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Tobacco Road Golf Club

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Address: 442 Tobacco Rd, Sanford, NC 27332-9167
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1-877-284-3762
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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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Challenging, memorable course

Every time I go to TR I think I'm going to conquer it, and each time I'm challenged to score well! Each hole has created memories I can take with me - though I have not scored... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Les H
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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every time I go to TR I think I'm going to conquer it, and each time I'm challenged to score well! Each hole has created memories I can take with me - though I have not scored well on the last two times I've played! I remain undeterred.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This course is not for the weak or marginal golfer. Holes are long even though there are multiple tees to choose from. There is tons of waste areas which can easily eat your ball. Lots of blind shots. Recommend you get a yardage book for a buck by signing their computerized register. GPS is a must. Lazer is good when... More 

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Charlotte
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Tobacco Road is not a course for everyone. There are a multitude of blind shots so you have to trust your swing and the yardage book. The layout of the course and the blind shots often leave you guessing at where to hit and land your drives. When you hit a bad shot, which I often did, you get to... More 

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

Jeff N, Mike Strantz, course designer, was a firm believer that the game should be fun, exciting, and that everyone should be able to experience the very best of what draws players to the game. Challenge, beauty, and fun create a balance that have become synonymous with his designs and it is the rare first-timer that doesn't return at the... More 

Sanford
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84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Want to play a CHALLENGING championship course ?? Then be sure to include Tobacco Road in your golf game. Try coupling lightning fast, undulating greens, blind shots and fairways that wind through heavily vegatated hillsides, sandpits and drop offs and you have a course that you really have to play at least once. No wonder this course was rated the... More 

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

Charles H, Thank you for the great review and for joining us for a round. We have had an excellent winter which has led to fantastic course conditions as spring knocks on our door. While we feel Strantz created a remarkable routing here, it is one he felt deserved many plays to fully see the numerous options and playability for... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Kelly Vernon at Tobacco Road Travel is fantastic. We are a group of 16 going to the Pinehurst area this fall. She was able to give me some very good suggestions about accommodation and was very helpful when I was selecting the courses but still left the final decision to me. She was patient and listened well and was able... More 

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

Dear Gary, Tobacco Road Golf & Travel is a fantastic option for groups of any size planning a trip to the area who want to play golf and spend a few days in the Sandhills. Kelly has been with Tobacco Road Golf & Travel since we added the travel company, and not only knowledgeable, she wants to ensure your best... More 

Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My grandson and I pulled intoTobacco Road on a rainy late December morning --didn't know quite what to expect. Went in to the clubhouse --treated very nicely-- went to the driving range and hit a few balls. At the first tee the starter got us off instantly --very nice man -- set us up for the first hole. Looking out... More 

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

Sjmorian, Course designer, Mike Strantz, much like one of his idols, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, was a firm believer in creating a golf course that visually appears to be much more difficult than the course plays. Thank you for your review and including us on your trip with your grandson. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Martha H. More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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Martha H, Manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club, responded to this review

Sean M, Fun, challenge, and beauty, are among the best summations one can give regarding a round of golf, perhaps the only thing to improve the day would be good swings and even better company. Mike Strantz designed his courses with a belief that whether it was a player’s first or fiftieth time playing the course, the desire to play... More 

White Plains, New York
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104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

Jeff M, Classical music, fine wine, and art are widely appreciated, studied, and crafted. Golf, like the aforementioned is widely appreciated, studied, and the craft of playing honed by the millions of golfers across the world. However, the qualities and attributes as to what makes an individual course “great” is as varied as genres of music, the aging process of... More 

Glenburn, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 17 November 2016

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 

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