The Bluff Golf Links

1.8599285714 1.9 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7094 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 190 Persimmon Drive, Pinebluff, North Carolina 28373, Moore County
  • (910) 281-0275
  • (910) 281-0276

Year built: 1971
Architect(s): Frank Hicks
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tanktops or cuttoffs
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7094 yards 73.0 134
Blue 72 6697 yards 70.0 127
White 72 6118 yards 68.0 121
Red 72 5180 yards 68.0 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.8 stars from 5
Value: 1.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 1.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

13 out of 20 reviews


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"Do not go!"


jferry83's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has been absolutely 100% neglected! Do not go! To call it a golf course is laughable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"very bad greens"


dwightparks's avatar
Age:  45-54

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

golf course needs serious help ...greens was the worst I have ever seen.Most of the fairways was over grown and looked like cow pasture. Only two greens was 50% useable,the others was covered in crab grass and dirt.Save your time &money go somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE!"


kevin8187's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Booked tee time. Have never played course before but was looking for some place new to play. So we get there before our scheduled tee time and no cars in parking lot. That was the first red flag. Then the gentleman in the shop comes out to the parking lot and tells us that the course is in poor shape. He basically told us not to play the course. I explained that I had booked a tee time through GOLF NOW and the play was already paid for. Well we walk out to the green on 18 and look at the fairway on hole 1. OH MY! I have never seen conditions so poor. No mowing, fairway grass was grown up and the greens were tall. Will never return. Golf Now worked with me to help me get matters straightened out. Thanks Golf Now. To GOLFNOW, remove these guys from your site, so no one else goes through that.


Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"fabulous natural scenic beauty"


jeffambrosio's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2016
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

this course has a fabulous scenic beauty, designed for all the types of golfers from beginners to the advanced, it s a mix of somewhat challenges to great challenges, friendly staff and the greens are maintained great all the time. very good group discounts and super deals on memberships, smart golfers like me almost play for the most economic budget, the new owners are making great changes and I encourage the golfers to support them to increase the great golfing experience, the restaurant has now the full bar license and can get the hard drinks as well as cocktails after great golfing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What happened!!!"


redwingff2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2016
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played here for years, always enjoyable. Then course was sold in sept 2015 and took nose dive. Friendly and helpful staff is gone. New owners seem more interested in painting pro shop then upkeep of the greens. Staff as friendly as rabid dog. I hope the course is sold again to some one who knows what they're doing so I can play there once again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"very proffessionally maintained golf course"


lourdes11's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

very good lay out of the golf course, the challenges are good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"very friendly staff"


Chris9057163's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I played this course for the first time yesterday and it is a great course for the money and you could not ask for a nicer staff. The greens where in good shape very soft and true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Quiet course"


Tray7588210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/4/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, my dad and I had a good time at this course. It was incredibly quiet, and we did not encounter more than two other groups the whole day. The course was in pretty good shape, however some of the greens had many sandy patches which made putting very difficult. However, the quiet nature of the course and the friendliness of the staff, combined with the incredibly low price I got through GolfNow, would definitely have me return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course was in very good shape."


bharry1507's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

there were a few greens that needed some attention but the fairways were in really good shape and the tee boxes were very good as well. I enjoyed the round and will go back very soon. the staff members were very friendly and helpful as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout.. Sufficient challenge throughout."


victor27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was maintained. The greens were fast. The holes with water offered a test of club selection and driving distance. I enjoyed the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great shot chances"


Bulldozer66's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of good risk/reward shots to be had over water. A good third of the course plays over water which is something I like to have to challenge myself. The greens need some love, a scorcher of a summer left them with patches not holding seed. Messes with putting lines, but will hold an approach shot fairly well. Bunkers are spaced nicely and open front greens make for easy runs at the hole. All around a good value for the money at the very least.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"rough around the edges, no paved cartpaths, but decent track"


Hillbillygolfbum's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rough around the edges, very few paved cartpaths, but decent and inexpensive for area track


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course to hang out with buddies"


BigEBailey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was a nice challenge. Greens are still coming in and a couple of tee boxes needs to be leveled.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course Conditions Vary - Not Good Fall 2013"


DaveLeeNC's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/18/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have a soft spot for this course, given my 'muni-redneck golf heritage' from back in the 1960's in Missouri. In a nutshell the fairways have always been a bit lacking in conditioning. And outside the fairways has always been unpredictable (wash out areas, etc - but these are places where you aren't supposed to hit your ball anyway).

However, the greens have typically been at least OK. But as of mid Sept. 2013, even the greens were a mess (inadequate sanding from the last aeration and LOTS of crabgrass and bare areas).

On the plus side is that this course is always inexpensive and has a number of very interesting holes (particularly on the back side). And several years ago I recall the greens 'really going downhill' and somehow they managed to pull them back quickly. So maybe they will do this again.

But until you have information that the greens have improved, I would avoid this course regardless of the price. However, if the greens recover again then (IMHO) this course is worth the prices that they typically charge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great bang for your buck"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/02/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very relaxed and fun course for the Sandhills. Collared shirt and any pants. It's not perfect, it's not beautiful, but it's fun and challenging. For the price you pay, it's a terrific deal. Had a great day at the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Staff very rude. If only course on plant would QUIT !"


TDAVIDSON's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/31/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WILL TELL EVERYONE THAT I WILL SELL MY CLUBS BEFORE EVERY PLAYING THERE AGAIN!!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"fair"


soapman48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the fairways alright but the greens need a lot of attention


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


NCav8or's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To start off with, the Bluff is a great course and has always been in good shape with many amenities such as a practice green, driving range, and chipping area only found in top tier golf clubs and resorts. Overall, a good club well worth the money. Never a dull hole on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course was beat"


nmsufan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/1/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Avoid this pasture. it was in horrible condition and the clientele were loud and obnoxious. carts were hand-me-downs from Andrews AFB, and the bags wouldn't stay on them (straps wouldn't stay tight and bags fell). Greens were so bad we had to take relief on the collar from weeds....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good Round of Golf"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/27/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in much better shape then the last time i played it. No real complaints about anything course related. Great round for a cheap price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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