Pinehurst Golf News Archive

Updates on the new holes of Pinehurst No. 3

A few weeks ago, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club released new renderings and answered a few questions about the changes to Pinehurst Nos. 3 and 5.

That post caught the attention of The Golf Channel. While the work on Nos. 3 and 5 is not yet fully complete, the courses are on schedule to resume play with new routings in the early spring.

As spring nears, some of the changes to Pinehurst No. 3 are becoming more prevalent. Below are photos of the new 3rd hole on No. 3, the new par-3 4th hole, and the new par-3 10th hole.

The new 3rd hole on Pinehurst No. 3

A view of the new par-3 4th hole of Pinehurst No. 3 from the left:


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The new par-3 10th hole of Pinehurst No. 3, which overlooks the water:


A look at the 9th hole of Pinehurst No. 3:

Later in spring, Gil Hanse will begin work on the Pinehurst short course, which will be in a wonderful setting:

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Phil Mickelson’s pre-shot checklist that’s maybe a golf tip

There’s a good chance none of us will ever practice golf the way Phil Mickelson practices. Seems simple, right? He’s Phil Mickelson, after all.

But in the latest clip from Lefty’s appearance on The Golf Channel’s Feherty, Mickelson goes into tremendous detail on the way he practices and thusly, what that means for his tournament pre-shot routine and his ultimate decision on how to play the next shot.

These guys play a different game, but some of it might actually make sense for the weekend golfer. Check it out.

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Simon Hobday, the 1994 U.S. Senior Open Champion at Pinehurst, has passed away

Simon Hobday as seen with the trophy after winning the 1994 U.S. Senior Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina.(Copyright USGA/Robert Walker)

We at Pinehurst are saddened to hear of the passing of Simon Hobday. His grit and determination in winning the 1994 U.S. Senior Open was a performance that stands with the best in the history of Pinehurst and Pinehurst No. 2. We extend our sincerest condolences to the Hobday family.

Hobday’s victory at Pinehurst was a wonderful moment, and he topped a leaderboard that included the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Weiskopf, Lee Trevino and Raymond Floyd, all of whom finished among the top 13 in the championship.

Hobday, too, was one of golf’s greatest characters. The tributes on social media have been great fun to read today and allow us to remember a great champion at Pinehurst with a laugh and smile.

Here is a sampling of those tributes:


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Golf Channel: Modernized rules reflect trends in golf, including at Pinehurst

For The Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella, several of the modernized rules reflect the progress of many golf destinations, including Pinehurst.

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A quick bite at the turn

No gators, just fox squirrels in Pinehurst.

According to, this is from a golf course in Florida.

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