Thistle Dhu
Putting Course

When you visit Pinehurst, make sure and check out our new putting course, Thistle Dhu, located adjacent to Maniac Hill and the short game practice area. “Thistle Dhu?,” you ask? We’ll there’s a story there.

James Barber, owner of the Barber Steamship Links of New York, built his home, Thistle Dhu, in Pinehurst in 1919. On its grounds, he constructed the first miniature golf course in America. The story goes that upon first seeing the home and course, he pronounced, “This’ll Do.” It was translated into Thistle Dhu and the name stuck.

Nearly a century later, the name returns once more, and it does so at its rightful home of Pinehurst.

Calling to mind the legendary Himalayas Course at The Old Course in St. Andrews, Thistle Dhu features 18 holes of mind-bending journeys designed to entertain everyone in the family, from the golfing beginner to the scratch player and everyone in between. Play is free to resort guests, just bring your ball and putter and enjoy the fun.

We think the Putter Boy will approve.