Golf Course Photo, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club -No.2, Pinehurst, 28374
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club -No.2
Played on April 2018
Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst, North Carolina, 28374
1 Ranking
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Bill Homyak

$201 (cart not included), played on Thursday, April 2018 at 7:45 AM

OK on the whole I loved this course. The history, the layout, the challenge were all there. And, once you play it, you will really appreciate the skill of the pros when they play the US Open here. I loved the layout, the tree-lined fairways, the waste areas, and the feel of walking the fairways. What I did not enjoy were the famous dome-shaped greens. When you shape a green like an upside-down cereal bowl and then make the greens hard and fast, it almost becomes a joke while playing it. Our foursome must have said "great shot" 15 times only to then say, "stop, don't roll off the green". Great shots that often rolled only 3-5 feet past the hole often ran off the green and as much as 30 feet away from the surface. I suspect these greens were fine back in the 1930's when greens rolled much slower but wow, they are almost impossible now! Be ready to add about 10 shots to your normal score, even if you play well. Still, make sure you play this famous course. I did not play the other Pinehurst layouts but hope they do not have the same crowned greens. Oh, make sure you walk the entire clubhouse to see all the history and drive over the hotel too. ( I only gave this course 4 stars due to the green design)

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I won't play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
Condition of Course, Price, Difficulty, Ambiance, Pro Shop, Layout, No Houses on Course, Clubhouse
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Rank ID # : 029136