Southern Pines Golf Club

Southern Pines, NC, United States Public

Overview

Southern Pines used to be a course that only locals and architectural bookworms played. Designed in the early 1900s by Donald Ross, the affordable public course occupied a wonderful, bucolic piece of land and seemed to have buried treasure underneath. After a change in ownership, Kyle Franz completed a major 2021 renovation that added plenty of razzle dazzle to the design in the form of new greens and painting the layout with the kind of scruffy sandscapes indigenous to the Pinehurst region (and to Pine Needles and Mid Pines where he’s previously wielded his art). The work has elevated this formerly modest public course to the level of its more prestigious neighbors.

About

Holes 18
Length 6355
Slope 129
Price $195
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 1907
Designer Donald J. Ross, ASGCA/(R) Kyle Franz

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest Public: Not previously ranked.
2023-'24 ranking: 72nd.

Best in State: Not previously ranked.
2023-'24 ranking: 17th.

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4.1

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