Best golf courses: Pinehurst

Pinehurst: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2014)
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Palmer, Arnold

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(Closed in 2014)

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Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
By arrangement
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Coore & Crenshaw

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By arrangement

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Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
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Nicklaus II, Jack

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Visitors welcome

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Jack Nicklaus II
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Maples, Dan

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Dan Maples

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Maples, Dan

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Dan Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Ross, Donald

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Original design by Donald Ross with later modifications by Kyle Franz (2013).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
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Palmer, Arnold

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Arnold Palmer

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Ross, Donald

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Original design by Dr Leroy Culver (front-nine, 1897) and John Dunn Tucker (back-nine, 1898). Course substantially redesigned by Donald Ross (1901) to produce today's layout.
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
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Ross, Donald

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Original design by Donald Ross (1907), with subsequent modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1974), Rees Jones (1998) and Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2010).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
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Ross, Donald

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Donald Ross (1910).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Fazio, Tom

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Original design by Donald Ross (1919), with subsequent modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1973) and Rees Jones (1982). Significant redesigns by Tom Fazio (1999) and Gil Hanse (2018).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Maples, Ellis

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Original design by Ellis Maples (1961); subsequent modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1974).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Fazio, George & Tom

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Original design by George Fazio and nephew Tom Fazio (1979); subsequent modifications by Tom Fazio (2005).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones - original design (1986) and subsequent modifications (2002).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Fazio, Tom

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Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
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Nicklaus, Jack

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Rsrt guests only

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Jack Nicklaus - original design (1988) and subsequent modifications (2012).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Ross, Donald

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Original design by Donald Ross with later modifications by John Fought (2004) and Kyle Franz (2016).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Player, Gary

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Gary Player

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Hamm, Gene

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Gene Hamm

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2010)
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Maples, Dan

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(Closed in 2010)

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Dan Maples
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Ross, Donald

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Donald Ross

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Strantz, Mike

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Mike Strantz

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Maples, Ellis

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Ellis Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Maples, Ellis

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Visitors welcome

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Pinehurst

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Ellis Maples

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