Pinehurst No. 2 is the focus of Pinehurst resort and is one of the most celebrated golf courses in the country. The course is best known for its undulating, crowned greens. Pinehurst No. 2 provides the golfers with tactical choices during the game.
Pinehurst No. 3 is the shortest course with small elevated greens, each measuring 4500 square feet. An excellent mixture of par 3s and par 4s gives a golfer an opportunity to play aggressively seeking a low score.
Pinehurst No. 4 course was designed by architect Gil Hanse. His routing and design gives a landscape akin to Pinehurst No. 2, consisting of exposed sand, wide fairways, native wire grass and ordinary topography. Hanse believes that his approach would bring a more visually attractive course which is more authentic and one that resonates with its unique environment.
Pinehurst No. 5 was developed in 1961 by Donald Ross protégé, Ellis Maples. Similar to Ross, Maples opined that it was the architect’s responsibility to design a course that resided in the land’s structure, and his devotion to the land is clearly evident Pinehurst No. 5 holes that meander up and down, over water and left and right. This golf course hosts one of the most picturesque holes in Pinehurst Golf Club.