Pinehurst No.1 Golf Course


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Pinehurst No.1 Golf Course Est. 1898

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Pinehurst No.1 Golf Course: It all started here. In 1898, this is where wealthy golfers from the north flocked to enjoy a round of winter golf. Guaranteed its place in history, the No.1 course was the first of Pinehurst's excellent array of sandhills golf courses to be established.

At just under 6100 yards from the back tees, the "No.1" provides a chance to become acquainted with the impressive design work of Donald Ross, while also tuning-up for some of Pinehurst's tougher and longer challenges. The plunging downhill par-4 opener puts you alongside the harness track stables. However, it's at the par-4 3rd that the course really moves up through the gears. This left-to-right dog-legging par-4, reveals the charming though testing character of this wonderfully crafted layout.

The tight folds and undulations of the sandhills combine with ever-present pine forest, to provide a natural and picturesque setting for your round. The pleasantly undulating holes are never overly bunkered. One or two strategically positioned pot bunkers often guard the small circular greens, where slopes and borrows are subtly used.

A few houses are occasionally tucked in behind the fairway-lining pines, more so on the back-nine, although even here they are never too noticeable or distracting. From the 14th to the 17th, a series of short well-designed par-4s offers the chance to finish with a flourish. The short, uphill par-5 18th also serves-up a scoring opportunity, as it climbs back up towards Pinehurst's impressive clubhouse.

Stay & Play: three historic Pinehurst Resort hotels (Carolina Hotel, Holly Inn and Manor Inn) are located o.5 mi from the golf clubhouse, from which courses No.1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 radiate out (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

Pinehurst No.1 Golf Course
1 Carolina Vista Drive,
Village of 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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Golf Pro
 
Eric Alpenfels (Head Academy Instructor)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: The original design by Dr Leroy Culver (front-nine) and John Dunn (back-nine) was substantially reworked by Donald Ross, who made many subsequent modifications.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6089 5466 5167
Par 70 70 72
SSS or Slope 68.4 65.5 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?

1 mile W of Pinehurst Traffic Circle
From the Pinehurst traffic circle (intersection of the US-15-501, 211 and 2) follow the 2-West direction Pinehurst. After 1.3 miles turn left into Carolina Vista Drive. After 300 yards parking is on your right (bag drop straight ahead).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (typically March thru' May and Sept thru' Nov): c.$165. 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?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Non-resort guests can only book 1-day ahead.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Donald Ross designed No.1 course that exists today, occupies the same general vicinity as Pinehurst's first 18-hole layout that opened in 1899. The first hole begins some distance from the clubhouse, as it was originally the second hole. The first hole of No.1 was originally where the first hole of the No.5 course is today.

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Location

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Latitude: (35.1895398883)
Longitude: (-79.4679898024)
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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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