Southern Pines Golf Club

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3.9
130
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
83.5%
Recommend this course
110 out of 130 reviews
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Average Rating
3.1
11
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
54.5%
Recommend this course
6 out of 11 reviews
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3.9
33
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6268
Slope 130
Rating 70.3
Type Semi-Private
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Southern Pines Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6268 yards 70.3 130
White 71 6005 yards 68.8 126
Gold 71 5701 yards 67.6 120
Red (W) 74 5318 yards 71.1 126
Scorecard for Southern Pines
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: 70.3/130 361 486 197 385 534 423 163 373 181 3103 333 312 410 400 172 476 312 410 340 3165 6268
White M: 68.8/126 353 474 173 368 507 405 145 362 164 2951 322 288 405 388 162 460 303 397 329 3054 6005
Gold M: 67.6/120 337 466 153 351 474 397 140 333 144 2795 321 274 389 360 147 443 282 387 303 2906 5701
Red W: 71.1/126 299 438 132 351 474 390 89 292 125 2590 295 242 390 315 136 424 280 345 301 2728 5318
Handicap 11 7 13 3 5 1 17 9 15 10 14 2 8 18 6 16 4 12
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 3 35 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 9 3 15 7 5 1 17 11 13 10 12 4 18 14 2 16 8 6

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
130

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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Course

May not seem long on the card, but this is classic Donald Ross. Elevation adds to the yardage, as well as the difficulty if you are not totally on and hitting fairways and greens. Course is in MUCH better condition than a year ago. New management has really done a great job on improving the course. If you want to test your game, play this course. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pack a lunch

Flew in, excited to play another Donald Ross course.. course had not been mowed in a while and it was noticeable. Where any mowing had been done the clippings were left all over the course. So sad to see a Donald Ross classic treated this way.

Tee boxes had been over seeded and over watered and grass was 3 inches long.

Biggest mistake was scheduling a morning tee time.. 4-some of members in front of us (we were a 2-some). Took 45 minutes to play 2 holes, and it wasn’t because they were that bad.. it was Rough only and no one would walk to their ball across the fairway until it was their turn, inconsideration at its best.

I was very disappointed.. talked to the starter as we were leaving.. told him this, no offer of a refund or anything of the sort.. will not go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Deteriorating conditions

Played here annually for over ten years. Great layout and used to be in great shape. Conditions are deteriorating. Greens were very neat up. Fairways ok but often thin. Tees need work. Cart paths are awful. My group will probably not go back next year unless course renovations are taken

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs Serious Work

Played this course back in February. Rate was $25 for winter.. Played three times in that month, great course conditions, greens, fairways ,bunkers etc. Joined the Elks to get discounted rates because i enjoyed it so much.. Got an original $49 rate! which was reduced to $39.. folks in front of us got a $29 "internet" rate.. seems to me for paying a yearly due to the Elks Club of Whispereing Pines of $200 should provide the cheapest rates available.. not so, but the gentleman who adjusted the rate was VERY nice and apologetic and accommodating as i had met him before playing in February..

Now to the golf... The mowers need replacing as it was leaving large clumps of grass everywhere on the fairway... The flagsticks on the second and third holes were not in.. had to call the shop for the rest to be put in... the course is in sad shape from the conditions i had in FEBRUARY! Cart paths are downright dangerous!It is going downhill fast.. such a shame as the course layout ranks up there with the best in area with probably the best set of par 3's.. greens were dead in spots and overwatered in others.. fairways lacked a consistency of grass or lack thereof.. really disappointed.. if Legacy is serious about restoring conditions, which it should be.. then i shall return.. but until then, it's not worth the money to play even with those wonderful par threes!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Needs TLC

Played here 20 years ago and the place has gone downhill in the years since. Really rough around the edges, lots of bare spots in fairway and greens. Cart paths look like there has been an earthquake.

The Donald Riss layout is superb and it’s a fun course to play. With a little care (and a fair amount of cash) this could be restored to its true brilliance.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tucked away

The course is tucked away near downtown Southern Pines, and despite driving past the entrance several hundred times, it wasn't until I booked to play that I knew it was there. You can't see it from the main road at all. That being said, it doesn't disappoint when it comes to the view. Being tucked away isn't always a bad thing, and in this case it works out for the best. There were no houses lining the fairways or encroaching on the greens, or generally being a distraction. Fairways were forgiving, greens held, rough was gentle, and some of the Par 4s were even drivable for the accurate long ball hitter.( I got one) I left early before I could finish my round, but would come back to play again.

