Pinehurst Area Golf Courses

Golf in the Pinehurst, NC area is unique in all the world – featuring rolling sandy hills, amazing stands of long leaf pine trees and flowering plants, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, true Southern hospitality and some of the best golf courses in the world. Virtually all our area courses feature some elements of architectural design characteristic of North Carolina golf, but another unique aspect of Pinehurst area golf is our wide variety of styles. If you prefer Bermuda greens or Bent greens, we’ve got you covered.

Call Julie DelGrande at Pinehurst Area Golf Vacation Packages at 1-910-695-0234, ext. 3013.

Some of Our Favorite Golf Courses You Can Play

Tobacco Road is about 20 minutes north of Pinehurst in the town of Sanford. Built on an old sand quarry, this Mike Strantz design is a challenge right from the opening tee shot. Mike Strantz is a master of intimidation with towering sand dunes and rock formations surrounding greens. Don’t be scared though. There is more room out in the fairway than you think. This is a must play on anyone’s trip to the Pinehurst area.

442 Tobacco Road
Sanford, NC 27332
Local: 919-775-1940
Toll Free: 877-284-3762

Anderson Creek is Davis Love III’s first signature course in North Carolina. It was named best new course in 2001. Anderson Creek is a traditional layout with rolling fairways lined with longleaf pines, natural areas highlighted with love grass and large undulating greens. Anderson Creek is located about 40 minutes east of Springhill Suites which makes for a good course to play on your way in or out of town.

125 Whispering Pines Drive
Spring Lake, NC 28390
Phone: 910-814-2115

It’s rare that a golf course receives so many accolades in such a short time. Within the first year of opening, Dormie Club was included in the ”Top 100 American Courses” by both Golfweek and Golf Magazine. Now, Golfweek rates Dormie as the “2nd Best Course You Can Play in NC” and the “64th Best Modern Course in the US”. None of this should come as a surprise as Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore have created a new stunning masterpiece of American golf, taking advantage of Dormie’s spectacular wooded site that features dramatic 80-foot elevation changes, natural lakes, pine forests and sandy waste areas. These features are complimented by Dormie’s world-class attention to details and service. Include Dormie in your Sandhills golf package while you still can, since Dormie Club may revert to its original private status after 2015.

6033 Beulah Hill Church Road
West End, NC 27376
Phone: 910-947-3240

Foxfire is a 36 hole facility designed by Gene Hamm. Both courses are well manicured. The Grey Fox course is heavy on the shot-making skills while the Red Fox course is a members favorite with wide fairways and plenty of bailout areas.

#9 Foxfire Blvd.
Foxfire Village, NC 27281
Phone: 910-295-5555

Hyland Golf Club has long been considered the gem of the North Carolina Sandhills. This Tom Jackson design is a true Sandhills course with rolling terrain set against long leaf pines.

115 Fairway Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Pro Shop Phone: 910-692-6400

Legacy Golf Links opened in 1991 and was designed by Jack Nicklaus II. Legacy just switched its greens to MiniVerde Bermuda a couple of years ago with rave reviews coming out of that putting surface transition. Legacy Golf Links is a fair test of golf for all skill levels. And wait until you get to the 18th hole — properly nicknamed “The Bear.” Legacy Golf Links is a Village of Pinehurst Course of the Year — 2014 National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA).

12615 US Highway 15-501
Aberdeen, NC 28315
Phone: 910-944-8825
Toll Free: 1-800-314-7560

Little River was designed by Dan Maples. It incorporates unique terrain and natural areas including nearly 200 feet of elevation changes. Little River is a par 72 and offers 4 sets of tees for all skill levels, measuring from 4850 to 7018 yards.

500 Little River Farm Blvd.
Carthage, NC 28327
Direct Line: 910-684-4324
Toll Free: 866-994-7682

Longleaf is a Dan Maples designed golf course. Called one of the most playable courses in the North Carolina Sandhills, Longleaf was built on one of The Village of Pinehurst’s former horse training estates. Many of the original features — the white fences, rail posts and hedgerows — have been retained. Longleaf has two distinct nine-hole layouts. The front nine is pretty wide open while the back nine is tightly cut through the Carolina pines.

10 Knoll Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Phone: 910-692-6100

The Mid South Club Course is an Arnold Palmer Signature Course and has hosted qualifying tournaments for the US Open, US Senior Open, US Amateur and also received numerous local and national awards including:

  • “Ranked in Top 20 Best Courses in North Carolina.” – Golf Digest
  • “One of the country’s top 18 newest & best golf communities.” – Robb Report
  • “Top 100 Courses to play in 1996.” – Golf Magazine
  • #1 Private Club in the Sandhills/Pinehurst area as ranked by Pinehurst Magazine
  • Top 100 Courses in America –
  • 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest

1 Palmer Drive
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Phone: 910-695-3193

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’s masterpieces because it is exactly as he crafted it more than 88 years ago. Even so, Mid Pines has played host to many national competitions including the 2002 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

Many people have characterized the course as “pure Donald Ross” because of how it fits the land where it was built. It has few forced carries, artificial or contrived holes. 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 for members and guests of a private club and resort.

