Tot Hill Farm Golf Club, the renowned masterpiece designed by the late Mike Strantz, reopened in September 2023 after a major restoration. The picturesque course, nestled in the heart of the triad region of North Carolina, has been thoughtfully restored to maintain the integrity of Strantz’s original design, offering golfers an unforgettable bucket list experience.
The restoration process focused on preserving the essence of Mike Strantz’s visionary design. Course owner Pat Barber expressed his unwavering commitment to honoring the architect’s legacy, stating, “We wanted to stay true to Mike’s brilliant vision and ensure that every aspect of the course reflects his genius. I am not an architect, and it wasn’t my job to tweak Mike’s design. Instead, we diligently worked to revive its splendor and magnificence. The goal was to restore not change. I feel Mike would be very proud.”
The restoration executed by Dail Golf Services included a range of enhancements, including new Prizm Zoysia greens, bringing a high quality putting surface that is much easier to maintain. The bunkers, essential elements of Strantz’s design, have been meticulously restored, adding both beauty and challenge back to the course. The waterfall feature cascading behind the 15th green was uncovered and now provides for one of the most amazing par 3 backdrops in the country. Additionally, the team cleared out overgrowth to recapture the corridors designed by Strantz, perfectly blending the course with its natural surroundings.
One of the most exciting additions to the club was the complete restoration of the historic farmhouse on-site, built more than 125 years ago. This historic building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art clubhouse, featuring modern amenities such as a golf shop, grab-and-go snack shop, changing rooms, and offices. The highlight of the clubhouse is the Strantz Room, where Mike Strantz stayed during the construction of the course, and where he drew the plans for the eventual Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, SC. The room now houses cherished memorabilia, including sketches and items from the legendary architect.
Director of Golf Operations, Greg Wood, has been thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response from all who played the course this fall, and he stated, “Our team, myself included, has taken a lot of time to sit and talk with golfers after their rounds to get their feedback, whether good or bad. It has been neat hearing the extremely positive response from each of these conversations. This project has been a labor of love, and to see golfers thoroughly enjoying the magic of Mike Strantz’s creation at Tot Hill Farm once again shows we are on the right track.”
About Tot Hill Farm Golf Club:
Located in Asheboro, NC, Tot Hill Farm Golf Club is set amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Uwharrie Mountain region, less than 10 minutes off Interstate 73 – the main corridor leading to both Pinehurst and Myrtle Beach. With the recent restoration, Tot Hill Farm is poised to reclaim its position as one of the most sought-after bucket list golf courses in the country.
Tot Hill Farm is open for public play. Tee times can be booked online at . The course has also aligned itself with all of the major golf travel providers in Pinehurst who can easily set up a group golf package that includes a round, or two, at Tot Hill Farm.