$16 (cart included), played on Thursday, February 2011 at noon
Our group of snow-refugees played here 2-10-11, in cool (45 degrees) conditions. Course is in serious need of updating and maintenance. Cart paths are deteriorated, clubhouse is run down, and pro shop is basically empty of any merchandise newer than several years old. Greens are in poor shape, with many rough spots, and crab grass grown (and mowed) in. Bunkers were OK, but clearly hadn't been touched in some time. Fairways were also OK, and had been overseeded, so they were green in a sea of brown Bermuda. Having said all of that, the layout/design is excellent, and deserving of better care. Sadly, the course is located about 20 miles from mainstream Pinehurst/Southern Pines, so it's a bit off the beaten track. I've never before heard of the architect, Gardner Gidley, but he did a good job here. Course has a fair amount of elevation change, and meanders through the housing areas, so it's not walker-friendly, especially for us older folks. We really liked the course, but hope that conditions improve.