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Anyone know what's going on at Dormie Club?


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#1 Chilidog

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

So, I was scheduling a round at Dormie for Mid-March to take some family members down. Went to their website and submitted the email request as they suggested. I heard nothing back. Sent another request 4 days later, still nothing. Tried calling the 800 number 2 days after that. Then, figured I would search Google for a local number. I found one and gave it a try and finally found a human named Dottie. Told her my ordeal and she said, "I'm sorry, we are going through new management here and everyone was fired." Apparently, there has been a full change over of staff. Anyone know what's going on?


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

X 2.  I'm in the process of trying to put something together for a quick 3 day trip around the same time and I was including Dormie in the mix, (Tobacco Road, Pine Needles and National as well).  Makes me  a bit concerned to pull the trigger without solid footing.  This from the course ranked #8 in NC by golf Digest???????????

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

Fantastic golf course and I thought the staff was excellent. That said in don't think they were getting much play. I hope everything works out for the best.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

It appears that it's been quite a mess down there for some time now. I know a website popped up recently that said it was going to be fully public, but then that site was declared by a club to be a spoof and they were still going to take the course private.  I don't know what's going on down there but I sure hope they get it straightened out. It's a fantastic course.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:44 AM

The Dormie Club is in trouble.  Almost all the staff is gone.  Don't think they are open for play at this point.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

Unfortunate but not surprising -- the course opened several years ago as a private club w/ a $120k initiation fee, then changed ownership and opened for "limited" public play (initially just for a year or so around 2011).  When I visited in 2011, I was a single, paid about $100 including a single-bag walking caddie, and saw just one other group the whole time.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

I was fortunate enough to play the course in the fall and absolutely loved it. Great piece of land, amazing layout. Sad to see they've run into issues.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

Go play it while you can!  I'm not surprised to hear they had a new management company take over, the bust killed them and they just did not have the member base and money to stay private.  They can make it as a daily fee course though, if managed properly.

I had the opportunity to play it both of the past two years and it is a wonderful course.  Great bunkering on the par 3s.  The star holes for me were 3 and 17.  3 is a downhill par 4 that is great risk/reward as it is reachable.  17 is a great Par 5, longer than the card says, second shot into the green is possible but it is nasty uphill and well guarded.  

The first time I played I called in and make a time, last year I happened to be driving through and managed to sneak off the route for a 6 hour "traffic detour".
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

Sad to hear this GEM of a course could be in trouble.  I include it as a must play when in Pinehurst.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

Once knew the pro Ogelsby. Wonder what has come of him in the mess.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:32 AM

Played there last year and was planning on it being a stop on the upcoming Pinehurst run.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

View PostLaterOn61, on 02 March 2013 - 12:06 AM, said:

Once knew the pro Ogelsby. Wonder what has come of him in the mess.

I met Paul the first time I played there.  A different member gave me his contact info when Dormie was private (verging on opening to public for money) to see if I can get on and he took care of it.  Ran into him again at Philadelphia Country Club where he is now.  Small world.

Edited by _MS22_, 02 March 2013 - 10:06 AM.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:10 PM

Great course.  Last I heard of it (at the end of last year) was they were going full private as of Jan 1.  If they underwent a management change though who knows if that actually happened.  Their website was always a bit of a mess, never providing any kind of useable info.
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