Carolina Trace

December 30, 2011
Golf Courses

Carolina Trace CC

2100 Country Club Drive
Sanford, North Carolina 27332
(off Highway 87 South)Lake Course
Robert Trent Jones
Bermuda Fairways

Lake Course
The first of the two 18-hole courses that make up the Carolina Trace private golf community is the Lake Course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Lake Course opened for play in 1971. Jones, Sr.’s creativity of design is apparent in the Lake Course and remains visible on every hole. The Lake Course winds around the 315-acre Lake Trace with such captivating views that maintaining focus on ones golf game can be difficult.

The Lake Course layout features picturesque views accompanied by championship designs, notably on the 6th and 8th holes, which are par three’s with dramatic downhill tee shots. The 13th hole is also a par three, with the vast expanse of Lake Trace as a panoramic background. The Lake course features a pair of par fives on the back nine, the 14th and 18th holes, which provide risk-reward options for charging the green in two big shots. Both the 14th and 18th holes are bordered by water on one side with an inlet of the lake to traverse on the second shot. An added challenge to the 18th hole is the 80-foot drop in elevation over its 507-yard layout.

Creek Course

Crenshaw Bent Greens
Bermuda Fairways

Notable holes on the Creek Course are the 3rd, 4th, 15th and 16th holes, which require careful navigation of the streams and ponds, while the 18th green sits at one of the most dramatic junctures on the property – a slice of land surrounded by three sides of water.

Unlike the Lake Course, which is more forgiving off the tee and around the green, the Creek Course is tougher around the greens, making getting up and down more of a challenge. With its changing elevations, Creek can feel more like a mountain course in places, adding to the diversity of the Carolina Trace golf community.

Club House
Pro Shop
Practice facilities
Driving Range
Rental Clubs
Soft Spikes
Beverage Cart

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