Elkin McCallum has generously donated a week’s stay for four at his fabulous resort at Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst North Carolina as a Radiothon auction item,The resort is featured in Golf Wire, Golf Club Atlas and is on Golf Digest’s North Carolina Best in State list.
Only Golfweek magazine ranks the top residential golf courses in America. And only one community boasts two golf courses consistently ranked in the publication’s Top 50. Here is what they say about Forest Creek.
In and of itself and by almost anyone’s definition, the distinction makes Forest Creek more thanp simply one of the most outstanding communities to live in a place widely hailed as the birthplace of American golf. It is, plainly and simply, one of the best anywhere.
Designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio the variety offered by Forest Creek’s two Fazio gems: The rugged-looking North Course, accentuated with waste bunkers and native grasses, has some teeth at 7,209 yards with a slope rating of 144, including two par-3s on the back nine that measure 212 and 215 yards. Meanwhile, the South Course has a more traditional Pinehurst feel with tall pines lining most fairways. Golfers also have an opportunity to settle the score further with a 19th hole – nicknamed the Hog Hole.
“I like how, with a property like Forest Creek, our raters can see the merits of two diverse Fazio-designed course styles side-by-side,” says Bradley S. Klein, national director of the Golfweek’s Best Course ratings program. “The sandy, scrubby look of the North Course (No. 32 in the rankings) contrasts powerfully with the mature parkland sensibility of the South Course (No. 50 in the rankings), and our raters appreciated both of them.”
Forest Creek seemingly has it all. Overlooking the golf courses, its elegant clubhouse complex includes a library and private dining quarters, while an adjacent, “stable-type” old-timey building houses the expansive men’s locker room – simply one of the unique and special places a golfer will enjoy anywhere.
Forest Creek’s real estate is also regarded as the best in the area, but it’s the “pure golf feel” that moves the meter among its prospective buyers.