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3.9
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
82.5%
Recommend this course
158 out of 186 reviews
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4.3
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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3.8
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.4%
Recommend this course
28 out of 34 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6268 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.3
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Southern Pines Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1906
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1906)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.9
186 Reviews (186)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 27
Undulating Greens 21
Bunkers 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 14
Seniors 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 16
Worth the Drive 13

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Very Average

This course was in good shape and the greens were great. I wouldn’t play at Southern Pines again until they lower their price or until they renovate the course. My round was not worth $55 considering i can play several other course for the same price with a higher caliber. the course was in good shape ( minus some dirt spots in their fairways) and the greens were very good. the biggest thing holding them back is charging over $50 for a average course

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Southern Pines

I have played this course several times, the conditions are very poor right now. I am excited to hear that the new purchase by the Pine Needles and Mid Pines group has been finalized. I really look forward to the rebuilding of this Donald Ross Treasure. It might take a couple of years but the future is bright! What a trio it will be.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

1906 Classic

Donald Ross on a budget. Greens were slow, but tee-to-green, above average conditioning. A little disconcerting in that there were exposed electrical wires, down the left side of 17.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

Real nice course Donald Ross track with a lot of potential. Overall course condition was fair to good. Greens were slow. A bit rough around the edges. I'm told someone is about to sink some money into the course, which it deserves. Enjoyed the round despite the heat. It the greens were rolling at 10 or above on the stimp meter the course would play difficult. At 6-7 they are manageable when above the pins, and very slow when below. Took me about five holes to adjust my putting stroke. Lots of potential here.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very good condition

have played this course many times over the last ten years-a 1906 Donald Ross design. Not an easy course. Conditions right now are as good as they have been in this time. Fairways are coming back from not very good and are now very good. Greens were aerated-pro shop compensated us for that. Love this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
North Carolina Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Value for Pinehurst

Southern Pines isn't up there with the top tier of Pinehurst resort courses, Tobacco Road, or Pine Needles, but it's a solid Donald Ross track that's very affordable. We got a late afternoon tee time for only $40 on a summer Friday, and it was well worth the money.

The course is classic Ross - fairly straightforward holes with undulating tricky greens. Conditions were pretty good, but with some patchy areas in the fairway. The greens rolled pretty true, but a bit on the slow side.

Our group all agreed this is definitely worth a visit if you're on a budget in the Sandhills. Donald Ross left his mark on the region and Southern Pines was one of his first designs. It's not championship golf by any stretch, but it's got solid character.

OVERALL: 7.3/10

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid Donald Ross course

A favorite course when I’m in Pinehurst. First time back in a couple of years. Conditions (fairways and rough) are improved from then. Greens were in very good shape. Pace of play was no issue. Will definitely return here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome spot

We had a buddies trip down to pinehurst and were debating on playing #9 after playing #4 in the am. We decided on southern pines for the price and recommendation by a caddy. It was AWESOME! Course was kept in incredible shape and layout was 10/10. Fun golf course to play and doesn’t break the bank. Clubhouse is not nearly as nice as the course itself. When pulling up it looks like it may be a dog track due to club house but the course will blow you away! Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Amazing place

This place is absolutely amazing! Every hole is a challenge in itself. We played 36 holes and I couldn’t get enough of this golf course! Greens rolled true and fast. There are no easy shots here and the par threes are very demanding from the tips. Play and enjoy this Donald Ross masterpiece as I’ll be back soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just a special place

I’ve played SPGC a few time over the past year and typically take different friends with me to introduce them to a true Donald Ross hidden Jen. Today I took my son and he summed it up in just a few words. After the first 12 holes he looked over and said “ just look around Dad, it’s something about it, it’s just a special place isn’t it! This course is pure Donald Ross so add it to your must play list in Moore County

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value

Loved the wide open fairways and hills that gave generous rolls. Excellent value for the money. Enjoyed enough to return the following day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Day

I really enjoyed my afternoon at SPGC. I had the course to myself and really got to take in the beauty of this Ross gem. I can’t wait to return and see what improvements the new owners make to the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A demon Ross design

Excellent place to play. So much value for money. Staff phenomenal

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Layout and fun to play

This course is very fun to play and has a great layout. Reggie was great in the clubhouse. Enjoyed our round immensely.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Classic

A little soft, a little wet. Overall in good shape for the time of year. Paired up with a great guy who appreciates the history of the course as much as I do. Had a great time. And the loaded hot dog after the round was awesome.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 230
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

New ownership on horizon

Southern Pines is one of the few untouched Donald Ross designs left in the area, which drew me to play here today. It is fun to study this course’s features and imagine how it would have played with the equipment of the early 1900s.

Earlier this month, the course’s owners reached an agreement to sell the club to an investment group that includes the CEO of Pine Needles. The sale is expected to close in February 2020. It would be great if the new ownership infused some cash into this historic course and “revealed” what Ross created. A similar facelift, like those occurring at Mid Pines and Pine Needles would elevate this club’s status in the Sandhills.

That is important, because this region is billed as the St. Andrews of America. And it is indeed appropriate. But what makes a trip to St. Andrews special is the lesser-known courses that compliment loops around the Old Course or Kingsbarns. Places like Crail and Elie. This is what Southern Pines is: an architectural marvel with befuddling green complexes.

There is a tremendous amount of elevation change too, something not seen over at the Pinehurst Resort. The collection of par 3s were a highlight and extremely challenging. No wedges - I had 6 and 7-irons in.

Current conditions are good for this time of year. Fairways are overseeded. Tee boxes could use some TLC, but no big deal. Greens were tremendous.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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