Dormie Club - West End, NC
Dormie Club is Coore and Crenshaw's only original design in North Carolina and was opened to public play in 2010. The course sits on 310 acres without a home or development in sight. At Dormie Club everything is about the course, the clubhouse is minimal but the golf is grand.
I played as a single on my last day of a fantastic North Carolina adventure and this was a fantastic way to wrap up a great trip. The highlight of my round came on the difficult par 4 8th that measures 488 yards. I hooked my drive badly into the trees and it fell immediately down into the rough. For my second shot, I attempted to punch up and out and give myself a short look into the green, instead I shanked my 3 iron through the fairway leaving a difficult 190 yard shot from a side hill lie. For my third, I hit the shot of the day to 6 feet and made the putt for a par.
This was one par I didn't give up on. The mental breakthrough also inspired 3-4 gritty pars down the stretch and I plan on using this experience as a mental cue to fall back on in the future.