801 Linden Rd,
Pinehurst, North Carolina NC 28374
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland and residential.
18-hole par-72 Magnolia course (7446 yards); 9-hole par-27 Azalea course (1376 yards); 3-hole Challenge (Academy) course.
3 miles W of Pinehurst Traffic Circle
From the Pinehurst traffic circle (intersection of the US-15-501, 211 and 2) follow the 2-W (Midland Road) direction Pinehurst. After 1.4 miles at traffic lights turn right onto Hwy 5 (Beulah Hill Road). After o.5 miles turn left into Linden Road, direction Foxfire Village. After 1 mile turn right into Pinewild Drive (just before the railway crossing). After gatehouse, follow signs for 1.5 miles to golf club.
Pinewild Country Club (Holly course): Pinewild is able to boast two excellent championship golf courses, the Magnolia and Holly, as well as a nine-hole par-3 course and a three-hole academy course.
Pinewild's Holly course is an excellent Gary Player design that's full of variety, challenge and many beautifully created holes. Like the Magnolia course the setting is undulating and wooded, with pines, dogwoods, magnolias and (on this course) some holly trees all contributing to the attractive naturalness of the layout. What real estate there is, can usually be found at a discreet distance from the course.
Here on the Holly there are more water hazards in play, not least at the par-3 12th, which demands a carry over water from tee-to-green, and the par-4 13th requiring a drive over the same small lake. Some of the drives will feel a bit tighter versus those on the Magnolia, while excellent bunkering, environmentally sensitive swamp areas and sandy wastes are frequently deployed to good effect, either crossing fairways or protecting the greens. The large revetted bunker that guards the front of the elevated 18th green is a bunker of great notoriety, so too are several bunkers that lie in wait at the back of several greens.
This very attractive course may at times feel more technically challenging and less forgiving than its Pinewild stablemate, but Gary Player isn't known for making things too docile, especially on your first outing.
Pinewild is a private gated community that welcomes visiting golfers on weekdays and weekends by prior arrangement.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Walking permitted at certain times.
The railway track that passes through the Pinewild community is the Aberdeen - Rockfish line, not overly busy with infrequent freight trains rolling through. You'll cross the line on the Magnolia course, first on your way to the 10th tee, then again on your way back to the 16th.
Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374
+1 (910) 295 6900Visit website
At the corner of Magnolia and Chinquapin Rd, in the heart of historic Pinehurst, stands the elegant Magnolia Inn. Graceful longleaf pines and fragrant magnolias surround this stately 110 year old Inn. You can step right off the front porch into the Village of Pinehurst, where you'll find a variety of shops, restaurants and galleries, or stay on the porch for an elegant evening of fine cuisine.
Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; National; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); The Carolina; Southern Pines; Pit Golf Links.
Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).
250 Central Park Avenue, Pinehurst, NC 28374
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The Homewood Suites hotel is located on NC 211 & Highway 5, one mile from historic Pinehurst and its many magnificent golf courses. Olmsted Village features various restaurants and shops.
Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Talamore; Mid South; Longleaf; National; Pit Golf Links.
Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Whispering Pines (East and West courses); The Carolina; Southern Pines; Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).
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