Pinehurst No.8 (The Centennial) Golf Course


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   Pinehurst No.8 (The Centennial) Golf Course Est. 1995

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Pinehurst No.8 (The Centennial) Golf Course: In an area that abounds with golfing riches, Pinehurst No.8 (The Centennial) stands out as one of the best. Built in 1995 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pinehurst Resort, the layout is a fitting tribute to this most iconic of American golf destinations.

True to Pinehurst's origins in the mid-1890s, this wonderfully natural and visually arresting layout, occupies an unspoilt area of pine-forested sandhills. Here Tom Fazio took full advantage of the 420 acres of rolling terrain and natural wetlands to craft a fabulous big-dimension golf course. Tall, mature pines majestically line the fairways as they journey towards large sloping greens. The tree-line is thankfully never too dense, which helps ball-finding from wayward shots, and provides the opportunity to look through to other sections of this wonderfully undulating course.

There are no residential properties around to distract your attention as you drive towards some of the tighter tree-lined fairways, or try to stay out of sprawling sandy waste areas and high-lipped fairway and greenside bunkers. A cluster of small lakes and wetland areas also get into the act from the excellent par-3 13th, through to the long uphill par-4 18th.

The drive over a corner of the lake at the par-4 14th (you decide how much of the lake to cut) provides one of many dramatic encounters on The Centennial. A stunning layout, always excellently maintained and consistently rated as one of the best courses in North Carolina.

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Making Contact

Pinehurst No.8 (The Centennial) Golf Course
Murdocksville Rd,
Pinehurst, North Carolina NC 28374
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 487 4653
Pro Shop   +1 (910) 295 6811
Fax

  +1 (910) 235 8765

Email  
Website   www.pinehurst.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Tom Fazio
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7092 6302 5177
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.1 70.2 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?

2 miles NW of Pinehurst Traffic Circle
From the Pinehurst traffic circle (intersection of the US-15-501, 211 and 2) follow the 211 North (Yadkin Road) direction Candor. After 1.4 miles at traffic lights turn right into Murdocksville Road. After o.9 miles turn right into Pinehurst No.8 (Centennial). Follow road to clubhouse.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (typically March thru' May and Sept thru' Nov): $250, 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 if arranged in advance.
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The No.8 course at Pinehurst, commissioned in 1995 (and opened in 1996) celebrates the founding of the Pinehurst Resort 100 years earlier, in 1895. This Centennial course occupies land that for many years belonged to the Pinehurst Gun Club, where Annie Oakley gave shooting lessons and exhibitions. The Centennial has been named an Audubon Signature Cooperative Sanctuary for sound land management practices and natural resource conservation.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 64th best public course in the USA; 20th best course in North Carolina.
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Location

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Latitude: (35.217979)
Longitude: (-79.471064)
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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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