The New Course, Talamore Golf Resort
Southern Pines, USA
The New Course at Talamore Overview
Originally designed by Rees Jones in 1991, The New Course at Talamore is a great example of golf in the Sandhills area – towering pine trees, wetlands, lakes, huge bunkers, wastelands, and elevation changes of over 150 feet.
Following a restoration and rejuvenation process in 2016 to help unlock some of its hidden potential. Greens were restored to their original size (approximately 20% larger) and Champion bermudagrass was introduced, bringing Talamore’s putting surfaces in line with some of the best Bermuda greens in the local area (namely Pinehurst No.2 & No.8, Mid Pines and Tobacco Road). Fairways were widened and 12 strategically placed sod wall bunkers reminiscent of those found in Scotland were added. The course is now up there with some of the best in the region.
The 16th at Talamore is one of the toughest. A long par-4 that plays uphill all the way and guarded by the thick pine forests all the way. A deep pot bunker just left of the green must be avoided if you are to get through this hole with a par.
Accommodation near The New Course
Talamore Golf Resort
Talamore Golf Resort and its sister property the Mid-South Club offer some of the best villa and condominium accommodations in the Sandhills region with two first-class courses onsite.
The Ardgowan in St Andrews is a 36-room family-run, 3-star hotel in the center of town. A popular spot for golfers, this hotel is just a short walk from the 1st tee of the famed Old Course.
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
Pine Needles Lodge offers 74 guest rooms and chalet-style lodges. The Ross-designed Pine Needles course is one of the best in the country and just across the road is the equally impressive Mid Pines.
Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club
The Mid Pines Inn is full of southern charm and tradition. Home to a Donald Ross masterpiece in the Mid Pines course and just across the road is the equally impressive sister course, Pine Needles.