Beacon Ridge Golf & Country Club
|Gold (W)||72||5354 yards||71.3||127|
|Red (W)||72||4693 yards||67.7||123|
|Green (W)||72||3823 yards||62.9||113|
|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|
First time playing the course. Pleasantly surprised. Fun course. Pleasing to the eye and in decent shape. Greens were good.
Great course definitely worth a visit
Played this course and found it to be a hidden gem.
Club has just reopened in the last 2 years but in great shape. They need some regular visitors in order to get clubhouse amenities opened however.
We would love to see that happen.
Truly a Sandhill gem.
The layout is challenging and course condition are good. The bent grass greens were recently replaced with Sunday Bermuda and are growing in nicely. Although the grass on the back nine is a bit sparse they rolled true and s a reasonable pace. Bunker conditions varied but were playable. There are no off course amenities.
New Bermuda Greens, Much Improvement
New Sunday Bermuda greens were installed over the summer. They are growing in very nicely and putt true. Bunkers were recently sifted of rocks. The grounds crew and management are focusing hard on improving course conditions. Can’t say enough about the greens as they get better and better each week. The front nine reopened in early July, the back nine in August so the are a little behind the front nine. If you played here during the past 3 years when the bent grass greens were struggling, play it again with the Bermuda greens. The layout is fun and challenging.
The greens on this course were not in very good shape (too much rain for the bent grass is my guess). Fairways were ok. There were so many areas ornaments this course that were completely saturated with water you couldn’t walk in those places to retrieve your ball let alone take a cart. It blew my mind that even in those saturated areas they were still watering them with sprinklers! Perhaps they were automated but didn’t make a lot of sense to me. The gentlemen working the pro shop was extremely nice and helpful. I’ve golfed here before and have seen it in much better shape than I did this day.
The course was not ready to play.... They were operating Temporary Greens. The greens won't be ready until this coming Friday 26 Oct 18. The sand traps weren't racked and the course was wet..... The course is also hard to find even with a navigation system on my phone. If I had of known the greens weren't ready, I wouldn't have booked this round for me and my wife. Such a disappointment.
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.
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
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.
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.
Beatiful golf course
BRGC has a very beatiful layout，fairway was exllent，
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!
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.
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!
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 :-)
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.
Fairways were well trimmed and the Greens were in great shape with occasional challenging slopes. Sand traps had real sand! Somewhat challenging course with lots of elevation. Overall, a nice course. Only drawback for me was the location - kind of out in the middle of nowhere and away from everything. It was a little long from my home to play regularly.
Thanks Matt and staff, the course in in great shape. As always not a bad thing to say. Don't miss this course, it is a must play in the Pinehurst area.