No. 5 Designed by Ellis Maples


Born and Bred in North Carolina

No. 5 was designed in 1961 by Ellis Maples, a protégé of Donald Ross, and part of North Carolina’s first family of golf course design and construction.

Like Ross, Maples believed that it was the designer’s job to find the golf course that resided in the land’s structure, and his fealty to the land is evident in No. 5’s variety. One of Pinehurst’s most picturesque holes, the par-3 14th, is here. Known as the Cathedral Hole, it’s fronted by a pond and encircled by a stand of ancient pines, the tops of which resemble the pipes of an organ.

Course History

  • Course Designers

    1961: Ellis Maples

Course Overview

  • Hole Par Gold Blue White Green Red
    1 4 412 403 375 337 310
    2 5 484 480 450 443 414
    3 4 393 352 327 315 289
    4 4 428 420 392 351 323
    5 3 168 168 160 141 128
    6 4 407 403 391 368 319
    7 4 374 353 327 317 288
    8 4 434 425 389 338 290
    9 4 381 372 363 353 315
    10 4 369 363 334 300 292
    11 4 386 381 324 311 287
    12 3 185 180 158 138 110
    13 5 523 511 479 439 415
    14 3 188 180 161 121 106
    15 4 437 397 370 350 322
    16 5 504 497 471 420 407
    17 4 384 370 360 329 303
    18 4 371 362 343 314 305
    Total 72 6828 6617 6174 5685 5223

Hole-by-Hole

The 1st Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 15/7

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 1
Yardage
  • Gold 412
  • Blue 403
  • White 375
  • Green 337
  • Red 310

The 2nd Hole on No. 5

Par 5 | HCP 7/13

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 2
Yardage
  • Gold 484
  • Blue 480
  • White 450
  • Green 443
  • Red 414

The 3rd Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 3/1

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 3
Yardage
  • Gold 393
  • Blue 352
  • White 327
  • Green 315
  • Red 289

The 4th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 1/5

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 4
Yardage
  • Gold 428
  • Blue 420
  • White 392
  • Green 351
  • Red 323

The 5th Hole on No. 5

Par 3 | HCP 17/17

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 5
Yardage
  • Gold 168
  • Blue 168
  • White 160
  • Green 141
  • Red 128

The 6th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 5/3

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 6
Yardage
  • Gold 407
  • Blue 403
  • White 391
  • Green 368
  • Red 319

The 7th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 13/15

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 7
Yardage
  • Gold 374
  • Blue 353
  • White 327
  • Green 317
  • Red 288

The 8th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 11/11

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 8
Yardage
  • Gold 434
  • Blue 425
  • White 389
  • Green 338
  • Red 290

The 9th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 9/9

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 9
Yardage
  • Gold 381
  • Blue 372
  • White 363
  • Green 353
  • Red 315

The 10th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 2/2

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 10
Yardage
  • Gold 369
  • Blue 363
  • White 334
  • Green 300
  • Red 292

The 11th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 4/4

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 11
Yardage
  • Gold 386
  • Blue 381
  • White 324
  • Green 311
  • Red 287

The 12th Hole on No. 5

Par 3 | HCP 16/12

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 12
Yardage
  • Gold 185
  • Blue 180
  • White 158
  • Green 138
  • Red 110

The 13th Hole on No. 5

Par 5 | HCP 6/18

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 13
Yardage
  • Gold 523
  • Blue 511
  • White 479
  • Green 439
  • Red 415

The 14th Hole on No. 5

Par 3 | HCP 18/16

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 14
Yardage
  • Gold 188
  • Blue 180
  • White 161
  • Green 121
  • Red 106

The 15th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 10/6

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 15
Yardage
  • Gold 437
  • Blue 397
  • White 370
  • Green 350
  • Red 322

The 16th Hole on No. 5

Par 5 | HCP 14/14

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 16
Yardage
  • Gold 504
  • Blue 497
  • White 471
  • Green 420
  • Red 407

The 17th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 8/8

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 17
Yardage
  • Gold 384
  • Blue 370
  • White 360
  • Green 329
  • Red 303

The 18th Hole on No. 5

Par 4 | HCP 12/10

Hole Illustration for Pinehurst No. 18
Yardage
  • Gold 371
  • Blue 362
  • White 343
  • Green 314
  • Red 305
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