This classic Donald Ross design (circa 1910) is the shortest course at Pinehurst at just 5,722 yards. But don’t let its modest distance fool you.
Tiny elevated greens – averaging just 4,500 square feet each – demand precision, the kind of delicate approaches that will surely come in handy as you gear up for No. 2. A combination of longer par-3s and shorter par-4s provide ample opportunities to polish your long and middle-iron play. Accuracy and distance control also come into play on a number of well-conceived doglegs.
In April, Pinehurst No. 3 reopened after restoring much of Donald Ross’ spirit and vision. You may read more about the changes here.