The Pounding Heartof Pinehurst Resort

Donald Ross’s masterpiece, No. 2 at Pinehurst has served as the site of more single golf championships than any other course in America. It has also hosted back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in 2014, and recently the 2024 U.S. Open. And as the U.S. Open’s anchor site, the future looks bright indeed. The championship returns in 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047. Come walk in the footsteps of legends and play the holes that will birth a new generation of icons as well.

Donald Ross Pinehurst No 2 golf course is the first US Open anchor site

Par & Yardage

Hole
Par
US Open
Blue
White
Green
Red
1
4
402
393
376
366
340
2
4
507
439
411
390
342
3
4
387
350
330
309
283
4
4
529
474
434
326
316
5
5
576
508
462
432
417
6
3
242
203
178
170
116
7
4
424
393
385
313
306
8
5
502
469
440
419
400
9
3
191
174
148
140
124
10
5
617
580
455
438
421
11
4
483
455
375
358
320
12
4
484
419
360
336
293
13
4
385
375
358
327
278
14
4
473
433
419
347
337
15
3
202
183
170
153
124
16
5
528
513
478
437
411
17
3
205
185
162
152
145
18
4
451
415
366
358
329

Characteristics

  • Acres on No. 2: 196
  • Acres of turf: 61 (87 prior to restoration)
  • Acres of fairways: 41 (28 prior)
  • Acres of rough: 0
  • Square feet of greens: 115,000
  • Number of sand bunkers: 111
  • Carts restricted to paths
  • Push carts available

Landscaping

  • TEES:  Tifway Bermuda
  • FAIRWAYS:  Tifway Bermuda
  • ROUGH:  Native Sandscape
  • GREENS:  Champion Ultradwarf
No. 2
Donald Ross Pinehurst No 2 golf course is the first US Open anchor site

COURSE DESIGNERS

  • 1907: Donald Ross

REDESIGNS & RESTORATIONS

  • 1974: R.T. Jones
  • 2010: Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

TOURNAMENTS

  • 2014: U.S. Open & U.S. Women’s Open Championships
  • 1999, 2005: U.S. Open Championship
  • 1951: Ryder Cup Matches
  • 1936: PGA Championship
  • 1991, 1992: PGA TOUR Championship
  • 1994: U.S. Senior Open
  • 1962, 2008, 2019: U.S. Amateur
  • 1989: U.S. Women’s Amateur
  • 1973-1982 : Hall of Fame Classic/World Open
  • 1901-present : North and South Men’s Amateur Championship
  • 1903-present : North and South Women’s Amateur Championship
  • 1902-1951 : North and South Open Championship
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The 1st Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 9/11
Ross once noted that the first hole of any golf course shouldn’t be too difficult. “Give the player a chance to warm up a bit,” he said. There’s plenty of room to drive the ball and the hole is not too long. But the green provides a glimpse of the challenges to come – poor approaches will easily bounce away from the flag.

  • US OPEN
    402 YD.
  • BLUE
    393 YD.
  • WHITE
    376 YD.
  • GREEN
    366 YD.
  • RED
    340 YD.
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The 2nd Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 5/3
The second hole was the most difficult in the 2005 U.S. Open, averaging 4.5 strokes. The angle of approach is key. A drive favoring the left side of the fairway will offer the best look at the green, which sits at an angle and is heavily bunkered front-right.

  • US OPEN
    507 YD.
  • BLUE
    439 YD.
  • WHITE
    411 YD.
  • GREEN
    390 YD.
  • RED
    342 YD.
Course 2 – Hole 2 Illustration
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The 3rd Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 3/9
1999 U.S. Open champion Payne Stewart made three birdies in four rounds on this short par 4, and it offers you a good birdie opportunity as well. Play for position off the tee with a fairway wood or long-iron, short of the bunker that creeps into the fairway on the right. Be conservative on the approach shot – over the green is trouble.

  • US OPEN
    387 YD.
  • BLUE
    350 YD.
  • WHITE
    330 YD.
  • GREEN
    309 YD.
  • RED
    283 YD.
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The 4th Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 1/1
This classic Donald Ross hole is reachable for the long hitters, but for the average player it will play as a three shot hole. Favor the left side with your tee shot to allow for the slope of the fairway. Be cautious of the bunkers approaching the green on opposite sides of the fairway.

  • US OPEN
    529 YD.
  • BLUE
    474 YD.
  • WHITE
    434 YD.
  • GREEN
    326 YD.
  • RED
    316 YD.
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The 5th Hole on No. 2

PAR 5 - HCP 11/15
In the 2014 Men’s U.S. Open on Saturday, Martin Kaymer hit a 7 iron from 202 yards out of the wire grass to make eagle and get back to -10 for the Championship. Favor the right side with your tee shot, since this fairway slopes severely from right to left. Aim your approach shot for the right side of the green, as any missed shot to the left will leave you with a very demanding up and down.

