AS TIMELESS AS THE GAME THAT INSPIRED IT.
No game is so rooted in history. And no place is so solidly built on memories as Pinehurst. The North Carolina pines whisper the legends of Hogan, Snead, Nicklaus and Palmer. And the fairways of Pinehurst No. 2 offer a walk unlike any other. Create your own history at Pinehurst, a place as timeless as the game itself.
No. 1 | Donald Ross, 1898
Step onto the first tee of No. 1 and consider its significance. The Pinehurst golf legacy started here more than a century ago, well before greens were green. It all started here in 1898. Dr. Leroy Culver built the first nine holes and John Dunn Tucker added the next nine, but it is clearly Donald Ross's touch that you feel on Pinehurst's first golf course.
Recalling his Scottish heritage, Ross made liberal use of bunkers, both across the fairway and around the green. Don't let the short 6,089-yard par 70 fool you; wild drives or a sloppy short game can make for a long day. No. 1 was a great start for Pinehurst, and it's a great start for your visit.
The Cradle | Gil Hanse (a nine-hole short course)
Nearly 120 years after golf arrived here, we present The Cradle, a nine-hole short course that even the newest to the game can enjoy. Designed by golf architect Gil Hanse, the Golf Channelcalls The Cradle, “the most fun 10 acres in all of golf.” Mere steps from the Resort Clubhouse, it is the same area where, in 1898, Dr. Leroy Culver carved our first nine holes out of the sand. Over the next century, Pinehurst came to be referred to as the Cradle of American Golf.
No. 2 | Donald Ross's Masterpiece
Pinehurst No. 2, the centerpiece of Pinehurst Resort, remains one of the world's most celebrated golf courses. It has served as the site of more single golf championships than any course in America and hosted back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open Championships for the first time in 2014. The U.S. Open will return in 2024.
Opened in 1907, No. 2 was designed by Donald Ross, who called it “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed.” Ross was associated with the course for nearly a half-century, improving the course continually until his death in 1948. No. 2 is best known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are some of the most complex and widely hailed in the world. Ross believed in providing golfers with strategic choices, and Pinehurst No. 2 was intended to epitomize that philosophy.
Today, you are playing the restored course as originally envisioned.
No. 3 | Donald Ross
This classic Donald Ross design (circa 1910) is the shortest course at Pinehurst at just 5,155 yards. But don't let its modest distance fool you – this is a fun par 68 that was renovated this year to return many of Ross's original design flourishes and characteristics throughout the classic layout.
Tiny elevated greens – averaging just 4,500 square feet each – demand precision, the kind of delicate approaches that will surely come in handy as you gear up for No. 2. An interesting combination of par-3s and shorter par-4s provide ample opportunities to play aggressively in search of a low score. But beware – accuracy and distance control also come into play on a number of well-conceived doglegs.
No. 4 | Gil Hanse
Gil Hanse's innovative new design uses the natural topography and native sandscapes to create dramatic vistas and a stunning test of golf. Home to 2018 and 2019 U.S. Amateur (Stroke Play) competitions.
REDESIGNS & RESTORATIONS
1919: Donald Ross, Original 18 Holes, 1973: Robert Trent Jones, 1982: Rees Jones, 1999: Tom Fazio, 2018: Gil Hanse
No. 5 | Ellis Maples
No. 5 was designed in 1961 by Ellis Maples, a protégé of Donald Ross, and part of North Carolina's first family of golf course design and construction.
Like Ross, Maples believed that it was the designer's job to find the golf course that resided in the land's structure, and his fealty to the land is evident in No. 5's variety—holes meandering up and down, left and right, and over water. The combination of water carries, elevated greens and overall greater yardage favors longer hitters.
No. 6 | George / Tom Fazio
No. 6 rests a few miles from the center of Pinehurst, and is also a departure from the first five courses in design and temperament.
Tom and his uncle George, a famed designer in his own right, began work on No. 6 in 1975. The result was a more rugged, undulating track that demands bigger drives and more aggressive approaches. Tom returned in 2005 to carve new bunkers, soften angles and seed faster greens. The addition of native wiregrass throughout the course gives it a distinctive Pinehurst feel.
No. 7 | Rees Jones
Rees Jones – son of Robert Trent and brother of Robert Trent, Jr. – built No. 7 in 1986, on the site of a forgotten nine-hole employee course laid out by Donald Ross.
The layout unfolds overdramatic, hilly terrain that's dotted with wetlands in lower-lying areas. No. 7 has many colorful flourishes. Old bunkers from the employee course adorn the tee of the par-4 4th hole; one wetlands area, the “Devil's Gut,” must be cleared on your approach to the short par-4 7th hole, and Jones' trademark “Fingers” bunker demands accuracy on 16.
