Pinehurst No.3 Golf Course


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Pinehurst No.3 Golf Course Est. 1910

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Pinehurst No.3 Golf Course: At just over 5,700 yards, this is the shortest and many would say most forgiving of the nine Pinehurst Resort courses. There's nothing too forgiving however if you extravagantly slice your opening drive, or your tee shot at the also short par-4 2nd ....on both occasions State Highway 5 (or the single-track railway alongside it) could come into play.

Whether played as a warm-up for the tougher Pinehurst challenges ahead, or as somewhere to hone your iron play and short game, this is a course that exudes craftsmanship and style. No.3 is an essential part of Donald Ross's legacy. Many holes are shorter than on most modern-day championship layouts, but as Ben Crenshaw once remarked, "I don't think people understand how good these holes are; they're shorter, but there's plenty of character to them."

The terrain here is generally less undulating than neighbouring Sandhills courses. Where there are modest elevation changes, Ross uses them to excellent effect. The uphill par-3 14th for example is a delightful one-shotter. Another elegant par-3, the garden-like 7th, has the only water feature on the course, a small pond protecting the front of the green.

With limited fairway and greenside bunkering, generally good-width fairways and not overly elevated small greens, this is a course that should allow a flattering score to be carded, or a family golf outing to be enjoyed. No.3 is well worth visiting, especially before taking on Pinehurst's more humbling layouts.

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Making Contact

Pinehurst No.3 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 - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Donald Ross
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 5722 5433 5117
Par 70 70 71
SSS or Slope 67.3 66.1 69.7
 
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 No.3 course opened in 1910 and was hailed as a course that could possibly overhaul the popularity of Pinehurst's No.1 and No.2 courses. The local newspaper, commented on its decidedly more rolling character, where Donald Ross had shown excellent judgement in laying out the holes. Today it is the shortest of the Pinehurst nine, but no less popular for that.

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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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