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Pinehurst Golf Courses

The Pinehurst area offers over 40 golf courses to suit all budgets and golf abilities. We have played them all, so feel free to call us a 1-866-516-GOLF (4653) for an unbiased review of each course to determine the ones that will best fit the playing style of your group.

Club Designer Conditions Description
Anderson Creek Club Arnold Palmer, 1997 Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest -2008. Course offers different sets of tees and features all that is great about golf in Pinehurst. Close proximity to Interstate 95 and Village of Pinehurst
Bayonet at Puppy Creek Willard Byrd, 1995 Greens: Crenshaw Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
“Built by golfers for golfers!” , this course is the area’s premier public golf facility and was sculpted through the rolling hills of Puppy Creek.
Beacon Ridge Gene Hamm, 1998 Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
This course demands accuracy and use of variety of clubs, making it a challenging course for golfers of all skill levels.
Carolina Trace Robert Trent Jones Sr.
The Lake Course (1971), and the Creek Course (1979)
Greens: Crenshaw Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
Two courses just a short 30 minute drive from Pinehurst, in Sanford, North Carolina. The Lake Course “winds around the 315-acre Lake Trace with such captivating views that maintaining focus on ones golf game can be difficult.” The Creek Course “features dramatic elevation changes, rolling terrain, and a meandering creek interspersed among the 18 holes. 
The Carolina Arnold Palmer, 1997 Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
Over 100 feet of elevation changes, with wetlands, and skillfully created undulating fairways and greens.
Deercroft Gardner Gilley, 1984 Greens:Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
Deercroft offers one of the most scenic and challenging tests in the North Carolina Sandhills. “Best kept secret of the Pinehurst area” – Golf Digest
Foxfire (East and West) Gene Hamm originally opened in 1968 as (18) holes Greens: Penncross on East Course, G-6 Bent on West Course

Fairways: 419 - Bermuda
Both the East and West courses offer a challenging, yet rewarding, golf experience for all skill levels. “Foxfire's two courses deserve to be ranked among his best. You will not be disappointed with these tracks. Play them and enjoy!”
Hyland Hills

Tom Jackson, 1973

Greens: Pencross Bent

Fairways: 419-Bermuda

New ownership as of May 2009. Designed on rolling, wooded terrain, this 18-hole resort championship golf course stretches 6,782 yards from the championship tees.
Legacy Jack Nicklaus II, 1991 Greens: Bent

Fairways: 419 - Bermuda
A “4 star and great value ratings” from Golf Digest’s Places to Play Guide. Winner of Golf World Magazines Readers Choice Award as “Top 25 Public Course in the Country”. 18th hole named by Pinehurst Magazine as “Best Closing Hole”.
Little River Dan Maples, 1996 Greens: Crenshaw Bent

Fairways: 419 - Bermuda
One of the area’s premier courses and a “must play” on everyone’s list. A Golf Digest “Award Winner” greatly improved under new ownership, with two distinct nines.
Longleaf Dan Maples, 1988 Greens: Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
Originally built in 1988 by Dan Maples, this original design is on a former thoroughbred horse training facility. Two distinct 9's touted as “the most playable course in Pinehurst” by Golf Digest. ”
Mid Pines Donald Ross, 1921 Greens: Penncross Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
Ranked in the top 50 courses in the state by Golf Week magazine. Mid Pines is a classic Donald Ross course that has remained unchanged through the years. Plays longer than the scorecard.
Mid South Arnold Palmer, 1993 Greens: Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
Signature designed course provides a challenging yet enjoyable 18 holes of spectacular golf. Great gambling holes on 9 and 18.
National Golf Club Jack Nicklaus, 1989 Greens: Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
“Rated as a top 15 course in North Carolina” (out of 600) by Golf Digest. A tough test to your game with difficult greens and over 11 acres of bunkers.
Pine Needles Donald Ross, 1928 Greens: A1 Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
This Ross designed course has been owned and operated for three generations by Peggy Kirk Bell and family. Pine Needles is one of the premier requested courses to play by new and repeat clients, and is ranked number one as “Favorite Places to play for women in America” – Golf For Women Magazine. It is also home of the famous “Ladies Golfari Golf Schools”.
Pinewild (Holly & Magnolia) Gene Hamm designed Magnolia Course and Gary Player designed Holly Course, 1989 Greens: Holly Course – Bent, Magnolia Course - Crenshaw Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
Two stunning and challenging courses for all skill levels. Also offers 9 hole par 3 Azalea Course.
Pinehurst #1 Initally designed by Leroy Culver in 1898, and then various redesigns by Donald Ross Greens: Penn G-2 Bent

Fairways: 419 - Bermuda
Pinehurst Course #1 recently went through a 9 month makeover and upgrade in 2007. With the changes this course continues to offer a challenging, yet rewarding round of golf for all skill levels
Pinehurst #2 Donald Ross, 1907 Greens: Penn G-2 Bent

