through the dunes and even presents quite the challenge for experienced golfers.
January 30, 2014