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4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
94.1%
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4.6
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4.6
Value
4.2
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4.5
Amenities
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 71
Length 6840 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.4
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Champion Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1991) Greg Muirhead (1991) Shapemasters (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.5
301 Reviews (301)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 37
Elevation Changes 37
Forced Carries 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
A Weekend Splurge 20
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 23
Worth the Drive 23
At a Resort 15

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Great conditions, greens perfect, a little pricey, 5 hour round, waited every shot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Hi Timmy, thanks for leaving us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Talamore!

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Handicap 5-9
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I liked this course!

Good experience! Second time playing the course and was drier weather this time so much more enjoyable. Lots of elevation changes and challenging greens. Par 3s were my favorite. A good tee shot/approach is a must -getting up and down for par is tough! The course was in good shape, tee to green. Very nice and helpful pro shop staff. Loved the llamas!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/04/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, we're glad you enjoyed your time at Talamore!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing

This was my first time playing golf in North Carolina. The rolling hills are definitely something to get used to. The greens were like grease lightening! Make sure you don’t leave yourself above the hole. In fact, do not short side yourself either because you have some time Bermuda to navigate which can be humbling for many... Really enjoyed this round, would certainly play here regularly if I lived nearby.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Kyle. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Talamore!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Hi Bradley, we appreciate you taking time to leave us a review. If there's anything you think we could improve, please give us a call at (800) 552-6292. We hope you'll come see us again soon!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/18/2019

Thank you for rating your experience at Talamore, Craig! We hope to have you back for another round again soon!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course, staff not so friendly!

This is our second year playing Talamore. We had 8 guys last year and 12 guys this year. Lorraine from Talamore Golf and Travel has been wonderful. The Talamore course is beautiful and always in great shape. The only negative is the staff in the Talamore clubhouse. Both years we have been less than impressed with their customer service. They always seem rushed and “put out” by us being there. If you can look past this, it was overall a great experience at Talamore. Will definitely be back next year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/13/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review you last visit to Talamore! Your feedback is valuable, and we hope to deliver your group excellent rounds for many more years to come!

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4.0
Previously Played

Good course, but way overpriced

Talamore is a fine course. With the exception of the premiere Pinehurst courses, (Pinehurst Resort, Mid Pines, etc), Talamore is better than most you will find in the area. However, the course is way overpriced for what it is. Green fees were $129 for an afternoon round in October. I’ve played many, many courses for far less that we’re much better courses. Their fees are what they are because it is in Pinehurst, and that’s really the only reason. But worse, even at a $129 rate, they had the audacity to charge for range balls. Not kidding. Overpriced fees aside, the course was in good shape. Conditions of the tees, fairways, and greens were far better than what you’ll find at places like Southern Pines, Whispering Pines, or Foxfire type courses. Even during drought conditions, fairways were lush. Greens were very good. It’s a nice course, but I would only play it in the off-season unless you don’t mind paying $130+ for a round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Talamore Golf Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic shape. Greens were perfect as were the fairways. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/22/2019

We appreciate you taking time to leave us a review, Jay. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Talamore!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

REALLY nice course. Fun layout & great condition!

I played today and really enjoyed this course. The greens are close to immaculate, fast and fair. Fairways are near perfect. Course has a lot of variety and some interesting challenges too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/26/2019

We are so happy you enjoyed your round, lrotondo and look forward to your next visit to Talamore!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, wriston. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop if you would like to let us know more about your great round!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Can't wait to try it again

We played the course for the first time a day after the Pinehurst area received about 2.5 inches of rain, so we moved up a tee box figuring the course would be playing longer. It still was extremely enjoyable.
I can't say enough good things about the course, the pro shop staff and the layout. The conditions of the tee boxes were better than some greens I play on back home! The elevation changes were great, too, making you really think about club selections. I felt guilty after we were done that we had gotten onto the course with a Hot Deal. The course was worth much more than we paid. We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 07/31/2019:
Timmy, we're happy to hear you had a terrific time at Talamore! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience, we look forward to having you back!
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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
Response from on 07/25/2019:
We're glad you enjoyed your first visit to Talamore! Thank you for your 5-stars!
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/25/2019:
Thank you for rating The New Course at Talamore 5-stars after your fist visit!
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play Talamore

I have played Talamore since they opened up in the early 90’s. The course has changed over the years but only for the better. It is more player friendly by being able to drive on all of the holes. They also have taken out a lot of the bunkers, but the ones they have on the holes are just in the right spots so beware. The greens were in great shape, and nice and fast which I like. Do not complain, just take a easy tap and they go. But do not play for the breaks because they are pretty straight. We will be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/22/2019:
Thank you for coming back to play the New Course at Talamore, KayKrisp! We're glad you decided on playing us again and enjoyed all of the changes we have made!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great round, beautiful course

Our foursome had wonderful round today. The course was well maintained and the staff was very accommodating. We will be back soon!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/09/2019:
We're happy to hear your group enjoyed a great first experience at Talamore! Thank you for rating us 5-stars!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a great time

From the attendant remembering my name to the fantastic pro, Tag, in the clubhouse to the wonderful layout, I always enjoy playing here. Eventhough the course had been aerated I still had a good time. Thanks, Talamore!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/09/2019:
It was our pleasure, Ray! Thank you for rating your experience at Talamore 5-stars! We're happy to hear how much you enjoy playing here and look forward to seeing you back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Talamore Golf Resort - The New Course and Mid South Club: A Formidable One-Two Punch

The Talamore Golf Resort in Southern Pines, NC offers two of the area’s finest golf courses and accommodations that are second to none: The New Course at Talamore and Mid South Club, just down the street. Both properties have received numerous accolades from such reputable publications as Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Pinehurst Magazine and GolfLink.com.

