Tobacco Road Golf Club:

Sensory Overload in the Sandhills.

A few minutes north of Pinehurst is Tobacco Road, a Mike Strantz design that may be one of the most unique golf experiences in the area. Built out of an old sand quarry, the routing features massive dunes, waste areas and all kinds of trouble to gobble up wayward shots. Blessed with equally massive fairways, the course is forgiving and playable. Not overly long, but with a high course rating and slope, the course presents numerous ways to play most holes. The visual distractions of the scenery will play havoc with your mind and most likely your swing.

Course Stats:

Par 72, 4946 - 6532 yards, rated 68.6 - 71.7, slope rating 115 -144

Public access and part of Pinehurst and Sandhills golf packages


Sanford, North Carolina


Editor's Shot Makers Picks:

Hole 1   Hole 11   Hole 16   Hole 18  
Par 5 HCP 3 Par 5 HCP 10 Par 4 HCP 16 Par 4 HCP 4
Cultivator 315 Cultivator 361 Cultivator 248 Cultivator 352
Plow 521 Plow 486 Plow 281 Plow 369
Disc 547 Disc 511 Disc 321 Disc 414
Ripper 558 Ripper 531 Ripper 326 Ripper 432


Feature Holes Descriptions:

The opening hole presents you with the character of the course requiring your drive to split the 80 foot mounds protecting the landing area. A second shot through another gap leads to the large green fronted by deep bunkers. Eleven and uphill Par 5, is a slinging dogleg right, with a massive chasm of sand all the way from tee to green on the right. Reachable with 2 perfect shots there is no room for error right without a cherpa. Hole 16 is a rescue or long iron to a blind valley between the mounds leaving an uphill approach to a severely sloped green. The finish requires a drive over a vast wasteland of sand and scrub to an elevated fairway. Aim for the stove pipe and hope.


Tobacco Road Golf Club,

442 Tobacco Road,

Sandford, NC 27332