  • US OPEN
    576 YD.
  • BLUE
    508 YD.
  • WHITE
    462 YD.
  • GREEN
    432 YD.
  • RED
    417 YD.
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The 6th Hole on No. 2

PAR 3 - HCP 17/5
This par 3 was the 6th-most difficult hole in the U.S. Open, with competitors averaging 3.3 shots. For pros and amateurs alike, it’s a long-iron or fairway wood, ideally shaped a little from right-to-left. Bunkers catch anything hit a little offline, and a severe slope off the front of the green repels shots hit short of the target.

  • US OPEN
    242 YD.
  • BLUE
    203 YD.
  • WHITE
    178 YD.
  • GREEN
    170 YD.
  • RED
    116 YD.
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No2_Hole 7Kevin Murray_2013 (20)

The 7th Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 13/7
After 5 and 6, the 7th hole offers a bit of a breather. This is the sharpest dogleg on the golf course, and a cluster of bunkers on the right corner can grab tee shots that are pushed or leaked to the right. Favor the left-center off the tee, which will leave you a mid-to-short iron into a green sloped from back-to-front.

  • US OPEN
    424 YD.
  • BLUE
    393 YD.
  • WHITE
    385 YD.
  • GREEN
    313 YD.
  • RED
    306 YD.
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The 8th Hole on No. 2

PAR 5 - HCP 15/17
This par 5 from the white tees plays as a par 4 for the U.S. Open. The average score during the U.S. Open was 4.3. Approach shots missed left or long will make for a difficult up-and-down. This green is dramatically sloped from back-to-front.

  • US OPEN
    502 YD.
  • BLUE
    469 YD.
  • WHITE
    440 YD.
  • GREEN
    419 YD.
  • RED
    400 YD.
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The 9th Hole on No. 2

PAR 3 - HCP 7/13
This is the shortest hole on the course but nonetheless can bare some fangs. Club selection is essential, since most of the trouble lies to the left and behind the putting surface. This two-tiered green is wide and shallow, sloping from left-to-right.

  • US OPEN
    191 YD.
  • BLUE
    174 YD.
  • WHITE
    148 YD.
  • GREEN
    140 YD.
  • RED
    124 YD.
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The 10th Hole on No. 2

PAR 5 - HCP 10/18
The longest hole on the golf course may be reachable for some players, but they will be throwing caution to the wind in doing so. A good drive and a fairway wood should leave a wedge or short-iron into the green for a birdie try. The second shot must steer clear of a bunker on the left side of the fairway, approaching 110 yards from the green.

  • US OPEN
    617 YD.
  • BLUE
    580 YD.
  • WHITE
    455 YD.
  • GREEN
    438 YD.
  • RED
    421 YD.
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The 11th Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 14/8
This is the first of a critical stretch of four par 4s. The fairway appears wide, but is bordered down the right and left side with a traditional Pinehurst trademark – hardpan sand, wire-grass, pine needles and pinecones. The safe approach shot is to the right-center portion of the green.

  • US OPEN
    483 YD.
  • BLUE
    455 YD.
  • WHITE
    375 YD.
  • GREEN
    358 YD.
  • RED
    320 YD.
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The 12th Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 12/10
This subtle dogleg to the right requires an accurate tee shot, with more hardpan sand and wire-grass framing the right and left side of the fairway. A left-center tee shot affords the best angle into the green.

  • US OPEN
    484 YD.
  • BLUE
    419 YD.
  • WHITE
    360 YD.
  • GREEN
    336 YD.
  • RED
    293 YD.
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The 13th Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 6/6
This classic short par 4 is far from a pushover. Your tee shot must avoid the fairway bunkers on the right. Club selection is crucial because an approach shot hit even slightly short will roll back down to the fairway.

  • US OPEN
    385 YD.
  • BLUE
    375 YD.
  • WHITE
    358 YD.
  • GREEN
    327 YD.
  • RED
    278 YD.
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The 14th Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 8/2
This scenic tee shot must favor the right side of the fairway, avoiding the deep fairway bunker on the left and the set of four fairway bunkers on the right. Approach shots missed right or long will make for a challenging up-and-down. This classically crowned Donald Ross green, protected by two bunkers, is severely sloped from back-to-front.

