Myrtle Beach Golfaway

Tobacco Road

By • Mar 31, 2010

Feeling antsy about getting to the beach to play golf? To help break up your travel day, Coastal Golfaway is now offering golf at Tobacco Road Golf Club. Located in the heart of the North Carolina Sandhills, Tobacco Road is an exhilarating golf course that exudes beauty. Designed by Mike Strantz (of True Blue and Caledonia fame) Tobacco Road’s design will capture your imagination while providing a thrilling round of golf.

Your first time round at “The Road” may not produce the prettiest scorecard; however, you will most certainly remember the outing! You will be amazed at what you see; the scenery is simply stunning. Playing at a length of 6500 yards from the Ripper tees, the slope of Tobacco Road has been rated second only to the famous Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The only way to truly appreciate the astonishing beauty of this golf course and its surroundings is to play it.

Since opening in 1998, Tobacco Road has accumulated many awards including:

  • Golf Digest: #82 on America’s top 100 courses you can play – 4 ½ stars in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 – Top 10 toughest golf courses in America
  • Golf Magazine: #2 Most Underrated course in America – #1 Most adventurous Golf course in America
  • GolfWeek: ranked as the #1 modern golf course in North Carolina (Modern = post 1960) – #46 Resort Course in America Golflink: rated as the #8 golf course in America
  • GolfInc: 1999 Best New Clubhouse in America

So how about adding some spark to your package? Play Tobacco Road, it’s the perfect stop on the first or last day of your trip. Please ask your golf director for more info on “The Road”… you will not be sorry!

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Born in Durban, South Africa, Azor fell in love with the game a little late in life. He served an apprenticeship in the printing industry and then went into print sales. In the early nineties he moved to the United States with his wife Glynis, and their two sons Dave and Clint. In 1994 he and Glynis established "Electronic Pencil" a Graphic Design company. In 2004 they started a golf magazine; he currently enjoys writing for their publication and writing the editorial for Myrtle Beach Golfaway’s website. “Besides the challenge and fun factor, the camaraderie on the golf course is second to none, it’s a blessing to spend time with good people and play a great game in such tranquil settings,” says Azor.
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