Written By Brad King
Less than five miles from the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, the “Birthplace of American Golf,’ a longtime local favorite recently underwent some dramatic improvements and upgrades. Talamore Golf Resort, which first made headlines for its famed stable of llama caddies and unparalleled customer service, has become one of the ‘ premier golf getaways. More than 90 percent of its customers return or refer new business to the resort.
Last summer, a quarter century after it first opened, the green complexes at Talamore were converted from bent grass to Champion Bermuda and have received rave reviews. The Talamore green complexes were restored to their original 1991 Rees Jones design by recapturing the ‘ surrounds. Talamore’ latest line of upgrades also included a renovation of the clubhouse and golf course – now appropriately names, The New Course at Talamore.
Talamore’ partner property, just across the road at the Arnold Palmer-designed Mid South Club, is undergoing a similar golf course restoration and greens conversion along with many other club enhancements.