  • US OPEN
    473 YD.
  • BLUE
    433 YD.
  • WHITE
    419 YD.
  • GREEN
    347 YD.
  • RED
    337 YD.
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The 15th Hole on No. 2

PAR 3 - HCP 18/12
A long, difficult par 3 for any player. The pronounced crowning effect of this narrow green puts a premium on a well-struck tee shot. If anything, favor the front portion of the green, since up-and-downs are easier from the front of the green versus behind it.

  • US OPEN
    202 YD.
  • BLUE
    183 YD.
  • WHITE
    170 YD.
  • GREEN
    153 YD.
  • RED
    124 YD.
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The 16th Hole on No. 2

PAR 5 - HCP 4/16
This hole is a par 5 for resort play, but played as a par 4 for the 2005 U.S. Open. The field averaged 4.4 strokes, making this the 2nd-most difficult hole. The key element after a good tee shot is to avoid a hidden bunker on the left of the fairway, near where your second shot should land.

  • US OPEN
    528 YD.
  • BLUE
    513 YD.
  • WHITE
    478 YD.
  • GREEN
    437 YD.
  • RED
    411 YD.
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The 17th Hole on No. 2

PAR 3 - HCP 16/14This par 3 played a pivotal role in the outcome of both the 1999 U.S. Open, with Payne Stewart making a dramatic birdie to assume a one shot lead on Sunday, and the 2005 U.S. Open when Michael Campbell sealed his victory with a birdie. Right-side hole locations are the most difficult, so take enough club.
This par 3 played a pivotal role in the outcome of both the 1999 U.S. Open, with Payne Stewart making a dramatic birdie to assume a one shot lead on Sunday, and the 2005 U.S. Open when Michael Campbell sealed his victory with a birdie. Right-side hole locations are the most difficult, so take enough club.

  • US OPEN
    205 YD.
  • BLUE
    185 YD.
  • WHITE
    162 YD.
  • GREEN
    152 YD.
  • RED
    145 YD.
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The 18th Hole on No. 2

PAR 4 - HCP 2/4
In the 1999 U.S. Open, Payne Stewart hit his drive into the right-hand rough, punched out short of the green, hit a wedge to 15 feet, and calmly rolled in the uphill putt to win his second U.S. Open! Avoid the long, deep fairway bunker down the right side off the tee and you’ll have a mid-to-short iron into the green. The greenside bunker short right is particularly tough.

  • US OPEN
    451 YD.
  • BLUE
    415 YD.
  • WHITE
    366 YD.
  • GREEN
    358 YD.
  • RED
    329 YD.
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Course Information

Check-in Location

Main Golf Shop at the Resort Clubhouse
1 Carolina Vista, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Complimentary shuttle service available from all resort hotels.

Food & Drinks

91st Hole
Limited menu
7:30am – 6pm

Deuce
Full service dining and bar.
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE Call (855)-235-8507 (option 6)
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 9pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Cradle Crossing
Beverages only
11am – 8pm

Halfway House: Nos. 2 & 4 “The Nest”
Limited menu
7am – 5pm

Beverage Cart Service
Yes
(Beverage cart service hours may vary seasonally)

Cart Information

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

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 shipsticks.com/pinehurst-resort.

Driving Range, Chipping Green, Putting Green

RANGE HOURS:
Mar 12 – Mar 22: 7am – 6pm
Mar 23 – Apr 17: 6:30am – 6:30pm
Apr 18 – Jun 4: 6am – 6:30pm
Jun 5 – Aug 3: 6am- 7pm
Aug 4 – Sept 13: 6:30am – 6:30pm
Sept 14 – Oct 17: 6:30am- 6pm
Oct 18 – Nov 4: 7am – 5:30pm
Nov 5 – Nov 23: 7am – 4pm
Nov 24 – Dec 31: 8am – 4pm

**Mondays – Closed for maintenance at 3pm (Spring/Summer) & 2pm (Fall/Winter)
**Thursdays – Closed for maintenance at 5pm (Spring/Summer) & 2pm (Fall/Winter)

Changes to the above schedule may take place due to weather and or maintenance needs.

Golf Shop

Shop Pinehurst features an expansive collection of golf apparel, accessories, headwear and more.

SHOP HOURS:
Jan 1 – Feb 22: 7:30am – 5pm
Feb 23 – Mar 11: 6:30am – 6:30pm
Mar 12 – Sept 17: 6:30am – 8pm
Sept 18 – Nov 4: 7am – 7:30pm
Nov 5 – Dec 3: 7am – 5pm
Dec 3 – Dec 31: 7:30am – 5pm

Holiday Hours:
Nov 23 (Thanksgiving): 7am – 4pm
Dec 24 (Christmas Eve): 7:30am – 4pm
Dec 25 (Christmas Day): 7:30am – 4pm