On March 4, 2011, Pinehurst No. 2 reopened following the year-long restoration by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
To commemorate the 5-year anniversary this week, we’ll take a look back on some of the iconic moments of the project. Today, we’ll give you a glimpse of the very first photos taken on the day No. 2’s manicured rough was removed in 2010, beginning the project.
From left, Ben Crenshaw, Pinehurst Director of GCM Bob Farren and Bill Coore look at No. 2 images at the Tufts Archives.
Sod is cut from No. 2.
The 13th hole of No. 2 gives a glimpse of its future look.
Tractors play through.
The frame of No. 2 would return to Donald Ross' intent.
Sod is removed from the 13th hole.
Sod is removed from 13.
A glimpse of the future.
Restoration at work.
Former Pinehurst President Don Padgett II (left) shares a laugh with Ben Crenshaw on the first day of the No. 2 restoration.