The Little River Resort was highly recommended based on reviews and friends that had been here in the past. The economy has not been good to this place. We should have done more current research before coming here. The rooms were not clean and need TLC, the pool water was cloudy and over chlorinated and service non-existent. The place was basically empty so we did not expect a lot of staff, but the there were only 2-3 people visible the entire time we we here. The Internet did not work and cell phone reception was very poor. We had to drive into town to make phone calls and we had to go to Panera Bread to check e-mails since no one made an attempt to fix the INternet connection. We did eat at the on site restaurant twice and both times service was poor and the food was not very good. It took 45 minutes to get a burger. I asked one of ther three staff people we saw the entire week we were here what was going on and I was told that they had laid off their sales and marketing people last spring, that they had trouble paying property taxes and that the property was foreclosed on and then the bank that foreclosed on the property was in trouble as well. It appears that this place may be on borrowed time.
The golf at this facility was a bigger disappointment. The layout was reasonable good, although not scenic. The playing conditions were horrid. If there was any doubt that the economy has hot this place in the wallet, one can assume that the cuts have been deep in the course maintenance area as well. That is bad because this is only a golf facility, there are no other amenities besides a cloudy pool. We played several courses in the area and all were in better condition than Little River. Some were even less money, although we did run into one couple playing Little River that told us they were playing on an advertised special of $18 each which included a cart on Sunday. We played other golf courses in the area and all were in better shape than Little River. Unfortunately, Little River looks like it has been neglected and the skeleton staff they have can't deliver a quality experience. If you come here, look for that $18 special at least that way you'll feel as though you did not overspend for your day. You should pack your own food though since you may not get any service at the restaurant. Next trip to the Pinehurst area we'll stay in town at a newer, better kept place and play golf courses up and down Midland Road.
- Also Known As:
- Little River Condos Hotel
- Little River Condos Hotel Carthage
- Little River Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath fully furnished condos. Great for golf groups. Golf packages available with over 40 courses within the Pinehurst area of the Sandhills. ... more less