• Type: Public
  • Address: 442 Tobacco Rd
  • City: Sanford
  • County: Lee
  • State: North Carolina
  • Zip: 27332
  • Call to Book Tee Time: (919) 775-1940

Tobacco Road Golf Club was established and built in 1998. Located in Sanford, North Carolina, the course has 18 holes and is a Public type golf course. The course was designed by Mike Strantz. Tobacco Road Golf Club policy on golf shoes with hard spikes is: yes. Geographically, the course's coordinates are 35.397399 latitude and -79.213672 longitude.


Tobacco Road Golf Club Course Review
Tobacco Road Golf Club Course Review

    Tobacco Road Golf Club Course Review

    A golfers dream come true. Tobacco Road is one of the last trick course left, and actually rated a top 50 course in the World by Golf Course Architecture. If you are looking for the most fun-filled round of golf you have ever dreamed of, do not hesitate to stop by the Pinehurst area classic.

    Tobacco Road does not boast the best practice facilities, with only a small driving range and a mid-sized putting green but they do not need it. This track is known for the quirkiness that many golfers dream of, and you will have it all here. A true tricked up course that has holes of all shapes and sizes. Starting with the very narrow par 5 first hole, you have little time to ease your way in to the round. You will need to keep it straight off of the tee, and it does not get any easier from here. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and even 6th holes all are side-winders, and have bunkers by the dozens. You have to keep it short and straight off the tee, or you will most certainly find trouble. Holes 7 and 8 provide a nice breath of fresh air, with straight forward shots throughout but the 9th brings the quirkiness back into play and has trouble all over the place.

    If you can survive the front 9, dont expect the course to let up on the back. The 10th hole is a 441 yard monster that climbs a hill to the right. If you dont bomb it down the middle, you will most certainly be left with a daunting long-iron second shot to a very undulated green. You wont see a decently easy hole until you reach the long dog left 18th, which is open enough to allow golfers to wrap up the day in style. If you are looking for an absolute bear of a golf course, do not pass up on this Sanford classic.

    The golf course at Tobacco Road can be described best as jaw dropping, due to the incredible views it offers to its visitors starting from the very first tee box, especially if the respective golfer enters into his first game blind, i.e. without a prior mental picture of the place. The initiation so to speak begins high on a hillside, with the golf player being confronted by a couple of huge dunes, divided by a narrow fairway, something along a wasp-waist as per its design. The effect of this visual feast upon the intrepid golfer is truly intimidating, yet a skilled player and a well struck driver should clear these landforms with ease. But then again, the Tobacco Road golf course is like a schoolyard bully, getting in your face and playing the intimidation card the moment you set foot on the playground. The Tobacco Road is located in Carolina Sandhills and the golf course was designed by the (now deceased) architect Mike Strantz, being opened for players in 1998.

    The golf course is located in a very accessible area, i.e. midway between Raleigh Durham Airport in Stanford and Pinehurst and due to its unique design it will make for an experience to remember, especially if youre playing it for the first time. The most interesting thing about the Tobacco Road golf course is the fact that its holes either are more difficult than they look, or they look more difficult than they are. Basically, playing the Tobacco Road,nothing is quite as it seems, if you know what I mean. Innocent looking shots will get you in trouble whilst some of the most scary ones will prove to be nothing more than charades. The greens are wildly shaped and the bunkering is fanciful, making for the Tobacco Road unparallelled in terms of visual fireworks. Bottom line, the golf course at Tobacco Road is a fascinating place for spending a day, as it plays beautifully and encourages golfers to go big and think big.

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Golf Course Info

Golf Course Information


  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Year Course Built: 1998
  • Course Designer: Mike Strantz
  • Location Time Zone: EST
  • Daylight Savings Time: yes
  • Season Availability: Open all year
  • Latitude: 35.397399
  • Longitude: -79.213672


  • Metal Spikes Allowed: yes
  • Play Fives: yes
  • Guest Policy Rules: Open
  • Dress Code Policy: No denim, collared shirt required
  • Advance Tee Time Notice: 14 days


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