In the spirt of the holiday online shopping season, Talamore Golf Resort and the Outer Banks Golf Association are offering special golf package deals on December 1.
Talamore Golf Resort, Southern Pines, NC
Book: www.talamoregolfresort.com or 800-552-6292 x2
Deal: 3 rounds/2 nights $239 per golfer staying in a Talamore Villa/$289 per golfer staying in a Mid South Lodge. Arnie, Rees and Donald Winter Package features golf at Pine Needles, Talamore Golf Club and Mid South Club. Based on quad occupancy.
Dates: December 1, 2014-February 28, 2015
Outer Banks Golf, Outer Banks, NC
Book: www.PlayOBXGolf.com or 800-916-6244
Deal: $229 per golfer for 3 rounds/2 nights plus $25 per golfer gift card. 2 nights at Kilmarlic Golf Cottage, 3 rounds at Kilmarlic Golf Club, The Pointe Golf Club and Carolina Club. Includes welcome basket at cottage check-in, plus $25 gift card (per golfer) for your choice of merchandise or food & beverage at Kilmarlic Golf Club to be redeemed during stay. Minimum of 4 golfers; maximum of 8 golfers
Dates: February 1, 2015-March 31, 2015
Around the famed Sandhills of North Carolina visitors to the Talamore Golf Resort can stay and play two of the area’s finest courses, Talamore Golf Club and its sister resort course Mid South Club, both located on Midland Road about halfway between the Pinehurst Resort and Mid Pines/Pine Needles – a pair of Donald Ross gems.
Talamore Golf Club has been ranked in the forefront of outstanding courses since opening in 1991. Architect Rees Jones, who helped fine-tune Pinehurst No. 2 for the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens, designed a course that is both visually striking and exceptionally enjoyable. The 7,020-yard layout was also made famous by instituting the first llama caddie program, which makes for an unforgettable day.
At the Mid South Club, 545 acres of longleaf pine forests, lakes and gently rolling hillsides provide a backdrop for a place of beauty and serenity. The Mid South Club & Lodge was designed by the renowned team of Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay in 1993, and stands as one of the Carolinas’ most attractive private residential golf communities.
Meanwhile, located in the northeast corner of North Carolina, the iconic Outer Banks are an emerging golf destination with an eclectic assortment of courses on the renowned barrier island and the northern mainland. Along with its storied lighthouses, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, famed Wild Mustangs of Corolla and scores of watering holes overflowing with fresh seafood and spirits, its growing golf reputation is further bolstered with a popular threesome cracking the North Carolina Golf Panel’s Top 100 Courses rankings for the second straight year.
For starters, golfers can stay on the mainland in one of the best golf cottages you will ever enjoy at Kilmarlic Golf Club. Though its upscale Tom Steele design is more heavily wooded than the island courses and thus less impacted by coastal breezes, Kilmarlic challenges golfers with substantially more water hazards. In fact, there are only three holes on the entire course devoid of a wetland or water feature, forcing golfers to think their way around the layout that stretches a modest 6,560 yards in length..
The Pointe, meanwhile across the highway, is a traditional design that spreads out across the rural Carolina mainland. Like Kilmarlic, The Pointe’s greatest defense is in the form of water with 15 holes sporting some sort of wet lateral challenge. Given its player-friendly qualities, many tee off their Outer Bank golf getaway here.
Finally on the mainland, The Carolina Club is a big, brawny layout — particularly in relation to the others in the region — that stretches to within lob wedge distance of 7,000 yards. Designed by popular architects Russell Breeden and Bob Moore, the layout is more open than its mainland brethren making the winds more significant. The signature hole is the 166-yard, par-3 seventh showcasing an island green that can be difficult to hit when the ocean breezes kick up and penetrate the mainland.