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Pinehurst No.7 Golf Course

off US Hwy 15-501,

Pinehurst, North Carolina NC 28374

  • Office

    +1 (800) 487 4653
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 295 6811
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 295 8111
  • Golf pro

    Several

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Rees Jones - original design (1986) and subsequent modifications (2002).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7216
5738
5183
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.5
68.7
71.2

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:

35.184336

Longitude:

-79.446409

How to get there:

1 mile S of Pinehurst Traffic Circle

From the Pinehurst traffic circle (intersection of the US-15-501, 211 and 2) follow the US-15-501 South direction Aberdeen. After o.8 miles turn right into Fairwoods on 7. Follow road for o.4 miles to golf clubhouse.

Pinehurst No.7 Golf Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1986

Pinehurst No.7 Golf Course: Arranged in two out-and-back loops, Pinehurst No.7 is one of the most memorable golf courses in the North Carolina sandhills. In its rugged pine-forested setting, this big-dimension layout is blessed with many significant elevation changes. Rees Jones skilfully utilised these slopes and undulations to create an abundance of dramatic and breathtakingly beautiful golf holes.

No.7's elevated tee boxes let you register the challenges that lie ahead. They are complemented by challengingly elevated greens. Substantive, eye-catching bunkering (both sand and grass) is one of the key defences here. So too are the large and undulating greens with attendant steep run-offs. If your approach play is not precise, skilful bump and run shots will be needed to get you back onto the putting surface and close to the pin.

After an absorbing front-nine, the back-nine just seems to get better and better. The signature par-3 16th features a large hand-shaped waste area known as "Jones's Fingers." The round culminates at the long downhill par-5 18th with the clubhouse providing a memorable backdrop to the hole, while a pond menacingly lurks immediately behind the green.

Reflecting the quality and dimensions of the course, the real estate here is also large and impressive, although it never feels too intrusive as you line up your tee shots to the generally good-width tree-lined fairways. Occasionally water and wetlands come into play, but nothing like as frequently as the impressive bunkering.
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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.$240. 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 (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The par-4 4th hole on No.7 may have you wondering why the first three of its eight bunkers are found in the vicinity of the tee boxes. Originally part of a long-abandoned employees' course that Donald Ross had designed, Rees Jones accidentally discovered the bunkers while laying out the No.7 course. The bunkers were located near to the old PGA / World Golf Hall of Fame building. The largest bunker had a pine tree growing through the side of it, with the two smaller bunkers situated 100 yards further up. Rees Jones decided to leave them just where they were.

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 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:

      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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