No ordinary golf course receives the kind of acclaim and international praise that has been given to Talamore’s 18 hole course since its opening in 1991. Talamore has been ranked in the forefront of the outstanding courses in the Pinehurst area which has been known for its golfing traditions for a century. Talamore was built by Talamore Golf Partners who hired architect Rees Jones to bring his considerable talents back to Pinehurst to design a course that would be visually striking and exceptionally enjoyable. The result was a 7,020 yard course that was ranked in the top five new courses in America available for open play. Rees Jones says, “This is a position course. Length isn’t going to benefit the long hitter. What I’m trying to do is require thinking. I don’t want to take the drive out of the golfer’s hands, but what I want him to have to think about whether he wants to use it.”
You have to manufacture golf shots and make them happen. Strategy is an important key to a successful round of golf here. My hope is that golfers will enjoy this dimension of the game.
Talamore is intended to capture the best of classic golf in the Pinehurst area. The site has a spirit that’s unmistakable: one that allowed for a remarkable diversity of features.
There’s a challenge in the course that’s meant to add to the enjoyment of the game. After all, golf is supposed to be fun.