Pinehurst No.9 Golf Course


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Pinehurst No.9 Golf Course Est. 1989

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Pinehurst No.9 Golf Course: This elegantly crafted wooded sandhills layout was originally known as National Golf Club. In 2014 it was bought by the Pinehurst Resort, becoming the ninth course in the resort's impressive stable. This Jack Nicklaus design (the only one in the Pinehurst area) sits alongside Pinehurst's No.7 course, although separated from its sibling by US-Hwy 15. The respective clubhouses of No.7 and No.9, not far apart as the crow flies, require a two mile journey by road.

The excellently crafted No.9 layout stylishly and testingly weaves its way through picturesque pine forest. Any residential properties are kept a discreet distance from the holes. At times undulating, at others flatter, the Golden Bear's challenging design contains plenty of variety and many visually impressive golf holes. In true Pinehurst style, the fairways are skirted by a mix of pine trees, water hazards and large sandy waste areas.

After playing to a seriously bunkered and elevated green at the par-4 opener, you move to the superb par-3 2nd hole. Here a small lake (Doon Pond) will command your attention, needing to be carried from tee to green. Menacing water hazards also appear alongside the par-3 9th, again at the superb par-5 10th and finally at the par-4 18th. The respective greens at each of these water-defended holes jut precariously out into small lakes.

Aggressive bunkering and run-off areas around the greens are complemented by strategically placed fairway bunkering. Some tee shots will feel a bit tight between the well-spaced pines, while the large roller-coaster greens will thoroughly test your putting skills on this quintessential Pinehurst gem.

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Making Contact

Pinehurst No.9 Golf Course
One Royal Troon Drive,
Pinehurst, North Carolina NC 28374
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 487 4653
Pro Shop   +1 (910) 235 8141
Fax

  +1 (910) 255 3360

Email  
Website   www.pinehurst.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Jack Nicklaus: original design (1988) and subsequent modifications (2012).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7118 5471 4909
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.2 67.9 69.1
 
At the Same Location:
Fanning out from Pinehurst Resort's impressive clubhouse, are five of the Resort's nine 18-hole golf courses: No.1 course (par-70, 6089 yds from back tees); No.2 course (U.S. Open venue, par-72, 7588 yds); No.3 course (par-70, 5722 yds); No.4 course (par-72, 7117 yds); No. 5 course (par-72, 6848 yds). Located within two miles of this central clubhouse and separate from each other, are the remaining four Pinehurst Resort courses: No.6 course (par-72, 7053 yds); No.7 course (par-72, 7216 yds); No.8 course (Centennial, par-72, 7092 yds) and No.9 course (formerly National GC, par-72, 7118 yds).
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How2Get There?

o.5 miles E of Pinehurst Traffic Circle
From the Pinehurst traffic circle (intersection of the US-15-501, 211 and 2) follow the 2-East (Midland Rd) direction Southern Pines. After o.4 miles turn right into National Golf Club entrance. After the gatehouse follow National Drive for o.5 miles, then turn left into Royal Troon Drive. Clubhouse is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (typically March thru' May and Sept thru' Nov): c.$240. Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Pinehurst Resort guests can book to play on weekdays and weekends.   No outside visitor play available.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Pinehurst's No.9 course was originally called National Golf Club. The club operated as a largely private golf facility, but also offered visitors to Pinehurst a Stay&Play opportunity in some members' cottages and villas.

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Location

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Latitude: (35.1936082046)
Longitude: (-79.4390755892)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Carolina Hotel 5-star
Carolina Vista Drive, Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374
+1 (910) 295 6811
www.pinehurst.com

The Carolina opened in 1901 and is a world-class hotel. Dubbed the Queen of the South, it has 210 rooms and 12 suites, and is located just a few hundred yards from the historic Village of Pinehurst, and five of the nine Pinehurst Resort championship golf courses (which share the same stunning clubhouse) just across Cherokee Road.

Golf at this hotel Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (all located at Pinehurst Resort clubhouse, o.4 mi from hotel).
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Golf within 5 miles Pinehurst Nos. 6, 7, 8 & 9; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); The Carolina; Southern Pines; Pit Golf Links.
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Golf within 20 miles Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).
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The Holly Inn AAA 4-Diamond
Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374
+1 (910) 295 6811
www.pinehurst.com

Opened in 1895, the Holly was Pinehurst's first Inn. To this day it retains all the character, warmth and charm of a wonderful old property. Its 79 rooms and three suites have recently benefitted from a $31 million renovation, ensuring the old world charm is matched with today's highest standards of comfort. The 1895 Grille provides a wonderful dining experience.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); The Carolina; Southern Pines; Pit Golf Links.
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Golf within 20 miles Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).
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