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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6233
Slope 129
Rating 70.5
Type Public/Municipal
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6233 yards 70.5 129
White 71 5869 yards 69.4 119
Gold 71 5089 yards 65.2 102
Red (W) 71 4909 yards 69.5 115
Scorecard for Sanford
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.5/129 W: 72.0/120 368 193 309 362 333 137 388 329 473 2892 354 205 428 409 141 372 493 451 488 3341 6233
White M: 69.4/119 W: 70.0/118 354 175 286 349 306 124 377 321 445 2737 339 181 410 381 124 341 456 423 477 3132 5869
Gold M: 65.2/102 W: 68.0/113 322 160 270 294 292 118 318 310 429 2513 292 148 311 221 115 325 390 378 396 2576 5089
Red W: 69.5/115 312 150 260 284 282 108 308 300 418 2422 282 138 301 211 105 315 380 368 386 2486 4908
Handicap 4 10 14 6 8 16 2 12 18 11 9 3 5 13 7 15 1 17
Par 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 35 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 2 10 14 6 8 16 4 12 18 7 9 11 17 13 3 15 1 5

Course Details

Year Built 1934
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1934) Rick Robbins

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.7
3

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 2
Undulating Greens 2
Bunkers 1
This course/club is great for:
Locals 3
Seniors 3
Beginners 2
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 2
Worth the Drive 2
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Gender
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A gem of a course

Sanford Golf Club, an old Donald Ross course, provides everything you would expect from a Ross design; little trouble from tee to green, but very tricky once you get there. The greens are tiny and very subtly contoured. It's a challenge and a real joy to play. And the rates are unbelievably low. This course is one of my favorites now and I'll go back often.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather

A Donlad Ross Muni from the 1930s (Could be Better)

I have played SMGC for a number of years as well as many of my friends. This course is a good example of the Donald Ross design which made the man a legend in golf course design history. Although, due to some water issues, the back nine was re-routed a number of years back but still the course flows as Ross would have envisioned. The Greens staff, under the supervision of Keith, keeps this facility in tip top condition throughout the entire year. The practice facility although very good in most areas could use some attention, mostly the culling of old balls and a re-shaping of the driving range but the City "Elders" do not consider that any type of priority. David, Brandon, Jade and Jon, all the staff are super and treat every patron as a member. Their attention to detailed personalization of every player's round could and should be emulated by the city council members. The Clubhouse, although spectacular in its structure, is in need of reconditioning and updating and is under utilized because of the run down condition. This is a fine golf course and the only draw back is the lack of appreciation the city government has shown to the golf community. This area is the beginning of the world renown Sandhills of North Carolina, the birthplace of golf in North America. Want a good value for your dollar and play a Donald Ross Design that is as close to original concept without paying Pinehurst prices; this is the course for you!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Solid Municipal Course

Played here a few times over the years, and this is the best condition I have seen the course in several years. Classic Ross type design with some challenging holes, but fair to most golfers. Staff was friendly and accommodating. The only complaint I have at all is that I came on a senior tournament day, so the pace wasn't that fast. Otherwise an enjoyable round at a well designed and maintained municipal golf course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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