Editor’s Note: As the year comes to a close, Pinehurst will reveal its Top 10 Stories from 2017. We’ll have one recap a day with links to the original stories if you would like to reflect more. We appreciate your engagement with each of these stories and several others from throughout the year, and we look forward to making more news in 2018.
And since we like numbers at Pinehurst, that’s exactly how we’ll count these down:
No. 3: Gil Hanse Begins Redesign of Pinehurst No. 4
It was November of 2016 when Pinehurst announced it had hired Gil Hanse to redesign Pinehurst No. 4, and in the year since, Hanse has already delivered to Pinehurst a new short course and the expanded putting course, Thistle Dhu.
But the week The Cradle opened to rave reviews, ground was also broken on No. 4, where Hanse plans to return many of the original Pinehurst characteristics to a course that has seen myriad changes since Donald Ross’ first routing in 1919.
No. 4 includes perhaps the most dramatic landscapes of all of the Pinehurst courses, and those vistas are in Hanse’s capable hands. While there isn’t yet much to show since work has only been going on for a couple of months, hopes and expectations are high for a new No. 4 to rival the best of the best in Pinehurst and beyond.
We’ve been teased with renderings at this point, and we’ll certainly show more throughout 2018.
In the fall, Pinehurst No. 4 will reopen. We hope you’ll join us.