Beacon Ridge Golf & Country Club

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2.8
35
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.9
55.1%
Recommend this course
30 out of 35 reviews
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2.0
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
1.3
Value
2.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
33.3%
Recommend this course
1 out of 3 reviews
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2.8
4
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
50.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6414
Slope 136
Rating 71.3
Type Semi-Private
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Beacon Ridge Golf & Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6414 yards 71.3 136
White 72 6143 yards 70.4 131
Gold 72 5354 yards 66.6 119
Gold (W) 72 5354 yards 71.3 127
Red (W) 72 4693 yards 67.7 123
Green (W) 72 3823 yards 62.9 113
Scorecard for Beacon Ridge
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: 71.3/136 523 348 368 542 147 389 187 367 415 3286 346 420 141 344 295 187 475 375 545 3128 6414
White M: 70.4/131 W: 76.9/138 488 336 359 510 135 376 176 361 383 3124 337 408 132 336 285 180 462 358 521 3019 6143
Gold M: 66.6/119 W: 71.3/127 450 310 287 457 124 284 146 332 290 2680 306 375 127 304 244 160 428 302 428 2674 5354
Red M: 63.4/111 W: 67.7/123 340 260 267 346 117 274 101 324 283 2312 275 303 120 282 235 129 354 268 415 2381 4693
Green M: 59.6/102 W: 62.9/113 260 217 214 286 84 221 84 267 230 1863 234 237 83 229 205 107 301 222 342 1960 3823
Handicap 9 15 13 1 17 3 11 7 5 10 2 16 6 18 14 12 8 4
Par 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Penncross Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gene Hamm (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

2.8
35
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Going to be nice

Very nice layout, and the fairways are well kept. It is certainly worth playing now at half price. When they replant the greens and get them up to snuff (which they plan to do next summer), will be a course I would enjoy playing. The only caveat is that members of the club are a bit older (got behind a member tournament) and the pace of play can be slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens Dead

This course shouldn’t be on Golfnow right now. Course has purposely killed the greens preparing them to be replaced. I can see $10 to $15, but customers should also be made aware

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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jlharward0223
Commented On 08/12/2018

Could not agree more. This course used to be great, but they have completely lost all of the greens and allowing people to pay anything more than 10-15 without warning them about the course conditions is ridiculous.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Its a trap

I played this course years ago and had fun. The practice facility was nice and the course was challenging but not overkill for somebody new to golf. This time was horrible. The tee boxes were fine, even the fairways were in decent shape for most of the round, but every single green was atrocious. It was down to the top layer of dirt. If I had known it was that bad, I would have played somewhere else. Not worth what was charged and definitely wont go play there again until they completely renovate the greens. It has potential, its a nice area, good layout, but the greens take away from your experience in a distracting amount.

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

Beatiful golf course

BRGC has a very beatiful layout,fairway was exllent,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Called for tee time and cost . Said rates were $65 but had special for _35 . Asked about greens said they were Punched 3 weeks ago and were healing well. Greens were terrible , traps were full of rocks, we used to play this course 6- 8 years ago and has not improved. We will never play here again! Can't believe they want $65 to play it ! Wouldn't recommend to anyone! Truth hurts!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Thanks

Very nice course for time of year very challenging

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Gene Hamm at His Best

I have been amiss all these years by not taking the opportunities I had in the past to play Beacon Ridge Golf and Country Club. I can recall when they first opened in 1988 and I had several chances to "go play". I am a lover of the old traditional courses by designers such as Gene Hamm, Ellis Maples, Rees Jones and Willard Byrd. These guys built some fine courses and Beacon Ridge is one of Hamm's very best. Who knew in the "Sandhills" area of North Carolina there is property with elevation changes of a couple hundred feet on the same hole? (BTW, we played all 18 holes, how can you not play 9 if you play 18?) Our group was quite surprised to find the course on this Sunday morning was not busy, matter of fact the parking lot held only four cars other than ours and the first tee was open with no other golfers in sight except for the few on the driving range. What a day and what a course to have all to one's self. The course from tee to green was nicely kept and the ball sat up well in the fairways. The rough was heavy but not punishing to the point of loosing balls a foot or so off the fairway. I do need to point out the Penncross Bent grass greens on the front nine were in sad shape as compared to those on the back nine. Word is the greens crew had made some sort of miscalculation while attending to the chemical treatment earlier in the spring, but caught the mistake prior to the application on the back nine greens, leaving the front side greens spotty and somewhat bumpy. (Chambers Bay like) It would not surprise me to see the club change over to the Tiff Dwarf Bermuda in the future which would increase the Stimpmeter speed from an eight to a ten at least and smooth out those bumps of despair. As with any private or semi private course we found the staff to be varied in personality and service. Some staff were very happy to see us and provide services while another staff member was not service oriented nor, it appeared to me, wanted to be there what so ever. Perhaps it was their personality or maybe a bad day at work, either way not an acceptable service provider for either members or the public. All things considered, our group consensus was, we "will be back"; we loved the layout and expect a full recovery for those weak greens on the front. This 6414 yard course plays somewhat longer due to the elevation changes and is a joy to experience. When you make the trip to the Pinehurst area take time to visit Beacon Ridger Golf and Country Club. It is a short drive from the nine courses of Pinhurst Resort and the difference is well worth the drive.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First Timer

My first time to West End was a great experience! I took a friend who had never played in the Sandhills area before and he loved it, as did I. We found the staff friendly and helpful. The coarse conditions were excellent and we were especially impressed by the bent greens, which rolled true and fast. We played 27 holes in less than five hours. We will be back!

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

Course was in great shape

The course was in great shape. First time I played it in over 5 yrs but really enjoyed it and will definitely visit again so I can reduce some of my 3 putts :-)

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Find great bang for your buck at Beacon Ridge near Pinehurst, North Carolina

Don't look at the 6,414 yards on the scorecard and snicker. An endless parade of uphill approach shots to elevated greens makes this Gene Ham design circa 1988 play up to 6,900 yards. The members call the 389-yard, par-4 sixth hole “the shortest par-5 in Moore County”. The long approach shot rises uphill over a single bunker to a green slanted back-to-front like playground slide. There is one slight hiccup in the routing. A pond pinching the fourth fairway forces an awkward layup off the tee of a demanding uphill par-5. But the stroke will likely be given back at no. 16, a 475-yard par-5 reachable in two for even average hitters. All in all, Beacon Ridge is pure fun to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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