No. 3
Donald Ross


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 this year 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. An interesting combination of par-3s and shorter par-4s provide ample opportunities to play aggressively in search of a low score. But beware – accuracy and distance control also come into play on a number of well-conceived doglegs.

Pinehurst No. 3 reopened in spring of 2017 after restoring much of Donald Ross’ spirit and vision. You may read more about the changes here.

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Course Overview

Hole Par White Green Red
1 4 346 336 306
2 4 386 370 262
3 4 283 263 251
4 3 119 109 98
5 4 346 316 307
6 3 151 124 113
7 4 296 285 276
8 3 166 149 134
9 4 327 304 278
10 3 111 99 83
11 4 327 311 283
12 4 338 321 309
13 5 502 458 429
14 3 196 177 124
15 5 423 411 403
16 3 191 177 128
17 4 328 316 296
18 4 319 297 267
Total 68 5155 4823 4347
Course Illustration for Pinehurst No. 3

No. 3

Landscaping
  • Tees

    Certified Tifway 419 Bermuda

  • Fairways

    Certified Tifway 419 Bermuda

  • Rough

    Certified Tifway 419 Bermuda

  • Greens

    Champion Ultradwarf

Characteristics
  • Total acres of turf: 70.8
  • Total acres of fairways: 25
  • Total acres of rough: 42
  • Total square footage of greens: 85,000 sq ft
  • Total number of sand bunkers: 30

Hole-by-Hole Walkthrough

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 1
Yardage
  • White 346
  • Green 336
  • Red 306

The 1st Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 5/5

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 2
Yardage
  • White 386
  • Green 370
  • Red 262

The 2nd Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 15/1

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 3
Yardage
  • White 283
  • Green 263
  • Red 251

The 3rd Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 13/13

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 4
Yardage
  • White 119
  • Green 109
  • Red 98

The 4th Hole

on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 17/17

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 5
Yardage
  • White 346
  • Green 316
  • Red 307

The 5th Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 3/3

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 6
Yardage
  • White 151
  • Green 124
  • Red 113

The 6th Hole

on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 11/9

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 7
Yardage
  • White 296
  • Green 285
  • Red 276

The 7th Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 7/15

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 8
Yardage
  • White 166
  • Green 149
  • Red 134

The 8th Hole

on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 9/11

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 9
Yardage
  • White 327
  • Green 304
  • Red 278

The 9th Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 1/7

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 10
Yardage
  • White 111
  • Green 99
  • Red 83

The 10th Hole

on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 18/18

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 11
Yardage
  • White 327
  • Green 311
  • Red 283

The 11th Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 4/6

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 12
Yardage
  • White 338
  • Green 321
  • Red 309

The 12th Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 2/2

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 13
Yardage
  • White 502
  • Green 458
  • Red 429

The 13th Hole

on No. 3

Par 5 | HCP 12/14

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 14
Yardage
  • White 196
  • Green 177
  • Red 124

The 14th Hole

on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 14/4

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 15
Yardage
  • White 423
  • Green 411
  • Red 403

The 15th Hole

on No. 3

Par 5 | HCP 8/16

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 16
Yardage
  • White 191
  • Green 177
  • Red 128

The 16th Hole

on No. 3

Par 3 | HCP 16/10

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 17
Yardage
  • White 328
  • Green 316
  • Red 296

The 17th Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 6/12

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 18
Yardage
  • White 319
  • Green 297
  • Red 267

The 18th Hole

on No. 3

Par 4 | HCP 10/8

The Clubhouse

The Resort Clubhouse features The Deuce, a lunch destination overlooking the 18th hole of Pinehurst No. 2, and the 91st Hole, the ideal spot to gather after a round of golf, and shop for the best in Pinehurst apparel and merchandise in the Pro Shop. In 2013, Pinehurst completed a $3.7 million renovation to the member clubhouse, which is adjacent to the Resort Club. The renovation includes an interior redesign and dramatic architectural improvements to the East Veranda overlooking Pinehurst No. 2.

Getting to the Course

All courses are just minutes away each Pinehurst Resort accommodation with our complimentary shuttle service.

If you are driving to the course, you may use these driving directions. Parking is available at The Clubhouse. Visit our Travel Information page for more details.