The Takeaway: Located in the cradle of American golf, Mid Pines is an alternative to the Pinehurst Resort courses and pairs well with Southern Pines for a 36 hole day. A bit underwhelmed on my initial visit, the subsequent extensive renovation it underwent is outstanding by all accounts. Grade C+
Designer: Donald Ross in 1921
Cost: : $85.00 - $180.00 (includes cart and range balls) Click for current rates
Phone Number: (910) 692-9362
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Mid Pines Golf Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 1010 Midland Road, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387
Accolades: Ranked 14th in North Carolina on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.
What to Expect: Playing at Mid Pines is like taking a walk back in time. The course routing and setup that Donald Ross first employed in 1921 is the same thing you’ll find 90 years later. Short by today’s standards at just over 6500 yards, Mid Pines delivers to the heart of golfers in ways that length can’t. The course features reachable par fives, attractive par threes, a walkable routing with close tees and greens, and the playing contours that made Donald Ross famous. The conditioning is solid for a public track and routing accommodates the highest of handicappers. There is plenty of elevation change throughout the course but nothing overly strenuous from a walking standpoint. In the end, Mid Pines is a very comfortable, enjoyable course to play. This is the kind of course I could go tee it up with my Dad at and know they we both would have a good time and could enjoy a four hour escape from reality.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 2nd Hole – 178 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 2nd Hole – 178 Yards
Best Par 4: 1st Hole – 379 Yards
Best Par 5: 10th Hole – 514 Yards
Birdie Time: 5th Hole – 484 Yard Par 5
Bogey Beware: 13th Hole – 223 Yard Par 3