Tobacco Road

August 9, 2020
Sanford, N.C.

In TGJ No. 10, we learned that when Tobacco Road opened in 1998, detractors immediately deemed it  “quirky” and “tricked up.” Today, many of those same critics are now part of the cult of architect Mike Strantz and view his course carved from scrubby North Carolina sandhills as a masterpiece. Was Strantz a madman or a visionary? Join us for 27 holes and make the call for yourself.

The Specifics

When: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Where: Tobacco Road Golf Course
Address: 442 Tobacco Rd, Sanford, NC 27332
Check-In: 11:30 am
Shotgun Start: 1 pm
Event Fee: $250 per person

Tobacco Road

Event Format

Players: 72 Players
Holes: 27 (18 Tobacco Road, 9 El Camino short course)
Scoring System: Modified stableford
Handicap: 70%


11:30 am: Check-in
11:30-1 pm: Lunch
1 pm: Shotgun start
1-6 pm: Stableford game on Tobacco Road
5:30-7 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm: Awards
7-8:30 pm: Nine holes on El Camino

Tobacco Road

About El Camino

Tobacco Road

Short courses are the rage in current golf-course design, and Tobacco Road was once again ahead of its time: There was a secret routing built into the original design of the course containing nine par 3s. With the original tee locations marked by the memories of the select few who knew it, today the El Camino short course is Tobacco Road’s newest installation. Full of innovative angles and variety, El Camino embodies the spirit of Strantz.

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