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.