Back in 1991 when the Talamore Golf Resort opened its doors, the owners went out of their way to make it the ultimate golf experience by hiring world renowned golf course architect Rees Jones to create a one of a kind golf course in the Sandhills. But Talamore featured something even more unique than a new Rees Jones layout: llama caddies! It was the llamas that put Talamore on the international golfing map, and the press ate it up. In fact, there were more than 5,000 articles written and published all over the globe about Talamore and their llamas!

While the llamas are no longer around – there are rumors that Talamore is considering bringing them back, at least on a limited basis – the Talamore Golf Resort and the New Course are flourishing. The New Course has a lot of obstacles you would associate with the Sandhills region: towering longleaf pine trees, lakes, wetlands, massive bunkers and waste bunkers and over 150 ft. of elevation change. Although the course plays over 7,000 yards from the back tees, being able to hit the ball a long way isn’t always going to be a benefit. Jones created Talamore to be a thinking man’s golf course, one which requires position and control over brute strength. You have to manufacture shots if you want to score well.

When Talamore turned 25 a couple of years ago, management and ownership saw that as a good time to implement some needed changes. Superintendent David Walsh and his staff, along with General Manager/PGA Professional Matt Hausser and the skilled crew of Shapemasters set about to reimagine what the course should be all about. Through a combination of restoration and rejuvenation projects they were able to unlock the course’s hidden potential and make it more user friendly. 

The biggest changes were made to the green complexes. Greens were restored to their original 1991 dimensions and converted from bent grass to Champion Bermuda, giving them a truer roll and a lot more speed. Sixty-inch TifEagle Bermuda green collars were also added around each green. A significant number of bunkers were removed; many areas were re-contoured to blend in with the surrounding terrain, providing more forgiveness in the landing zones and around the greens. The course conditioning was given a makeover and golf cart access was also improved, resulting in a 30-minute decrease in an average round of golf. Talamore is also home to the only sod wall bunkers in the Sandhills area; 12 bunkers that provide a fun and unique challenge.

Talamore’s toughest hole – at least by scorecard standards – is the 16th hole. From the back tees, this gentle dogleg left par 4 plays 444 yards with a narrow fairway off the tees, guarded by dense pine forests on either side. It’s uphill all the way, more noticeably on your approach, making a long shot that much longer. The fairway bunker short of the green on the right side really shouldn’t come into play, but the nasty pot bunker short left sees its fair share of play. Par is an excellent score here.

Talamore Golf Villas, which were constructed shortly after the club’s opening and have long been a favorite among golfers vacationing in the area. They offer wonderful amenities and panoramic views of the New Course’s signature holes. Inside, you’ll find plush and well-appointed accommodations including spacious living and dining rooms, bedrooms with two full-size beds and full kitchens. Each living room and bedroom has cable TV and wireless Internet access. There’s also a washer and dryer in each unit in case you lose a bet! Daily maid service is available too. Other on-property amenities include a gracious southern style Clubhouse, a pool with cabanas and a guest hospitality suite complete with and outdoor BBQ grove in their new outdoor pavilion with spacious seating, fireplaces and TV’s.

When packaged together, the Mid South Club and The New Course at Talamore are a very formidable pair that will rival any two-course combination in the area. Throw in a few other local courses and you’ve got a golf vacation that will produce life long memories. For more information or to book your next golf vacation at the Talamore Golf Resort, visit them

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 06/17/2019:
Thank you for your wonderful review of Talamore Golf Resort, TheGolfinGuy. This is a perfect recount of our nearly 30 year history, and your pictures are stunning!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful course for a lot less than nearby Pinehurst

Great layout and great conditions. Was busy at around 9am on a Friday but we were able to get off on #10 (split tee times) and had a good pace for a twosome. Looked for lamas on hole#14- saw two up near their shelter. Apparently the course no longer offers them for caddy services. Friendly staff. Good deal through Hot Deal- was 25% off the rack rate of $119. Would definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 06/04/2019:
Thank you for rating the New Course at Talamore 5-stars, Woody! We're glad you enjoyed the course and our now-retired furry friends loved watching you play! We hope you will come back to play the best deal in the Sandhills again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Talyho

Everything is very good with this course. Starter is a great guy. Only need would be a chipping practice area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 05/24/2019:
Thank you for your 5-star review and feedback on the practice area! We're glad you enjoyed your first experience and hope you'll come back to play us again soon!
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