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Little River Condos
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carthage
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“US kids trip review of little river resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

I was reading other reviews and felt like I must share our experience.
We booked 6 nights 7 days for the US Kids tournament and practice rounds.
The weather was very hot but it did not affect the course at all, both my son and I felt like the greens and fairways were great. Putting area was not the biggest one out there but had enough space for everyone.
The staff was awesome. We had housekeeping service every morning, fresh towels and sheets, even some extra dish towels when we asked. We did have one problem on the 4th day; one of the T.V's in the bedroom had a problem. We called and a manger showed up in a matter of minutes, checked it out and replaced it himself, he explained that it was a very busy week and wanted to make sure we were taken care of quickly. We chatted for a few minutes about the area and he promised to bring a detail list of the restaurants and convenient stores (which he did, again within minutes).We were pleasantly surprised.
The place was packed full but had enough parking spaces for everybody and  was close to the rooms. Golf carts were ready every morning and very organized.
We used the pool every afternoon except one and the kids had lots of fun. Pool could use a few more chairs and shaded areas but was not a major issue for us.
We really liked the room, nice set up, full kitchen, very clean, great view to the pool area.
Funny story- we hang our swimwear outside on the porch along with some socks. The manger  happen to noticed it and ask if we knew there was a washer and dryer that was free to the guest, no coins no hassle just bring your own detergents. My wife was extremely happy about that. lol
Next year our son will play there again and we will book ahead of time to make sure we get a room.
BIG thank you for making our first US kids tournament a great one.
 The Stevens family

  • Stayed August 2011
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

We just stayed there for the U.S. Kids World Championship during the first week of August, 2011 because our son was playing the course located there. The golf staff and golf course was very nice and efficient, BUT the living conditions, customer service, and their handling of customers is TERRIBLE! I made the reservations almost one year in advance, needing a downstairs condo (for my elderly mother) and requesting an interior condo overlooking the pond area. I was told by Allen that this was not a problem since I was the first person making a reservation. Upon arrival, I was put in an upstairs condo overlooking the parking lot. Upon complaining, I was initially told that there was nothing that could be done. Further, my son had noon tee times during the tournament, and the staff "insisted" that the only time they could "clean" was at 8:30 in the morning. They then proceeded to take our bedding and failed to return it for three days. We would continually complain to the answering machine at the front desk - never, ever, did anyone ever pick up at the front desk or return a call. The place had bugs and one evening the alarm went off. After figuring out that there was no fire, we waited and waited. we tried calling the front desk but once again got an answering machine. Finally, we tried every number we had and called the grille and spoke to someone there who said that there was no fire and to ignore it!!! Finally, we called and told them that we were worried and felt we needed to call the local police and fire departments if nothing was done in ten minutes - funny how that got them to react. Just a terrible, terrible, place. With a good management company, it could be changed, but it really was a horrible expenence on the living side. That said, I would play the course there again, just would NOT ever stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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RingThePines, New Management Company at Little River Condos, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
Hello and Thank you for your feedback concerning the Little River condo's, unfortunately you actually stayed in the only unit that is not managed by the new management company Advanced Realty Bureau.
In reading your comments, I knew immediately that it was not our unit in which you occupied. Our maids do not come on property until 10am, and we have an on site manager that oversees every detail and response is immediately to all calls, but in all of our rooms, we give our direct cell numbers to contact us so you are not left in a call cue voice mail waiting for service.
Most of our current owners were very dissatistied with the management of their units and brought us in a few months ago and we went through each unit with extreme thourgh cleaning and we over see daily all units and service. Again I do apologize and hope in the future you will come back and stay in the unit that is now newly management and taken care of.
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

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.

Room Tip: Room was in need of repairs, pretty stark and basic, think a Motel 6 suite.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2010

Let's be frank; this nicely designed and located place is devoted to one thing only: golf. They carved out a nice course outside of Pinehurst, NC. However, the food is below average. The rooms are nice but they are a copy of your old dormitory suite; 2 rooms share a living room and kitchen, so you've got roomates. If they are your golfing buddies, you'll do fine. If not, I would not recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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new hope pa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2008

We visited Little River Golf Resort in December. The golf villas were terrific, 2 bedrooms, living room and fully equipped kitchen, large bathrooms. Great convienant location when visiting the Pinehurst area, on a beautiful golf course. We did eat in the clubhouse, which we liked very much. I'd go again, its very reasonable, friendly and a great home base to play golf there and other courses in the area.

  • Liked — spacious, clean, fully equipped, reasonable. nice views!
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
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Thank imakay
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Philadelphia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2008

First time back in 2 years and the place looked great. The rooms are immaculate and cozy. Had drinks and dinner at the club house bar and my filet was very good.

Staff was very nice and accommodating. Golf was great. Tee boxes and landscaping were beautiful. I can see several upgrades on the course since my last visit.

I highly recommend Little River for a nice quiet get away. Plan on going back soon!

  • Liked — Golf
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
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Thank poehlmann19
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Roanoke VA
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59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2007

The four of us golfers stayed in their 2 bedroom condo, which included a nice kitchen and living room. We had come for a golf tournament. The course is in good shape and most of the golf staff were wonderful. We thought the Golf Manager was unfriendly, however. We loved the outdoor grill at the turn which made wonderful hot dogs/burgers in minutes. The condo has plenty of room with each person in their own Q bed. The 2 bathrooms were roomy as well. Two of us had arrived a day early and they let us pay the lowest rate for that first night, which was a pleasant surprise. The kitchen was great because it let us bring in cereal and snacks for happy hour. Their breakfast buffet is basic, with scrambled eggs and bacon, but good. Their dinner choices were also good, but we found that a crowd of any size can overwhelm their service and add 30 min to your dinner. Their bar had plenty of beer choices on tap and several wine choices by the glass, which is unusual in a golf bar. Several members of the LPGA stay here when they are playing at Pine Needles. It's only a few miles away to Southern Pines and Pinehurst.

  • Liked — Spaciousness of condo
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with friends
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Property: Little River Condos
Address: 290 Country Club Cir, Carthage, NC 28387-6504
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Carthage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carthage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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