Longleaf Golf & Family Club

3.6910470588 3.7 stars from 5 (134)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7400 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 78.6
  • Layout

  • 10 North Knoll Road, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387, Moore County
  • (800) 542-0450, (910) 692-6100
  • (910) 692-2077
  • www.longleafgfc.com

Year built: 1988
Architect(s): Dan Maples (1988)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7400 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 6709 yards 78.6 141
Red 72 6709 yards 72.4 132
Purple/Red (W) 72 6425 yards 77.1 138
Purple/Red 72 6425 yards 70.7 130
Purple (W) 72 6161 yards 75.7 135
Purple 72 6161 yards 69.8 127
Yellow/Purple 72 5827 yards 68.3 122
Yellow/Purple (W) 72 5827 yards 73.8 131
Yellow (W) 72 5549 yards 72.3 128
Yellow 72 5549 yards 66.9 117
Orange/Yellow (W) 72 5301 yards 70.8 126
Orange/Yellow 72 5301 yards 65.7 112
Orange (W) 72 4981 yards 69.0 123
Orange 72 4981 yards 64.2 108
Green/Orange (W) 72 4701 yards 67.5 119
Green/Orange 72 4701 yards 63.0 102
Green (W) 72 4447 yards 66.0 114
Green 72 4447 yards 61.9 99
White/Green 72 4172 yards 61.2 97
White/Green (W) 72 4172 yards 64.4 111
White (W) 72 3844 yards 62.6 106
White 72 3844 yards 60.1 94
Blue/White (W) 72 3586 yards 61.2 104
Blue/White 72 3586 yards 59.3 92
Blue 72 3269 yards 58.5 91
Blue (W) 72 3269 yards 59.9 102

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 134 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

117 out of 134 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals playing multiple courses seniors   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"1st timer"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff to greet you. The course was in good shape and they had the greens in great shape. Overall good experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not bad, but there are better options"


u000006135069's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The new greens, installed in 2017 were in very good shape. The fairways are just OK, and the course overall is just not that visually appealing. Was it a bad deal for $90 in peak season? No, but there are so many other good options in that price range, I doubt our group will include it again for our annual 3-day outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Love the Many Tees, but They Need More Signs!"


jsw3's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everyone at this Golf Course was very friendly and accommodating! The cart paths are mostly sand and some were difficult to maneuver.

While the holes were marked, it was sometime difficult to determine where to go for the next hole. We spent 15 minutes trying to find the 5th Hole. We ended up have to ask a group and had to back track several holes to get back to where we needed to be. Suggest they have smaller directional signs showing those who are not use to this course where in the heck the next hole is located!

Other than the hole mix-up, it was an enjoyable afternoon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course"


Markotich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was in really good shape for end of November. Greens are very fast and need to take some time to practice putting to get the speed down. Always enjoy the layout of this course and it has been slightly redone which was nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Most improved"


Abdul6740559's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course. Nice mix of long and short holes. Par 3s are really tough. Wonderful improvements to the clubhouse. Greens are great. Stay out of the rough. Can eat your ball. Plenty of tees to choose from. Par 35 front and par 37 back...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round. Worth the play."


AUgolferinPinehurst's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I have always stayed away from Longleaf based on word of mouth around town about conditions. Went and tried it out today, and the new greens and the fairways didn't disappoint. If you go out there expecting to be able to stick and spin, wait a few months as they are newly laid Bermuda. We were expecting this when we went out there so I'm not mad. The layout was fun. The 208 yard uphill par 3 was no fun not being able to hold a green. The Par 5, 5th is probably my only layout dislike. Rough is silly in some places. Like US Open silly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002206648's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

4:00 tee time & was greeted with " have to have carts in by 7:00 (an hour plus before dark) because the cart guy wants to get home! Fairways in very good condition / Putting surfaces worst I've played on in 20+ years. The mix of bent & poa made putts react like a ball in a pinball machine. The randomness of trying to make a putt outside 2' turned the round into a practice session.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"First Time at Longleaf"


u080117934's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course layout very different front and back 9. A lot of bounce down the middle adds a nice 10-15 to your usual drive. Playing in to the greens is tricky as I found the fringes to be soft but the greens hard. The greens are to be re-laid during the summer which should improve the true roll on the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Shape"


molly4177's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course conditions are pretty good right now - fairways were surprisingly firm and I got more roll than expected off the tee. Rough is high and tough - as it should be. Sandtraps were great. Greens were much better than I had expected - based on earlier reviews. Greens all had grass on them, were firm, and somewhat fast. New Titlest range balls ( though not many in a bag ) Looks as though they have been putting money into the course - I was pleasantly surprised with the overall course conditions, and will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Staff"


u194972024's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy the layout of the course in that the front and back nines are quite different. Course conditions were quite good with the exception of several of the greens being in rough shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"bad course"


fspauzar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in bad shape greens were bad. Would not play this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Could have been so much better...Terrible greens but nice course"


h2ohzrd1952's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

We got on for $25 through Group Golfer. Not many people on the course and managed to start a bit earlier. We started practice putting on a hybrid Bermuda green but someone came by to tell us that wasn't the grass on the actual greens so switched to the bent grass greens. They were extremely slow and someone should have told us the actual course greens weren't nothing like the practice greens. Those greens ranged from hardly having any grass to being areated and having some grass. I think maybe a few greens were actually puttable and one green inexplicably was hybrid Bermuda. Huh? Counted four different kind of grasses on many of the greens: bent, Bermuda (weedy and whatever encroached from the fairway) and goosegrass. The goosgrass patches were so big that it was like putting on an obstacle course.

Fairways were in great shape but the bunkers had practically no sand and what was there was compacted. The rough is deep and very penalizing and if you hit your ball into it be sure to know where it is because it's easy to lose.

Be sure to visit the bar area, even if your not a drinker. The bar itself is old and wooden and the horse pictures on the wall illustrate Longleaf's history.

If I knew the greens were in better shape I would return. Otherwise, there are better choices in the Pinehurst area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Greens in bad shape"


Jeff2761676's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The front side greens all had multiple bare spots and some greens had very little grass at all. This is suprising considering how well they are usually maintained. Also suprising seeing how US Kids Golf is due into town in just a few days. One other thing of note, is the rough was so thick and long, you could lose your ball or have no shot at all from just a foot or two off the fairway, or from just off the green.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Longleaf in Pinehurst"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

It was an enjoyable course. I would play it again. Had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always Pleasant Experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always a dependable golf course that always delivers a fantastic experience. As a side note the oatmeal raisin cookies in the club house are homemade and AMAZING!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I love this course."


JamesOT1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play often. Not well but often. I've played easier courses. I've played harder courses. You won't find friendlier staff. I'm hoping no one reads this review as I'd like to keep this course a secret. I've played the course several times now and not enough of an expert or wordsmith to tell you why but I love this course. Also helps that we played early the day after Thanksgiving, had beautiful weather and the course to ourselves. Made for a great weekend in Pinehurst.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Longleaf construction"


TomC8421's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of construction going on especially on back 9 which detracts from play. Seems they are going head on into encouraging Kids to play.<br/> First 9 condition not as good as previous years.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent all-around"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, we play it on our yearly outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course under construction"


Sam5101345's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wish Golfnow would reveal at the time of booking that the course is under a major renovation. Give the extent of the construction, I was shocked that the course is still open to play. Most of the tee boxes have been moved to almost the middle of fairways. From the tips, the course is playing less than 5000 Yds. There is a temporary green on the 18th hole at the 150 yd marker.

I have played this course earlier in the year and it's not a bad course for the money. However, I would stay away right now for aleast the remainder of the year when all the construction is completed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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