Farmstead Golf Links Named to Most Fun List

Farmstead Golf Links Named to Most Fun ListBy Golf Digest Magazine

CALABASH, NC – The 18th hole at Farmstead Golf Links has been selected by Golf Digest in its dream design “Top 18 Most Fun Holes in America” as published on line and in the magazine’s print edition for December 2010. Farmstead joined some of the country’s top ranking courses in being selected for the honor. The field included two courses ranked in the country’s top 10 by Golf Digest, three ranked in the top 25, two best new courses, two top 10 hardest and one designated by the magazine as the best new course for the 21st century. While most of the honored courses were in the western part of the country, one Sanford NC course joined Farmstead.

Farmstead’s signature hole #18 is a par six, 767 yard hole that tees off in South Carolina and finishes in North Carolina alongside the course’s grand 8,000sf Georgian style clubhouse. The course’s total yardage is 7242. It has a slope of 135 and rating of 74.5.

Farmstead was a finalist for Best New Golf Course in North Carolina in 2002. It was designed by Willard Byrd and David Johnson and is managed by Burroughs and Chapin Golf Management. Its sister course, Meadowlands Golf Club, opened in 1997 and was named to the Top 100 Golf Courses for Women by Golf for Women Magazine.

Farmstead is located at 541 McLamb Road, Calabash, NC 28467. It was built on the family farm and is adjacent to the family homestead and barn which were built prior to WWII.

18 Most Fun Holes in America – Golf Digest

1
TPC Sawgrass #9 Best Resort Course in US, World’s most famous Island Green

2
Coeur D’Alene Top 25 Golf Digest and a floating green

3
Quarry at Giants Ridge Best new Course of the 21st century according to Golf Digest

4
Chardonnay Golf Club Golf Digest 4 ½ star

5
Mirimichi Golf Club Owned by Justin Timberlake, Top New Course Tennessee 2009

6
Pacific Dunes Host PGA Championship

7
Old MacDonald Best New Oregon Course

8
Tobacco Road Top 10 hardest and Top 10 most underrated (Golf Magazine)

9
Spyglass Hill #11 in America’s Top 100 by Golf Digest

10
Ventana Canyon Most photographed hole west of Mississippi

11
Bully Pulpit #1 Course in North Dakota

12
Fossil Trace Best Golf Course in Denver twice

13
Brookswille CC Top 10 Florida

14
McCulloughs Emerald Top 10 You Can Play (Golf Digest)

15
Talking Stick Top 100 Modern Courses (Golf World), Top 100 You Can Play (Golf Magazine)

16
Blackwolf Run Best New Course in 1988 (Golf Magazine), Host 2012 US Women’s Open

17
Kapalua #1 Course in Hawaii (Golf Magazine)

18
Farmstead Finalist-Best New Course in NC; Top 100 North Carolina Golf Courses (NC Magazine)