No. 3 Designed by Donald Ross


Short, but Mighty

This classic Donald Ross design (circa 1910) is the shortest course at Pinehurst at just 5,155 yards. But don’t let its modest distance fool you – this is a fun par 68 that was renovated in 2017 to return many of Ross’s original design flourishes and characteristics throughout the classic layout. Tiny elevated greens – averaging just 4,500 square feet each – demand precision, the kind of delicate approaches that will surely come in handy as you gear up for No. 2.

Course History

  • Course Designers

    1910: Donald Ross

  • Restorations & Redesigns

    2017: Donald Ross

Course Overview

  • Hole Par White Green Red
    1 4 283 263 251
    2 3 119 109 98
    3 4 346 316 307
    4 3 151 124 113
    5 4 296 285 276
    6 3 166 149 134
    7 4 327 304 278
    8 3 111 108 83
    9 4 327 311 283
    10 4 338 321 309
    11 5 502 458 429
    12 3 196 177 124
    13 5 423 411 403
    14 3 191 177 124
    15 4 328 316 296
    16 4 319 297 267
    17 4 346 336 306
    18 4 386 370 262
    Total 68 5155 4832 4343
  • No. 3

    Landscaping
    • Tees

      Certified Tifway 419 Bermuda

    • Fairways

      Certified Tifway 419 Bermuda

    • Rough

      Certified Tifway 419 Bermuda

    • Greens

      Champion Ultradwarf

    Characteristics
    • Acres of turf: 70.8
    • Acres of fairways: 25
    • Square footage of greens: 85,000 sq ft
    • Number of sand bunkers: 30

Hole-by-Hole

The 1st Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 13/13

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 1
Yardage
  • White 283
  • Green 263
  • Red 251

The 2nd Hole on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 17/17

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 2
Yardage
  • White 119
  • Green 109
  • Red 98

The 3rd Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 3/3

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 3
Yardage
  • White 346
  • Green 316
  • Red 307

The 4th Hole on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 7/11

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 4
Yardage
  • White 151
  • Green 124
  • Red 113

The 5th Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 13/7

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 5
Yardage
  • White 296
  • Green 285
  • Red 276

The 6th Hole on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 9/9

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 6
Yardage
  • White 166
  • Green 149
  • Red 134

The 7th Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 5/1

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 7
Yardage
  • White 327
  • Green 304
  • Red 278

The 8th Hole on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 17/17

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 8
Yardage
  • White 111
  • Green 108
  • Red 83

The 9th Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 3/5

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 9
Yardage
  • White 327
  • Green 311
  • Red 283

The 10th Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 2/2

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 10
Yardage
  • White 338
  • Green 321
  • Red 309

The 11th Hole on No. 3

Par 5 | HCP 16/12

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 11
Yardage
  • White 502
  • Green 458
  • Red 429

The 12th Hole on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 6/14

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 12
Yardage
  • White 196
  • Green 177
  • Red 124

The 13th Hole on No. 3

Par 5 | HCP 18/8

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 13
Yardage
  • White 423
  • Green 411
  • Red 403

The 14th Hole on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 12/18

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 14
Yardage
  • White 191
  • Green 177
  • Red 124

The 15th Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 14/6

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 15
Yardage
  • White 328
  • Green 316
  • Red 296

The 16th Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 10/10

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 16
Yardage
  • White 319
  • Green 297
  • Red 267

The 17th Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 8/4

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 17
Yardage
  • White 346
  • Green 336
  • Red 306

The 18th Hole on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 4/16

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 18
Yardage
  • White 386
  • Green 370
  • Red 262
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