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Longleaf Golf & Country Club

10 North Knoll Rd,

Southern Pines, North Carolina NC 28387

  • Office

    +1 (800) 542 0450
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 692 6100
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 692 2077
  • Golf pro

    Dan DiCarlo (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (especially on the back-nine).

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Dan Maples

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6600
6098
4672
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
70.9
68.1
66.7

Location

Latitude:

35.205150

Longitude:

-79.418101

How to get there:

1.5 miles E of Pinehurst Traffic Circle

From the Pinehurst traffic circle (intersection of the US-15-501, 211 and 2) follow the 2-East (Midland Rd) direction Southern Pines. After 1.4 miles turn left into North Knoll Road. After o.5 miles enter Longleaf Golf Club.

Longleaf Golf & Country Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1988

Longleaf Golf & Country Club: The original horse racing heritage of this site is clear to see on Longleaf's relatively open front-nine. Furlong markers and stretches of railing have been left in place, although don't expect to see any thoroughbreds galloping past - golf is now the main activity conducted on this flattish terrain alongside the Midland Road.

Reasonably deep, high-lipped bunkering, and some modest earthmounding lend definition to the holes, as you canter round this generally easy-going and waterless front nine. Your putting will be tested on the large, well-paced and often undulating greens, and you'll need to be careful at the more tree-lined par-5 5th and par-4 9th, both require quite tight drives.

After your time "on the flat" on the front-nine, the golf course becomes considerably more undulating and tree-lined on the back-nine, with real estate also more in evidence, although generally set far enough back not to disturb your shot-making.

Accompanying the elevation changes, you'll also have more water hazards in play, as well as three par-3's within the space of four holes - the 12th and 13th are two testing downhill par-3's, while the 15th, if played from the tips, demands a daunting carry over a small fishing lake to reach the safety of the green. In between the par-3's is the distinctly horse-shoe shaped par-5 14th.

Longleaf may be one of Pinehurst's easier-going tracks, but its also a great place to hone your skills for some of the tougher challenges ahead.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: weekdays $85; weekends $95. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at certain times.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Longleaf Golf & Country Club was built on the site of Starland Farm, a former thoroughbred horse farm. In the early 1950's, Lloyd Patrick (L.P.) Tate eloped with tobacco and textile heiress Anne Cannon Reynolds. The newly Mrs. Tate purchased 457 acres of the James Barber Estate on which they built and operated a horse training center and racetrack. L.P. called it Starland Farm, as he liked to think of all his horses as stars. The entrance with its stone pillars and a Starland Farm sign was located just behind the #2 tee box on Longleaf's golf course.

Where2Stay

  • Magnolia Inn4-star

    Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374

    +1 (910) 295 6900

    Visit website

    At the corner of Magnolia and Chinquapin Rd, in the heart of historic Pinehurst, stands the elegant Magnolia Inn. Graceful longleaf pines and fragrant magnolias surround this stately 110 year old Inn. You can step right off the front porch into the Village of Pinehurst, where you'll find a variety of shops, restaurants and galleries, or stay on the porch for an elegant evening of fine cuisine.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; National; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); The Carolina; Southern Pines; Pit Golf Links.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).

  • Comfort Inn

    9801 US-Hwy 15-501, Pinehurst, NC 28374

    +1 (910) 215 5500

    Visit website

    This hotel is centrally located to many of Pinehurst's premiere golf courses. A putting green and golf coordinator are available on the premises.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      National; Talamore; Mid South; Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Longleaf; The Carolina; Southern Pines; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); Pit Golf Links.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).

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