Moore sports game is strong

Moore County is an active community and sports well beyond our golf heritage are a significant part of our identity.

Whether it’s traditional sports such as as baseball, basketball and soccer, growing sports such as lacrosse rugby, or even competitive swimming and disc golf, you’re bound to find your outlet somewhere in Moore County. The three public high schools and private O’Neal School all host a variety of teams, and Sandhills Community College is known for its basketball, golf and volleyball programs. SCC teams in recent years have won national championships for their division in both men’s basketball and men’s golf.

And that doesn’t even begin to address the burgeoning scene of recreational sports for all ages, from 5 to 85.

Whether we are a Patriot, Viking, Mustang, Falcon or Flyer, we all enjoy the competition.

Golf Courses

Bayonet at Puppy Creek
Raeford, Public
Designer: Willard Byrd
(910) 904-1500

Beacon Ridge Country Club
Seven Lakes West, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 1988
Designer: Gene Hamm
(910) 673-2950

The Bluff
Pinebluff, Public
(910) 281-0275

Country Club of North Carolina
Pinehurst, Private
Designer: Willard Byrd,
Robert T. Jones
(910) 692-6565

Country Club of Whispering Pines
Whispering Pines, Semiprivate
Designer: Ellis Maples
(910) 949-3000

Deercroft Golf Club
Near Aberdeen, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 2011
Designer: Kyle Franz
(910) 369-3107

Dormie Club
West End, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 2010
Designer: Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore
(910) 215-4587

Forest Creek Golf Club
Pinehurst, Private
Last renovation: 2005
Designer: Tom Fazio
(910) 693-1996

Foxfire Resort and Golf Club
Foxfire Village, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 1989
Designer: Gene Hamm
(910) 295-5555

Hyland Golf Club
Southern Pines, Public
Last renovation: 2010
Designer: Tom Jackson
(910) 692-6400

Knollwood Fairways
Southern Pines, Public
Last renovation: 1964
Designer: C.A. Pitts
(910) 692-3572

Legacy Golf Links
Aberdeen, Public
Last renovation: 2011
Designer: Jack Nicklaus II
(910) 944-8825

Little River Golf and Resort
Carthage, Public
Last renovation: 2005
Designer: Dan Maples
(910) 949-4600

Longleaf Golf and Country Club
Southern Pines, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 1988
Designer: Dan Maples
(910) 692-6100

Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club
Southern Pines, Public and Resort
Last renovation: 2005
Designer: Donald Ross
(910) 692-2114

Mid South Club
Southern Pines, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 1993
Designer: Arnold Palmer
(910) 695-3193

Midland Country Club
Pinehurst, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 1977
Designer: Tom Jackson
(910) 295-3241

Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club
Southern Pines, Resort
Last renovation: 2004
Designer: Donald Ross/ John Fought
(910) 692-7111

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club (No. 1-9)
Pinehurst, Semiprivate
(910) 295-6811

Pinewild Country Club
Pinehurst, Semiprivate
(910) 295-5145

Seven Lakes Country Club
West End, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 1976
Designer: Peter Tufts
(910) 673-1092

Southern Pines Golf Club
Southern Pines, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 1984
Designer: Donald Ross
(910) 692-6551

Talamore Resort
Southern Pines, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 1991
Designer: Rees Jones
(910) 692-5884

Whispering Woods Golf Club
Whispering Pines, Semiprivate
Last renovation: 1971
Designer: Ellis Maples
(800) 607-2875

Woodlake Country Club
Vass, Semiprivate
(910) 245-4031

Public courses are open to all; private clubs are for members only; semiprivate courses offer rounds to resort and member play; and resorts cater to guests.



Aberdeen Lake Park
Off U.S. 1, across from historic downtown Aberdeen.

Berkeley Park
704 Keyser St., near Aberdeen Primary School.

Colonial Heights Park
504 Park Dr.

Ray’s Mill Park
837 Saunders Blvd.

Sharpe Park
200 E. Maple Ave.

Southern Pines

All Southern Pines parks are open from sunrise to sunset unless otherwise posted.

