Beacon Ridge Golf & Country Club

4.1470588235 4.1 stars from 5 (32)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6414 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

  • 6000 Longleaf Dr, West End, North Carolina 27376, Moore County
  • (910) 673-2950
  • (910) 673-7896
  • www.beaconridgegolfcc.com

Year built: 1989
Architect(s): Peter Tufts
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Penncross Bentgras
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: 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 72 6414 yards 71.2 135
White 72 6143 yards 70.2 131
Gold (W) 72 5354 yards 72.3 131
Gold 72 5354 yards 67.0 122
Red (W) 72 4693 yards 68.7 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

29 out of 32 reviews


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"Beatiful golf course"


edwardou's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

BRGC has a very beatiful layout,fairway was exllent,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Bill5188's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Thanks"


u549555479's avatar
Age:  45-54

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice course for time of year very challenging


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gene Hamm at His Best"


eddiehil's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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".<br/> 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.<br/> 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?)<br/> 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.<br/> 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.<br/> 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)<br/> 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.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First Timer"


u000007366706's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course was in great shape"


ronaldc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape.

First time I played it in over 5 yrs<br/> but really enjoyed it and will<br/> definitely visit again so I can<br/> reduce some of my 3 putts :-)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2013
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.<br/> All in all, Beacon Ridge is pure fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Nice Course"


Jack8420710's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"GREAT CONDITIONS"


bobmargaret's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course, great value for the money, super greens."


whizkidf16's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first course we played in the area and we were not disappointed. We were given the twilight rate of $29 to ride, and it was worth every penny. We had the course to ourselves with a 2:00 tee time and got through in 3 1/2 hours. Very enjoyable and will definitely play again the next time we are in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is dominated with elevation challenges and a variety of water hazards"


Kevin4934665's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great course to play as it was totally different from anything I have played yet. Located in a gated community with gorgeous plantation style clubhouse this course offers a great way to test your skills over coming water hazards and the constant change of the terrain elevation on each hole. Greens are very tight and fast, carts are well maintained, and the staff was very friendly. Plus the deal I got on GolfNow was great! $20 for everything and the tee time I wanted!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging, but fair -- good condition"


Ron7459714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/9/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We found this course to be challenging, yet fair. In good condition, fairways very good, greens, still recovering from recent punching. Excellent<br/> rate on Golf Now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent course and great value for a Saturday play."


uBLGE1201BL's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/24/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout was excellent and being able to play with 3 members enabled a better scoring round because of the course knowledge and green reads. The round was slow because the course was wall-to-wall golfers on a Saturday.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Stephen3058612's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/22/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens rolled very smooth. Fairways well maintained and rough manageable. Nice course and well taken care of.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Jerbax101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the value tee time. For $14, this was an awesome course. It wasn't busy at all. Nobody in front or behind us. About half of the fairways are bowl shaped, so if you hit left or right, it'll roll back towards the middle. Overall, great game, very relaxing. I wouldn't pay $60 for it, but it was still a pleasant experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Has been good for a long time."


dleldridge's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't be deceived by yardage, look at slope rating. A lot of uphill approach shots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beacon Ridge"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/10/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well laid out course. Some difficult holes. Plenty of character. Course was in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Coures is in very good shape."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only complaint I would have is that there were no water stations or beverage cart out on the course during a hot day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"course in excellent shape"


breadman1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/1/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairways were immaculate, greens were like kitchen floor for the price I paid that's was a steal I am going back as soon as I can pace of play was great I have no complaints at all


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Super nice course!"


bynum013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/27/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice condition even with the hot weather we have had. The greens were fast and the flags were set in some difficult spots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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