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-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
By arrangement
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Hamm, Gene

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Gene Hamm

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

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Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

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

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Gary Player

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

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-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Possibly closed)
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Maples, Dan

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(Possibly closed)

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Dan Maples

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

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

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Jack Nicklaus - original design (1988) and subsequent modifications (2012).

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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Fazio, George & Tom

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Original design by George Fazio and nephew Tom Fazio (1979); subsequent modifications by Tom Fazio (2005).

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 and restoration by Kyle Franz (2020).

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

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Rees Jones

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).

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 (2018).

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).

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).

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).

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

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

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Original "Pit Links" design by Dan Maples (1984). Course completely redesigned and rebuilt by Tom Doak (2023).

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

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Ellis Maples

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

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Visitors welcome

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Original design by Ellis Maples (1961); subsequent modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1974).

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

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Tom Fazio

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.

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