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

My god, what a pretty piece of property

Old school golf baby! At this course you’d better bring your shot shaping abilities and keep it on the fairways! No really long holes, nothing more than 405 for a par 4, but your not going to be driving the greens even on the shorter ones. I was able to get home in two on two of the par 5”s, and all of the par 3”s were over 150 yards long from the white tees. Several of the fairways need more grass, and some of the bunkers were in tough shape, but the greens were in decent shape, and would be a lot better if you dopes would learn to fix your pitch marks. Great staff at the club house; they treated me with kindness and respect. Good value for the money but don’t expect fairways and greens like carpet, this is an old school, beautiful golf course that could be marvelous with a few 100k worth of grass seed and fertilizer.

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

Ross gem

1st time playing here. Found the layout to be very interesting with a lot of Ross greens (though some have lost the features over the years and renovations). Course feels like it was just put there when the earth was created. Bent greens were quick and in great shape. There were a few areas in the rough that lacked grass, but that's not a big deal (and many people pay $400 to play #2 with the lack of rough). Definitely worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had potential

Golfing in North Carolina is typically a pretty sweet proposition. Pinehurst area, stunning weather, perfect course conditions, lots of history... Unfortunately, there is a reason why it was hard to find a tee time everywhere except Southern Pines - it's just not that great.

The course had promise - a Donald Ross design, easy parking, friendly staff. We even were able to get onto the course earlier than our tee time which was a nice surprise. Unfortunately, things went downhill from there.

On the very second hole, there was a 3 GROUP pileup waiting to tee off. We waited for almost 15 minutes before finally calling the ranger to drive out and sort it out. The pace of play remained insanely slow for the entire round, which mercifully ended well more than 5 hours later.

The course looked tired. There were weeds around many of the features, the grass was spotty in places, the bunkers had hard, rocky sand and the cart path was bumpy with roots and broken asphalt. Greens were not bad though and the rough was reasonably friendly (for those of us that go in the rough). But overall, the course needs love.

The two of us flew to NC and paid almost $160 for a golf round that lasted 5+ hours with fairly disappointing conditions. The course needs to up its game if it is going to compete in that area. At this point, can't recommend.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old gem

Played the course for the first time. Arrived early and where allowed to go straight pout to the tee. Had the course to ourselves tap of us played in 2 hrs 45 mins. Both shooting 78's would definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, Great Value

Our group of 10 mid-handicap golfers played Southern Pines for the first time this year. I was a little concerned when booking it for our annual outing, due to the past financial and ownership problems. We've enjoyed Legacy, so we took the plunge when we heard they took over management of Southern Pines.

Suffice it to say that we were extremely pleased. The clubhouse and neighborhood are nothing special, but the course is in great shape. It's a unique opportunity to play a Donald Ross course for under $100 in peak season. Fairways and greens were in great shape. Holes are mostly straightforward until you try to land a shot close to the pin and watch it roll away. The par-3s are probably the hardest holes on the course, though they are not super long. I'd definitely recommend Southern Pines be part of your rotation when you come to the area.

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

A gem

A bit of bias as this is one of my all time favorites.

Low condition ranking due to time of year and poor spring.

I make sure I play this course when I vacation in the Sandhills. I have played this course at least ten times over the last decade.

The facilities are in very poor condition but you don’t play golf in the clubhouse.

The greens are perfect the rest of the course needs some more sun and heat to grow in

The course is a Donald Ross and while the greens have been altered over the years you still get a sense of the design,.

Each hole is a classic and a real joy to play

If you are a decent golfer play the the blue tees.

It’s a North Carolina Classic

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old but new

This is a grand old course. Wow. In its day how grand. Today some work is need on cart paths and finish on rough but I can just imagine how grand this place has been over the last 119 yrs. it is kind of magical and my wife and I just loved the layout. The staff was terrific. Starter G was a marvel. We will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Donald Ross Course!

Good day at the course! The only negative is that it was a busy Easter Saturday and they scheduled 2 walkers in the middle of the day. Everyone behind had to wait almost every hole, although they were good golfers. This should not happen on a busy Saturday!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Could Be Nice

This course could be so nice if some money was put into it. Just run down, course, clubhouse, parking lot.

It was o.k. to play. greens were still recovering from aeration but not bad. Could be a really nice donald ross course. Has the bones of a big, beefy, monster but needs water, fertilizer, mowers, and staff to work on the details.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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