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Pinehurst Golf Resort
Club information
Location Pinehurst, North Carolina
Established 1895
Type Private
Total holes 144
Website Pinehurst Golf Resort
Course No. 1
Designed by Dr. Leroy Culver: First Nine
John Dunn Tucker: Second Nine
Par 70M/73W
Length 6,093 yards (5,571 m)
Course rating 68.7
Course No. 2
Designed by Donald J. Ross
Par 72M/74W
Length 7,335 yards (6,707 m)
Course rating 76
Course No. 3
Designed by Donald J. Ross
Par 70M/71W
Length 5,682 yards (5,196 m)
Course rating 67.3
Course No. 4
Designed by Tom Fazio
Par 72M/72W
Length 7,117 yards (6,508 m)
Course rating 74.2
Course No. 5
Designed by Ellis Maples
Par 72M/72W
Length 6,848 yards (6,262 m)
Course rating 72.6
Course No. 6
Designed by George Fazio
Par 71M/72W
Length 6,990 yards (6,390 m)
Course rating 74.4
Course No. 7
Designed by Rees Jones
Par 72M/72W
Length 7,216 yards (6,598 m)
Course rating 75.5
Course No. 8
Designed by Tom Fazio
Par 72M/72W
Length 7,092 yards (6,485 m)
Course rating 74.1
Pinehurst Historic District
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark District
Location: Pinehurst, North Carolina
Built/Founded: 1895
Architect: Olmsted, Frederick Law
Architectural style(s): Colonial Revival, Queen Anne
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: August 14, 1973
NRHP Reference#: 73001361[1]

Pinehurst Resort is a historic upmarket golf resort at Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA. It has hosted a number of prestigious golf tournaments.

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History

Pinehurst was founded by Boston soda fountain magnate James Walker Tufts. He purchased 5,500 acres (22 km2) at around a dollar an acre in 1895 and opened the Holly Inn that New Year's Eve. The first golf course was laid out in 1897/98, and the first championship held at Pinehurst was United North and South Amateur Championship of 1901. Pinehurst's best known course, Pinehurst No.2 was completed in 1907 to designs by Donald Ross, who was associated with Pinehurst for nearly half a century.

From 1902 to 1951 Pinehurst was the home of the North and South Open, which was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States at that time. Pinehurst is still home to the annual North and South Amateur Golf Championships, a series of tournaments which includes a Men's Championship inaugurated in 1901 and the Women's Championship that began two years later.

The first PGA Tour major staged at Pinehurst was the 1936 PGA Championship which was won by Denny Shute. In 1951 the resort hosted the Ryder Cup and in 1991 and 1992 it was the venue for The Tour Championship. In 1999 Pinehurst staged its second major, the U.S. Open, which was won by Payne Stewart at the #2 course. It also hosted the 2005 U.S. Open, which was won by New Zealand's Michael Campbell.

In an unprecedented move, the USGA will bring both the men's and women's U.S. Opens to Pinehurst #2 in 2014. The men will play their Open at its normal time, ending on the third Sunday in June, and the women will play the following week.

The resort now has eight golf courses, three hotels, a spa and extensive sports and leisure facilities. In 1996 Pinehurst was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It was ranked as the world's largest golf resort by the Guinness World Records before it was surpassed by Mission Hills Golf Club in China.

The No. 2 course is included in the Links and the Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game series.

Major tournaments hosted

Year Tournament Winner
1936 PGA Championship Denny Shute
1951 Ryder Cup United States
1999 U.S. Open Payne Stewart
2005 U.S. Open Michael Campbell
2008 U.S. Amateur Danny Lee
2014 U.S. Open TBD
U.S. Women's Open TBD

Golf courses

Pinehurst Resort operates eight golf courses. Course No. 2 is the best known, having hosted several major tournaments.

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Pinehurst No. 2

Pinehurst No. 2
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
US Open 75.3 / 135 405 472 384 568 476 224 407 467 190 3593 611 478 451 380 471 206 510 190 445 3742 7335
Par US Open 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 35 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70
Blue 72.8 / 131 391 437 327 503 442 194 387 470 165 3316 569 434 368 365 417 183 518 165 417 3436 6752
White 70.8 / 127 375 410 317 482 431 179 377 457 151 3179 469 368 351 356 400 169 469 155 382 3119 6298
Green M:68.5/120 W:74.6/130 360 386 307 446 423 174 316 415 151 2968 425 357 336 324 393 155 413 148 312 2863 5831
Par Men's 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 36 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap Men's 11 3 13 5 1 15 9 7 17 2 8 10 14 4 16 12 18 6
Par Women's (Green) 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 5 3 37 5 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 37 74
Red 69.6 / 124 320 334 250 429 279 108 285 402 127 2534 406 282 275 261 303 125 408 145 306 2511 5045
Par Women's 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 36 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap Women's 9 7 13 3 1 15 11 5 17 2 10 12 14 6 16 4 18 8

Championship Croquet

Pinehurst in 1901. The #1 course had square sand greens at that time. The #2 course converted from oiled sand greens to Bermuda turf in 1935.

Pinehurst is also the home of three championship croquet courts and a lawn bowling court. Players from around the country are attracted to this resort to play six wicket championship croquet. Mack Penwell is a US national champion, member of the United States Croquet Association hall of fame and, now retired, croquet professional at Pinehurst resort. Ron Lloyd took over as the croquet professional in 2004.

Controversy

In June 1999, National Public Radio reported that the Pinehurst Resort was using threats of trademark infringement lawsuits to prevent any businesses located in the area of Pinehurst village from using the term "Pinehurst" in their business names.[2]

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  2. ^ NPR: Pinehurst

External links

Coordinates: 35°11′42.36″N 79°28′23.39″W / 35.1951°N 79.4731639°W / 35.1951; -79.4731639


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