I've been reading through the reviews while I plan my buddy trip for August. Originally we were three but our 4th decided he didn't want to miss the opportunity to play. I think he realized I was paying the bulk of the cost as it's a present for my birthday. After a lot of massaging the schedule, I'm almost done with the plan. Right now we have Tobacco Road, Mid Pines, CCNC, the Cradle and Pinehurst #5 booked. I want to add another course at Pinehurst for our final round and was looking for opinions on which course or courses are the best bang for mid to high cappers. I was thinking 4 or 8. Opinions welcome or if you think we should consider a different one, I'd be interested to hear your opinion. We are also looking for some good steak and/or BBQ that won't break the budget. I was thinking about the Pinehurst Brewing Company because it's close but I've seen some pretty awful reviews. Has anybody been to the Sly Fox recently? Restaurant recommendations are also welcome.