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Getting excited. In 82 days we leave for our 'golf buddies' trip to Pinehurst, NC. This year we are playing Talamore Golf Club, Longleaf Golf & Country Club, Hyland Golf Club, and Tobacco Road. I am sure we will play Pinehurst 3 or 4 as well.

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Have a great time.  If you haven't already and if there's room on the itinerary, play mid-pines and/or pine needles. We were just there and it was our favorite track between pinehurst 2 4 8, and tobacco rd included. 

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Awesome.  Have a great time.  Am joining 99 other TT loyalists on September 12 for three days at Pinehurst.  Playing #4 on Monday, #2 and the Cradle on Tuesday and #8 on Wednesday.  Looking forward to making old acquaintances and making new friends.  Will be driving up on Sunday afternoon for check in, greet, meet, putting and social event.  Always a blast at these events and meeting folks from all over the world.  See those that are on here soon.  CZ  

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Longleaf is vastly improved since US Kids took it over.  Unfortunately, they did away with their old bar during the renovation (it was a classic).  Played there earlier this year and it was in great shape.

if you haven’t played Tobacco Road curious what you think about it.  Target golf at its best.  
 

We are playing Talamore, Mid-South, Pine Needles and Mid Pines in August. 

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Mid South is owned by Talamore and across the street from Longleaf. See if you can play there too! Lunch at Duggans Pub in Pinehirst and maybe dinner at a Steak house in Southern Pines ( can't remmber the name)...

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2 hours ago, ChuckZ said:

Awesome.  Have a great time.  Am joining 99 other TT loyalists on September 12 for three days at Pinehurst.  Playing #4 on Monday, #2 and the Cradle on Tuesday and #8 on Wednesday.  Looking forward to making old acquaintances and making new friends.  Will be driving up on Sunday afternoon for check in, greet, meet, putting and social event.  Always a blast at these events and meeting folks from all over the world.  See those that are on here soon.  CZ  

I played in a Clubcorp event a handful of years ago at Pinehurst. It was prior to the #4 renovation, but 4 was supposed to be in the rotation and was taken off, as it took some damage earlier in the that summer. We played #2, #6, #8 for the tournament and snuck in additional rounds on #2, #5, and #9. 36 a day in the Carolina heat was a workout, but so fun. I would do it again in a second. I didn't jump into the TT event due to timing, but have a great time. Breakfast in the Carolina lodge is a delicious experience. Service was top notch as well. Enjoy!

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I live 30 miles north of there.  While you are in the area, I echo the Mid Pines recommendation.  One of my favorite tracks.  Also need to consider Pinehurst #9.  It used to be called "Pinehurst National" and then "The National" before the resort bought it.  It's the only Nicklaus layout in Pinehurst area and it's a great track.  I would play 9 over 3, but not over 4...but its close.

 

Talamore is awesome, especially since the rebuild (no more llama drama though).  Tobacco Road is visually impressive.  YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THE YARDAGE BOOK.  DO NOT TRUST YOUR EYES!

 

While you are down this way, get some real NC BBQ (the vinegar style, not that ketchup or mustard stuff) and the best cure for a hangover in the area:  Bojangles Cajun Filet Biscuit Combo with Sweet Tea (if you need that kind of thing).

 

Welcome to NC, sir!  Enjoy your stay in the land of the longleaf pine.

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19 hours ago, Fore O said:

Mid South is owned by Talamore and across the street from Longleaf. See if you can play there too! Lunch at Duggans Pub in Pinehirst and maybe dinner at a Steak house in Southern Pines ( can't remmber the name)...

I like Beefeaters in Southern Pines, never tried the (much) newer Southern Prime, along with Chef Warren's and Chapman's.  Ironwood, a mile or so east of the traffic circle, Pinehurst Brewing, Maxie's for a sports bar, lots of good dining options.

12 minutes ago, PedroCerrano said:

Talamore is awesome, especially since the rebuild (no more llama drama though).

Talamore has two new llamas, a mother and child, in the llama pen between 13 and 14.  There's talk that they might get trained to bring back the llama-caddie option.

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On 6/20/2021 at 12:14 PM, Raj LP said:

Have a great time.  If you haven't already and if there's room on the itinerary, play mid-pines and/or pine needles. We were just there and it was our favorite track between pinehurst 2 4 8, and tobacco rd included. 

Yeah, mid-pines is great for sure.  We played there last year on our trip.

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On 6/20/2021 at 12:14 PM, Raj LP said:

Have a great time.  If you haven't already and if there's room on the itinerary, play mid-pines and/or pine needles. We were just there and it was our favorite track between pinehurst 2 4 8, and tobacco rd included. 

I love Mid Pines.  The last three holes are great finishing holes. 

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On 6/20/2021 at 12:59 PM, h2ohzrd said:

Longleaf is vastly improved since US Kids took it over.  Unfortunately, they did away with their old bar during the renovation (it was a classic).  Played there earlier this year and it was in great shape.

if you haven’t played Tobacco Road curious what you think about it.  Target golf at its best.  
 

We are playing Talamore, Mid-South, Pine Needles and Mid Pines in August. 

I have gone down there every year for the past 20 years and I can tell you, you picked a GREAT lineup!  If you want the best course down there play Pinehurst #7.  You will need every single club in your bag!!!! 

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On 6/20/2021 at 11:59 AM, h2ohzrd said:

if you haven’t played Tobacco Road curious what you think about it.  Target golf at its best.  

I love Tobacco Road as well but curious about the "target golf" description? It had some of the widest fairways I have played in a long time. The main target aspect is the par 3s as Strantz loves those shallow par 3s with bunkers short and long. But I found most of the fairways on the par 4s and 5s to be very expansive and forgiving. I won't say it is "easy" but I found it much more scoreable than Pinehurst #8 and #9 (I was about 10 shots better on TR than Pinehurst #8) even on the first time playing through. 

On 6/21/2021 at 8:52 AM, PedroCerrano said:

Talamore is awesome, especially since the rebuild (no more llama drama though).  Tobacco Road is visually impressive.  YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THE YARDAGE BOOK.  DO NOT TRUST YOUR EYES!

Or, if you don't want to buy the yardage book you can take notes using Google Earth. It is very accurate and helped us immensely. Especially on holes like #9 and #16 where you can't see exactly where you are trying to land. Playing it for the first time is one of those true surprises in golf that I am jealous of because you only get it once at each course. 

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