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4.6
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4.3
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4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
85.0%
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Mid South Club

About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 7003 yards
Slope 144
Rating 73.8

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Seay Arnold Palmer (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2019 #3)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2019 #21)

Reviews

4.6
33 Reviews (33)
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful course in great condition with a very fun layout. I would say my only issue was that the yardage estimate from the cart was consistently about 20-30 yards off for the whole day and made it particularly challenging to gauge having never played the course before. Thank you again for the opportunity! Would love to come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wished for More!

We used to include Mid South as our treat course as part of our Snowbirds getaway when we lived in MD. Now we live here, and were looking forward to today’s round. The members are invasive, and care little about anyone spending outside dollars. They conjugated on the Hill to the left of the 18th green as we attempted to finish. Back 9 conditions were significantly inferior to the front 9, and not even close to its sister course Talamore.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome layout

Some of the coolest shots in Moore County for sure. Greens were fast and pure, will be playing here more often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent Course

Again, a wonderful course. The Par 3's were long and tricky and sometimes humbling. Can't wait to play again. The layout of some of the holes were blind and you had to have your shot on target. I felt by then my game was getting better, even though my score may not have reflected that....again those tricky Par 3's. All in all, I had a wonderful time and would recommend Golf Advisor Getaways to everyone AND have. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

Kyle Clark is an asset to your Golf Channel organization and made our experience all the better. What a great attitude he has.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Very Interesting layout

The course was in fantastic condition and the playing conditions were really good. This was the last day of an outing with some friends for Myrtle Beach, and new friends that we made as well, who provided added enjoyment by their very presence.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course!

First time playing Mid-South and I was not disappointed. Beautiful weather made for a great day golfing. There are several lakes on the course- very picturesque. There were a few forced carries across water that made for fun & challenging holes. The layout has a more traditional look and this was the favorite course of some in our golf group. Eighteen is a great risk/reward finishing hole. Beautiful clubhouse and great staff. We stayed in the cottages at Mid-South and we would definitely stay there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 159
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing

Favorite Course of the trip

I absolutely loved this track. The layout was fantastic. Rolling hills throughout the fairways and greens. Very nice routing! The finishing holes on each side are very challenging and actually share a green! Would play this course every weekend if I could!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Whole Lotta Shaping Goin' On

Real estate golf, with best land reserved for homesites and golf relegated to steeper terrain that had to be massaged, shaped, and beaten into shape - usually with the effect that it looked like it gave up and use let the bulldozers run amuck on it. Way too much excess each mowing that creates absurd doglegs, weird bonding and artificially blinded shots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day at Mid-South

I've played several courses around the Sandhills and somehow missed this one.

I've heard good things but was surprised at the quality of Mid-South. It's not for the faint of heart as the layout is challenging and the greens are tough. It challenges you but doesn't beat you up. You'll want to play it again because of the challenge and quality of the golf.

I can't wait for my next chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best course played!

Could play this course EVERY DAY! Best conditioning of any course I’ve played the past two years including all nine of the Pinehurst courses, Mid Pines, Pine Needles and Dormie!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course in the Sandhills

We had a wonderful time as member for the day. A great course and great facilities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 163
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Mid South Club – The King’s Finest in the Pinehurst Area

The Mid South Club is the other piece of the puzzle at the Talamore Golf Resort; a layout skillfully designed by Arnold Palmer. Although construction of the Mid South Club - originally known as Pinehurst Plantation - began in 1988, the course didn’t open until 1993. Even though the property exchanged hands a few times, the club continued to struggle until Talamore Golf Partners acquired the layout in 2004 and made some capital improvements, building several amenities, one of which is the beautiful, present day clubhouse.

After a successful rebuild of the New Course at Talamore, plans were set in motion to convert the greens at Mid South Club to Champion Bermuda. And, in an effort to make the course more player-friendly, a new set of forward tees was added to many holes, a welcome change for those just learning the game. During the off season, the cart paths were reworked; in many cases, heavily damaged areas were restored with a natural packed sand base and re-concreted where necessary. Amenities at Mid South Club have also received an upgrade. One of the tennis courts was converted to a basketball court and a new barbecue and hospitality area was added to the pool area.

Mid South Club consists of 545 acres of emerald fairways and towering pine trees, set within a private, residential community. You’ll find significant elevation changes, shimmering lakes and numerous wetlands that come into play throughout the course. Mid South Club does everything in a big way: big greens, big fairways, big bunkers, big lakes – and in some areas, big rocks (like those fronting the ninth and eighteenth greens).

