Golfers Guide


We highly encourage guests to utilize a caddie on Pinehurst No. 2 and No. 4, as they are cart path only. Many golfers enjoy forecaddies on other Pinehurst courses, allowing them to ride in a cart still enjoying the normal caddie services.

In an effort to promote pace of play as well as the safety and health of our caddies, golfers should travel with a single strap carry bag weighing less than 24 pounds. If your bag does not meet these requirements, you may be asked to use a provided change-out bag.

Caddie fees are paid upon registration at the golf shop. Rates are as follows:
Double Bag Caddie: $80 per player
Forecaddie: $40 per player
(We recommend a $60 gratuity per bag for walking caddies and $35 per bag for forecaddies.)

uniforms for Pinehurst caddies

Carts & Clubs

Please keep in mind that carts are restricted to paths on course No. 2 and No. 4.

Carts are allowed to ride the fairways of all other courses.

Push carts are available at all courses on a first come first serve basis at each golf course.

You may rent a set of the latest Titleist clubs for $80 per day. Call the main golf shop for information at (910) 235-8141.

Pinehurst has partnered with Ship Sticks to offer our guests a seamless door-to-door shipping service both to and from the resort. All bags will be delivered to The Carolina Hotel and held in storage until your arrival. Visit

golf cart path around Pinehurst golf courses

Pace of Play

Helping players maintain an enjoyable pace of play is a top priority at Pinehurst. One group out of position impacts the entire course. Targeted pace is 4 hours 30 minutes. Please consider these pace tips as you prepare for your rounds.

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Tee Times

For the best rates and tee time availability, book a stay at Pinehurst on one of our golf packages. We prioritize tee times for our members and overnight resort guests. To play courses 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 or 9, you must be a member or resort guest. If you are not a member or resort guest and wish to play courses 1, 3, 5 or The Cradle, you may call (855) 835-0771, opt 5, to book a tee time beginning 1 day before your desired date of play. Walk on tee times are non-cancellable.

Inclement weather policy: Once you have started play, the round must be completed in the same day. Should you decide not to play due to inclement weather conditions, please visit the main golf shop to discuss your options.


Our course maintenance schedule varies throughout the year and is subject to change. Please ask your sales agent when you book for the latest schedule. Current schedules for 2024 are as follows:

Course No. 1: 5/21 – 6/24 (Full Aerification)
Course No. 3: 6/23 – 7/6 (Full Aerification)
Course No. 4: 5/21 – 6/24 (Full Aerification + SI)
Course No. 5: 7/7 – 7/19 (Full Aerification)
Course No. 8: 6/24 – 7/6 (Full Aerification)
Course No. 10: 7/15 – 7/27 (Full Aerification)
The Cradle: 6/3 – 6/28 (Full Aerification)

Courses No.4 (FA), No.6 (FA), No.7 (FA), No.8 (FA), No.9 (FA) & The Cradle (FA) to be done in 2025

Winter Closings (December, January, February)

Course No. 7: Closed Mondays
Course No. 9: Closed Tuesdays
Course No. 8: Closed Wednesdays
Course No. 6: Closed Thursdays
Course No. 1: 12/6/24 1/3/25 1/24/25 2/13/25 2/14/25
Course No. 3: 12/13/24 1/10/25 1/31/25 2/27/25 2/28/25
Course No 5: 12/20/24 1/17/25 2/7/25 2/20/25 2/21/25
Course No. 2: 1/13/25 – 1/14/25 2/10/25 – 2/11/25
Course. No. 4: 1/20/25 – 1/21/25 2/17/25 – 2/18/25

Topdressing Schedule (Summer)

Course No. 2: US Open prep tee sheet (AM wave only in May). Post US Open – Tuesdays single tee afternoon wave. Course closed 5/28 – 6/20 for US Open.
Course No. 4: Mondays – Course closes at 1pm 7/15 – 8/26
Course No. 8: Wednesdays – No PM wave 7/10 – 8/28

Dress Code

We recommend collared shirts and well-kept pants or shorts with a belt. Denim, open-toe shoes or sandals are not acceptable on the course or driving range.

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