Tobacco Road Golf Course

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
442 Tobacco Rd
Sanford, NC 27332-9167
(919) 775-1940
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joel_13

Without a doubt, the most fun and sheer terror I've had playing golf. Period. This is a shot makers course with forced carries on almost every tee box and blind approach shots if you are not positioned perfectly after that forced carry. From the first tee box you are faced with visually intimidating vistas that greet errant tee shots with sandy or high grass monster sloped resting places. Being in the sand off the tee is the best of all other options if you fail to find the fairway, Played the course in early November so the rough was dormant and the greens were a little rough but overall the course was spectacular. I'm a 7.2 handicap and other than 5 unnecessary 3 putts and a 4 putt on #18 I shot an 82 from the disc tees. I consider it to this day my best round of golf ever. I went in prepared with 4 sleeves of balls. I didn't lose a ball. This is a course you will never forget. I have individual holes burned into my consciousness forever. Well worth the trip.......

tomrae12

Stranz @ his "fun-house" best! He did 3 tandem projects: Caledonia/True Blue in MB, Royal New Kent/Stonehouse in Wmsburg, & Tot Hill/Tobacco Rd in NC... and he stepped up the radical designs each time! Love 'em all, but Tobacco Rd is my favorite. Glad it's finally getting deserved recognition!

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Mike Strantz
  • Greens Grass Type – Bermuda Grass
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
ParRatingSlopeYardage
Ripper tee7173.21506,554
Disc tee7170.81416,304
Plow tee7168.61325,886
Cultivator tee7166.11155,094
Front Nine
Hole123456789Out*
Ripper tee5583771525253331484111784273109
Disc tee5473571475073221434011734153012
Plow tee5213441254783151333831523942845
Cultivator tee4633011124312971073531322692465
Par54354343435
Back Nine
Hole101112131415161718In*
Ripper tee4415314195731943873261424323445
Disc tee4215114125361783653211344143292
Plow tee3984863804971523512811273693041
Cultivator tee3653613474761112672481023522629
Par45453443436
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.