Foxfire Resort & Golf Club - Grey Fox Course

3.8011117647 3.8 stars from 5 (101)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6851 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6851 yards 73.1 131
White 72 6286 yards 70.4 128
White (W) 72 6286 yards 76.9 132
Yellow 72 5864 yards 68.4 121
Yellow (W) 72 5864 yards 74.3 130
Red 72 5256 yards 66.3 114
Red (W) 72 5256 yards 71.2 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 101 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

92 out of 101 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for playing multiple courses locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes forced carries  

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u968385442's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All was good could use a beer cart since you don’t make the turn at club house other than that it was pretty nice


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


Jim3273714's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens could have been better but the course layout, tees and fairways were very good.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


yellowboy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played RED course, as good as it gets for a public, greens were flawless, bunkers were raked and Shawn is the friendliest manager you will meet at any course- go for it !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Red fox"


Rick2735750's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super friendly staff - good food - nice layout .. reasonable prices .... a bit of a hidden gem


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



uBYJZ1366BY's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000006683197's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course. In-laws from Florida came in for week of golf and were very impressed of the course and price. Greens were impressive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Memories"


Jared74's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

One: The tees, fairways, and greens are in decent shape for the most part. The value and pace is hard to beat.

Two: I remember Foxfire from the '80's and it's hard not to feel a bit sad. I heard it's made a rebound recently or is making a rebound, but it is not the course it was, at the moment, or the course and resort it could be. The tees, while decent, often had debris strewn over it. The greens had many dead spots, and the sand traps are severely neglected.

The layout for this course is a gem. It is a very challenging day out. It's long; longer than it seems or reads. It makes you bend the ball every which way or pay the price.

The resort was a great getaway. The cottages they had were cozy and the atmosphere the I remember has been cut down with the many pines that used to watch over the whole community. I do hope it hangs in there and makes a comeback. Give the course a shot~~


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Foxfire Golf & Resort – Pinehurst Area Golf at Its Best"


TheGolfinGuy's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Foxfire Golf & Resort just outside Pinehurst, NC exemplifies what Sandhills golf is all about. Tree-lined fairways, large elevation changes and lots of sand is what you’ll find on either of the Gene Hamm designed 18-hole championship courses. Golf Digest has awarded Foxfire Golf and Resort 3.5 stars in their Places to Play Guide.

The fairways on both the Grey Fox and the Red Fox courses follow the natural contours of the land and play through natural rolling hills, sandy soil and multiple lakes. Players must avoid numerous strategically placed bunkers and natural hazards as they make their way up – or many times down - to large, elevated greens.

The Red Fox Course

While the Grey Fox Course may be the tougher, the Red Fox Course is clearly the member’s favorite. From the back tees, Red plays 6,735 yards with a course rating of 72.9 and a slope of 134. A good time can be had by most from the White Tees (6,339/70.7/128). Ladies will find the Red Tees (5,201/70.2/124) to be quite a challenge. In all, the Red Fox course offers five sets of tees with a distance to suit any player.

Wide open, well-manicured fairways and large, elevated greens that roll fast and true await golfers of all ages and abilities. Fairway bunkers abound throughout the course and lie in wait in many landing area as well as around the greens. You’ll find water on about 6 holes, but only one forced carry off the tee of any significant length is required.

Although it doesn’t require you to carry a pond or creek off the tee, water plays an important part in Number 2 being handicapped the toughest hole on the course. You’ll really need to favor the right side of the fairway to avoid the water that comes into the middle of the fairway from the lake on the left. From there, you’re looking at a long, uphill approach shot to a large green with a false front that is well guarded by bunkers. It plays much longer than the stated yardage on the card – (390 yards/White Tees).

The par 5, number 9 is a 490-yard par 5 that can be reached in two if you can keep it on the right side of the fairway, past the dogleg. A small pond guards the layup landing area on the left side and you’ll need to fly your approach shot onto the green as it is surrounded by sand on all four sides. The green is relatively flat and good scores can be made here.

Number 17 is a fairly long par 4 at 175 yards from the White Tees and the triangular green is totally surrounded by sand. It’s probably the most challenging of the par 3s as it requires you to fly it onto the putting surface from a pretty good distance away.

Last Word

In designing Red Fox, Hamm put in plenty of “bail out” areas so you’re not constantly facing severe drop offs or deep bunkers if you don’t hit the green. Once upon a time, the Hamm courses at Foxfire were considered two of the best in the area. Now, Brown Golf Management is working to restore these courses to their former glory. Both courses offer a challenging but fair opportunity for you to experience Sandhills golf at an affordable price.

Brown Golf Management is offering some incredible membership opportunities that give members access to both of their 36-hole Pinehurst facilities – Foxfire and The Country Club of Whispering Pines. As a member, you’ll receive unlimited golf, full access to the practice facilities including unlimited range balls and full access to other Brown Golf-managed facilities in NC, SC, FL and PA. All for one low, monthly rate.

Foxfire and Whispering Pines also offer stay and play packages that include accommodations, golf and meals. For more information, visit their website at www.foxfireresortandgolf.com.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Long course"


NCSUgolfer64's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is one of the longest courses I've encountered in the area. If you play here you have to be very good off the tee box. The course was is good shape. I personally prefer their other course (the red fox). Expect a challenge!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Too Many Ants"


u4912760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was fun to play but the greens are in rough shape. I am deathly allergic to ants - carry an epi-pen in case I am attached. This course had ant hills everywhere. I was constantly watching where I stepped.

There are restrooms on the course but only water jugs - no machines to get ice and water. And you don't go by the clubhouse so there isn't any place to get a snack or a beverage.

With so many courses in the area, I wouldn't make the drive out to Foxfire.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Perfect for cost from Golf Now"


hljjwm0's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I really love going to Foxfire both courses are very well laid out the only problem I have is that there's no place to get anything to eat or drink once you start and you can't take a cooler on to the course. The greens are in good shape not like some of the courses around there but it's a great place for the value from GolfNow. Will always go back but next time I'm sneaking in some drinks because I don't want to be thirsty


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


u841738940's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am not an avid golfer but I'm visiting the area and wanted to get in a round with my brother and nephews, all of whom are golfers. This course was perfect for all of us. The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. Overall a great golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



bjdeaton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



wolsti's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u968385442's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course conditions were ok; some greens not in good shape. fairways still growing in.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Out of towner"


u481644113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is more challenging than you would think. Elevation changes and hazards are plentiful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



voodoo101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


Jeffreybu's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No rough made play easy. Greens had some spots that still need to come in. No beverage service on the course, but they also did not give us a hard time about our cooler.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Jim3273714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Grey course at Foxfire is looking really well right now. Greens rolled true.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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