December 29, 2017

Mid South, Talamore Golf Clubs Open Memberships


Until recently, only property owners of Mid South and Talamore could enjoy the club’s membership. Now, for the first time, a limited number of non-property owners will have access to one of the area’s premier club membership opportunities.

A  limited number of “Magnolia Memberships” will be made available to non-property owners. Opening the membership to non-property owners is among a series of recent changes at the two clubs off Midland Road in Southern Pines.

For starters, there is the newly renamed “King’s Course” at Mid South, the only Arnold Palmer Signature course in the Sandhills. Palmer’s masterpiece has been high on everyone’s list of great courses in the area, including one Pinehurst magazine that gave it the ranking of “No. 1 Private Course in the Area.”

This summer, the King’s Course got new Champion Bermuda greens along with a host of other course renovations.

“The greens restoration is nothing short of a watershed event,” said General Manager Matt Hausser. “Some greens increased in size by as much as 40 percent, as the many years of Bermuda encroachment were removed and the greens have been restored to their original shape and size. It’s incredible. All of the greens had shrunken to oval shape because of the Bermuda encroachment. We now have fingers and approach areas that we never knew existed. The opportunity for many unique pin placements will make the course even more fun and challenging.”

Along with the green’s renovation is a Mid South clubhouse overhaul.

“Our membership has grown in a lot of new directions over the past several years and the Clubhouse needed to move with the times,” said Hausser.

The back porch has now been enclosed to include a new bar, which has indoor and outdoor seating and big screen TVs for sporting events.

The main floor receives a full cosmetic overhaul with new furniture, flooring and a few other surprise touches to give it a unique and updated feel. Also in store is a dedicated kids area for members, which will have PlayStations, Nintendo, comfortable beanbag seating and more. “Members will be able to visit the club and feel comfortable to enjoy their time while the kids can do their thing,” said Hausser.

A new deck with pergola covered seating, outdoor living spaces with fire-pits geared up for “S’mores Night” are also in store. Upstairs at Mid South is the adult’s only Crow’s Nest, which boasts the finest views and bartending in the area. Comfortable seating indoors and out make this the ultimate private club hangout out.

“The new Clubhouse features along with our renowned Crow’s Nest are in keeping with where private Clubs need to be,” said Hausser. “It’s all about quality time with friends and family. The Club is the center of their universe and needs to have the facilities to pull it off.”

At Talamore, the Rees Jones masterpiece is coming off its acclaimed course and greens renovation also with Champion Bermuda. The New Course at Talamore is being heralded as whole new playing experience.

“It has been an incredible year,” said Tag Leon, Talamore’s Manager. “I have been here for 15 years and in the golf business all my life and never seen anything like it. We removed 75 bunkers, enhanced cart path access to all holes, improved walk on and off to greens, and of course added our new signature sod wall bunkers. Members and guests are thrilled with the new experience.”

Talamore also received a major clubhouse renovation that included an expanded bar, enclosed rear patio, and comfortable seating with a unique new old time, rustic feel. It’s now a whole new game at Talamore.

Alongside the Palmer and Jones’ centerpieces are a plethora of club amenities including two clubhouses, pools at both properties, Jacuzzis, kiddie pool, tennis, basketball and even pickle ball. More than 50 member-only social and golf events adorn an active, year-round calendar at the clubs. Member Guests, Men’s and Ladies Day, the club’s famous Putt-Putt, Casino night, Pumpkin Painting, Guest Chefs, Chili cook off and more provide something for all ages and tastes.

Members can also enjoy seamless privileges with Talamore’s two highly renowned clubs in Pennsylvania — Talamore Country Club and Applecross Country Club by the Nicklaus Design group. Championship golf, exceptional private club dining, pools, fitness and great local accommodations make Talamore’s pair of Pennsylvania clubs a unique and fun experience for all members. Members have access to all club events so they can plan their trip around special events at all the Talamore clubs.

For more information, call Tag Leon at 910-692-5884 x 127 or


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