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Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (Pinehurst, North Carolina)

Forest Creek Golf Club (South) logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tom Fazio in 1996

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (910) 693-1996

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Forest Creek Golf Club (South)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 200 Meyer Farm Drive, Pinehurst, North Carolina  28374

Photos:  See additional photos of Forest Creek Golf Club (South)

Accolades:  Ranked 11th in North Carolina on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.

What to Expect:  Forest Creek is a 36 hole residential development complex that features Tom Fazio’s work. The courses were installed six years apart, one named North and the other South. The newer North course has enjoyed more accolades and the Gurus concur with the North’s superiority. Conditioning at Forest Creek is top notch with the North track displaying exceptional turf conditions and beautifully rolling greens. Gently moving ground provides ideal golf course terrain while the lake on the back nine of the North course provides a beautiful feature in which three holes play around. Trees line all the fairways and provide a comfortable seclusion hole to hole. The South course provides some water features near the clubhouse that come into play on the downhill finishing holes of each nine. The South course also boasts a “hog hole” where bets can be settled as players tee it up on a par three over a large pond. All in all, Forest Creek is a first class facility that features solid hole after solid hole all day long. The North course is rather underrated and makes an argument as the elite course of the Sandhills and one of North Carolina’s finest.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Championship 72 7095 73.7 139
Long 72 6603 71.1 133
Intermediate 72 6292 70.0 130
Medium 72 5909 68.8 121
Short (Women) 72 5047 69.8 120

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  18th Hole – 458 Yard Par 4

18th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (458 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (458 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  17th Hole – 195 Yards

17th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (195 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (195 Yard Par 3)

17th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (195 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (195 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  16th Hole – 419 Yards

16th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (419 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (419 Yard Par 4)

16th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (419 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (419 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  14th Hole – 525 Yards

14th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (525 Yard Par 5)
14th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (525 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  8th Hole – 352 Yard Par 4

8th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (352 Yard Par 4)
8th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (352 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  9th Hole – 429 Yard Par 4

9th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (429 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at Forest Creek Golf Club (South) (429 Yard Par 4)

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