West End, North Carolina’s Dormie Club will play host to the 18th annual match between a Carolinas PGA Professionals team from North Carolina and a NC Amateur team comprised of the top eight point earners from 2011.
This will be the second year that the championship will take place at the newly developed Dormie Club. The last two Tar Heel Cup matches ended up as draws as the two eight-man teams battled over the two day event and ended up dead-even. For those unaware, the Dormie Club is the acclaimed new course near West End, NC that was designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
The PGA Professionals team has dominated the competition over the years winning thirteen of the seventeen previous competitions. The last win by the amateurs was in 2000.
The format is straightfoward as each match is worth 1 point. 6 1/2 points wins the matches. The teams are comprised by invitation only for male residents of North Carolina. The Amateur team will be made up of the top-8 point earners from the 2011 calendar year.
Since opening in May 2010, Dormie has been receiving rave reviews by amateur and professional players. The Dormie was created with the intention of becoming a private club and it won’t be long before that becomes a reality. For now it does welcome members and guests to the Sandhills area to play. So play it while you can as Dormie will unquestionably surpass numerous other courses to get into the coveted Top-100 Course list for 2012. While the course is not even two years old until May, it is already at the top of everybody’s list as a must play course in the “Home of American Golf”.
Dormie’s website describes the course this way, “The par 71 course can play 6,984 yards, but has only 68 acres of managed grass. The balance of the site is maintained in natural sand “floors”, wire grasses, pine trees and vegetation native to the Sandhills region.”
You should check out their website for a virtual tour of just how unique this devine golf course is! See http://dormieclub.net!
Want to Play Dormie Club?
Non-members may “Discover Dormie” as unaccompanied guests of the Club. A limited number of golf reservations are available for visitors to the Sandhills. Call Dormie Club on 910-215-4587.
Unaccompanied guest fees (below) include 18-holes, cart and range.
NOW – Spring Season $195: March 1 – May 20.
Summer Season $115: May 24 – September 13.
Fall Season $170: September 14 – November 30.
Dormie has an excellent Caddie Program.
Although Coore & Crenshaw designed Dormie as a walking course, carts are available for those who prefer to ride.
All Guests have the option of either a walking caddie ($70/player) or a forecaddie ($30/player).