Pinehurst No. 6: What You Need to Know
September 21, 2022


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What To Know Before You Play No. 6

Originally designed by George Fazio and his nephew Tom Fazio in 1979, Tom Fazio revisited the course in 2005 to soften angles, carve new bunkers and add native wiregrass for faster greens. The result is a course that is distinct from the first five courses, but still unmistakably Pinehurst.

A favorite of Pinehurst members, No. 6 is playable for golfers of all skill levels. It plays over 7,000 yards with a mix of challenging holes and birdie opportunities for plenty of variety. 

No. 6 was the host of the U.S. Adaptive Open in 2022 and we’re proud to welcome the tournament back in 2023.

Stylish fairway and greenside bunkering, well-paced undulating greens, good-width fairways and top-quality green keeping are all hallmarks of this “Team-Fazio” contribution to Pinehurst’s stunning collection.

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How To Navigate No. 6

No. 6 makes for a great round at any point in your trip and complements a loop around No. 2 or No. 4. Either way, it is not to be skipped.

No. 6 is located a few miles from the center of the resort, so you’ll need to take the complimentary, on-call shuttle service from your hotel to the No. 6 clubhouse. If you’re not staying on-site, there is parking at the No. 6 clubhouse.

Golf carts are available on this course, and you’ll have the opportunity to reserve a forecaddie (optional) when you book your tee time.


No. 6 is the fourth Pinehurst course to be the site of a USGA championship.


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Fairways of No. 6

Playing Pinehurst No. 6

No. 6 is comprised of two out-and-back nine hole loops. The front nine features notable holes, such as the par 5, 6th hole and the par 3 7th hole along the lake.

The back nine takes full advantage of the natural landscape and contains some of the course’s best holes. While the course is rich with birdie opportunities, the dogleg 15th hole is probably the best, according to Pinehurst Resort’s Director of Golf Ben Bridgers. Read what else he had to say about the course.

Plan for 4-4.5 hours of play for 18 holes. There is an on-site clubhouse with a small selection of food and beverages. On your way back to the resort, stop by Pinehurst Brewing or the North & South Bar at The Manor for a post-round bite and drink.

You’ll find the terrain different here – rolling hills make for a test from the tee box. The back nine is one the most difficult anywhere. One thing rings true – it continues to be a favorite for those who love Fazio designs.

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What Makes No. 6 Stand Out?

The routing and use of the surrounding landscape makes No. 6 a standout. Offering great views, undulating greens, elevation changes and water hazards, No. 6 is a balanced but varied course in the Pinehurst rota.

How does Pinehurst No. 6 compare to No. 2?

No. 6 is shorter than No. 2 by roughly 500 yards, although both courses are a par 72. Pinehurst No. 2 is relatively flat, while No. 6 is hilly thanks to its reliance on the natural landscape. No. 6 is a great complement to No. 2, providing more forgiveness for all types of players.

Hole-By-Hole Walkthrough

For a closer look at No. 6, check out our hole-by-hole overview.

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Map on Pinehurst No. 6

Book Your Trip To No. 6!

Pinehurst is calling. Contact us today to book your next trip to Pinehurst and ask about tee times on No. 6. One of our reservations agents is ready to help you plan your trip.

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