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Pinehurst No.1 Golf Course

1 Carolina Vista Drive,

Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina NC 28374

  • Office

    +1 (800) 487 4653
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 235 8141
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 255 3360
  • Golf pro

    Eric Alpenfels (Head Academy Instructor)
  • Academy

    Pinehurst Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    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.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6089
5466
5167
Par
70
70
72
SSS or slope
68.4
65.5
69.1

At the same location:

Fanning out from Pinehurst Resort's impressive clubhouse, are five of the Resort's nine 18-hole golf courses: No.1 course (par-70, 6089 yds from back tees); No.2 course (U.S. Open venue, par-72, 7588 yds); No.3 course (par-70, 5722 yds); No.4 course (par-72, 7117 yds); No. 5 course (par-72, 6848 yds). Also adjacent to the clubhouse is the 9-hole Cradle course (par-27, 789 yds, designed by Gil Hanse).

Located within two miles of this central clubhouse and separate from each other, are the remaining four Pinehurst Resort courses: No.6 course (par-72, 7053 yds); No.7 course (par-72, 7216 yds); No.8 course (Centennial, par-72, 7092 yds) and No.9 course (formerly National GC, par-72, 7118 yds).

Location

Latitude:

35.189540

Longitude:

-79.467990

How to get there:

1 mile W 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 1.3 miles turn left into Carolina Vista Drive. After 300 yards parking is on your right (bag drop straight ahead).

Pinehurst No.1 Golf Course

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

Est. 1897

Pinehurst No.1 Golf Course: It all started here. In 1898, this is where wealthy golfers from the north flocked to enjoy a round of winter golf. Guaranteed its place in history, the No.1 course was the first of Pinehurst's excellent array of sandhills golf courses to be established.

At just under 6100 yards from the back tees, the "No.1" provides a chance to become acquainted with the impressive design work of Donald Ross, while also tuning-up for some of Pinehurst's tougher and longer challenges. The plunging downhill par-4 opener puts you alongside the harness track stables. However, it's at the par-4 3rd that the course really moves up through the gears. This left-to-right dog-legging par-4, reveals the charming though testing character of this wonderfully crafted layout.

The tight folds and undulations of the sandhills combine with ever-present pine forest, to provide a natural and picturesque setting for your round. The pleasantly undulating holes are never overly bunkered. One or two strategically positioned pot bunkers often guard the small circular greens, where slopes and borrows are subtly used.

A few houses are occasionally tucked in behind the fairway-lining pines, more so on the back-nine, although even here they are never too noticeable or distracting. From the 14th to the 17th, a series of short well-designed par-4s offers the chance to finish with a flourish. The short, uphill par-5 18th also serves-up a scoring opportunity, as it climbs back up towards Pinehurst's impressive clubhouse.

Stay&Play: three historic Pinehurst Resort hotels (Carolina Hotel, Holly Inn and Manor Inn) are located o.5 mi from the golf clubhouse, from which courses No.1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 radiate out (see Where2Stay section below).
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Non-resort guests can only book 1-day ahead.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (typically March thru' May and Sept thru' Nov): c.$165. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Donald Ross designed No.1 course that exists today, occupies the same general vicinity as Pinehurst's first 18-hole layout that opened in 1899. The first hole begins some distance from the clubhouse, as it was originally the second hole. The first hole of No.1 was originally where the first hole of the No.5 course is today.

Where2Stay

  • The Carolina Hotel5-star

    Carolina Vista Drive, Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374

    +1 (910) 295 6811

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    The Carolina opened in 1901 and is a world-class hotel. Dubbed the Queen of the South, it has 210 rooms and 12 suites, and is located just a few hundred yards from the historic Village of Pinehurst, and five of the nine Pinehurst Resort championship golf courses (which share the same stunning clubhouse) just across Cherokee Road.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (all located at Pinehurst Resort clubhouse, o.4 mi from hotel).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Pinehurst Nos. 6, 7, 8 & 9; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); The Carolina; Southern Pines; Pit Golf Links.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).

  • The Holly InnAAA 4-Diamond

    Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374

    +1 (910) 295 6811

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    Opened in 1895, the Holly was Pinehurst's first Inn. To this day it retains all the character, warmth and charm of a wonderful old property. Its 79 rooms and three suites have recently benefitted from a $31 million renovation, ensuring the old world charm is matched with today's highest standards of comfort. The 1895 Grille provides a wonderful dining experience.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); The Carolina; Southern Pines; Pit Golf Links.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).

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