Course Review and Comments
So you think you are a 4? Not here you aren't!
I sceduled to stay an extra day in Raleigh just to play "The Road"!
After calling the pro shop, I decided to play anyway! Temperture was 28 degrees, with wind gusts up to 45 mph!
I was the only nutcase crazy enough to play that day, imagine that!
Josh, in th pro shop asked me if I wanted to pay for 9, in case I wanted to quit! No way, I'm from Texas, I'm gonna finish!
The course is really neat with charcater throughout! Ther a ton of blind spots, and some of them are goofy, but you will remember virtually eery hole. Name another course you can say that about on your first trip around it!
After shooting 38 on the front, I thought I was well on my way to meeting my goal, no matter how bad the weather was!
Starting the back nine bogey, par, bogey, I still thought I could break 80? Double bogey on a 152 yard pr 3 with the wind gusting to 45 across the water did me in.
The finishing holes are brutal. 17 is short par 3 that is about 10 yards deep and 40 yards wide. It looks simple, but isn't.
I bet there are fewer birdies on 18 that any hole on the course.
You will love the experience of playing Tobacco Road. You will NEVER play it in worse conditions than I did, and I still loved it.
I will bring my buddies to this region for a guy trip and definetly play "The Road"!
More user reviews for Tobacco Road Golf Club - Public
April 11th, 2013 06:07
Some solid drives ran through the fairway and OB or lost because the compacted sand at the edges doesn't slow the ball. Newcomers spend a LOT of time just trying to figure out where they are hitting t
October 07th, 2012 08:36
This was my first time at the Road. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys golf course architecture. It was visually stunning and quite challening to play.
October 23rd, 2011 17:32
I have played this course 4 times now and LOVE it. It's funky and different but still one of my top 5 favorite courses and I have played lots of different places. Some women might not enjoy the blind
November 03rd, 2010 06:23
Three of us flew in to visit my brother in Durham. Took an hour trip to your course and overall experience, a great time! The 90 degree rule made our round lengthier than we had hoped. If we do mak
August 23rd, 2010 18:59
By far my best experience on my trip to Pinehurst/Sandhills was the Road. A local fella that was paired up with us defined it aptly...it is like a golf amusement park. It is challenging and fun...comp
June 27th, 2010 13:41
A tough course, but fair once you know where the trouble is and how to play around it. The 16th is a gem!!
May 03rd, 2009 16:58
I played Tobacco Road with two of my sons and a life long friend. We thoroughly enjoyed the course--it's unlike any I've ever played; the staff was just outstanding and I thought went above and beyon
February 17th, 2009 20:32
Waste bunker heaven/not the fairest of courses I have played but it keeps your interest!
February 15th, 2009 13:34
I always look forward to playing Tabacco Road when I am the Pinehurst area. I have played virtually all the courses in the Sandhills area including the Pinehurst resort. To me Tobacco Road is not onl
January 09th, 2009 09:44
I stumbled upon this course whilst visiting from Durham, England and what a discovery.
I have played golf all over the world and on some great named courses but this one takes the biscuit, what a s
February 08th, 2008 10:34
One of the most memorable courses I've played to date and will definately go back. We played in February and the course was in great condition. Mike Strantz courses are challenge not only for uniquen
January 31st, 2008 09:30
A short course with virtually no rough? How tough can it be? The answer is very tough and very enjoyable. Tobacco Road challenges your ability to think around a golf course, no matter your handicap
November 27th, 2007 11:34
We thought Tobacco Road was amazing, challenging, and fun. Now we have to play the other Strantz courses!
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