Fairways: Tifway Bermuda
This Donald Ross designed course is still the ultimate golf course destination for golfers worldwide. “The fairest test of championship golf" ever designed by Ross, in his own words. It is also top 10 in the country, and site of more championships than any other course in the country, including the 2005 U.S. Open Championship.  The US Open will return in 2014.”
Pinehurst #3 Donald Ross, 1913 Greens: Penn G-2 Bent

Fairways: Tifway Bermuda
Short but classic Donald Ross greens, this 1910 course is a great “warm up for your next championship round.” There are plenty of different holes and layouts to practice all levels of your golf game.
Pinehurst #4 Donald Ross, 1919 Greens: Penn G-2 Bent

Fairways: Tifway Bermuda
Site of the 2008 U.S. Amateur, this course was reopened in 2000 after Tom Fazio makeover and “officially opened No. 4 as a brand new course, his Tribute to Pinehurst.” The course has over 140 pot bunkers, and large waste areas and offers “some of the most picturesque scenes at Pinehurst.” The 13 and 14th water holes are favorite “picturesque holes” in the spring when the azaleas bloom.
Pinehurst #5 Ellis Maples, 1961 Greens: Penn G-2 Bent

Fairways: Tifway Bermuda
Golf on this course is just the "way golf should be experienced." The greens are "great" and the course is "good" and challenging, but "not too demanding." Admirers loved this "traditional layout with no tricks." And it's "a nice breather after the other courses have taken their toll."
Pinehurst #6 George and Tom Fazio redesigned and renovated in 2005, opened in 1979 Greens: Penn G-2 Bent

Fairways: Tifway Bermuda
Renovated in 2005, "a true gem" is "now a masterpiece" after the "makeover by” George and Tom “ Fazio." . The "greens are soft but fast and the fairways open and alive." You'll need to "bring your A-game." The "staff is excellent and will go out of their way" to make your round as memorable and enjoyable as possible.
Pinehurst #7 Rees Jones, 1986 Greens: Penn G-2 Bent

Fairways: Tifway Bermuda
Newly renovated in 2002, this course “is one of the boldest and most dramatic golf courses at Pinehurst”.  
Pinehurst #8 Tom Fazio, 1996 Greens: Penn G-2 Bent

Fairways: Tifway Bermuda
This course has a variety of challenges with dips around the greens, false fronts and sloping greens. Site of the PGA Club Pro Championship in 1997 and 1998.
Quail Ridge Ellis Maples, 1967 Greens: Bent

Fairways: Bent
Under new management as of March 2004, this course is just a short drive from Raleigh-Durham, and Pinehurst. “The course is built on the highest piece of land in Lee County, which gives each hole rolling terrain and a view all its own. The large bent-grass greens are elevated and protected by large bunkers, while allowing bump and run shots into the open fronts of the greens.”
Seven Lakes CC Peter Tufts, 1996 Greens: A-4 Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
This course offers “a suitable test for novice golfers and a challenge for the seasoned player, the course is always in wonderful condition, receiving praise from all golf professionals who have played here.”
Southern Pines (Elk's Club) Donald Ross, 1910 Greens: Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
One of the earliest courses designed in 1910 by Donald Ross in the Sandhills of North Carolina.
Talamore Rees Jones, 1991 Greens: Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
Talamore was named the Best New Public Course in the South for 1992 and has been honored with a four-star ranking by Golf Digest.
Tobacco Road Mike Stranz, 1998 Greens: L93 & Crenshaw Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
This course is of such uncommon beauty and imagination that it will feed your soul and challenge your game like no other course in the Carolinas. You might not have your best round the first time, but we know you’ll “enjoy the ride”. You'll love it or hate it.  Unique course with blind shots.
Tot Hill Mike Strantz, 2000 Greens: L93 & Crenshaw Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
Recently rated 4.5 stars 2008-2009 and ranked “7th Toughest Course in America” – Golf Digest. Great value, mountain feel.
The Pit Dan Maples, 1985 Greens: Pencross Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
Rated as one of the top 50 public courses in American and one of the top 10 courses in North Carolina by Golf Digest.
Whispering Pines (East & West) Ellis Maples, 1961 Greens: Bent

Fairways: 419 - Bermuda
Two 18-hole championship golf courses. The East course will make you hit every club in your bag. The West is not as demanding as the East, but requires some “shot making” in order for a golfer to brag upon completion.
Whispering Woods Ellis Maples, 1972 Greens:Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
A semiprivate 18-hole course, par 70 lay out, with varying degrees of elevation changes and doglegs. This course is a challenge to golfers of all ages and handicaps.
Woodlake (Palmer & Maples) Dan Maples (Maples Course), 1970 and Arnold Palmer (Palmer Course), 1996 Greens:Bent

Fairways: Bermuda
Maples Course is a "classic" Maples layout opened in 1970 is a "special place to play with beautiful lake views." It's "very challenging." Fans call it "a great golf course with great routing and great greens." Just to "look out over the lake has a calming effect" when you "get rattled by the course." Palmer couse is "very playable" and is a "most interesting" layout with lots of water and sand. "Concentrate on keeping the ball dry!"