Downtown Park
145 SE Broad Street

Martin Park
350 Commerce Ave

Memorial Park
210 Memorial Court

Morganton Road Sports Complex
100 Fire Lane, (910) 692-2463

Pool Park
730 S. Henley St

Reservoir Park
300 Reservoir Park Road, off N.C. 22
(910) 692-2463

Sandhurst Park
134 Barcroft Court

Rounds Park
570 Pee Dee Road


Camelot Playground
At Cannon Park

Cannon Park
90 Woods Road

Pinehurst Greenway System
Call (910) 295-2817

Rassie Wicker Park
10 Wicker Drive


Hillcrest Park
155 Hillcrest Park Lane, intersection of U.S. 15-501 and N.C. 22, Carthage,
(910) 947-2504

Lake Luke Marion
Pinehurst Avenue

Nancy Kiser Park
Rockingham and South McNeill (N.C. 22) streets in Carthage.


Davis Park
4799 N.C. 705, Davis Community Center

Milliken Park
541 Park Avenue

Tracy Brown Park
110 South Rockingham St.

Disc Golf

Disc golf is the latest sporting craze to sweep across the Sandhills.

A sport formalized in the 1970s, disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of hitting a ball with a club, players throw a disc from a tee area to a target or “hole” — the most common is an elevated basket.

The sport follows many of the same rules as golf with players trying to complete the course in the fewest number of throws possible. Players complete a hole when their disc is supported by either the basket or chains of the target.

Moore County offers disc golf enthusiasts three courses on which to play:

Moore County’s Hillcrest Park, 155 Hillcrest Park Lane in Carthage, has an 18-hole disc golf course.

The village of Pinehurst disc golf course was expanded in 2012 to 18 holes. The new course is located off Chicken Plant Road on 67 acres owned by the village for a future park.

Southern Pines
Located at the Reservoir Park area, the Southern Pines disc golf course begins near the parking lot and covers 18 holes, stretching along one side of the reservoir. Each hole is a par-3. Rules, score cards and a course map are available online at

Rec Sports

Moore County offers four parks and recreation departments. Recreational opportunities range from senior activities to trips and tours to arts and crafts and special programs.

The departments also are involved in organizing and running sport leagues — for youth, adults and seniors. These leagues include sports such as baseball, basketball, golf and tennis.

The four departments operate independently and usually have different price structures for residents and non-residents.

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation
301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen • (910) 944-7275

This department serves the residents of the town of Aberdeen. In addition to maintaining parks and facilities, the department offers programs for seniors, such as chair exercises, art classes and Senior Fit, as well as programs and athletic activities for youth and adults. The Parks and Recreation Department also sponsors special events such as Fun Family Fourth of July.

Southern Pines Recreation and Parks
Campbell House
482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines • (910) 692-2463

Douglass Community Center
1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines
(910) 692-7376

The Recreation and Parks Department offers many innovative and traditional activities, programs and special events for area seniors. These recreational services and opportunities are available on a yearround basis.

Pinehurst Parks and Recreation
Village Hall
395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst • (910) 295-2817

This department serves the residents of the village of Pinehurst, offering programs, athletic leagues, special events, parks and facilities.

Moore County Parks and Recreation
155 Hillcrest Park Lane, Carthage
(910) 947-2504

This department provides leisure services to residents of Moore County with first priority to youth and seniors.


Hiking Trails

Aberdeen Lake — U.S. 1, Aberdeen

Cannon Memorial Park — N.C. 211 at Rattlesnake Trail, Pinehurst

Lake Luke Marion — Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage

Reservoir Park — N.C. 22, Southern Pines

Sandhills Community College — Airport Road, Southern Pines

Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve — Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines


Think croquet is just something you do for fun in the backyard? Not in Pinehurst.

On impeccably manicured lawns adjacent to the Pinehurst Resort golf clubhouse, stern-faced competitors wield mallets with intensity comparable to that displayed by golfers on the historic links nearby.

The resort even has a croquet pro on staff to supervise competition and help players improve their game.

The annual tournament, held at Pinehurst eachApril, is a throwback to Victorian England.


The fuzzy tennis ball is a busy critter in the Sandhills. Although the sport plays second fiddle to golf, there are more than 100 tennis courts in Moore County that stay active during the warmer months.

Certified instruction is available at many court locations, and daily clinics or night play also are available.

Not a player? The Pinehurst Senior Classic Tourney held in Pinehurst is always a great spectator sport.

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