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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6454 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Course Details

Year Built 1927
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect William Harries (1927)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

5.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

This once private course doesn’t get as much play as it deserves. Because of that the pace is almost always excellent. If you’re not a long hitter (like me) it offers apply challenge on long par 4s. Lots of elevation change and blind shots that will make you have to be very careful with club selection.
After your round, enjoy an incredible meal in the restaurant, lots of outstanding selections by a talented chef. The club recently changed its head pro, the new pro is very personable and works to make sure you have a great experience. The only negative I can say is that the bunkers are not traditional “fluffy” sand, which makes them play differ from most, especially after rain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent Course on Challenging Terrain

Normanside was built in 1927 and designed by William Harries, whose work was limited apparently to upstate New York. The course covers very hilly ground alongside Normans Kill and Harries made the most of the opportunity, constructing a number of dramatic holes with substantial elevation changes and featuring greens with severe drop-offs. Conditioning and maintenance are excellent. I played on a Monday morning and pretty much had the place to myself. Usually there are outings on Mondays and it is a very good idea to call ahead. The clubhouse seemed dated. Other reviewers have noted excellent food; I didn't try the restaurant, but did stop at the snack shack next to the pro shop where I had the best hot dog since I came to Albany. All in all a very good value at $45 for a round with a cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Valid dates: Dec 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2020
Includes 3 rounds of golf - one each at Legacy Golf Links, 7 Lakes and Southern Pines Golf Club - and lodging for two nights in a 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Golf Front Condo located on the Pinehurst Resort Golf Courses.
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