1010 Midland Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Phone: 910-692-2114

One of two Silver Medal Resorts as awarded by GOLF Magazine, Pine Needles offers character, warmth and comfort. Built in the 1950’s and nestled among towering longleaf pines, the chalet style lodges provide exceptional comfort with recently renovated rooms and all of the luxuries of home. Balconies and terraces allow you to gaze upon the championship course, a Donald Ross gem that was recently ranked #4 in North Carolina.

In 2004, Pine Needles underwent an important restoration project. Under the watchful eye of Donald Ross aficionado, John Fought, the greens were rebuilt, bunkers were dug out and fresh sand was installed. Contours and dimensions of greens were restored to their original forms as shown by a series of vintage aerial photos of the course, returning the course to its original glory. Following the restoration, the Pine Needles course measures more than 7,000 yards in length with some holes having been “stretched” to return the shot values that Donald Ross intended for this course. Fairway bunkers are now placed so that they serve as the kind of hazard that Ross intended for the tees.

1005 Midland Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Phone: 910-692-7111

The Magnolia Course
Originally designed by Gene Hamm, the 18-Hole, par 72 Magnolia Course opened to rave reviews in 1989, and within two months was ranked as one of the top 50 courses in the entire southeastern United States by Golf Week. The Magnolia has seen a complete multi-million dollar redesign, to include new greens complexes with Crenshaw Bent Grass, bunkers and cart paths. The result is a truly fantastic lay-out with emphasis on risk-reward golf.

In an area that boasts numerous award winning courses, the Magnolia remains a local favorite. The course is characterized by vast elevation changes, generous driving areas, and spacious challenging greens. In the summer edition of the 2003 Pinehurst Magazine, the Magnolia was ranked as the fifth best course in the area, by the 43 PGA Golf Professionals. Locals aren’t the only ones who know a great course when they play it. LPGA players heaped praise on the course when the LPGA’s Pinewild Women’s Championship was contested in 1995. The Magnolia has been a qualifying site for numerous US Open Championships, the US Amateur Championship, as well as PGA Tour School Qualifying.
With the back tees measuring almost 7,500 yards, we like to say that the new Magnolia is “no bark, but all bite.”

The Holly Course
A special signature design by golf’s legendary world traveler, Gary Player, the Holly course is the perfect compliment to the Magnolia. The Holly features fewer bunkers, more water and smaller greens. Vast areas of longleaf pines were left untouched, and the course features numerous natural waste bunkers. The design utilizes the property’s many lakes, ponds and streams that wind through numerous wooded areas throughout the course. Multiple tees present a variety of challenges, but the course is definitely playable for golfers of all skill levels. The Holly is proud to have hosted the Carolinas PGA Pro-Pro Championship, as well as numerous other Carolinas Golf Association and USGA qualifying events.

6 McMichael Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Phone: 800-826-7624

7 Lakes Golf Club in Pinehurst, NC

124 East Devonshire Avenue
Seven Lakes, NC 27376
Phone: 910-673-GOLF (4653)

Southern Pines is a classic Donald Ross design equipped with fast, undulating greens. Keep your ball below the hole if you want to score well on this old gem. Southern Pines is a favorite for all returning golfers to this area. Southern Pines isn’t a long golf course. Positioning your ball is vital as there are many doglegs to keep things interesting.

290 Country Club Circle
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Phone: 910-692-6551
Toll Free: 877-502-3552

Talamore was designed by Rees Jones. Always well-manicured, Talamore combines beauty with a traditional layout. The greens are well-bunkered, and don’t forget to pay a visit to the famous llama caddies on the 14th tee. Talamore is armed with probably the toughest opening hole in Moore County measuring at 623 yards from the tips. Talamore’s Awards and National Recognition:

  • Best New Golf Course in the South – Golf Digest
  • Top 5 New Courses – Golf Digest
  • Voted top 4 courses in North Carolina – Golf Digest
  • One of America’s Best Courses – Golfweek
  • Top 10 Courses in the Pinehurst Area – Pinehurst Magazine
  • North Carolina Golf Course of the Year – National Golf Course Owners Association
  • Top 100 Courses in America –

48 Talamore Drive
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Phone: 910-692-5884 ext. 1
Toll Free: 800-552-6292

The Country Club of Whispering Pines is a 36-hole Ellis Maples design. The River Course winds it’s way through towering long leaf pines and meanders through lakes and ponds. The Pines Course is a big boy golf course. There are plenty of undulation changes and doglegs. Truly a shot-makers golf course.

#2 Clubhouse Blvd.
Whispering Pines, NC 28327
Phone: 910-949-4320
Toll free: 800-334-9536

Member For a Day?

Want to feel like a Member for a day? In addition to the golf courses listed above, Pinehurst Area Golf Vacation Travel Packages has the ability to book golf for guests at several of the area’s top private clubs resulting in an unparalleled golf experience.

Your Pinehurst Area golf experience awaits in Moore County, North Carolina.

Call Julie DelGrande at 1-910-695-0234, ext. 3013