Southern Pines Golf Club

3.9753470588 4.0 stars from 5 (120)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6268 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

  • 290 Country Club Cir, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387, Moore County
  • (877) 502-3552, (910) 692-6551
  • (910) 692-5894
  • southernpinesgc.com

Year built: 1906
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1906)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 120 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
61
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

104 out of 120 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Had potential"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Old gem"


glfnchf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Great Value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A gem"


u000004405509's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Old but new"


popfish1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Tboyd2018's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005112966's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



bsharma81's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Donald Ross Course!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Could Be Nice"


timothyduntz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great old Donald Ross classic - hidden gem!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

And to think this golf course almost went under 10-12 years ago! This is a great golf course and one of my favorite courses anywhere, and I've played a lot of great courses. We play it every time we come to the Pinehurst area and you shouldn't miss it either. It's one of the most demanding 6100 yard courses (tips are longer) that you will ever play. The green complexes are just wonderful and demand excellent short play - not unfair but beautifully designed. One of Donald Ross's early golf courses - 1906. Course was in good shape and with a 15 mph wind it was a brute that day. Greens were fast and smooth. Fairways were generous but as typical with a Ross course it demands an excellent short game. This is no pushover. Don't miss it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"could become a favorite"


ctwyvern23's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It had been 13 years since I last played here, on my first trip through Pinehurst. I had fond memories of the course, got a Hot Deal, and enjoyed the day. I hadn't played since August, so the generous fairways were welcome. The greens are small and undulating. lots of elevation change, plenty of elevated greens. I enjoy Donald Ross courses and this fit the bill.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u967447378's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jcarss's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Donald Ross design, suits my eyes.

Played best round so far this year.


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


"Worth a play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Southern Pines is a nice traditional Donald Ross course. The non-essential parts of the course could use some TLC but the important parts (i.e. greens, tees, bunkers and fairways) were well maintained for this time of year in NC. The green were smooth with decent pace. Overseeded fairways were good. Bunkers were well kept and, from what I saw, consistent. It looks like they apply their limited budget in the right places.

Pace of play was a little disappointing, but it is a nice little course and it was the first decent weather we've had in a while so there was a lot of traffic on the course.

The $40ish off-season rate is an okay value for the area making is an acceptable option for occasional play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Classic Donald Ross Design"


ppahk's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Easy on the eyes. Fair but challenging. Green complexes classic. Don’t get above the hole. Brand new carts. Best deal around. Will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well kept"


u035538817's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the season and weather the course was pretty well kept. Only down fall is their rough cart paths.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



uBYJZ1366BY's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always Prefect"


poper15124's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We have played Southern Pines GC a number of times and always book it on our trips to Pinehurst. Great greens and course conditions and a friendly staff and grill room made for a Perfect day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



uUUOO7998UU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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