Pinehurst Golf Trip
Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:34 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:46 PM
For other courses:
If staying at the Resort, book #4, #8, and #7, ordered right there from best to better (that sounds odd, I know, but #7 certainly isn't bad)
For others outside the resort
1. Pine Needles
2. Dormie Club (if they are still allowing bookings; last I heard booking at Dormie was only available through Talamore Travel)
3. Tobacco Road...BUT do some research on TR. I love the place, know others who love the place. But I know guys who hate it and say it might be the worst course they have ever played. It's unconventional. I can give you more details on TR if you want.
4. Mid South
5. Pinewild (Magnolia)
6. Southern Pines
7. Mid Pines
8. All the rest in the area are rather interchangeable unless you can play Forest Creek or Country Club of North Carolina.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:58 AM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:06 AM
The Pinehurst experience was great. We played #2 and took caddies. the course was immaculate. The greens were amazingly true. There is a ton to do there, from hitting the range to playing the 18 hole putting course, to just walking around the clubhouse. We played 36 at Pine Needles, which some guys felt was just as good or better than #2. Our last round was at Southern Pines. The overall feel of the place was a step down from Pinehurst and Pine Needles, but it was a challenging course and the greens were in great shape.
I can't wait to head back to the Pinehurst area. Enjoy your trip!
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:32 AM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:15 PM
I agree with the course recommendations for Pinehurst. I love Pine Needles & MidPines. Southern Pines CC and Legacy Lakes are both good values.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:35 AM
also played Legends Golf Links which is about 10 min from pinehurst. found it to be better than pinehurst actually. definitely recommend that course.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:29 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:30 PM
Legends or Legacy? I don't recall a course named Legends in Pinehurst (Myrtle Beach, yes), but it's been about 5 years now since I lived in Pinehurst, so it could be new.
As far as Legacy, the Nicklaus Design (Michael Nicklaus) course just south of town, well, I found it to be OK. It's run through what is supposed to be a housing development and didn't have much interest, I didn't think.
sorry... Legacy.. it does have a housing development around it, but the homes are only on a few holes and they don't line up right along the fairway... so you're still pretty enclosed in treelined fairways... and lots of water on the back 9.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:47 PM