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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6304 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.5

Course Details

Year Built 1934
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1934) Rick Robbins

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A gem of a course

Sanford Golf Club, an old Donald Ross course, provides everything you would expect from a Ross design; little trouble from tee to green, but very tricky once you get there. The greens are tiny and very subtly contoured. It's a challenge and a real joy to play. And the rates are unbelievably low. This course is one of my favorites now and I'll go back often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

A Donlad Ross Muni from the 1930s (Could be Better)

I have played SMGC for a number of years as well as many of my friends. This course is a good example of the Donald Ross design which made the man a legend in golf course design history. Although, due to some water issues, the back nine was re-routed a number of years back but still the course flows as Ross would have envisioned.
The Greens staff, under the supervision of Keith, keeps this facility in tip top condition throughout the entire year. The practice facility although very good in most areas could use some attention, mostly the culling of old balls and a re-shaping of the driving range but the City "Elders" do not consider that any type of priority.
David, Brandon, Jade and Jon, all the staff are super and treat every patron as a member. Their attention to detailed personalization of every player's round could and should be emulated by the city council members.
The Clubhouse, although spectacular in its structure, is in need of reconditioning and updating and is under utilized because of the run down condition.
This is a fine golf course and the only draw back is the lack of appreciation the city government has shown to the golf community. This area is the beginning of the world renown Sandhills of North Carolina, the birthplace of golf in North America.
Want a good value for your dollar and play a Donald Ross Design that is as close to original concept without paying Pinehurst prices; this is the course for you!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Solid Municipal Course

Played here a few times over the years, and this is the best condition I have seen the course in several years. Classic Ross type design with some challenging holes, but fair to most golfers. Staff was friendly and accommodating. The only complaint I have at all is that I came on a senior tournament day, so the pace wasn't that fast. Otherwise an enjoyable round at a well designed and maintained municipal golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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