Classic Donald Ross Design Southern pines opened with 9-Holes in 1906, then expaned to 18 holes between 1910-1912.Legendary golf course architect Donald Ross carved 18 of perhaps the most rewarding golf holes in the Sandhills region. A true shotmaker’s golf course, Ross gives players options. At 6300 yards, Southern Pines does not measure up to today’s length of courses, but it makes up for it through a variety of shots from the tee and even more challenges into the greens. The result continues to prove the course’s notoriety as the most entertaining 18 holes of golf in the area. A throwback to days gone by, where bump and run shots were the norm and tee shots demanded precision over length. One trip around this Ross gem will leave you wanting more, not just at that moment, but rather each every time you tee it up. This is how golf should be played. The memories are more vivid and will last a lifetime.