The Pit Golf Links


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Pit Golf Links Est. 1984

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The Pit Golf Links: GOLF COURSE WAS CLOSED IN 2010, and has remained closed thru' end-2016. Check for current status before planning a visit.

[Original Where2Golf description]: Sometimes confused for a Mike Stranz design*, it was in fact Dan Maples who discovered this former sand and gravel quarry, and transformed it into one of the Sandhills' most arresting and challenging golf courses.

The front-nine is not so different from many other quality layouts in the area. A very natural and enjoyable out-and-back loop through well-spaced, tall pine trees, characterised by tightish and pleasantly undulating fairways. The par-3 4th is a terrific short hole played from an elevated tee; terrific becomes terrifying if attempted from the 229 yard back-tee.

Having enjoyed the waterless front-nine, get ready for something very different on the back, which is played through an area that was heavily quarried. A good-sized lake first comes into play at the dog-legging par-4 11th, again at the wonderful island green par-3 12th, and finally at the par-4 13th, requiring a tee-shot over water to reach the safety of the fairway. Don't think your departure from the lake signals an easier time ahead. The closing stretch contains several tight holes, with thick vegetation lining the fairways - not even enough room for bunkers. The very challenging par-5 15th (one of Pinehurst's toughest holes) is played from elevated tees onto a pencil-thin fairway that continues to narrow all the way to the small, well-protected green.

The 18th brings you back out to a relatively open area in front of the clubhouse, where you can reflect on your round in "the Pit" - a very natural domain that combines easier going pine forest, a great lakeside stretch and a challenging, tightly wooded finish. [*See Tobacco Road details].

Stay & Play at The Pit Golf Links:
On site accommodation available, see details in Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

The Pit Golf Links
410 Pit Link Lane, (off Hwy 5),
Aberdeen, North Carolina NC 28315
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 574 4653
Pro Shop   +1 (910) 944 1600
Fax

  +1 (910) 944 7069

Email  
Website  
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and lakeside.
 
Designer: Dan Maples
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7007 6122 4751
Par 72 72 71
SSS or Slope 73.4 69.2 67.6
 
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How2Get There?

5 miles S 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 1.4 miles, at traffic lights, turn left onto Hwy 5 direction Aberdeen. After 3.5 miles turn left into The Pit Golf Links. Follow road for o.6 miles to golf parking.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Check with club (if and when it reopens). Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Check with club (if and when it reopens). 
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Other Information
Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Following its closure, The Pit Golf Links was bought by the Pinehurst Resort. It is unclear if the Pinehurst Resort will reopen "The Pit" at some stage. As of end-2016 there has been no indication of such a plan.

In the early 1920s the Aberdeen Sand Company began work on a 230-acre site near Pinehurst, excavating sand for projects including the Blue Ridge Parkway. Over the years, with nature's helping hand, a unique landscape was created. In 1984 Dan Maples discovered this domain and set to work sculpting it into one of Pinehurst's most memorable golf courses.

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Location

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Latitude: (35.146661)
Longitude: (-79.449220)
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The Pit Vacation Golf Villas 
410 Pit Link Lane, Hwy 5, Aberdeen, NC 28315
+1 (910) 944 1600

BEFORE THE 2010 CLOSURE, The Pit Golf Links offered accommodation in smart new golf villas for golfers wishing to Stay&Play and explore the multitude of courses in the Pinehurst/Sandhills area of North Carolina.

Golf at this hotel The Pit
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Golf within 5 miles Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; National; Southern Pines.
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Golf within 20 miles Pinehurst Nos. 6 & 8; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); Pine Needles; Mid Pines; The Carolina; Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River.
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Best Western - Pinehurst Inn 
1500 Sandhills Boulevard, Aberdeen, NC 28315
+1 (910) 944 2367
www.bestwestern.com

The Best Western Pinehurst Inn is located close to the shops and restaurants of Southern Pines and Aberdeen, with almost 50 golf courses within a 15-mile radius of the hotel.

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