What You Need To Know About Pinehurst No. 9: The Sandhills’ Only Jack Nicklaus Course
March 16, 2023

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Originally opened in 1989 as the National Golf Club, this course was acquired by Pinehurst in 2014. No. 9 is the newest addition to the Pinehurst lineup. (That is, until The 10th Course opens in late 2024.)

No. 9 was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is the only Nicklaus course in the North Carolina Sandhills region. Meticulously designed, No. 9 is an enjoyable challenge for any golfer.

Legendary in his golf achievements and golf course designs alike, Jack Nicklaus constructed a masterpiece set amidst the long leaf pines of Southern Pines.

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Pinehurst No. 9 Course Layout & Logistics

No. 9 is located three miles from the main resort. If you’re staying with us, you can take the complimentary shuttle from your hotel or the main clubhouse, but there is ample parking for those who drive there themselves.

A par 72 measuring 7,118 yards, you can expect wide, tree-lined fairways and undulating greens. With relatively few waste areas, though with some interesting water hazards, No. 9 is a challenging course, so we recommend making it the second or third round of your trip.

Differing in style from the eight other Pinehurst courses, No. 9 is a Jack Nicklaus signature design featuring bentgrass greens, forgiving fairways and five sets of tees.

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How Does Pinehurst No. 9 Compare to No. 2?

Both of these courses are par 72, but No. 9 is nearly 500 yards shorter than No. 2. You’ll enjoy wide fairways and undulating greens on both courses. No. 2 features Donald Ross’ signature turtleback greens, while you’ll find rolling greens on No. 9. Both courses are a true test and require focus, although a round on No. 9 is a bit more relaxed than No. 2.

Overall, the course [No. 9] is a solid challenge and probably underrated in many of the publications you can find today.

Golf Course Gurus
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Hole-By-Hole Walkthrough

Explore each hole on No. 9 here.

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  • Overflowing breakfast buffet and dinner daily
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