Soon after, legend has it that local farmers approached Tufts to complain about his guests disturbing their cows by hitting a little white ball around their fields. In 1900, ever the entrepreneur, Tufts engaged a Scotsman named Donald Ross to design a golf course to accommodate them. The rest is history.
The sandy soil, undulating hills, hardy grass and temperate climate all combined to make Moore County an ideal place for this most challenging game of leisure. After several false starts, the area had finally found a perfect fit.