CELEBRATING OVER 100 YEARS OF PINEHURST NO. 2
In 2007, Pinehurst Resort celebrated the Centennial of its most famed golf course, Pinehurst No. 2. Site of more individual amateur and championship events, its history marks the story of the game itself – from early agronomy and course architecture, to the making of legends. We invite you to share in its rich heritage.
1907: Pinehurst No. 2 opens as an 18-hole course for the fall season. Total yardage: 5,860.
The Pinehurst Outlook reports in 1907 “Pinehurst is now watched by the entire world in the affairs of golf, for it sets the fashion in this particular just as Paris is the center to which the world of fashion looks expectantly spring, summer, fall and winter.”
Donald Ross, course architect, incorporates such elements as 60 ft. square sand/clay greens, “whisker” mounds of native wire grass, cross hazards, and sand bunkers in front of the greens.
1908: Walter Travis plays Pinehurst No. 2 in October and tells the local newspaper, “I know of no course, north or south, which provides a more thorough test or better golf, and none which gives such diversity.”