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.

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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Original design by Donald Ross (1907), with subsequent modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1974), Rees Jones (1998) and Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2010).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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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).

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).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Fazio, Tom

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

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Rees Jones - original design (1986) and subsequent modifications (2002).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Strantz, Mike

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Mike Strantz

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).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Maples, Dan

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Dan Maples

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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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-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-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones

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 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.
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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.
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Ross, Donald

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

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

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Ellis Maples

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

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Ellis Maples

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.
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Ross, Donald

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Donald Ross

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

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Original design by Ellis Maples (1961); subsequent modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1974).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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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.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Ross, Donald

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Donald Ross (1910).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Nicklaus II, Jack

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Jack Nicklaus II

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