Talamore Golf Club…Remastered
The goal of the Remastering Plan was to reimagine the tract through a clever combination of restoration and rejuvenation projects that unlock the course’s hidden potential. The project was executed by a huge team including course superintendent Rusty Smith, David Walsh and their staffs, and PGA professional and General Manager Matt Hausser. Alongside the Resort’s staff were the skilled crews of Shapemasters, a world-class certified Golf Course builder that has worked for many of the major modern era golf course designers including Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Arnold Palmer, Pete and P.B. Dye, Tom Fazio and Greg Norman (www.shapemasters.com).
Original Greens Design Honored through Meticulous Restoration
Greens were restored to the original Rees Jones and Arnold Palmer designs, resulting in a 25 percent larger putting surface, and the addition of generous 60-inch Tif Eagle Bermuda green collars. The new Champion Bermuda putting surfaces provide significantly better playing conditions than its bent grass predecessor and put Talamore’s and Mid South’greens on par with the other top courses in the area that have already made the switch to Bermuda greens – Pinehurst No. 2, No. 8, Country Club of North Carolina, Pine Needles, Mid Pines and Tobacco Road.
Playability and Pace of Play Enhanced
The courses feel bigger with the fairways opened up, limited rough and the removal of excessive bunkering. Improved cart access and the reshaping of certain areas to help cart flow has improved pace of play and general enjoyment of the course.
Unique Challenges Introduced At Talamore
“Scotland and the NC Sandhills Collide” with the addition of 12 strategically placed, old-world style sod wall bunkers. Talamore is the only course in the Village of Pinehurst/Southern Pines area with multiple sod wall bunkers.
National Awards and Course Details
- Best New Golf Course in the South – Golf Digest
- Top 5 New Courses – Golf Digest
- Voted top 4 courses in North Carolina – Golf Digest
- One of America’s Best Courses – Golfweek
- Top 10 Courses in the Pinehurst Area – Pinehurst Magazine
- North Carolina Golf Course of the Year – National Golf Course Owners Assoc.
- Top 100 Courses in America – GolfLink.com