On Nov. 10, Pinehurst Resort announced that Hanse Golf Design will redesign Pinehurst No. 4 as part of a master plan to further restore the original character and spirit to the Pinehurst golf experience. Hanse’s design and routing, which seeks to create a landscape similar to Pinehurst No. 2, will include exposed sand and native wire grass, wider fairways and natural topography.
Work on the project began on Oct. 2 and the course will be closed until it reopens in fall 2018.
“We think this approach will create a more authentic, visually interesting golf course and one that feels in tune with its unique surrounds,” says Hanse.
To see renderings of Hanse’s redesign, go here.