Some come to the Sandhills of NC for a tranquil golf vacation…Others come to do battle

Far removed from any large population centers in central North Carolina you will find the Sandhills. Named from a large sand deposit left by a receding Atlantic ocean millions of years ago, the Sandhills became a perfect canvas for all of the great golf course architects to craft their magic over the last 114 years.

Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Mike Strantz, Donald Ross and Arnold Palmer are just a few of the architects that have left their artistic mark on the Sandhills of NC. These efforts have gained the Sandhills a trophy case full of awards along with multiple US Opens, PGA and LPGA tour events, US Amateurs, and a Ryder Cup. In an age when every destination claims to have several “must play” golf courses, the Sandhills quietly ranks number 1 in best quality of courses according to most leading golf publications.

Golf vacations in the Sandhills of North Carolina are second to none. Not only for the quality of golf, but for the many choices of lodging, great locally owned restaurants and service that epitomizes “Southern hospitality”. Only a half of a days drive from most Northeastern cities, the Sandhills can usually be reached in time to play that afternoon round on the day of arrival and that morning round on the day of departure.

If there is such thing as a “must play” course in this land of Sandhills giants, Tobacco Road would have to be considered on the short list. The late Mike Strantz carved Tobacco Road out of the spoils of an abandon sand quarry and tobacco farm. You will want to bring your camera along with your clubs to forever capture the scenic beauty of Tobacco Road. Treat yourself to Tobacco Road Golf Club while playing many of the Sandhills jewels on your next golf vacation into the historic Pinehurst area.

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