“Golf should be a pleasure, not a penance.”
The quote above comes from Donald Ross, and nowhere does it fit better than The Cradle. More than 120 years after golf arrived here, The Cradle, designed by golf architect Gil Hanse, is a nine-hole short course that even the newest to the game can enjoy. Golf Channel calls The Cradle “the most fun 10 acres in all of golf.”
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 and replay rounds are free. Kids 17 and under play free when accompanied by a paying adult (2 kids to every 1 paying adult), and resort guests may book tee times in advance.
TEE TIMES CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 1-800-ITS-GOLF.
Test your game on your choice of Pinehurst’s 9 legendary golf courses with the Donald Ross package, including 2 nights, breakfast and dinner daily and 3 rounds of golf.