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In the heart of the North Carolina Sandhills, you’ll find Pinehurst, the home of golf in America. Walk beneath the whispering pines and you’ll understand the wonder Donald Ross experienced as he first surveyed the property in 1901…and the exhilaration Payne Stewart felt in his stunning 1999 U.S. Open victory on No. 2.

Eight Distinctive Courses
The majestic pines towering over historic Pinehurst rustle and softly whisper the legends of golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Payne Stewart and those who have gone before and experienced one of America’s greatest golf courses and premier resorts.
The stories of champions and the traditions of championship golf have been created at Pinehurst since 1898.
As the site of more championships than any other golf course in the country, Pinehurst hosted 14 days of championship play in 2014, with back to back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships for the first time in their history.

Thistle Dhu Putting Course
Thistle Dhu
Putting Course
When you visit Pinehurst, make sure and check out our new putting course, Thistle Dhu, located adjacent to Maniac Hill and the short game practice area. “Thistle Dhu?,” you ask? We’ll there’s a story there.
James Barber, owner of the Barber Steamship Links of New...
No 1 at Pinehurst
Before Greens were Green

It all started here.
When Pinehurst No. 1 welcomed players in 1898, golf aficionados flocked from the North to enjoy a winter round (early visitors included John D. Rockefeller and President William McKinley).
After English golf legend Harry Vardon conducted a...
No 2 at Pinehurst
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, in 2014, hosted 14 days of championship play with back...
No 3 at Pinehurst
A Classic Gem

This classic Donald Ross design (circa 1910) is the shortest course at Pinehurst at just 5,862 yards.
But don’t let its modest distance fool you.

Tiny elevated greens – averaging just 4,500 square feet each – demand precision, the kind of delicate...
No 4 at Pinehurst
Tom Fazio’s Tribute to Pinehurst

No. 4 combines the classical routing of Donald Ross with the contemporary vision of Tom Fazio, who re-imagined the course in 2000.
Fazio, who considered No. 4 his tribute to Pinehurst, tipped his hat to Ross with crowned greens on many holes, and the addition...
No 5 at Pinehurst
The Cornerstone of Our Classic Courses

No. 5 was designed in 1961 by Ellis Maples, part of North Carolina’s first family of golf course design and construction.
His father Frank, was Pinehurst’s golf course superintendent for over 40 years, beginning in 1907.

Like Ross,...
No 6 at Pinehurst
Nestled Amid the Quiet Pines

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.

It’s the first Pinehurst effort by Tom Fazio, who can claim more courses ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. than any...
No 7 at Pinehurst
Bold & Dramatic

No. 7 is the Pinehurst contribution of another famous golf design family—in this case, the 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 that was...
No 8 at Pinehurst
A Private-Club Experience

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 classical Donald Ross concepts (like dips and...
No 9 at Pinehurst
A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

Legendary in his golf achievements and golf course designs alike, Jack Nicklaus constructed a masterpiece set amidst the long leaf pines of Southern Pines.
This 18-hole championship layout features classic Jack Nicklaus architecture: wide fairways, lush...