The Cradle Short Course


Nearly 120 years after golf arrived here, we present The Cradle, a nine-hole short course that even the newest to the game can enjoy. Designed by golf architect Gil Hanse, The Cradle features holes ranging from 56 to 127 yards. Mere steps from the Resort Clubhouse, it is the same area where, in 1898, Dr. Leroy Culver carved our first nine holes out of the sand. Over the next century, Pinehurst came to be referred to as the Cradle of American Golf.

Greens fees for The Cradle are $50 this fall and replay rounds are free. Rates will vary seasonally. Guests are welcome to play the course more than one time in a day.

Kids 17 and under play free when accompanied by a paying adult, and resort guests may book tee times in advance. Public tee times are available 24 hours in advance. Replays will be booked at the conclusion of each round.

Tee times can be made by calling 1-800-ITS-GOLF.

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Course Overview

HoleParYardage
13113
2385
3366
43127
5356
6358
7392
8380
93112
Total27789
Course Illustration for Pinehurst The Cradle Short Course

The Cradle Short Course

Landscaping
  • Tees

    Tifway Bermuda

  • Fairways

    Tifway Bermuda

  • Rough

    Native Sandscape

  • Greens

    Champion Bermuda

Characteristics
  • Total acres of turf: 10
  • Total acres of fairways: 7
  • Total acres of rough: 0
  • Total acres of sandscape: 3
  • Total square footage of greens: 75,000

Hole-by-Hole Walkthrough

Yardage

    The 1st Hole

    on The Cradle Short Course

    Par 3 | HCP

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      The 2nd Hole

      on The Cradle Short Course

      Par 3 | HCP

      Yardage

        The 3rd Hole

        on The Cradle Short Course

        Par 3 | HCP

        Yardage

          The 4th Hole

          on The Cradle Short Course

          Par 3 | HCP

          Yardage

            The 5th Hole

            on The Cradle Short Course

            Par 3 | HCP

            Yardage

              The 6th Hole

              on The Cradle Short Course

              Par 3 | HCP

              Yardage

                The 7th Hole

                on The Cradle Short Course

                Par 3 | HCP

                Yardage

                  The 8th Hole

                  on The Cradle Short Course

                  Par 3 | HCP

                  Yardage

                    The 9th Hole

                    on The Cradle Short Course

                    Par 3 | HCP