Best golf courses: Pinehurst, NC

The small village of Pinehurst in North Carolina is home to some prestigious golf tournaments and has a rich history pertaining to golf that dates back to the 19th century, when wealthy golfers from the north flocked to enjoy a round of winter golf. The Pinehurst No.1 golf course with pine trees and plunging landscapes is located on the very first 18 hole course that was opened back in the 19th century. The historical Pinehurst Resort houses nine golf courses that are home to PGA tours and other championships. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Pinehurst on our customised maps.

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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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.
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Maples, Dan

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Dan Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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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
Pinehurst
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!
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Ross, Donald

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Pinehurst

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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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
Pinehurst
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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Pinehurst

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Ellis Maples

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

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Visitors welcome

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Pinehurst

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Ellis Maples

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