What did Troon find attractive about Tobacco Road Golf Club?

By: August 9, 2023

It’s hard to believe that Mike Strantz designed only seven golf courses in his lifetime, including the amazing Tobacco Road Golf Club (Established in 1998, the par 71, 6,557-yard) in Sanford, North Carolina.

Despite this small number, his work commands a great deal of respect. All of his courses have been ranked in the “TOP 100” by Golf Digest.

The Tobacco Road Golf Club is currently No. 45 on Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and is listed among Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S. for 2023.

Tobacco Road Golf Club 18th Hole

Tobacco Road Golf Club’s golf course design is described as a master class in decision-making and composition

Tobacco Road Golf Club was built on land tended by the weather-worn hands of tobacco farmers, later shaped and moved through mining and sand excavation before finally being crafted and molded by an artist’s imagination and the revolutionary eye of the late golf course architect, Mike Strantz.

Recently, Troon has been selected to manage Tobacco Road Golf Club. Troon Golf, the resort and daily fee division of Troon, will manage the

  • golf operations,
  • agronomy,
  • food and beverage,
  • retail, and
  • sales and marketing for the award-winning property.

In the last couple of years, KemperSports provided consulting services for Tobacco Road Golf Club.