Pinehurst, North Carolina
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Pinehurst, NC 28374
Eight courses are at this world-famous resort, perhaps the most famous being the No. 2 course, which was recently rebuilt / "restored" to the original Donald Ross design by the traditionalist architecture team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. No. 2 will host both the men's and women's U.S. Open championships in successive weeks in 2014.
Seven other courses are here, all of which have either historic or championship pedigrees; No. 4, redesigned by Tom Fazio and opened in 2000, hosted the 2008 men's U.S. Amateur Championship (Danny Lee). The resort quotes the legendary Bobby Jones describing Pinehurst as the "St. Andrews of United States golf."
Also here is the Pinehurst Golf Academy and a considerable amount of lodging.
Average Hole Difficulty
Alusna - 10/21/13
#8 fun and scenic, greens were a little slow, but everything was first rate.
#4 SLOW pace and not a ranger in sight. At one point there were 4 groups on the 17th hole. Pretty course though.
#2 Just AWESOME. Yeah, it was expensive, but you are walking in the foot steps of golf giants. Greens were really difficult, but my caddie Brad did a great job and I one putted the majority of the time. It was just very cool to walk a US open venue with your friends and some really professional caddies. I'd do it again!
Tom Leenheer - 7/16/13
Number 2: Neat to play such a famous course, but it doesn't live up to the hype. Paid $350 plus $125 for a caddie. Way over priced, both the course and the caddie. Would never play it again. Biggest disappointment was that none of the holes stand out as "one to remember." Would have been better off spending the money for 2014 Open tickets and seen the course that way.
Number 4: Much more scenic than #2. Very playable. Greens were in great shape and reads were true. A bargain at $150 compared to #2. Took a cart. The cart helped me as much as my caddie did on #2.
tlindsa - 4/3/13
Played No 2, 4, & 8 on Labor Day Weekend golf trip.
Course was a great design with a lot of doglegs and raised greens, unfortunately greens were a little long and running slow.
Course was a lot more interesting and enjoyable that No. 8 and included over 150 pot bunkers as well as green complexes resembling to No. 2 but less severe drop offs and bunkering.
Course was restored earlier in the year and was in amazing shape and the look and feel of the course is much better than prior. The most interesting and fun green complexes that truly make you think through shots around the green which can be played using any club in the bag given the circumstance.
cjgiant - 10/18/11
Played Pinehurst #4. Was a fine course, for the most part straightforward layout through the Carolina pines. The hole variety was ok, with occasional elevation changes (including 3 downhill par 3s).
The greens had some minor slope to them, but were mostly flat with little break. They ran fairly quick and were very smooth.
Overall, I agree with others that the course is overpriced, although that is more a factor of the price (around $200) than the course.
kjmpcc3580 - 5/20/10
This is a great open and undulating layout where the real test is around the greens that fall off on many sides. It is very scenic as well. Overall an excellent course but it is not worth the price.
The first 6 or 7 holes are a little boring, running between condos and with little character. However, the ballance of the holes are really nice with some elevation changes, water and better scenery. The greens are much easier than No. 2 or No. 8. The conditions were excellent. Not worth the price either.
(Would recomend 8 over 5)
There are many other courses in the area that are just as nice and hundreds of dollars cheaper.
Steveberrywv - 6/18/08
Course #1 has been redone in the last year. Grand open March 1. Course is wide open, nice huge fairways with firm big greens. This make over has made this course right up there with the others. A great play if you ever get the chance.
mocozeke - 4/1/13
Shooter McGavin - 9/20/12
BELOWEPAR - 7/3/12
huffdaddy - 12/17/11
Best Score: 68
Pinehurst No. 2 / Gold