Designed by Rees Jones, Pinehurst No. 7 opened in 1986 and underwent renovations in 2002. Jones incorporated the area’s rugged terrain into the design, making No. 7 one of Pinehurst’s longest and biggest tests for any golfer.
In addition to being the most dramatic course at Pinehurst, it’s notable for another reason: at the 1992 Big I Junior Classic, it became the site of Tiger Woods’ only Pinehurst victory.
No. 7 is located approximately a mile from the resort. If you’re staying with us, you can take the complimentary shuttle from your hotel, but there is plenty of parking if you’re driving. These courses have their own driving range, practice green and short game area, so come early to get in a warmup. If you’re hungry after your round, head to the Fairwoods Room in the No. 7 clubhouse or grab a bite or a drink at The Deuce back at the resort.
Comprised of two out and back loops, No. 7 is a par 72 course and clocks in at 7,216 yards. As we mentioned, it features some of the most rugged land in Pinehurst Village, including 75 bunkers and 25 acres of wetlands. Expect large and undulating greens with more elevation changes than any other Pinehurst course. In fact, 13 of the greens are elevated. It’s pure Pinehurst golf, yet unique from any of our other courses. Add it to your itinerary before or after a more forgiving course like No. 3 or No. 5 for a well-rounded day of golf.
On No. 7, it’s all about the terrain. In addition to large and undulating greens, Jones artfully incorporated the natural features of the Carolina Sandhills into this course. Take the Devil’s Gut, a large expanse of wetlands, on the 7th hole. Here, you’ll need to exercise your distance control to avoid losing your ball or winding up in a bunker.
Then there’s the signature 16th hole which features a large, hand-shaped bunker called “Jones’ Fingers”. It’s a great challenge where both birdie and bogey are possible.
One thing is for certain: No. 7 will keep you on your toes.
No. 7 plays a little shorter than No. 2, but is still a true test of golf with elevation changes, bunkers and wetlands. Both courses present unique challenges and adding both of them to your Pinehurst itinerary will make for an unforgettable golf trip.
Explore each hole on No. 7 here.