Gil Hanse took a moment after hopping off his bulldozer to give us a sneak peek at the 3rd hole of the new Pinehurst Short Course, which is scheduled to open in early October.
Hanse took us through a few of the fun architectural aspects of the hole, which features an uphill tee shot – that, Hanse said, could be played with a wedge or a putter – and into a punchbowl green for an interesting twist on Donald Ross’ famed turtleback greens.
There’s a dramatic bunker fronting the green, and the view is spectacular. Also, Hanse reveals that he’s built a level area behind the green where he hopes galleries will form and root for aces.
For a fuller look at how the Short Course is coming together, watch below: