Located 30 miles on the eastern portion of Fayetteville and about 60 miles on the southern part of Raleigh, Sandhills in North Carolina is a notable place for some golfing action. The place is also known for having beautiful landscapes which makes it suitable for challenging golf courses to thrive. With the Appalachian Mountain and Atlantic Ocean around, Sandhills is indeed one of the most scenic destinations where one can spend a fun-filled family getaway. An array of golf vacation packages is also available on renowned resorts and golf clubs.
Dubbed as the “Best Kept Secret of the Pinehurst Area,” the Deer Croft Golf Club is nestled in the magnificent pine forests of North Carolina. This classical Sandhills layout has been considered as one of the most scenic that provides challenging tests to every golfer whether experienced or novice. It was cited as one of the “Top 50 Courses” by GOLFWEEK and hosted the PGA Tour Q- School.
The Bayonet Golf Club at Puppy Creek was designed by Willard Byrd and has been the premier public golf facility in the area. This 18-hole layout also features 10 target greens, a short game area, and the region’s largest and best conditioned practice area. It was primarily sculpted through the rolling hills with the touch of the turfgrass experience.
This premier golfing facility located in Fayetteville offers 18 holes of championship golf available all year round. The 140-acre Baywood Golf Club course features the TifEagle greens and the 419 Tifton Fairways. With the elevated greens and the generous fairways, each round at Baywood is worth another try. Other amenities like the fully stocked golf shop, large pool, a separate bar and grill, and the 15-acre practice area are also offered.
Awarded with a four star rating by Golf Digest, the Beacon Ridge Golf and Country Club is a 6,494-yard par 72 championship course that features splendid greens and rolling fairways. The layout that meanders through the rolling mounds and towering pines of North Carolina Sandhills has the Penncross Bentgrass greens and the Bermuda fairways and tees with the nines returning to the clubhouse.
This “Home of American Golf” is located 5 miles from Pinehurst and is known to have excellent golfing conditions. The course’s new teeing areas provide the extra length for the scratch player as well as the novice golfer. Hayland Hills Golf Club’s 10,000 square feet clubhouse and “Tap-In” Lounge are among the club’s added amenities that serve as a great place for relaxing after a day’s round at the greens.
Set in the Sandhills of North Carolina, the Seven Lakes Country Club features the contoured fairways that wind through the longleaf pines bordered with a landscape of the azaleas, dogwoods, and magnolias. The rolling hills, lakes, and the longleaf pines have created a perfect environment that every discerning golfer needs. This Peter Tufts III layout is rated with four stars by Golf Digest.
This 18-hole Donald Ross layout is considered as the most rewarding among the golf holes in the region. Measuring at 6,300 yards, the Southern Pines Golf Club course is a true shot maker’s layout. The challenges brought about by the design can be made through a variety of shots from the tee into the greens. The course is said to have the most entertaining holes in the area.
Rees Jones has created the visually striking Talamore Golf Club course. This 18-hole facility has also been ranked on top of the existing outstanding courses in the Village of Pinehurst due to the layout’s natural elevation lifts and sculpted mounds. For over a century, Talamore is known as a golfing tradition. This 7,020-yard of greens layout was cited by Golf Digest and was given a four-star rating.
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