Day Trip: Mid Pines a Sandhills Classic

This blog post originally appeared on the on August 8, 2017. 

By Mike Purkey,

Designed in 1921, Mid Pines just might be the most underrated Donald Ross course in the N.C. Sandhills. Located across Midland Road from its more highly-regarded sister, Pine Needles, Mid Pines deserves every bit of praise it gets from golf insiders.

In 2013, the course underwent a head-to-toe restoration by architect Kyle Franz. Green complexes were brought back to their original dimensions and the entire look of the course was changed to re-introduce sandy native areas off fairways and near greens. Now, players can experience Mid Pines practically as it was when the course first opened. Read more here.

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