Tobacco Road Golf Club

Originally Published: April 16, 2004
Golf Digest

Tobacco Road Golf Club

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Need To Know
Tobacco Road Golf Club
442 Tobacco Road
Sanford, NC 27332
(877) 284-3762

Located in the historic Sandhills of North Carolina not far from Pinehurst, Tobacco Road GC has been described as "Pine Valley on steroids" and "golf's rock and roll thrill ride."

A course of uncommon beauty, Tobacco Road was carved out of an old sand quarry. Typical of the holes is the 326-yard 16th. A short par-4 where birdies are abundant, but bogeys await those who get caught up in the beauty of the hole. From the back (Ripper) tees, the course measures a very manageable 6,554 yards.

But the more telling number is the 150 slope rating -- one of the highest in the state of North Carolina.