From most tee boxes, Number 2 is the shortest par 4 on the course, but by no means the easiest. Yet it should be. It’s a modest dogleg right with a lake down the right side and lots of room to the center and left. If you play the hole correctly, the water shouldn’t even come into play, keyword, shouldn’t. The problem is too many players want to go big off the tee and cut the dogleg, leaving a wedge into the green instead of a 7 or 8-iron. Many of them end up reteeing or dropping another ball. That said, play out the left side of the fairway off the tee and leave yourself a manageable shot into the green. Play it like you should and you’ll be happy! Or donate a ball to the water gods; your choice.

The 12th hole is a hole you won’t soon forget. It’s a long par 4 – 442 yards from the back tees - that looks as beautiful as it is difficult. It’s a true Pinehurst golf hole – tall pine trees line both sides of the fairway, and requires a great tee shot followed by a long iron, followed by a good putt. That’s how most golfers play the hole, and by long iron, I mean probably a hybrid or fairway wood. It is Pinehurst at its simplest, Pinehurst at its best.

The Lodges at Mid South are the ultimate in high-end luxury condominiums. They sit adjacent to the clubhouse and offer fabulous golf and water views that stretch from 1st fairway all the way over to the 9th and 18th holes as well as the new 19th hole. Each unit at The Lodges features 1,800 square feet of living space, and amenities identical to the Talamore Golf Villas. Each bedroom features two queen size beds. Should you find yourself on the second floor, you’ll pass the welcome fountain and climb a gracious southern spiral staircase to the second level.  

In addition to world-class golf and accommodations at both facilities, the Talamore Golf Resort takes great care of its guests with a complimentary breakfast buffet every day from 6:30 – 9:30, featuring all of your favorite breakfast food and some southern favorites: biscuits and southern style gravy and homestyle grits. Every Thursday night from April – October, Talamore hosts a Carolina-style BBQ pig roast with all the fixings: cole slaw, potato salad and rolls. Soft drinks, beer and wine are also available, or you are invited to bring your own. This BBQ extravaganza is hosted in the spacious, new Talamore Pavilion, or you can fill up a to go box and take it back to your villa.

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 online.

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful layout and a treat to play..

This was one of our favorites of the courses we played while on a guys golf trip from Ontario Canada in the spring. Lots of elevation changes and a terrific layout! generally generous fairways and receptive greens. Terrific pace to greens. Course was lush and in great shape. Plenty of water that comes into play on various holes, especially 9 and 18. Terrific clubhouse and had a great view and lunch after our round as we watched other groups on various greens & fairways near the outdoor deck. Will definitely come back to play this in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

No complaints here! Great course all around. Great practice facilities as well. Really enjoyed it!

Guy at pro shop was kind of weird and not so friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Fun Layout. Perfect Greens

Mid South Club has clearly put a lot of time, effort and money into improving the entire facility over the past few years. The most notable improvement is the greens renovation that was completed back in 2017. These champion bermuda surfaces are perfect. And when I say perfect, I mean perfect. They are fast, and they roll true on every hole.

There also have been a number of improvements made to the clubhouse, with a really fun bar with several parlor games livening up the post-round atmosphere for members and guests alike.

I have played nearly every course in the Sandhills over the years, and Mid South remains as one of the unsung heroes along Midland Road. If you are traveling in the area, you have done yourself a disservice if you don't play Mid South. By all means, go play #2 and #4 at the resort because the experience there is certainly worth the hype. But don't sleep on Mid South Club. It needs to top your "must play" list for your trip to the cradle of American Golf. You won't be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice

Very nice, GREAT CONDITION tee to green (very nice greens) Friendly experience, top notch facilty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 373
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

After renovation, certainly one of the best in the Sandhills

I expected Mid South to be pretty good, but quite honestly, this exceeded my expectations. First off, it's in perfect shape following the reopening in September after new Champion Bermuda greens were installed. The new greens recovered lost greens surface, but more than that, they rolled and looked perfect. As for the rest of the course, it was flawless as well, but even more importantly, this is a really fun course to play. Each hole has its own identity, there's plenty of water and bunkers that come into play, and the course has more than its share of signature holes. The par-4 16th, with water off the tee and the approach, is one of the best, but I also liked the preceding par 5 as well as the finishing holes on both nines that share a common green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent Course

Brilliant course! Loved every hole, especially with the new greens! New clubhouse and amenities will take Mid-South to the next level. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too slow

Great layout. Many interesting holes. Finishing holes excellent. With upcoming new greens should be a superstar except for pace of play! VERY slow round with ineffective rangers and no attempt to correct pace. 5 to 6 hour round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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