Pinehurst No.4 Golf Course

1 Carolina Vista Drive,

Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina NC 28374

  • Office

    +1 (855) 235 8507
  • 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 & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and other Pinehurst golf courses

  • Designer:

    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).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Fanning out from Pinehurst Resort's impressive clubhouse, are five of the Resort's ten 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) and 18-hole Thistle Dhu putting course.

Located within two miles of this central clubhouse, and separate from each other, are four more 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).

5 miles to the south lies the Resort's newest 18-hole course, the Tom Doak designed No.10 (formerly The Pit Golf Links).






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.4 Golf Course

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

Est. 1919

Pinehurst No.4 Golf Course: Tom Fazio's redesign of Pinehurst No.4 elevated what was always a good course to a great one. Gil Hanse's more recent redesign (2018) took the course to another level again. Although the top accolades are generally heaped on the resort's world famous No.2 course, many locals would say No.4 is the most picturesque and colourful of them all.

As the early holes unfold, you will be captivated by the beauty of the softly undulating terrain, where good-width fairways weave their way through pines, dogwoods and magnolias. Stunning borders of azaleas also add to the visual splendour of several holes. The tree line is never too dense, so there's plenty of opportunity to look through to other parts of this wonderful course.

At the par-3 4th you are introduced to a beautiful small lake, which comes back into play at the par-5 13th and again at the superb par-3 14th. Reflecting the Donald Ross ethos, the crowned greens here are sufficiently elevated to provide slick run-off areas, from where your chipping and putting will be thoroughly tested. Sprawling sandy waste areas, like rivers of sand, flank several fairways. Most memorable of all are frequent clusters of small pot bunkers (180 in all), which give many holes their visually distinctive character.

At various points No.4 rubs shoulders with some of its close relatives, not least courses No. 1, 2, and 7. Like the revered No.2 course, Pinehurst No.4 is imbued with an abundance of tradition and plenty of challenge. But it is also characterised by a beauty and elegance that makes it one of the standout courses in Pinehurst's golfing firmament.

Stay&Play at Pinehurst Resort: 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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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

Contact club/resort for information on golf rates and Stay&Play packages.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Caddies available at all times.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Pinehurst's No.4 course has had an eventful life. Originally designed by Donald Ross, it was later closed, first one nine, then the other.

Richard Tufts (grandson of Pinehurst's founder James W. Tufts) designed and opened nine new holes in 1953, before Robert Trent Jones and then his son Rees Jones, took turns in revamping the layout in the 1970s and 1980s. In the late 1990s Pinehurst's CEO, Pat Corso joined forces with Tom Fazio to create the masterpiece that is today's No.4 course.

Published ranking

No.4 course:
North Carolina's 9th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 171st best course, and 28th best public access course (Golf Digest, 2023).


  • 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 & 10; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); The Carolina; Southern Pines.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

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

  • The Manor Inn

    Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374

    +1 (910) 295 6811

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    The Manor opened in 1923 and offers casual accommodation with its 45 guest rooms and popular Pinehurst sports bar - Hackers at Pinehurst.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); The Carolina; Southern Pines.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

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

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