Hickory Play at the Dormie Club

The Dormie Club is hosting the Hickory Grail, a biennial fixture of the British Golf Collectors Society that will be played Nov. 7-8. New SoHG member, Robert Birman, has made arrangements for two foursomes to play the Dormie Club on the morning of Monday, Nov. 7. The club is extending a rate of $70 per golfer for greens fees (cart included if desired). One forecaddy is required for groups that ride. Forecaddy cost is an additional $30 per golfer. Walking is available, however, all walkers must be accompanied by a caddy, which is an additional $70 per golfer.
There are seven slots for SoHG members, filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Hickory play only, please. Tee times will likely be between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Contact Rob Birman at rob.birman@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s first original layout in the Tar Heel State is just a short drive north of the Village of Pinehurst where they recently completed the restoration of the Pinehurst Resort’s storied No. 2 course. In 2014, No. 2 will make history as the first ever site to host the Men’s and Women’s United States Open Championships in back-to-back weeks.

For the Dormie Club, the renowned architectural team selected 309 of the site’s 1,030 acres to route 18 magical holes. There will be no housing or artificial roadways within the golf course perimeter.

The par 71 course can play 6,984 yards, but has only 68 acres of managed grass. The balance of the site is maintained in natural sand “floors,” wire grasses, pine trees and vegetation native to the Sandhills region.

In addition to the golf course, Dormie’s members and guests enjoy a cozy 2,500-square-foot temporary clubhouse that includes men’s and women’s locker rooms, golf shop and comfortable living, bar and dining rooms. A wood-burning fireplace and back porch seating complete the rustic atmosphere of this former hunting lodge.