The Sandhills is a region in North Carolina that has been considered as a strip of ancient beach dunes that divides the coastal plain and the Piedmont. Although the area has the predominantly porous and sandy soils that need irrigation in order for agriculture to thrive, some portions of Sandhills have been noted for the large peach production. This amazing vacation destination also boasts of its beautiful landscapes as well as its rich Scottish heritage. Aside from its vast outdoors that serves endless opportunities for extreme and exciting adventures, Sandhills has also been ranked as the “#1 Golf Destination on the East Coast for Best Quality Courses” by Golf Digest. The Bayonet at Puppy Creek, the Beacon Ridge Golf & Country Club, The Carolina, the Legacy Golf Links, and the Pit Golf Links are among the premier golf courses that Sandhills boasts about. These layouts also come with golf vacation packages in order to suit everyone’s preferences.
Considered as the “Best Kept Secret in the Sandhills”, the Bayonet at Puppy Creek has been the area’s premier golf facility that is open to the public. The layout was designed by the famed Willard Byrd through the area’s rolling hills with the traditional 18-hole concept. The course’s 5 sets of tees will surely challenge every golfer’s skill levels. Aside from the well-designed golf holes, the layout also features the 20-acre practice facility with 10 target greens.
Being the recipient of Golf Digest’ s 4-star rating, the Beacon Ridge Golf & Country Club offers the splendid greens with rolling fairways to all sorts of golfers. This 6,494-yard par-72 layout meanders through the rolling mounds and towering pines of North Carolina that features the Bermuda tees and fairways as well as the Penncross Bent grass greens.
The Carolina is an 18-hole golf facility that was gently woven on North Carolina’s natural habitat. This challenging layout features the dramatic elevation changes, cascading landscape, preserved natural wetlands, breathtaking views, undulating greens and fairways, and the majestic green sites. Golfers of all ability levels will surely have the exciting rounds of golf as the course’s challenging features will put to test their skills while on play.
The Legacy Golf Links is a Jack Nicklaus masterpiece that has been awarded with 4 stars by Golf Digest and is one of the “Top 50 Golf Courses in the Country for customer service”. In 2009, the layout was voted among the “Top 25 Public Courses” being a choice of the Golf Worlds Readers. This layout features Sandhills’ best par threes as well as the 18th hole legacy known as “The Bear”.
The Pit Golf Links which was designed by the renowned Dan Maples has been considered among the country’s top layouts. This 6,660-yard par-72 golf facility now stands in an area that what was once a sand quarry. With the sculpted mounds and dramatic elevation changes, the course will surely challenge even that of the advanced golfers.