Tobacco Road Golf Club welcomes new general manager

Tobacco Road Golf Club in Sanford recently welcomed Scooter Buhrman as the new general manager. Buhrman will oversee golf operations, agronomy, food and beverage, retail, and sales and marketing for the award-winning property.

Buhrman has more than a decade of experience in golf and hospitality management and possesses an unwavering focus on fostering positive guest, member and associate experiences, which result in elevated levels of satisfaction and loyalty.

He most recently served as the head golf professional at Champion Hills Club, a Troon-managed property in Hendersonville, North Carolina, for the last four years. Prior to Champion Hills, Buhrman was the head golf professional at Gates Four Golf and Country Club in Fayetteville. Prior to getting into the golf business, Buhrman played professional golf for two years.

“I am very excited to join the team at Tobacco Road and be a part of such a unique place,” said Buhrman. “This was a great opportunity professionally, but also personally it allowed my family to get back closer to where we are from. I look forward to continued success at Tobacco Road and working hard to take the operation to the next level.”

Buhrman was born and raised in nearby Fayetteville. He attended Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, where he played Division I golf and majored in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He is a Class A PGA professional and is active with the Carolinas Section PGA. Buhrman enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a big Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. He and his wife Heather have a daughter and another little girl on the way in December.

“We are delighted to announce the promotion of Scooter Buhrman to the role of general manager at Tobacco Road Golf Club,” said Dana Schultz, director of operations, Troon. “His focus on the customer experience, service delivery and understanding of the local community make him the perfect choice to lead our team to new heights.”

Located just 25 miles north of Pinehurst, Tobacco Road Golf Club was built on land tended by the weather-worn hands of tobacco farmers, later shaped and moved through mining and sand excavation before finally being crafted and molded by an artist’s imagination and the revolutionary eye of the late golf course architect, Mike Strantz.

Established in 1998, the par 71, 6,557-yard design has been described as a master class in decision-making and composition. The course is currently No. 45 on Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and is listed among Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S. for 2023.

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