Every hole on No. 7 features something to test your game. Just ask Tiger Woods, who won his lone Pinehurst title to date here in the 1992 Big I Junior Classic.
No. 8 | Tom Fazio
Building a new course grand enough to celebrate Pinehurst's first 100 years might intimidate some architects, but Tom Fazio took on the assignment with gusto. No. 8 – which opened in 1996 – combines classic Donald Ross concepts with the whimsical snarls that have become Fazio's calling card.
Fazio took full advantage of the 420 acres of rolling terrain and natural wetlands to fashion a course that's visually enthralling and challenging yet fun to play; it's a nod to No. 2, but hardly a replication. Many feel No. 8 synthesizes all the elements of the Pinehurst golf experience into one layout.
No. 9 | Jack Nicklaus
Pinehurst No. 9 is a magnificent 7,122-yard course and is as meticulously designed as it is compelling. An intriguingly well-balanced course which, according to Golf Digest, “has come to enhance even the lofty Sandhills image for world-class golf amenities.”
Each hole has been customized to create a great diversity in the way it can be played. Added to this uniqueness are tall pines, grassy swales, groomed waste areas and a natural variety of lakes and stream beds beautifully fashioned to give No. 9 its own distinctive look.
This majestic century-old hotel with its sweeping verandas makes you feel as though you've stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts. Dubbed the “Queen of the South,” The Carolina has 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms including suites.
Adjacent to The Carolina, foursomes or groups may enjoy the Carolina Villas, which feature spacious guest rooms with a connecting parlor.
The Four Diamond Holly features 82 guest rooms and suites, each as unique as the inn itself.
Built in 1895, the Holly was the resort's first hotel and is conveniently located in the center of the historic Village. Part Queen Anne Revival, part Arts & Crafts, every detail at the Holly has been attended to. You'll see the fine touches reflective of times gone by in every nook, from the Tiffany lamps to the antique bar in the Tavern, brought from Scotland.
If you're looking for an intimate and truly unique accommodation, the Holly will not disappoint.
While the inn's original charm remains the same, guests will find a completely contemporary hotel experience, from the well-appointed rooms to the spacious and communal lobby.
The newly opened North & South Bar serves a wide selection of whiskeys, cocktails and craft beer from Pinehurst Brewing Co.
The Manor features two finely appointed private hospitality suites, perfect for golf group of up to 20. Suites can be reserved for your entire length of stay and are an ideal place to gather and celebrate after your round.
Carolina Villas (PERFECT FOR GROUPS)
Located adjacent to the Carolina Hotel, the Villas feature four private, separately keyed guest rooms, each with a private bath. The four rooms share a spacious living room, wet bar and dining area and either a balcony or patio for relaxing outdoors.
Villa bedrooms feature private baths and two queen beds. All rooms are equipped with WiFi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a minibar and safe. In-room single-pod Keurig machines with a selection of regular and decaf coffees are available and complimentary for guests.
Ask about arranging special in-room or outdoor dining experiences at your Villa.
Carolina Dining Room (at The Carolina Hotel)
Step back in time in our most expansive dining room, offering seasonal menus for breakfast and dinner.
Ryder Cup Lounge (at The Carolina Hotel)
Named for the 1951 Ryder Cup held at Pinehurst, this casual restaurant and bar's unique menu includes classic American fare with a twist.
Carolina Coffee Shop (at The Carolina Hotel)
The coffee shop, located off of the lobby of the Carolina Hotel, is great for a hot or cold one on the go, or a place to enjoy a quick sandwich or pastry.
Pinehurst Brewing Co.
Pinehurst Brewing Co. occupies what was the original steam plant that powered the Village of Pinehurst in 1895. Enjoy great beer, brewed on site by Head Brewer Eric Mitchell, great food and great atmosphere. and a diverse lunch and dinner.
The Market (at The Manor)
The Market at The Manor is a convenient spot to grab a quick bite and beverage.
North & South Bar (at The Manor)
Relax in the stylish atmosphere or head outdoors to the patio and enjoy craft cocktails by the fire.
91st Hole (at the Clubhouse)
With access straight from the golf course, you won't have to travel far for a cold one after a round at Pinehurst.
The Deuce (at the Clubhouse)
Overlooking the historic 18th hole of Pinehurst No. 2, The Deuce features indoor and outdoor dining in a relaxed setting. Some might call it the best 19th hole in golf and the perfect place to end your round.