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Don't let the title fool you, even though we are heading there, we are not playing any of the Pinehurst Resort courses. This is a value trip we have been going on for years.

 

We will be playing Tot Hill Farms (a hidden gem and steal at $51.00 bucks, thank you Mr. Mike Stranz!) We will also be playing Whisper Woods, Hyland (A Tradition for Worst Dressed Golfer Day) and Whispering Pines. We get there May 12th, and thanks to my favorite Pinehurst Packager, we will be staying in a huge 3500 square foot house all together. Cooking, playing poker, drinking, our own Karaoke set up and what ever non-sense we get into.

 

I will try and post some pictures, I usually forget to take many.

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Have a great time - I just missed out on a Pinehurst customer outing this week.  Trying to get back out there for another one with different customers in the fall.  Was planning mid pines, tobacco road, and #2.  However, still very early stages and could decide on a different venue.

Sounds like you will have a terrific housing option too.  That certainly adds to the enjoyment.

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9 hours ago, JohnBarry said:

Don't let the title fool you, even though we are heading there, we are not playing any of the Pinehurst Resort courses. This is a value trip we have been going on for years.

 

We will be playing Tot Hill Farms (a hidden gem and steal at $51.00 bucks, thank you Mr. Mike Stranz!) We will also be playing Whisper Woods, Hyland (A Tradition for Worst Dressed Golfer Day) and Whispering Pines. We get there May 12th, and thanks to my favorite Pinehurst Packager, we will be staying in a huge 3500 square foot house all together. Cooking, playing poker, drinking, our own Karaoke set up and what ever non-sense we get into.

 

I will try and post some pictures, I usually forget to take many.

Pinehurst is always a special trip, i’ve done it several times with no resort courses and staying at an offsite condo or hotel and several times staying at the resort and playing its courses.  
 

Will be going back in September playing 2,4  and 8.  Also playing the Cradle, which I haven’t played yet, so that will be cool. 

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I'm leaving in about an hour, staying at our place at Talamore, and playing Talamore, MidSouth, and PH #8.  If anyone needs some research done, let me know.

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23 hours ago, JohnBarry said:

Don't let the title fool you, even though we are heading there, we are not playing any of the Pinehurst Resort courses. This is a value trip we have been going on for years.

 

We will be playing Tot Hill Farms (a hidden gem and steal at $51.00 bucks, thank you Mr. Mike Stranz!) We will also be playing Whisper Woods, Hyland (A Tradition for Worst Dressed Golfer Day) and Whispering Pines. We get there May 12th, and thanks to my favorite Pinehurst Packager, we will be staying in a huge 3500 square foot house all together. Cooking, playing poker, drinking, our own Karaoke set up and what ever non-sense we get into.

 

I will try and post some pictures, I usually forget to take many.

Add the Elks Club ( Southern Pines Golf Club) -  Donald Ross gem now being run by the Pine Needles/ Mid Pines mgnt-  Kelly Miller - Pat McGowan etc; 
Great track, super value.

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We just did the Pinehurst trip and honestly the highlight for us was Mid Pines and Pine Needles. I would highly recommend those tracks. 

Tobacco road was fun as well, though if your game isn't on, it might frustrate you. 

We did Pinehurst #2, #4, and #8 and it was underwhelming. Possibly because how browned out everything was.  We appreciated the course and the history and it was definitely bucket list but compared to other places we've travelled like Whistling Straits and Bandon Dunes it paled. 

 

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4 minutes ago, JCbogey said:

Curious on your favorite packager and roughly the cost of that house on the trip, sounds awesome.

We did the Donald Ross Package which was 3 nights 4 rounds for $1600 plus $200 upcharge for number 2 plus 17% auto gratuity on things. 

Ended up dropping the 4th round in favor of Tobacco road and that got us about $165 back. 

Paid for Mid pines, pine needles, and Tobacco rd separately at their listed prices. 

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We did a similar trip 4 or 5 times. There are so many good courses there, it is ridiculousl This year, we are finally play Pinehurst resort. I have enjoyed all of my trips there. I am looking forward to playing #2 for the first time. I think the area is one of the best value buddy trips. Great courses. All close to each other. Good rental options too.

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If you do venture out for a dinner one night, I recommend Vito's. Amazing Italian food, a little like going back in time. Bring cash, no cards accepted; but it's worth it. I've been there twice and will go back when in Pinehurst again. Enjoy your trip.

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I recommend a stop at the Pine Crest Hotel for drinks on the front porch , great place for conversation and meeting neat  people , it’s an old fashioned hotel just as they should be ambiance and heritage are excellent 

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We played Tot Hill Farms last week ($39 on Group Golfer) and for most of us it was our first time.  I think all 8 of us enjoyed it.  Not nearly as crazy as Stranz’s Tobacco Road.  We all live in Raleigh and it was a bit far but we would definitely play it again.

Have fun!

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Between Jul 5 and 15 pick a three day two nite package at Talamore in Southern Pines, near Pinehurst...Stay in a two bedrooms double occupancy condo, sleeps four, two breakfasts included , possibly a Pig Pickin depending on the dates you chose, play Talamore and Mid South (both very nice courses,  play one course two times, get a $50 pro shop credit, total is  $539...

 

Oh yes, it includes a new Scotty Cameron putter with a custom made head cover.....and, yes, it is for real. Have done it a half doxen times over the last several years.

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On 4/28/2021 at 12:38 PM, JohnBarry said:

Don't let the title fool you, even though we are heading there, we are not playing any of the Pinehurst Resort courses. This is a value trip we have been going on for years.

 

We will be playing Tot Hill Farms (a hidden gem and steal at $51.00 bucks, thank you Mr. Mike Stranz!) We will also be playing Whisper Woods, Hyland (A Tradition for Worst Dressed Golfer Day) and Whispering Pines. We get there May 12th, and thanks to my favorite Pinehurst Packager, we will be staying in a huge 3500 square foot house all together. Cooking, playing poker, drinking, our own Karaoke set up and what ever non-sense we get into.

 

I will try and post some pictures, I usually forget to take many.

 

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12 hours ago, Fore O said:

Between Jul 5 and 15 pick a three day two nite package at Talamore in Southern Pines, near Pinehurst...Stay in a two bedrooms double occupancy condo, sleeps four, two breakfasts included , possibly a Pig Pickin depending on the dates you chose, play Talamore and Mid South (both very nice courses,  play one course two times, get a $50 pro shop credit, total is  $539...

 

Oh yes, it includes a new Scotty Cameron putter with a custom made head cover.....and, yes, it is for real. Have done it a half doxen times over the last several years.

Wow that is a deal

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My packager has 5 houses in Pinehurst and one at St. Andrews, I highly recommend Steve Saye and https://www.clubhousepropertiesnc.com/

 

We are paying 450 a person for 4 nights and 4 rounds.

John Barry

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The Golfer's Trip

 

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Tot Hill is a nice little hidden gem!  Love the first par 3, its beautiful.  

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We just moved to town about 6 months ago and love all the reviews. I'll definitely be playing all to most of these through the years. 

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When my wife asked if I wanted to leave Maine and move to where she grew up, I couldn't say no to Pinehurst, NC. I honestly don't spend much money on golf equipment, but I'm constantly reading reviews in case I ever get ready to buy

I swing left handed and have been the State of Maine Left Hander's champion since 1997, the last year they held the tournament. I'm currently a 6.3 handicap. Trying to get lower, but my gut gets in the way.

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